How long is the ferry ride from Tampa to Key West?
It takes about 3 hours. It’s a nice way to travel.
Is it worth it to drive all the way to Key West?
The drive to Key West will be one of the best parts of your trip. I highly recommend driving the Overseas Highway while you are in Key West. The Overseas Highway is a 113-mile highway, with 42 bridges (one bridge is 7 miles long!) connecting the Florida mainland to all of the Florida Keys.
Can Key West be reached by car?
Yes, you can get to Key West by car via the Overseas Highway, a roadway that was originally built for trains a century ago. Part of US Highway 1, this two-lane road spans the Florida Keys for 113-miles and crosses 42 bridges and is considered one of the most memorable drives in the United States.
How many days do you need in Key West?
Key West is worth a day trip, but the more time you have, the better! You could easily spend a week in Key West, but 3-4 days is optimal if you want to do it all and still have time to relax.
Can you do the Key West Express in one day?
It is not required to complete your trip in one day. You can stay for a week if you’d like. However, The boat only leaves Key West in the evenings, so yes you can take the boat down in the morning of one day but you would return the evening (no morning option available) of whatever day you wanted.
What is the best month to go to Key West?
The best time to visit Key West is between March and May. The winter crowds will taper off, the hotel rates become reasonable and the weather is remarkably similar to winter’s blissful 70s and 80s. Speaking of winter – that season is the island’s busiest and priciest.
When should you not go to Key West?
The two worst times to visit Key West are the winter and during hurricane season. Key West is a winter hot spot since many people live in areas where season changes are significant. After about a month or two of winter, people get annoyed by the snow and want a tropical getaway.
Where should I stop on my way to Key West?
Robert is Here Fruit Stand. 19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034. John Pennekamp Park. 102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037. Rain Barrel Artisan Village. Green Turtle Inn. Robbie’s of Islamorada. Seven Mile Bridge. Dolphin Research Center. Turtle Hospital.
Is the 7 mile bridge scary?
The seven mile bridge has two traveling lanes, and no room on either side of the traveling lanes to escape danger. That is why the seven mile bridge in Marathon remains one of the most dangerous bridges in the entire country.
Is 2 days enough in Key West?
Is 2 days enough in Key West? 2 days are perfect to explore Key West. You can set aside a day for exploring the iconic city attractions such as Key West Historic District – Truman House, Hemingway House, Key West Cemetery and Duval Street. Keep the second day for watersports and sunset sail.