The southernmost point in the US. It even has a buoy to prove it! This beautiful town is full of water activities to do, including snorkeling and diving! There is also an aquarium, a lighthouse, and Ernest Hemingway's house! All for a fee of course!
View of Key West From the cruise ship
More sculptures in Key West
Southernmost Point - Don't worry you really can't miss it there are lots of signs showing you how to get there! This is showing that it is only 90 Miles to Cuba from this location!
Looking out searching for Cuba at the Southernmost Point
On the way to the southernmost point is Ernest Hemingway's House. It cost $14 for an adult to get in, but its well worth it because of the CATS! yes, you heard that right, the house is home to 40-50 cats that have at least 1 extra toe on 1 foot. They are all descendants of Ernest Hemingway's cat Snow White that was given to him by a ship's captain.
Ernest Hemingway House
Built in 1891, it has seen pirates and wreckers! It is now a museum and art gallery! I think it is one of the most beautiful buildings on the island
In front of the Custom House
That is pretty much it for Key West. I haven't eaten anywhere there to give you recommendations, but I'll have to go back soon!!
Now I'll be honest, I've only driven through here to get to Clearwater Beach (which I love) but there are still several things to do here if you want!
Busch Gardens - theme park complete with African Animals! They even have various events during the year, such as in the spring the Wine and Dine event in the park!
The Tampa Zoo and the Florida Aquarium - not together but for this instance I'm putting them in the same category. Both require separate entrance fees.
The BEACH - I love the beach, Clearwater Beach (actually any of the beaches on the islands around Tampa, are pretty much all inclusive. You can walk on the beach and there are plenty of restaurants in the area that you can walk to.
When I was a kid, my parents took me here on a little day trip to see the castle and I fell in love with the town. For the longest time, I told everyone I was going to Flager college that was in St. Augustine.
They have a little town that is super touristy but awesome!
The City Gates
There is also the castle, which is not really a castle, more like a fort but still its super cool! It is from the 17th century when Florida was apart of the Spanish empire.
Castillo de San Marcos
"Welcome to Miami" -- as Will Smith says.
I really only spent time in Fort Lauderdale for a few days and I only went to the beach. But I can still give you a list of things to see!!
Everglades National Park
This is a National Park full of swamps, alligators and airboat tours! If you've been to New Orleans and did an airboat tour there (like me), I do not think it is worth spending the money to go again unless you really want to.
View from our hotel (Atlantic Hotel and Spa) in Fort Lauderdale
The real reason to come to Miami and Fort Lauderdale besides the shopping is the beaches.
Miami = South Beach
Fort Lauderdale = Fort Lauderdale Beach
But be warned -- they are having real big problems with the red algae and there has been a swim advisory out!
That's all I currently have for Florida
any questions let me know!