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road trip from San antonio Texas to key west FL

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Hello everyone,
Im planning a road trip from san Antonio Texas to Key west fl me and my buddy . we are two guys mid 20's , im married and my friend is not. we have almost a month to go to the key wes and come back again. If some body could please help me out , below im gonna list what i would love to enjoy on my trip.

What road should we go threw and what road should we come back from

Cities , what are the best cites that we should stop at ? and what to see and enjoy there?

Beaches , what are the best beaches on the way to our final destination

Nature sites


nightlife , but not to much :)

I really appreciate all the help that i can get


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    Day 1 from San Antonio to New Orleans- about 8 hours.
    Lots of nightlife in the French Quarter. Stop in at Cafe du Monde for begniets and coffee. Next stop would be one of many nice beaches in the panhandle of Florida OR Stop in Biloxi.
    The casinos in Biloxi have been rebuilt since Katrina.
    Once you get south of Ocala Florida choose whether you want to go through Orlando or over through Tampa/St. Pete.
    Decide whether you want to see Miami before or after Key West.

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    I'm from Corpus Christi and have had many "adventures" to / in Key West. Following are some suggestions of things to do along the way and the "Key West Bucket List" from Capt. Tony's Saloon in Key West:


    1. Get off I-10 at Pensacola and take Hwy 98 along the coast until it meets up with U.S. 19 in Perry, Florida. Destin / Ft. Walton has some of the best beaches in the world.

    2. Take U.S. 19 south to Homosassa Springs State Park in Homosassa Springs

    3. Follow 19 down the coast to Holiday then get on Alt. 19

    4. Take Alt. 19 to Clearwater then head for the beach (Gulf Blvd.)

    5. Take Gulf Blvd. (etc.) to Ft. Desoto State Park (one of the best beaches in the world)

    6. Check out Sarasota and Ft. Myers Beach enroute to the Keys on I-75 / Turnpike

    7. Personally, I would spend the vast majority of my time in Florida from Homestead south.

    8. Check out all of the cities and state parks south of Homestead, and use the bucket list for some suggestions.

    9. Have an awesome Adventure!

    1. Drink a Pirate Punch or a beer (or 2 or 3) at Capt. Tony’s!
    2. Boat ride to Dry Tortugas National Park-Fort Jefferson
    3. Sunset cruise is a MUST!
    4. Hit the Last Chance Saloon in Homestead on the way down
    5. Stop at The Whistle Stop, Islamorada- home of "Tiki" John, RIP- inventor of The Rum Runner drink. More darts, couple RR's and some good eats off the menu...
    6. Get some pizza at the No Name Pub-best pizza in the world- about MM31. "A great place if you can find it" was their slogan. Ask some locals if you don't have a GPS- they'll tell you. Looks like a shack, but is one of the coolest places you'll find in the keys.
    7. Ride the Conch Train!
    8. Sit at Schooner Wharf all afternoon and listen to Michael McCloud
    9. Hit the beach and Snorkel at Zachary Taylor.
    10. Have your picture taken at the Southernmost Point!
    11. Hang your bra in Captain Tony's!!!!
    12. Enjoy a sunset at Mallory Square
    13. Stumble over to Louie’s Backyard
    14. Have a beer at Sloppy Joes (the owners of Capt. Tony’s might not agree with us on that one :^)
    15. Watch the late night shenanigans at Rick’s
    16. Breakfast at Blue Heaven!
    17. Breakfast at Pepe's!
    18. Take a snorkeling trip with Sunny Days Catamarans! It's a 3 hour trip... an hour out to the spot, an hour snorkeling and an hour back with free beer! LOVE IT!
    19. A visit to the Cuban Coffee Queen
    20. Gotta stop and have a drink at Garden of Eden. Strange place but it’s like no other! ‘
    21. Go see Pete & Wayne
    22. Have a fish sandwich at Bo's Fishwagon for lunch
    23. Stop at Finnegan's Wake for happy hour
    24. Go to a 5 o'clock sound check show at the Green Parrot
    25. Have some Conch Fritters and Key Lime Iced Tea at Mike’s on Mallory Square
    26. Have a drink at the Smallest Bar in Key West
    27. Hang out at Irish Kevin's listening to Jared Michael Hobgood
    28. Rent a moped
    29. Have a cheeseburger at Margaritaville
    30. Visit the cemetery
    31. Take a tour of the Key West lighthouse
    32. Take a tour of the Hemmingway House
    33. Do “the Duval Crawl”
    34. Watch a drag queen show
    35. Play drag queen bingo
    36. Drink a few Key Lime Coladas at the Sunset Deck Bar at The Westin!

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    Here's a few places to stop and rest on your way from TX to FL on I 10. Get off the I 10 at Exit 34 and go S on I 210 to Pat’s for outstanding cajun food. Or get off I 10 at Exit 30 A and go to Steamboat Bills for good cajun food and cold drinks.
    Pat’s of Henderson @ 1500 Siebarth Drive, Lake Charles, LA 337 – 439 – 6618.
    Steamboat Bills @ 1004 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 337 – 494 – 1070.
    Get off I 10 @ Exit 64 in Jennings, LA and go S on Highway 26 to Frey's Crawfish House for good cajun food for lunch or dinner. Be sure to check their hours.
    Frey's Crawfish House @ 919A North Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings, LA 337 - 246 - 5023.
    Get off I 10 at Exit 82 and go N to Hawk's for fresh crawfish. Get off at Exit 87 and go to Chef Roy’s.
    Hawk's Crawfish @ 415 Hawks Road, Rayne, LA 337 - 788 - 3266.

    Chef Roy’s @ 1131 Church Point Highway, Rayne, LA 337 - 334 – 7913.

    Get off I 10 at Exit 101 in Lafayette, LA then go S on Hwy. 182 which is N University. Go less than a mile to Creole Cafe for good country breakfast or plate lunch.
    Creole Cafe @ 1227 N. University Ave., Lafayette, LA 337 - 266 - 4648.
    Or get off I 10 at Exit 101 in Lafayette, LA and go S on Hwy. 182 which is N University. Go S on University and it becomes W University. Take a right on Johsnton St. and go three blocks and take a right on W St. Mary Blvd.then go one block where you will find Old Thyme Grocery for good road food and the best po boys in LA.
    Old Tyme Grocery @ 218 West Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette, LA 337 - 235 - 8165.
    Or get off I 10 in Lafayette, LA at Exit 101 and go S on Hwy. 182 which is N University. Go S on University and it becomes W University then it becomes E University. Go to Pinhook and take a right then go about 6 blocks to Blue Dog Cafe for great road food.
    Blue Dog Cafe @ 1211 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 337 - 237 - 0005.
    Get off I 10 at Exit 109 in Breaux Bridge and go S on Rees Street or Highway 328 and go to Le Cafe for outstanding Po Boys. Or get Off I 10 at Exit 109 and go N on Highway 328 which is Anse Broussard Highway also to Poche Bridge Road. Go N to Main Highway and Poche Market and Restaurant for good Cajun cuisine for lunch. This is a buffet so you might really like it if you are in a hurry. Cafe Des Amis has outstanding food and music on Wednesday nights. There's also Zydeco breakfasts on Saturday morning at 8:30.
    Le Cafe @ 124 Rees St., Breaux Bridge, LA 337 - 332 - 2500.
    Poche's Market and Restaurant @ 3015 Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge, LA. 337 - 332 - 2108.
    Cafe De Amis @ 140 East Bridge Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 337 - 332 - 5273.
    Get off I 10 at Exit 115 in Henderson, LA and go E on Highway 352 to Henderson Levee Road to Pat's Fisherman's Wharf for good cajun food. Go to Whiskey River Landing for good music and cold drinks. Robin's has good crawfish.
    Pat's Fisherman's Wharf @ 1008 Henderson Levee Rd., Henderson, LA 337 - 228 - 7512.
    Whiskey River Landing @ 1365 Henderson Levee Road, Breaux Bridge, LA 337 - 228 - 2277.
    Robin's Restaurant @ 1409 Henderson Hwy., Henderson, LA 337 - 228 - 7594. LD. ***

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    wow guys !! :D

    thank you very much for the wonderful info , i really appreciate it. you really gave me good tips to enjoy my trip :) thank you guys very much , and if u wanted to add anything else to the list please feel free

    Thank again guys

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