Key West is certainly an interesting place. We enjoyed the Conch Train Tour and were thankful for all that we got to see. After the tour we found a place for lunch and walked around. We visited the Lighthouse and walked to the Southern Most Point marker, then over to a public beach. Although Key West has a lot to see and do, we were all glad to finally get back on the ship that afternoon.
It was great to see Key West and get a "feel" for the place. Unfortunately, the driver did not stop at the thing we most wanted to see -- the Hemingway house -- but whipped on by. He went too fast past a lot of interesting things, making it difficult to take pictures. Oddly, he stopped for a long time at a nondescript intersection to yak about his grandkids. So we weren't pleased with the driver.
I booked through the access desk to be sure my wheelchair could be handled. I was assured it could. We took my collapsible chair just to be safe. Glad we did because the train could not accommodate a power chair. Other than the struggle of boarding and getting off, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
If you want to see all parts of the island, and have limited time, (or wish to save your feet,) the narrated trolley is a good choice. You can get off and on at any of several stops if you want to investigate something.
We loved this excursion. It was very informative and gave us time to get off and see the things we wanted to see before heading back onto the ship. We got to see Earnest Hemmingway's home and a few other points of interest.
The buildings, and all the restoration going to preserve the history there is great to see. It really is a beautiful place. I would love to have a vacation there again to see more of the city and explore it even more.
I have been here with other guests and have taken the Conch Train Tour 4 times now. Every driver has different things they tell you-overall-you learn about the history of Key West. Most of the bars/restaurants are open while the ship is in port. Not to far to walk from the ship to any shopping areas.
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