Kickin' It in the Keys of Florida.
The Florida Keys are king for letting loose in subtropical sunshine, hanging out under a sky that stretches wider than the horizon, or relaxing on beaches where soft waves sometimes reveal small creatures like sand crabs. Turquoise color water and sea grass moving back and forth to the rhythm of the shallow ocean is all very inviting to swimmers, snorkelers, paddle boarders and kayakers. The keys are also a mecca for fun fast food and crazy drink concoctions as well as a destination for elegant fine dinning. This 7 mile stretch of land at the bottom tip of Florida, dividing the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico, cordially welcomes beachcombers, novelists, bloggers, entrepreneurs and anyone with a dream to dance with life or vacation at their own pace so long as that pace is unhurried and stress free. By day Key West pampers visitors and residents with a “don't worry be happy” mantra and by night it becomes the kingdom of “let's all party.” Key West's geographical location makes for mild balmy tropical vacation weather much of the year. (www.fla-keys.com)
People often ask is visiting the Florida Keys expensive. Hotel and airline bookings to Key West, Islamorada or Miami during mid-week offer amazing opportunities for visitors. Restaurant and bars prices are typical of mid size cities. Most bars, restaurants and hotels are wallet friendly ($-$$$). Slightly higher in summer. Make sure to the catch some the early happy hour pricing specials-Wow! Perhaps what's most appealing about the keys to a lot of folks is Key West itself (http://www.fla-keys.com/keywest/ ). This getaway spot is home to truly eclectic groups of people, wonderfully fresh and over the top tasting seafood, drinks in quirky Duval Street bars. Also, dishes that make you think you're dining on heaven's front porch are served to packed tables daily at the Conch Republic Seafood Company restaurant (www.conchrepublicseafood.com) 631 Greene Street, Key West,. FL 33040 - 305-294-4403. Included on the menu are fresh shucked oysters, local Hogfish (sweet tasting fish) or the local fish catch of the day, crabs and of course the local delicacy of conch (a g