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2 nights before cruise from Miami - I'm thinking Key Largo

2 nights before cruise from Miami - I'm thinking Key Largo

Old Aug 14th, 2014, 05:24 PM
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2 nights before cruise from Miami - I'm thinking Key Largo

I have booked flights to arrive in MIA two days before we cruise on Reflection this January.
We have previously spent time in Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale so I was thinking renting a car and staying in Key Largo. We could then drive part way to Key West on the middle day. We did already visit Key West as a cruise stop. Plan right now is a hotel room in Key Largo, likely Holiday Inn. We are not yet retired (close though) and active. Any suggestions for other itineraries or changes, additions to what I propose? Thanks, Nigel
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Old Aug 14th, 2014, 06:49 PM
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we always head non stop to Key West but have always wanted to stop at the Coral Castle in Homestead. It is an amazing house built by one man.
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If you decide to stay in Key Largo, be sure to spend some time at the John C. Pennecamp State Park. Excellent snorkeling!
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Old Aug 15th, 2014, 03:52 AM
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I enjoy John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo. They have a coral reef there and a really interesting glass bottom boat ride they the coral. Very informative and pretty.

This might be a bit out of your way, but Shark Valley in the Everglades is pretty cool. You can either bike the loop or take a tram. Tons of gator and neat landscape.
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http://coralcastle.com/
I would do a snorkeling trip in Key West at least.
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All depends on what you like. Personally, having been to the other places I think a quiet getaway on Sanibel and Captiva would be nice but hopefully wherever you end up it will be memorable.
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John Pennenkamp State Park is great. Look at the Hampton Inn in Key Largo. It even has a tiny beach. We stayed there in June on our way to Key West and really enjoyed the glass bottom boat in the park.
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Thanks for the replies. One of us won't snorkel but the glass bottom boat could be a treat.
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I would choose Islamorada. We had a wonderful stay there recently at Cheeca Lodge:

http://polloplayer.wordpress.com/201...-3-islamorada/
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