United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Long Florida Weekend - Key West, Miami - Need advice

Jump to last reply

My wife has a long weekend at the end of September (Flying down on Wednesday evening; flying back sometime on Sunday). She wants to get away, and based on knowing her, and things she has said, these are some of her requirements:

1. Must be warm
2. Must have a beach (with room to walk)
3. Must have nightlife
4. A spa would be nice
5. She wants to visit Key West.

As I am discovering, the last one is throwing a monkey wrench into the procedings. From what I read, the beaches in the Keys are not like the long sandy beaches of other parts of Florida. Without that requirement, this wouldn't be a problem. I would say that we should just spend the entire time in the Keys, but I'm afraid that she would be disappointed in the beaches. So.... my questions are:

Are there any hotels/resorts with roomy, sandy beaches in the Keys?

In the time we have (3 full days, then a travel day) would it be possible to spend most of the time at a beach resort (close to Miami?) and also get her down to Key West to experience the nightlife. I'm afraid that we would be spending most of the vacation in a car, and not on the beach. How long does it actually take to drive from Miami to Key West?

Any advice (as to whether this is possible, where to stay, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

3 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 A specific safety issue in Area Hell's Kitchen, 43th West Street
  2. 2 Big Island Fans - will we like Maui?
  3. 3 Santa Fe-Best Time of Year to Visit
  4. 4 Looking for One night commutable to NYC (Solo)
  5. 5 Question about a private tour in Florence from Livorno port
  6. 6 Easiest US airports to get to/from with public transportation
  7. 7 Itinerary suggestion needed for DC
  8. 8 Re-Visit DC
  9. 9 Flights from Bay Area to Orlando, Florida
  10. 10 ONP-San Juan Islds or Victoria-Seattle - what's best itinerary for 8 days?
  11. 11 Places to stay in DC
  12. 12 Seeking thoughtful advice on Yellowstone/Tetons trip!
  13. 13 Finger Lakes Itinerary Help
  14. 14 Texas and Deep South Road Trip - with Limited Time!
  15. 15 San Fran to Crater Lake? round trip one week
  16. 16 Looking For Something New Around The Bay Area!
  17. 17 Please help me with my Minnesota itinerary
  18. 18 Seattle, Portland, and day trips all around
  19. 19 Trip Report Another Californian Odyssey (June/July 2014)
  20. 20 Staying in Hollywood or Santa Monica area?
  21. 21 Best accomodation in LA on a budget
  22. 22 Corvettes at Carlisle - Aussie travellers
  23. 23 Montreal - 3 Day Trip
  24. 24 NYC
  25. 25 Detroit, MI to Portland or bust.
View next 25 » Back to the top