Christmas Trip to Key West, Florida - Day 2

We were up at the crack of dawn to make our way over to the pier at the southernmost end of Duval Street for a sunrise over Key West, Florida. This is a great spot with a pier which provides the perfect vantage point. The sunrise was spectacular.

Sunrise at Key West, Florida

Sunrise at Key West, Florida

Beach at Key West, Florida

From here it is a short walk to the most photographed spot in the United States, The Southernmost Buoy. This 12-foot high concrete monument falsely proclaims to be the southernmost point in the US. It isn't even the southernmost point in Key West. The beach at Fort Zachary is further south.

Southernmost Point Buoy at Key West, Florida

As we continued to walk the streets of Key West we were about to experience the best breakfast we have ever eaten in our life. You must try the Lobster Benedict at the Blue Heaven!  They also serve the best Key Lime Pie on the island. Get a look at how high that meringue is!

Blue Heaven, Key West

Monster High Meringue on Key Lime Pie at Blue Heaven

We spent the entire day walking to different sites and enjoying the warm 70-degree weather. Walking is really the best way to get around Key West.

Key West lighthouse

Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

The Banyan at Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

Be sure to walk along the docks at the end of Margaret Street. We saw many LARGE fish here as well as plenty of boats. The Christmas decorations down here took on a nautical theme as expected.

Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida


Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

US Route 1 starts/ends at the corner of Fleming Street and Whitehead Street. Don't forget to snap a picture. The Conch Train runs one street over if your feet are getting tired.

Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

While we really enjoyed ourselves in Key West, it is more of a party town.  If you aren't into drinking this probably isn't the place for you. (I did drink several Dirty Monkeys at the Flying Monkeys Saloon while we were here.) I would guess three whole days is enough to do pretty much all the touristy things. For us, a day and a half were enough to get our fill.

A Bumble at Key West, Florida

Rooster keeps us company at Key West, Florida

The Strand at Key West, Florida

Did you miss our Day 1 report?

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