For the Wilson's, Key West is the center of the world. KK, Mac's grandfather was a naval officer and settled in Key West with his wife and 8 children in late 40's. When your father in-law graduated from Key West High School (who knew that existed) and it's where you go to visit grandma and all the Wilson Clan, you become an honorary conch. I had a wonderful time celebrating my 31st there and if you ever find yourself in KW here are some places you must visit; My fav spots!
Pepe's is the oldest restaurant in KW and we enjoyed Fabulous Bloody Mary's there for my Birthday Brunch. Pepe's has a great outdoor patio with hanging chandeliers that is the perfect place for lunch or brunch!
B.O.s fish wagon is another great sport for lunch for drinks! The owner, Buddy Owen went to HS with my father in-law and the atmosphere is sooooo Key West. It's definitely a spot you don't want to miss
Gallery On Green is a local gallery and I will post about them tomorrow. It's a phenomenal place and has amazing pieces by famous Cuban and American Artists.
My all time favorite spot has always been Louie's Backyard! I could go there every day and never get sick of it! It's a Victorian looking house with a great front porch and the back deck is built over the Water. It's the Best Spot in town!
Having Cocktails for my b-day!
The Wilson's absolutely Love Live Music so we had a ball at the Green Parrot during Sound Check! If you're not up for a late night, sound check goes from 5:30-7:30. You can go hear the bands practice before their night shows.
We've never had to stay at a Hotel in KW obviously, but if you are going down to vacation, The Casa Marina is the most beautiful hotel in town. It's also a great spot for dining or relaxing on the beach. It's been renovated and is absolutely stunning.
For the Best Cuban Sandwich and Bucci's (Cuban Espresso) in town, there is no other place than.........
I'm very sensitive to caffiene so I always get the mini bucci! It's just perfect for me.
Every time I'm in town I have to stop by to see my favorite Party Girl, Mimi! Mimi is Uncle Mike's beloved Bird and she loves to have a good time!
Other places to visit that we didn't get to this go round are Turtle Crawl's and Salute's. They are both on the water and have phenomenal views!
And of course the Best Location is always Grandma's house and nothing is better than swimming in her canal with our fav friends!
There are the tourist places on Duval that you might want to check out, but you certainly won't find any locals there. KW is absolutely a great spot and The Wilson's are lucky to call it-HOME!