36 Hours in Key West, Fla.
By CINDY PRICE, Published: April 29, 2007
IT'S tough to slap an itinerary on Key West. The whole point of this two-by-four-mile island, after all, is to kick off your shoes and let it all hang out. But here's the rub: do Key West wrong and you might not relax. Witness lower Duval Street, that cacophony of sound, sunburn and daiquiris. (Hemingway used to drink there, but he might think twice today.)
So where is the strange, laid-back island that everyone fell in love with? It's still there, if you know where to look. It's found biking through Old Town at dusk, when the porches light up and jasmine fills the air. Or kayaking across the quiet, teal-blue ocean, or catching an old-timer's tale, drifting across a lonely bar. Done right, Key West is still a place where time stands still.
One special place.. changing, but everything changes.. part of what we enjoy when we travel is to discover what's been "before," the history of a place.. at Key West, you can still do that...