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Old 02-10-2013, 01:25 AM   #16
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Count us as big KW fans. We've been there 3 times. Once with the kids on a DCL Cruise and twice adults only. I would agree with others that some of the shops on Duval street can be a little much for kids, even a 16 yo. But beyond that its an amazing place. We just got back 3 weeks ago and we did the snorkeling with the Fury tours and I would highly recommend them. The reef near KW was one of the best snorkeling trips I've ever done. I'd definitely do it again.

One other thing for those with younger kids headed to KW. There used to be a Pirate Museum but it is no longer there. They put an adult store in its place. We tried to find it on our last trip to get pirate gifts for the kids back home. They all gave me a lot of grief when we turned the corner and there was the adult store in its place. Also the KW toy factory is closing. Its just a toy store on the second story of the mall near Mallory Square but it was really themed nice and compared to Duval street a good place for the kids to visit.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:13 PM   #17
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Yes,Pat Croce(used to own the Phil.76'rs team), pulled out his Pirate Museum & put it in St. Augustine instead. Even though he still owns a few bars/restaurants here,St. Augustine supposedly gets about 1,000 more visitors a year than KW,so he moved the museum.
The toy store closed for good last week and the owner is concentrating on his little jazz club on Duval. But you can still go upstairs and for a dollar donation(or none, if you prefer),you can have your childs' picture taken with a parrot & you'll get a free token for the little carousel on the main floor-it's a long ride too.
There's a night time constellation cruise on a schooner that is popular with children of all ages,butterfly conservatory,aquarium,big pool at Dantes Restaurant, where you can dine AND swim....lots for children to do......
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The toy store closed for good last week and the owner is concentrating on his little jazz club on Duval. But you can still go upstairs and for a dollar donation(or none, if you prefer),you can have your childs' picture taken with a parrot & you'll get a free token for the little carousel on the main floor-it's a long ride too.
Oh man that toy store closed!?!?! We were at Key West in November and went to that toy store. That was the neatest store I have ever seen!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #19
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I have to admit I wasn't all that excited about our upcoming visit to Key West until I read this thread. Now I wish our stay there was a little longer.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #20
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We love Key West so much that we got married there. It is our favorite place for adult only vacations (but there is stuff for kids to do, also). One of our favorite things to do while there is people watch. Key West has a very interesting mix of people. We like to get a drink at Fat Tuesday's and comment on people as they walk by. (Does that make us bad people?)
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #21
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I LOVED Key West. So much that I can't wait to go back for more than 8 hours. We did the bike tour around all the famous landmarks and it was great. I wish DCL could stop there instead of Nassau all the time!
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We got on the trolley tour website and printed off their maps before leaving. Instead of actually taking the trolley though we just walked using their maps as a guide for points of interest. It was only a little over a mile to the southern most point from port. Plus the streets/shops are so fun to explore. Love key west. My MIL and my mom got a little tired so they took a pedicab back to the ship (they are all over). All together we probably walked 2 to 3 miles exploring but it was at a slow pace with lots of stops yo explore/ eat. Great port!
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