Spending time outdoors is a lovely thing to do

Tropical Botanic Garden and Community Preserve
Stop by, it is right off the bicycle pathway. go

Key West's Number One Beach Park
This is one of public parks maintained by the City of Key West and is located as part of the larger Higgs Beach Park. go

Scuba Dive Key Largo or Tavernier
Part of the Key Largo Marine Sanctuary. go

Volleyball Courts at Smathers Beach Oceanside
Seems like most of the people that are playing are college or high school age, as it is a great workout. go

Top Spots for Island Play
You need to just spend about an hour and really observe everything that goes on at this unique spot on the island. go

Fans of the Chickens and Roosters
We stayed at the Truman Annex, which is over by the courthouse. go

Magical World of Butterflies
You will learn plenty about butterflies of course. go

Upper Keys Kayak Launching
Pick a different route each time here. go


Local Parks

Cookies by the Dozen
At the front street store you'll find one of the mattheessen staff members making the famous fudge everyday of the week. go

Swimming Pool play was the best part of it all
Everything was very clean, and that was hugely important to us. go

Seeing the Parade of Key West Landmarks
This gigantic structure actually is the location of the first church built in Key West. go

Train Ride Tour Attraction Stops
Here is one of the tour stops for the train (three total stops A-B-C). go

Flying into Marathon Airport
You will be glad to fly along the Florida Keys as the experience is breathtaking. go

Duval Village Shopping Market
Look for it at the lower end of Duval Street, close to Mallory Square. go

Super for Cuban Food
They do know their pork dishes and the lechon asado is primetime. go

Nature is Hiding all around You

The black birds nesting on my dock have new babies! The protector old black birds, four or five watch over the babies. When I step out the pool cage door, they go nuts and stalk me. I like black birds now, as I have seen how cunning, smart, and protective they are. Keep an eye out as the nature is hiding all around you. You can see my black bird nature next weekend. They will watch you swim which is ok, just do not step outside!

Angie F.

See it on the Bicycle

Would you like for me to bring your fat tire bike? It is no problem, and would be nice for the shorelines. The trails are mostly paved but there are lots of trails around the islands. Bicycle riding is the coolest way to see everything.

Percy N.