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Old 02-14-2008, 05:50 AM
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Hi, we will be docked in Key West on 7/4? Do you think it will be really busy??
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:16 AM
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Not quite sure what you're wondering about. Key West is a pretty laid back area. July 4th is not the high part of their season. There's plenty of transportation from the dock (if you're at the naval base) to the town and it runs every 15-20 minutes. There's plenty of bars, shopping, museums, tourist attractions to keep the flow of people moving. Is there something in particular you wanted to do that you're affraid you won't be able to?
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:42 PM
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I guess we are trying to decide what to do! We live in RI, and a hot spot for us is Newport, and it is really busy that entire week!! I guess its not the same in Key West...lol..we have never been and we are only there for a short time 7-2! Not sure what port we dock in either? Have you ever taken the old town train that stops at several spots? Thanks!
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The trolley tour is a great way to see Key West. The narrators or conductors are fantastic ! There are 9 different stops so you can get off if you see something you wanna see up close, or a drink you may want to try....and then get back on later. Key West is very laid back town, and as Penny mentioned not as busy as some Holiday towns such as yours. I have been to Key West prob 20 times in the last 7 years, my brother moved there and I miss him ! Every time I go is a different experience, depending who I travel with, or what the town has going on...I highly reccomend it. You can get alot done even with the short stops some cruises make, because the town is so accessable.
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It's the Conch Train (by the way try the conch fritters while you're there). As queenofcruzin said it makes lots of stops, and runs every 15-20 minutes. The guides are great. The Blond Giraffe is a must if you like Key Lime Pie, it's off of Duvall (which is the main drag). Bar hopping is a ball, sundown is great at Mallory Square (unfortunately you'll miss that). It's just a great city to explore.
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There is a train and a trolley tour, the train is a quick way to see everything, but the trolley allows you to get on and off. They are both the same price, and you can save a couple dollars buying online e ticket. The train ride goes kinda fast, but a great overview. While the trolley allows for stops and re-joining the tour(keep your ticket).
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is this the trolly tour that RCCL offers as a shore excursion? it says it lasts an hour, i didnt know you could get off and on? i will be going to Key West in March and wasnt sure what to do. thanks
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Yeah, RCCL does offer the trolley tour, and they advertise and hour tour. The convenience of getting off and on is a great selling point. NOTE: this tour is sold at only a slight mark up $2 for each adult, so it might be convenient to purchase through RCCL, but you can buy this ticket on-line too, for a savings of about $5 per adult.
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Both of the tours are great. Queen makes a good point about the Trolley stopping and getting back on. This is a must do for Key West!

July is the off season there, so it will be mostly cruise passengers on the streets. It will also be very hot.

As Penny noted, it is a great city to explore. You can practically do a lot of sight seeing on foot as well.

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While we were in Key West(btw, we loved it!) we saw people driving around in these teeny tiny rental cars. They reminded me of a dune buggy with a roof. They had "rent me" all over them. They were very cute...anyway, I never saw them advertised as a part of the shore excursions. Does anyone know how to go about renting them?
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