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oreo 10-09-2008 03:19 PM

I read a lot about Key West being a walkable town. Is it true if you want to go the Southern most point?

Dwayne 10-09-2008 03:31 PM

It's doable. I have to admit I took a taxi back though. It is a long walk from the Mallory/Pier area. You could do the Trolley.

Dwayne

penny3333 10-10-2008 07:49 AM

It's a hike, but if that's what you want to do, it can be done! I'd take the trolley.

sandy p 10-10-2008 08:16 PM

Hi Oreo,
I agree with IslandCruz and Penny3333. You can walk it, but when we go there, we take the trolley.
I haven't been there in a while, but if I'm not mistaken security checks your ID on the way back into the port area.
Sandy P

Dwayne 10-10-2008 09:48 PM

Yes, they always check your ID and ship card to get in the port area. I was a little younger when I walked this distance, and it was in the upper 90's. Not to mention I went to the cemetery first. I actually made it part of the way back. Those drinks along the way eventually kick in. http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

You can get a free map at the Conch Train station.

Here is a link to the Trolley Info.

Dwayne

billybuzzy 10-11-2008 11:52 AM

In the late spring,the summer and the early fall you will find the humidity to feel oppressive in Key West -if you aren't used to it! Other times of year a walking tour isn't bad at all (unless your out of shape or not used to doing a lot of walking. As Dwayne has referenced for you- the Conch Train (Trolley) is always a great option.

BillyBuzzy

BJC123 10-20-2008 10:51 AM

The Old Town Trolley - cousin to the Conch Train has on off privilege and Southern Most point is a stop. It will be a pretty good walk though from where the ship docks. I also will agree that depending on when you go, the humidity is enough to make you just want to give up and go back the the ship! We were just there on 9/22 and we did a six block walk that did me in ... we settled for lunch and drinks at Hogs Breath Saloon...service wasn't very good and the food was just OK but at least I got to sit down!

oreo 10-27-2008 07:36 PM

Hi all,
Thank you for all the great advice!!
we will be there in Feb. We are walkers,
but guess by all reports we should take one of the trolleys. Thanks again. Sharon

penny3333 10-28-2008 06:10 AM

Even taking the trolly/tram there is plenty of walking to do. Mallory Square, Duvall Street, the side streets, the museums, etc. You'll have a blast!

Sandy 10-28-2008 06:31 AM

Be prepared for weather, too. We encountered rain during stops in Key West in January, a couple of years in a row.

Sandy


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