03-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Hey Capt. Bob and any one else,
We are loading up the popup camper (in Richmond,VA) and going to the Keys the week of April 6-10. We have 3 kids (2, 5, 9) and I am looking for some "don't miss" locations from Miami to Key West.
This is what I have so far:
1) I have heard that Fiesta Key RV park (formally Fiesta Key KOA) and the Sugarloaf KOA are good camp grounds.
2) Feed the Tarpon at Robbie’s.
Help me fill the rest of the week with some kid friendly activities, restaurants, campgrounds......
A may be able to bring my 10' Jon boat too for a little close to shore fishing:D:fishing2::D
03-03-2009, 06:59 PM
This is gonna be a LOOOONNNGGG reply,,Get a Beer and pull up a chair
a quick stop in Key Largo to see the African Queen brings back some memories
tavernier stop at Flying Fisherman and buy some of their sun glasses (only brand I wear and they are not expensive)
Pennekamp State park is a good stop also
Down my way more on Grassy key is the Aqua ranch a free admission landlocked saltwater lagoon full of Huge Cobia and other fish being raised to eventually supply a seafood restaurant to be built on the property, you can feed the fish and swim with them etc..for a modest $$
a short ways down is a MUST SEE The Dolphin Research Center www.dolphins.org...I have a year long pass and visit weekly
Curry Hammock state park has won awards so google it
then there's Crany point park as well
How about a biplane ride out over the reef...it must be good as I see him flying almost every day and usually constantly every weekend,,,theres a helicopter also but he's not as popular as the biplane.
there's several snorkel boats that will outfit you and take you to the reef for a cool experience...good boat located next to Porky's @ near the 7 mile bridge
Bahia Honda State Park is cool as well
Key West is a whole 'nother world...Ripleys museum, tours, Duval Street the nightly Sunset party on white St with the vendors and shows just google keys events or tourism
Good food is every where i'm partial to the Island Rest and Tiki Bar just as you enter marathon...just look for the windsock on the helipad
look for No Name Pub on No Name Key and along the route look for the Tiny Keys deer a very rare species that are totally protected and roam about at will even in the day light
read some of Al B's posts on this sight for places he likes ( and I agree)
If I was bringing a camper I'd stay at the jolly roger campgrounds on Grassy key...almost dead center in the keys ..easy short access north or south for day trips
If ya have specific question...just ask