The 4th of July in Key West Without Fireworks?
Don’t miss: Our First Impressions of Key West
After breakfast we were energized and excited to head downtown for the day. I packed a few SOYJOY bars in my bag, threw my new Pause The Moment #LIVING shirt on and I was ready to rock!
Cuban Coffee Queen
Our first stop of the morning was to the best coffee joint in town. The Cuban Coffee Queen is well known around these parts for the most delicious Cuban coffee that you’ll get your hands on in the Keys.
I should also mention that it is also home to this really cool Key West Postcard mural!
With coffee in hand, we made our way down to the most popular place to visit in all of Key West. Can you guess where that is?
The Southernmost Point
The Southernmost point is a colorful, larger than life cement buoy that tourists flock to as soon as they arrive in Key West. Believe me when I say we’ve had people tell us that you didn’t visit Key West if you didn’t get a chance to visit the Southermost point buoy. Seriously, people?
I’m not exaggerating when I say that there was a line at least a half hour long just to get a photo in front of this thing. Wait, what line?
We laughed as we passed by the people standing in line to get a chance to take a photo with a concrete block. If anything it just motivated us to figure out a way to skip the line and get the heck out of here!
Hacking the Southernmost Point
Okay so here’s the scoop. I’m going to tell you how you can skip the line and get yourself a photo in front of the Southernmost Point. You ready?
Step 1. Stand in front of the small wall that guards the beloved buoy.
Step 2. Camera man, get your trigger finger ready because you need to be QUICK!
Step 3. Once the family snaps their photo behind you, they will proceed to the right. Hurry! Another family is going to be moving into your photo from the left. Shoot the damn photo already!
Step 4. Review the photo on the screen of your photo to make sure that there are no
stupid kids distractions in the background. If all looks good, turn around to the crowd and wave as you head back into town without wasting an hour of your life trying to get a photo with a cement block.
Step 5. Thank me later.
Modes of Transportation in Key West
There’s a hell of a lot of modes of transportation here in Key West. Buses, trolleys, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, golf carts, stretch golf carts, pedi-cabs and so much more!
Lunch at Caroline’s Cafe
It was blazing hot and we we’re looking for a nice place to cool down. Coincidentally enough, we passed by Caroline’s Cafe and I remembered that a friend of mine had recommended a few different restaurants to check out in during our time in Key West and Caroline’s Cafe was one of them. We quickly turned back and snagged a nice little table on the patio area that had fans and mist blowing around. Perfect.
Robert, the owner of Caroline’s Cafe stopped by our table to say Hello and even offered to take a photo of us. What a guy!
Moving on to the food which was excellent I must say.
Starters: Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Ryan’s Lunch: Cajun Blackened Chicken Sandwich
Liz’s Lunch: Yellowfin & Greens Salad
When it rains, it pours…
It’s July 4th, so you would expect to see all sorts of photos from my of fireworks bursting in air, right? Would you believe me that about an hour after lunch it started to pour from the heavens? The worst part is that it continued on this way throughout the night.
Needless to say we didn’t get to see any fireworks on the 4th of July here in Key West. We were really looking forward to seeing them but what are you going to do?
Have you seen the fireworks display in Key West? If so, leave a comment below telling us what we missed out on!