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Key West, an island between sea and sky, in southern Florida

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.

Key West, an island between sea and sky, in southern Florida

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.

Key West beach
Very often deserted, Margaritaville beach is peaceful and discretely installed. © DR
Key West Born
Impossible to resist taking a selfie in front of this milestone, marking the most Southern point of the United States. © DR

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.

Key West The Strand
A former cinema house, The Strand, reconverted into a huge drugstore, where one finds a little bit of everything, even touristic souvenirs. © DR
Key West Truman White House
The Truman Little White House is a historical landmark, where the 33rd Pesident of the United States spent his holidays. © DR

Address Book

  • 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

Boeing 777 Norwegian
Like this Boeing 787 dreamliner, the entire fleet of the Norwegian company is brand new. © DR

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

Alamo logo
Present in 50 American states, the Alamo flagship reassures all those renting cars. © DR

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

Equinoxiales logo
Specialized in exclusive travel, this tour operator knows all the secrets of the American destination. © DR
Key West hôtel Perry suite
At the Perry Hotel, suites have a balcony-terrace with a view on the marina, where large yachts are moored. © DR

On the road again, towards Key West

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