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 +Sometimes giant cruise ships stop by that are bigger than the island. Key West is made to handle those giant waves of people, so there are a lot of tourist shops selling "lobster-trap" stuff.
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 +==== Any Time of Day ====
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 +[[https://fogartysofkeywest.com/flyingmonkeys/|Flying Monkeys Bar]] has the best daiquiris with a long menu of options, and at least one non-alcoholic slushy for kids. It's a bar facing the street outside a more formal restaurant. Good place to stop before spending time outside in the heat, or as a way to get out of the heat.
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 +==== Plan Ahead ====
 +Any watersports or boat rentals: decide ahead if you want to do them so you can make the arrangements.
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 +== Possibly-free Parking ==
 +[[https://goo.gl/maps/pi9XuKW2aCA2|Smathers Beach]] is a nice beach, and not the most crowded.
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 +[[https://goo.gl/maps/NT2EJMPognC2|Dog Beach]] is a tiny, secluded beach with easy street parking.
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 +== Bridge ==
 +During your commute: try to find part of the bridge with an open pedestrian walkway. I don't know which are open when but keep an eye out. Be careful, you have to carefully park in usually a dirt parking area outside it! They seem to mostly be on the west side of the keys.
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 +{{ :walkway_bridge.png?direct&400 |}}
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 +== Sunset ==
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 +At Mallory Square, there's a sunset celebration and typically street performers and a friendly crowd. [[https://www.mallorysquare.com/sunset-celebration/|Info here]].
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