The funny part was when I decided to leave the ocean and I realized how hard it is to move from a swimming position to a walking position, with feet that hurt. Plus the tour takes you on a route where you are in the Gulf Mexico and then over in the Atlantic Ocean! Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, where the author lived with about 50 six-toed cats and wrote some of his most famous novels including A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls. All opinions expressed are my own. Salvaging goods from ships wrecked on Florida Keys reefs made Key West the richest U. For more water sports ideas check out our post: When in the Keys you want to be sure to get out to do some snorkeling. This offer is not valid in 2019 for the following days: Easter Weekend April 19-21 Memorial Day Weekend May 24-27 , Fourth of July Weekend July 4-7 , Labor Day Weekend Aug 30-Sept 2 and Thanksgiving Weekend November 28-31. Fishing boats and coastal shipping boats used the seaport until the early 1990s.
Highlights here include the spectacular beach, long pool, private sunbathing pier, and sunny fitness center. However, if you feel the need for some action on the water, Lazy Dog Adventures has many fun options. Key deer are an endangered species that live only in the Lower Keys. There are multiple programs throughout the day where you can learn about the wildlife and watch them feed a shark. His custom motorboat excursions and backcountry tours are a great way to see lots of wildlife. When visiting the inflatable portion of the trip, they had life jackets anyone could wear to go out there.
With 600 feet of pristine white beach, hammocks hanging from the palm trees, large pool, colorful macaws, and peaceful tortoises, it is a true tropical heaven for the whole family. The lush grounds are especially pretty at night, with Tiki-torch-lit paths. Fast Buck Freddie's, a department store that could rival Bloomingdale's, is a local legend. The , one of the top Key West, Florida attractions, is a beautiful Spanish Colonial style mansion built in 1851 from rock native to the area. The trolley runs every 15-20 minutes and the total ride is over 90 minutes. Looks like we will be doing parasailing again in the future! We have tips for all stages of trip planning, from how to prevent jet lag before flying to how to find the best spots when you arrive at your destination.
There are several special events that take place in the park, including Civil War reenactments that last for a week. . Please check out our for more details. It is always an adventure of what flavors do they have, what flavors have I had, what new flavors should I try, what toppings are there and so on. Crane Point Hammock is a 63-acre environmental and archaeological preserve that features fun for families with all types of interests. There is a decent stretch of time between going out and getting to the snorkleing area. Summer program options for children and Private Tours available upon request.
Southernmost on the Beach is a Key West favorite, and though it's more popular with couples, it still draws plenty of families with its beachfront location. Check out these Key West Resorts: , , and. Smathers Beach offers beach equipment rentals, food concessions and a number of water sport activities. Photo credit: Crazy Family Adventure 2. You will spend two hours of easy biking along flat Key West streets, during which Lloyd will take you to see practically everything has to offer and a bit more.
Unlike traditional botanical gardens, this garden advocates the education and protection of native plants and species in a natural conservation habitat. There are a bunch of food stands where you can sometimes it varies who is there get a coconut to drink, fresh off the tree. The first portion of the ride is 45 minutes long so if your kids have a hard time sitting still be sure to have a snack or something for them to do. Also known as Fort Taylor or Fort Zach to the locals, it is a Florida State Park that is listed as a U. You can get to the park using your own boat, a chartered boat, a seaplane, or the ferry. Craig took Carson, Melia, and Cannon out to the inflatable water toys and they had a blast! We first drove over the 7 mile bridge. To learn more about Key deer and other native species, visit the , located one-quarter mile north of the traffic light on Key Deer Boulevard in the Big Pine Key Shopping Plaza.
You can sit out at one of the tables that lines the street and you and your family can people watch as you wait for your food. Duvall Street Our destination was Duval Street. Relax on private porches or splash in oasis pools. Having a few small toys for them to play with would be helpful. It is home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna. They are great things to do in Key West with kids or without! But in the short time we were there we saw some cool fish and if Cannon and Melia would have been enjoying it we would have stayed longer and explored more of the reef. Photo credit: Crazy Family Adventure There is so much more to do with kids in Key West and up the Florida Keys.
Roostica on Stock Island is a favorite destination for wood-fired pizzas and house made pastas in a cozy setting. Established in 1982, The Key West Attractions Association is a non-profit organization made up of various Key West Businesses. Featured activity: Search for Key deer on Big Pine Key. The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author lived on the island throughout most of the 1930s in a beautiful home that still stands on Whitehead Street today as a museum. Me, Carson, and Cannon went first. In a commitment to excellence in family entertainment, the members of the Key West Attractions must meet and maintain standards of cleanliness, safety, truth in advertising, hospitality and proper complaint resolution. Hanging out at the beach in the morning, having a picnic lunch or buying lunch at the concession stand, then checking out the fort in the afternoon, bring your grill and grill out in the parking lot and watch the sunset and see the sunset cruises sail across the setting sun.
Come together with family or friends to Escape in one of three family friendly escape rooms. Make sure to bring a waterproof camera for taking pictures. See more than 50 butterfly species and over 20 exotic bird species in their special, climate-controlled habitat. If you venture out in the water about 20 yards or so there is a reef area where you can do some snorkeling. This tradition began in the 1960s, and the fun parties for which the area is famous still take place every day. Knox did not want to swim in the water to get there so we watched and videoed from the boat.