Keys Vacations

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Ahhh, the Florida Keys! A place where everyone wants to go at one point in their life. This blog is about vacationing in the Florida Keys, basking in the sunshine and how you can get there too. Continue reading

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Glass Bottom boats

If you are in the Florida Keys you will be able to find information on taking a tour on a glass bottom boat. In Key Largo, for instance, at the John Pennekemp State Park, tours leave on a large air conditioned cabin, which makes it a very comfortable ride.

Just what is a glass bottom boat? The hull of the boat has glass panels from which you can see everything in the water. The captain will take you over coral reef where you can see underneath the water up close without getting wet! Fish, like parrot fish, zebra, barracuda, snapper, nurse sharks, sting rays and grouper can be seen. You will see some beautiful and colorful coral like the purple fan, a very known soft coral that is very dominant in the Keys.

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Keys Vacations – Frequently Asked Questions



I’m sure there are a million questions that you are wondering about before you even consider taking a trip to your Keys Vacations. So I tried to compile a FAQ list of some popular questions that you may have, like what is the weather like?

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AVERAGE KEY WEST TEMPERATURES
Fahrenheit Celsius
MONTH HIGH LOW HIGH LOW
January 75 65 24 18
February 76 66 24 19
March 79 69 26 21
April 82 72 28 22
May 85 76 29 24
June 88 79 31 26
July 89 80 32 27
August 90 79 32 26
September 88 79 31 26
October 85 76 29 24
November 81 72 27 22
December 77 67 25 19
Temperature averages based on data collected at Key West Airport.

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Kokomo in the Florida Keys?

Off the Florida Keys there’s a place called Kokomo

That’s where you wanna go to get away from it all

Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand

We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band

Down in Kokomo



Does Kokomo really exist in the Florida Keys? If you’ve never heard of Kokomo, it was from a song the Beach Boys sang and everyone thought it was in the Florida Keys. Well, turns out Kokomo isn’t even close to Florida. It is in Indiana. This midwestern city is known as the “City of Firsts” thanks to its rich automotive heritage and history of technological discoveries. So, why has everyone been searching for Kokomo in the Florida Keys? Continue reading

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Rent an Island in the Florida Keys

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In the heart of the Florida Keys somewhere between Key Largo and Key West lies Marathon, one of the famed islands of the American Caribbean. From there, you will find Pretty Joe Rock, a small island that you can rent for a totally private vacation experience! Take a look: Continue reading

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Key West Restaurant Card



Worried that when you go to the Keys you will spend too much money dining out? If so, I have some good news for you! The same company that sells the  Key West Bar Card has come out with yet another genius idea, The Key West Restaurant Card!

The holder of this card is entitled to 10% off every meal when using the Key West Restaurant Card. Use it for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner! All in one day and every subsequent day of your vacation! Can you imagine the fortune you can save by using this card! The price……$20 per card. Continue reading

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What’s Happening in April in Key West?

What’s going on in April in Key West and the rest of the Keys? Well, for starters, if you love to run, join in on the 19th annual Earth Day 5K run. On April 16th, if you are in Key West you can be rewarded with recyclable earth-friendly gifts and awards if you are the top male or female first or second place runner in your age group. The groups range from age 9 all the way up to age 70 and then some. The awards are plentiful though because if you are a walker, and I don’t mean from the Walking Dead walker, you can also be rewarded with some additional gifts for being a top walker. If you are up by 8AM in this town, check out Atlantic Blvd and White Street to join in on the fun.

Do you love art? Visit the local artists at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens from 10AM to 4PM with a live opening reception on April 23rd from 12 until 2. There you can meet all the artists and take a self-guided tour while enjoying some light snacks. As always, the entrance fee is free, although if I recall they did keep out a donation box, which is easy to donate after you see the Gardens and realize how much it takes to upkeep the place. That was this writer’s opinion. I enjoyed it immensely and didn’t mind donating a few. Continue reading

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The Relics of the Florida Keys

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I’ve heard it said that to get the real feel of the Florida Keys, you have to experience the local jaunts, the hidden places where the true Florida Keys exist. I’ve decided to explore some of the old relics, or should I say those places that have been around since the 50’s and 60’s and earlier and see just what it’s all about. Continue reading

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Hotels in Florida Keys – Pet friendly

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I’ve got two dogs at home, Chopper, who is a cute little dark haired heinz 57 mutt and Black Wind von Rowdy, a gorgeous German Shepherd who acts like one of our kids. (You can see him sitting on the picnic table above looking like he is all that and more!) I love dogs! I am not crazy about taking them along on vacation but I do understand that some people do love to and that can cause a problem for those who do chose to or have to take their pets on vacation. So I’ve searched for some pet friendly hotels in florida Keys so that you are able to take your favorite pet along if you decide to.

In Key West, just a short walk from Duval Street, is a pet friendly hotel in Florida Keys called the Ambrosia. It is a bed and breakfast and in 2010 the cost to take your 4 legged baby along is about $35. As times change and the years go by, that cost will increase, so you will want to check out their website first or click on the pet friendly ad here on this sight to find other hotels, motels, vacation homes and hotels in Florida Keys that are pet friendly. Continue reading

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