hey guys, I am taking a mommy break in Key West in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone could recommend a yoga studio. I just know that my addiction will not allow a six day gap! Thanks very much.
No rec for you, but I'm totally jealous. I love Key West. Got married there. Have fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I have never been so I don't really know what to expect. I am going to save my sanity and I actually just woke up from a dream where kids came along with me w/o dh and we never actually made it to Key West lol somebody needs a vacation! Anyhow, what were your favorite things to do there?
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am going to save my sanity and I actually just woke up from a dream where kids came along with me w/o dh and we never actually made it to Key West</div>
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Well, my favorite thing to do there is just relax, so I don't know how much help I'll be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
It's a verrrrrrrry laid back place. Pack flip-flops, shorts and T's, maybe 1 sweatshirt b/c it gets cool at night if you're by the water. Lots of bars, lots of touristy things. I used to live just a few hours north of there, so I've gone down there lots of times.<br><br>
If you haven't picked a place to stay yet, I highly recommend the B&B's over the hotels. The Mermaid and the Alligator is my favorite, but there are tons of good ones. Avoid the restaurants on Duval St. Most of them are bad, and over-priced. Try to find the not so touristy ones...<br><br>
We had our reception at Shula's on the Beach, which was great, but I heard it might not be there any more- not sure. It's on the Wyndham's property.<br><br>
There's the Half Shell Raw Bar<br><br><br>
There are 2 more that I really like, but I'm totally drawing a blank on the names. One is a Cuban place, I want to say it starts with a P..... I want to say Pepe's, but I'm not 100% sure. It looks like a dump, but the food is incredible-the other is this funky little hole in the wall that serves homemade bread. Aggggggggh making me nuts. Maybe after if I get some decent sleep tonight it will come to me. I'll try to update. It has a really unique look- like it's been there forever, it's off the beaten path, has a big patio- I guarantee if you describe it to a local, they can tell you what I'm talking about. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Ask where a good place to have breakfast is, and I bet it will come up.<br><br><br>
Bar-wise, you must do Hog's Breath and Sloppy Joe's. I don't think they'll let you off the island if you don't- lol. My favorite time for those is early evening- live music, not too crazy. Late at night it gets a little nuts. I also like The Green Parrot. It's off the beaten path, little more of a local place.<br><br>
You have to watch at least one Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square.<br><br>
Eat at least one chocolate covered Key Lime bar. Yummmm<br><br>
The Conch Train does a fun little tour. It's a great way to pick up a lot of info about the area really easily. They talk about the history of KW, the architecture, etc.<br><br>
I also like the Hemingway House, but I'm a nerd about that stuff.<br><br>
If you're into fishing/snorkeling, that's really big, but I'm not, so I can't help you there.<br><br>
Check out keywest.com It has a lot of good info. Don't bother renting a car- it's too much of a hassle to drive anywhere. The island is only 4 miles wide, so a taxi costs next to nothing, and you can walk just about everywhere.<br><br>
HTH. Let me know if you have any questions.