A Weekend In Key West

April 29, 2016 USA Write a Comment 1,875 Views

A Weekend Trip From Miami: Key West.

Whoever comes to Miami shouldn’t miss out on driving along the famous Keys to the United States’ most southern (continental) point.

It’s said that the four-hour-drive to Key West is more beautiful than the city itself. That’s probably because it represents two worlds: The Key West that’s visited by hundreds of (cruise ship) tourists each day, who spend the afternoon at the bars along Duval Street, then buy a T-shirt and move on. And then there’s the Key West, that reflects a typical American small town as well as a tropical island, where time seems to stands still and you can simply enjoy life. It’s not for nothing that it was Ernest Hemingway’s safe haven, who lived here for over ten years.

Within walking distance to his house, you’ll come across Key West’s most famous attraction: the red-black-yellow striped buoy in front of which everyone wants a photo. We weren’t willing to wait in line with 20 other people, instead we walked through the cities beautiful little streets and enjoyed examining the cute, French styled houses with wooden outer walls, open porches and folding doors.

All in all Key West is definitely worth a weekend trip. You’ll find whatever your heart desires, except paradise beaches. The road trip down along the Keys, the cozy atmosphere and the interesting architecture won’t disappoint you, promise!

Beautiful beaches are a rare sight in Key West, but you'll come across a couple of nice piers on the contrary.
Beautiful beaches are a rare sight in Key West, but you’ll come across a couple of nice piers on the contrary.
Each house in Key West looks different, but then again similar. It's well worth it to walk through the many streets of the city.
Each house in Key West looks different, but then again similar. It’s well worth it to walk through the many streets of the city.
Key West houses are often surrounded by lathe-turned picket fences that wrap around the entire structure. Blooming bushes add a visual pop and fresh contrast to fancifully painted homes.
Key West houses are often surrounded by lathe-turned picket fences that wrap around the entire structure. Blooming bushes add a visual pop and fresh contrast to fancifully painted homes.
Key West houses feature fanciful elements like slim columns topped with decorative wooden details.
Key West houses feature fanciful elements like slim columns topped with decorative wooden details.
You don’t have to walk a long way to spot chickens and roosters in Key West. You hear them crowing and see them strutting everywhere. They weave in and out of traffic and through outdoor cafes all over town.
You don’t have to walk a long way to spot chickens and roosters in Key West. You hear them crowing and see them strutting everywhere. They weave in and out of traffic and through outdoor cafes all over town.
You'll find many cute little shops all over Key West.
You’ll find many cute little shops all over Key West.
Louvered shutters protect against severe tropical heat while encouraging air circulation inside the home. A full-sized front porch creates a perfect shady spot to enjoy the outdoor view.
Louvered shutters protect against severe tropical heat while encouraging air circulation inside the home. A full-sized front porch creates a perfect shady spot to enjoy the outdoor view.
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