Key West, an island between sea and sky, in southern Florida
At the extremity of the Keys archipelago, in the most southern part of Florida, the island of Key West floats between sky and sea, facing the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.
Along the Florida Keys, sun is omni-present all year long, which makes it a destination coveted by Hollywood stars, who usually go down there to spend the winter. To reach their destination, they can choose between taking the plane, a helicopter, coming by boat or by car, driving along the Overseas Highway from Miami, a highway that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean while offering stunning tropical landscapes.
At the very tip of Florida, Key West
At the wheel and behind the incognito of their sunglasses, visitors drive through a wide array of islands and islets. Key Largo, Plantation, Islamorada, Duck, Vaca, Colony Beach, Marathon, Big Pine, No Name, Little Torch, Summerland, Sugarloaf, Stock Island are potential stopovers sprinkled with hotels and restaurants where one finds the great classics of seaside American living.
Vida Loca at sunset
After a journey of 270 kms, Key West, the most Southern point of the United States, is finally in sight, with its commercial streets animated 24h/24, its museums, its historical monuments, its trolleys, its pristine white colonial houses and its sandy beaches. In the evening, the meeting point is Mallory Square to admire the sunset, before going off to party.
- Duval Street: for sure the most commercial midtown artery on the island of Key West, where restaurants and boutiques are side by side.
- Hemingway House: writer Ernest Hemingway lived in this Franco-Spanish colonial style house where he wrote many of his novels. www.hemingwayhome.com
- Truman Little White House: now a museum, the former summer residence of President Harry Truman will unveil its behind the scenes historical secrets. www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
- Blue Heaven: a low key address of the Bahamian district where pancakes are delicious and the slice of Key Lime Pie very generous. www.blueheavenkw.com
- Sun Trolley: hop on and off these amusing little buses as you please, while touring the most interesting sites of the town. www.trolleytours.com/key-west
- Air Adventures: a 10 minute helicopter flight, will give you a real insight of Key West and its maritime environment. www.fly-keywest.com
Going to Key West
With Norwegian, from Roissy CDG1. This new enterprising company has a direct daily flight into Fort Lauderdale with the last generation of Boeing 777. The Premium class enables travelers to benefit from priority boarding, 2 bags of 22 kilos each, and an XL seat, on board meal, wines included and free WIFI. www.norwegian.com
Moving with Alamo
Number 1 specialist of car rentals with service points all over the United States, the "Blue & Yellow" company offers a wide range of vehicles, as well spanking new 4X4 vehicles to be high up when you travel along the Florida "Highways". www.alamo.fr
Plan your stay with Exquinoxiales
With Equinoxiales, the destination specialist, that organizes customized trips to Key West and the Florida Keys. The 7 days/5 nights formula, at €1,800 for two persons, includes the round-trip on Norwegian, one week of "Fully" car rental with GPS, and 5 nights at the Perry Hotel, a charming 4 star on the Stock Island marina. Tel. : 01 77 48 81 00 and www.equinoxiales.fr