Written by Cindy Lane Ross

Want to arrive at your destination before noon, sit beachside with a frozen drink, and take in all the sights? Today’s Destination of the Day- Key West, Florida. It’s been one year since we visited during the Song Writer’s Music Festival. This small island offers it all; sightseeing, diving, fishing, watersports, golf, and shopping. Then as your day comes to a close start the evening off with a cocktail and your loved one watching the sunset at Mallory Square.

The Ross’s at Mallory Square during sunset in Key West, Florida



This is an easy city to travel to; the international airport is just minutes away from your hotel, everything is within walking distance, and if you feel like a little adventure you can rent mopeds on any corner. Key West is a foodie’s dream come true, so many delightful restaurants to choose from spread throughout the city. Shop and walk on Duval Street until your tired feet drag you into one of the famous bars like the Green Parrot. Feel like fishing, we have you covered there as well, land a tarpon within minutes on some of the prettiest waters you have ever feasted your eyes on.



Key West is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway, wedding destination, honeymoon celebration, or just a long siesta from work. Want to feel like you are part of action even when sitting at your desk, check out Duval St.’s live cam http://www.liveduvalstreet.com/

Make sure to check out http://keywest.com/calendar/kwpevents.cfm to see what’s happening in this lively city.

Where to play?

Flat’s Fever

We decided to venture into the flats to do a little fishing and Captain Rick Mager came highly recommended. The boat ride in itself is so enjoyable, after about 30 min we arrived at our fishing spot and minutes later my hubby landed his first Tarpon. What a fight that was, so fun to watch. I would highly recommend fishing while in Key West.

The Ross’s are doing some flats fishing in Key West with Flats Fever Charter

Contact information:

Captain Rick Mager C: 305-744-8985 H: 305-296-9794 flatsfever@yahoo.com and tell him Cindy Ross sent you 🙂



Where to drink?

Captain Tony’s Saloon

Old-school pub frequented by famous fans back in the day, now hosting festive theme-night parties.

Famous legends such as Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein and Jimmy Buffet have frequented this bar. Captain Tony, was a detailed as a larger than life character who was often described as a dropout from a Hemingway novel.

This bar was originally built in 1851, so if these walls could talk, I am sure you would never leave your barstool.

Captain Tony’s Saloon

428 Greene Street

Key West, Florida 33040

Open 7 Days a Week


Where to sleep?

The Waldorf-Astoria Properties: Casa Marina & The Reach

These luxurious resorts are going to literally knock your socks off! They are both known for their intimate escapes into paradise. Located directly on Key West’s only private natural sand beach. You will get first class service and breathtaking views all which provide a picturesque trip to remember for a lifetime.

Guests can stay at one resort and receive the priveledges from both.

Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria

1500 Reynolds St, Key West, FL 33040

The Reach Waldorf Astoria

1435 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040

*Both resorts are located within 2.5 miles of the International Key West Airport.

Book with us and we will help you score some vacation changer amenities as well. Great rates on both properties, contact me for details.

Let’s Head to Key West!


Please follow and like us:

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!