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  1. Just FYI, the Duval Loop will cost $1 to ride once it reopens.
  2. FYI, Hemingway may have said this, but it’s not accurate. The highest point on Key West is Solaris Hill which is by the cemetery. It is about 18 feet above sea level.
  3. The Cafe, across the street from Kojin mentioned above, has many vegan choices. You can look at their menu online.
  4. I think Thirsty Mermaid has the best quality oysters. Pepe's also has a great deal on oysters. They are $1.25 each all day.
  5. keywester33

    Crab claws

    For the freshest possible claws, go to Eaton Street Fish Market. Likely fresher and less expensive than restaurants.
  6. Yes, stop 4 is close the docks at Mallory Square and Pier B. It is also close to the drop off and pick up point for the shuttle if you dock at the outer mole pier.
  7. They’ve been trialing closing off some blocks on weekend evenings. It’s not clear what the end result will be. Old Town is so congested, it’s hard to close a major street without causing gridlock elsewhere, especially during the day when you have deliveries, Conch Train tours and trolleys.
  8. Are you referring to the free bus? This is the route it takes: https://www.carfreekeywest.com/duval-loop-bus The gardens are at Higgs’ Beach near the intersection of Atlantic Blvd and White Street. The bus does not go out there. The closest stop would be either stop 11 or 12 and it is just under a mile walk from there.
  9. Happy to help. If you look at the map, https://www.carfreekeywest.com/duval-loop-bus , stop 10 is a block from the Southernmost Point. From the Southernmost Point, you would walk east one block to Duval Street, go left, and the Butterfly Conservatory is about 1/2 block up on the left. The aquarium is about a block from stop 4. It is right near the cruise ship docks. From the Butterfly Conservatory you can walk 1/2 block north on Duval and catch the Duval Loop at stop 11 at United Street and take it all the way back up to stop 4 at the aquarium. if your party gets tired, or doesn’t want to wait for the bus, an Uber is under $10 for up to 4 people anywhere in Old Town. Enjoy your visit!
  10. Yes, The Duval Loop bus is free.
  11. Taxi, Uber, Lyft, or the hop on hop off Trolley. you can also rent bikes, scooters or an electric car.
  12. I’ve used it many times. It’s a great way to get around Old Town. The busses can be crowded when multiple cruise ships are in town, but it’s rare to see one completely full. if you pull up https://www.kwtransit.com/m on your cell phone and select Duval Loop, you can select the stop you are at to see when the next bus will arrive. There is also a live map you can view to see where the busses are. This is not really a replacement for the hop on hop off trolleys since they have a longer route and do a narrated tour, but if you get tired of walking, it’s a great way to get from Point A to Point B. This site has a map map of the route: https://www.carfreekeywest.com/duval-loop-bus
  13. The link posted above has the route map. There are also route maps on the bus. The bus is not narrated and is not a tour, but the drivers are friendly and will answer questions or tell you where to get off for certain attractions.
  14. As long as you have a ticket you can get on anywhere on the route. There is a ticket office at Duval and Truman since that is also one of the three stops on The Conch Train, which is a shorter tour run by the same company that’s stays in Old Town. The guide does give a general overview of Key West history as you leave the first stop, but nothing that would prevent you from enjoying the rest of the tour.
  15. Everyone likes different things, but I’m not a fan of the gulf carts. They are still exposed to the outdoor conditions and you will have to deal with the same parking restrictions as a car. By the time you rent one and pay to park, you can easily cover a couple taxi or Uber rides around town. If you do decide to rent one, be sure to get an electric one. Many of the gas powered ones are very noisy and spew fumes making it not very pleasant to drive around in.
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