Key West Florida
There are so many tourist traps in Key West reminding you not to choose your first option when shopping or dining. Do your homework before arriving and do not be afraid to barter when shopping the many stores on Duval Street. Take in some of the side streets which house many good dining options as well as wares. You must visit Mallory Square at least once and experience the artists, performers and sunset view where the main image here was taken. Take in the beautiful sculptures from Seward Johnson scattered througout the area as well as the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum which houses treasures found in the Keys along with an opportunity to invest in future explorations.
Key West, home of many slogans, poems, stories, satire, and history. I had not been here since I was 6 years old. Our stay in Key West was for 3 days but in those 3 days we experienced quite a bit. Parasailing (get an online coupon or buy at various hotels), wave runners, shopping and sightseeing. Oh, did I forget having a few at the various establishments along Duval Street as well as entertaining a few good cigars along the way. Lunch was at El Sibony where all of the locals go for some home grown Cuban food. The memorial for the Battleship "Maine" was just around the corner from this location which I did not know at that time but will be sure to visit the next time we come to the Keys as it is an integral part of US history.
We had a coupon for the Old Town Trolley Tours that takes you all aroud Key West and offers a hop on, hop off service that is beneficial as we toured the area for hours. It was well worth it as you can go from point to point, wander around and at the end of the night maybe stumble around. Just make sure to take the map with you for pick up and drop off points as well as the times your hotel shuttle arrives and departs as many stop at 11pm.