Is it summer, wait I mean spring yet? Where did that last bite of frost come from? If you are like me, you are probably asking yourself “is it mid-May? Did I sleep through spring and summer and skip right back into fall?” Well, you might not like the answer. It is mid-May when the April Showers should have brought my May Flowers, but instead the late-spring frost actually just killed them. Sigh…… I don’t know why Mother Nature is so mad this year or why she can’t make up her mind on the season. Between having mountains of snow every other week, school lasting later into the summer and spring not wanting to make an appearance, I think it is time for a much needed southern-style vacation! And, when I say southern-style, I mean let’s go to the southernmost point on the Continental United States of America. Let’s drive until we can’t drive south any longer. Let’s take the last flight to paradise. Let’s take a much needed break!
Memorial Day Weekend is sneaking up around the corner and to most of us out there that means summertime. It’s a time to start thinking of planning our summer family vacation; summer sports camps and getting our white pants out of the back of the closet (by the way, it is fashionable to wear white pants all year round in Key West!) And, with all of the weather being so indecisive this year, why not plan your summer (or shall we still say winter) vacation as south as possible. Key West, the last city on Highway 1 South, is home to the Southernmost Point of the Continental United States of America. There is so much for families of all ages to enjoy together like watersports, fishing, shopping, museums, gourmet restaurants and beaches. There are also many celebrations going on throughout the summer as well that would be fun for all to attend. Those who love to eat should venture down for the Key Lime Pie Festival July 4th – 6th. Treasure hunters would enjoy Mel Fisher Days July 10th – 13th; and for the history and reading buffs there is Ernest Hemingway Days July 15th – 20th.
And, a hotel collection on the quiet end of the island off Duval Street that is within reach to all the fun and festivals is just where you should stay. The Southernmost Hotel Collection offers a room for every type of traveler. Southernmost Hotel in the USA, recently revitalized in 2012 with all new guest rooms, sits on the quieter side of Duval Street and allows beach access. Southernmost on the Beach offers a front row seat to the Atlantic Ocean’s sunrises and winter sunsets. And, The La Mer Hotel and Dewey House are the only beachfront bed and breakfasts in Key West! With your choice of 3 pools, 2 beaches – one private and one public, 2 pool bars, an oceanfront bar, The Southernmost Beach Café oceanfront restaurant for dining, a spa and many on-property activities you won’t find anywhere else on the island like it. With great summertime Stay and Save promotions, there isn’t another place around that will compare in amenities, location and value.