Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Key West Florida A Great Romantic Getaway For All

By Peter Estenoz

You and your special loved one have always dreamed of a romantic wedding, in an inviting location giving you a memorable occasion to recall together for a lifetime. Why not come down to the island of Key West, Florida? A tropical island with its own exotic beauty. Whether you want to marry barefooted on the shores of our white sandy beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or find a quite tropical garden this location is perfect for this type of getaway.

What a great location too for your wedding photographs, as Key West offers much in the way of photo opportunity. You be challenged to decide what backdrop you want for your backgrounds, either clear pristine ocean waters or the native tropical foliage offered in one of our park or garden settings

Key West is a very popular wedding destination, it offers something for everyone and can fit whatever size budget you have figured for your wedding. Whether it be a large extravagant event with many guest or a simple intimate family gathering. Plans are easily made for a party and reception with your friends to include dinner and dancing, or would you like to have a small dinner reception at one of our many fine restaurants on the island? Yes, planning your outdoor event on our white sandy beaches gives you unlimited time to schedule your wedding, as it could be early in the morning, or in the afternoon, or have your ceremony at right around an hour prior to sunset, but let the celebrating continue throughout the night!

Ready to continue the celebrating? Take the guest to our world famous Duval Street, and do the Duval Crawl! What an exciting adventure this becomes, as you enjoy such places as Sloppy Joe's which is well known to be one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite hangouts, or venture over to Hog's Breath Saloon where it is said that Hog's Breath is better than no breath at all! Or perhaps you'll get lucky to visit Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, and see him in concert, here on the island. What a way to add to your celebration!

What an ideal location as well for a romantic honeymoon, where you and your loved one can spend time getting to know one another, exploring our warm tropical island. We have many shops and art galleries that feature local artist, many on Duval Street, but others tucked away by restaurants and along the waterfront.

With so many museums and historical places to visit, you'll see for yourself Key West has so much to offer you to visit. Starting with the home of our most famous writer Ernest Hemingway, where who knows just to walk the grounds he walked, might inspire you to write your first famous novel. Enjoy treasure hunting, visit the Mel Fisher's Maritime Museum, and plot your own buried treasure adventure. Take your time going up the 88 steps of the Lighthouse Museum, once at the top, enjoy the view looking over the blue ocean waters that surround the island. We have also the Custom House Museum where the Art and Historical Society show early Key West, or the Little White House, Harry S. Truman's home away from home. We also have a couple of lookout rustic forts East and West Martello, both located on the southern side of the island, each equally charming, West Martello was taken over by the Key West Garden Club, and has the most beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and White Street Pier from its Gazebo. One of the islands favorites is the Key West Butterfly Conservatory, our own little magic, this particular location, which melts your stress away, as you walk among the many different varieties of butterflies, you'll want to visit the gift shop to take a little bit of that magic home with you! But the day doesn't stop there, make your way down to Mallory Square along with everyone else for Sunset Celebration, which happens every evening, where your entertained by Key West best street performers.

Why not plan to go fishing while your here? You can venture over to Charter Boat Row, and look at the daily catch and plan your own charter. There are many adventures to be found on the water! Sailing, either on a Dolphin excursion to see Dolphin play, or Kayaking in the mangroves, or ever Jet Ski tours that will take you on a tour around the island. Want to enjoy sunset in a different way? Every day, about a couple of hours prior to sunset, you and your love can enjoy a romantic sunset sail. Or do you want to just relax, soak up some rays, either by a pool sipping your favorite beverage, or underneath a palm tree on the beach, to plan your next days adventure, and finalize these plans over dinner at one of our many restaurants, which offer that unique Key West island flair! Be sure and ask the locals for their favorites!

Whether you get here by Car, Airplane, Cruse ship or Ferry, there's much to see in the Florida Keys, while in Key Largo, visit the Coral Reef at John Pennekamp State Park, other state parks can be found at Windley Key Fossil Reef, Long Key, Bahia Honda, and Key West own Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, which is close also to Sand Key Reef. Lets not forget the Dry Tortugas National Park where for the day you can explore Fort Jefferson. Why not venture over to Big Pine Key and see the Key Deer everyone is talking about? Yes Key West has an airport, the Key West International Airport, there are many flights here daily. We get Cruise ships in daily and have 3 ports for them, we even have the Key West Express Ferry that visits Key West from the Fort Myers, Florida area.

Come and see why many have fallen in love with our island, whether your looking to stay at one of our many Bed and Breakfast Establishments, Guest houses or Inns, or at one of the many Hotel and Resorts you'll be sure to make Key West a favorite getaway for you and your loved one!

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