Within a few miles of the resort are renowned attractions, including the shopping, dining and nightlife of pulsating Duval Street; Southernmost Point U.S.A. monument; historical Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum; exhilarating Mallory Square; Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum; Key West Lighthouse Museum; Key West Aquarium; Mel Fisher Maritime Museum; Dry Tortugas National Park; Fort Jeerson; Wreckers Museum; and much more.
Duval Street: The place to be, day or night, to shop, tour, dine, dance, sightsee and more! Duval Street is alive, pulsing with activity and dotted with Cuban cigar and roadside daiquiri stands, sidewalk cafés, famous restaurants and bars, including Sloppy Joe’s, The Bull and Whistle, Hog’s Breath Saloon and Captain Tony’s Saloon, to name a few. The original Jimmy Buet Margaritaville Cafe and souvenir gift shop are also located here. On certain nights, Duval Street becomes a carnival that lasts until dawn and beyond. The pub crawl in the area is sometimes called the “Duval crawl.” Travel to the northwest end where cruise ships dock at the Hilton harbor complex and to Mallory Square to watch the evening sunset.
Mallory Square: If there is one “must-do” in Key West, it is to experience a sunset at Mallory Square at the north end of Duval Street. Here, the disappearance of the sun is a ritual that’s toasted each and every night. Crowds gather on the sidewalk and are entertained by street performers, high-wire artists and other locals, many of whom earn their living doing this each evening. Estimated sunset time for early February is 6:15 p.m. Also located at Mallory Square is the Key West Museum, the Key West Historical Memorial Sculpture Garden and the Key West Shipwreck Historeum and Museum. For more information and photos, visit www.sunsetcelebration.org.
Casa Marina’s hotel concierge, located in the main lobby, can provide you with additional area information, visitor’s guides and maps.
RESORT RESTAURANTS and LOUNGES
A full breakfast buet is served daily in the Flagler Restaurant. While dinner options at the resort are limited, guests can savor tantalizing seafood and salads for lunch and dinner at the open-air Sun-Sun Beach Bar & Grill, nestled between the pools and beach. Enjoy exclusive access to ultra-ne dining at Manhattan’s famed Strip House, located at The Reach Resort. The Lobby Bar is the ideal place to start your evening before you venture out to spend the night on Duval Street. Daily room service
is also available for private dining. Ramblers Provisions Company provides guests with “to go” items, such as coee, ice cream, sandwiches, beer and wine.
O-site dining:The Florida Keys are known around the world for their cultural diversity. This is perhaps most clearly evidenced by the incredible variety of restaurants in the Southernmost City.THE MENU, a local dining guide, is available from the concierge in the hotel lobby, or visit www.keywestmenu.com.
Distinctive boutiques and gift shops are as much a part of the local charm as the gorgeous sunsets. Unique purchases can be found anywhere, at almost anytime, on Duval Street. National chain stores such as Banana Republic, Coach and Express are new additions in a town that does not boast even a single mall. Fast Buck Freddie’s is an amazing emporium of ne clothing, home decorations and gifts that townsfolk call the “Southernmost Bloomingdale’s.” Key West is a haven for the creative, and it shows in the many galleries and warehouses that oer local and nationally renowned artwork. And don’t forget to visit many of the T-shirt and knickknack stores for your Key West souvenir shopping.
2011 PBa Midyear Meeting Key West, Florida