Naples, with subdued elegance and beautiful beaches is but one of Florida’s diverse vacation destinations. And, from Naples, it’s easy to experience the diversity of Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Key West on weekend getaways
It’s never a dull moment in Key West – it is truly one of a kind. This tiny, 2 x 4 mile sub-tropical island dangling like a charm at the end of the Florida Keys chain is a great escape. Surrounded by crystal clear water, Key West is not a made-up fantasy island just for tourists. It’s a quaint, colorful, quirky historic town, where locals, called Conchs, trace their multi-generational heritage back to the Bahamas and Cuba. Rich history, street after street of quaint, colorful cottages, tangles of tropical foliage leaning in over small lanes, this laid-back island is a place of multiple interesting layers, a magnet to artists, writers, and free spirited thinkers of all kinds.
The one thing about rain in Key West is that it rarely lasts for more than a day, unless a pesky tropical low in the middle of summer decides to hang overhead. However, rain or shine, there are plenty of things to do out of the elements! The only rainy day challenge is getting around the island and from one indoor activity to another without getting a bit wet. On the bright side, everything in Key West is close together, so it’s a short dash from one point of interest to the next.
For a real taste of the tropics, a day trip from Miami to Key West is the ticket. Key West is the ultimate destination, and getting there is only half the fun. It’s a long way down the Keys island chain, 100+ miles to Key West at the very end, with a lot to see along the way. In the cool comfort of a state of the art motorcoach, it’s easy to sit back and let someone else do the driving. Once out of fast-track Miami, mile marker by mile marker, the ride is a wonderful change of pace. Visually, the Florida Keys looks and feels different. The day is brighter as the water sparkles in shades of turquoise and views from the bridges (42 of them) are spectacular. Island by island the architectural style changes from Miami trendy to colorful island funk.
Spend Spring Break on a Caribbean island without leaving the U.S. – Key West is the place! Pack up the family and come on down to bask in the warmth of the tropical sun, hang out in shorts and flip-flops, dive into a myriad of watersport activities and visit fun and interesting places beyond the bars along Duval Street.