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Old 04-03-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Key West, FL

Seriously thinking about booking a trip to Key West in October. I found a great resort that is away from the "downtown" area with bikes available for travelling. There's one area that has a bunch of things to sight see that I could wack out in one day. The rest of the time, sit on the sandy white beach right outside of my hotel room and relax.

Anybody been?
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:12 PM   #2
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Never went there in October but the last third of the month is Fantasy Fest in Key West. Kind of like Mardi-Gras with parades and stuff.
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:47 PM   #3
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http://www.fantasyfest.com/
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:49 PM   #4
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:37 AM   #5
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I'm going in late June/early July. Not the best time to be going, but there you go.

It's a Boy Scout thing. We drive down the Keys almost to the bottom and then get into canoes and paddle 5 miles to Big Munson Island. We camp there for several days in a primitive location and do a lot of kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:32 AM   #6
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Never went there in October but the last third of the month is Fantasy Fest in Key West. Kind of like Mardi-Gras with parades and stuff.
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http://www.fantasyfest.com/
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....I think you may have just convinced me to go....
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:03 PM   #7
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You should have fun, don't forget your camera.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:53 PM   #8
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Ok. So booking during Fantasy Fest is WAY expensive. I think, this year, I am going to go after. It's about half the price for a hotel room. I am going to go from Thursday to Tuesday so I can enjoy the weekend down there. All I have to do is book it. That's the scariest part.



ETA - aaaand I'm booked.
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:16 AM   #9
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I just realized that the hotel I booked isn't on the beach. But it has a pool and is near the downtown area where things happen. I think I am ok with it.
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:25 AM   #10
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Very exciting! We will need pics!
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:03 PM   #11
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Very exciting! We will need pics!
Definitely! I am already planning the sight seeing!
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