Key West is one of my favorite spots for a quick and fun island getaway. Two of my girlfriends and I decided to leave the kids with the husbands for a few days and head down to the Keys in search of some R and R.
We stayed at the Hyatt Centric Key West which is located on Front Street, just a couple blocks from the hustle and bustle of Duval Street and Mallory Square.
The hotel was great- comfortable rooms (we had a view of the ocean) and all the amenities you’d need including a pool, ocean-front bar and restaurant, Jala spa, and all sorts of water sport and boat rentals and charters.
This was the incredible view from the bar area on our last morning.
Unfortunately it POURED for the majority of our trip, but we certainly ate, drank, and caught up on our sleep.
We tried conch fritters at Schooner Wharf Bar as soon as we got into town, per our cab driver’s recommendation. This restaurant had a fun vibe and live music, but the food wasn’t anything to write home about. It’s a great spot for a beer on the harbor.
We had to play tourist and check out Hog’s Breath, since the other location of this iconic bar is in Destin!
We dined at Hot Tin Roof at Ocean Key Resort and Spa the first night and I had one of the best wedge salads of my life.
That creamy garlicky dressing was the stuff dreams are made of.
Our first full day was full of rain, rain, rain, but I still convinced the girls to trek through the downpour to get to Blue Heaven for brunch. Jason and I loved it here on our previous visit and thankfully the girls were good sports.
Bloody Marys make the hour-long wait in the rain much more enjoyable. 😉 Blue Heaven is so much fun. There are chickens and roosters roaming around everywhere and the brunch menu is spot on. We shared a bowl of beautiful fresh fruit and a scrumptious slice of banana bread to start.
The star of the show as the BLT Benedict- bacon, lobster, and tomato. We all opted to add avocado to ours and every bite was perfection.
More rain meant a glorious afternoon of napping- my favorite!
We had dinner at Bliss Restaurant that night, but I failed to snap any pictures. I highly recommend it, though! Bliss is a seafood and Latin fusion restaurant and we all shared a few tapas style dishes. Of course we had to try the “Best Fresh Guacamole Ever” and it lived up to the name. We ordered two portions! Bliss is just a block off of Duval, so perfect before hitting the bars.
The girls were again such good sports and happily went along with me to Aqua Nightclub for a drag show.
Y’all. SO MUCH FUN. If you are in Key West, you’ve just gotta go to a drag show! It’s all fun and games and a barrel of laughs. This was my second time at the Aqua show and I’d recommend it, for sure.
After another incredible night of uninterrupted sleep, we woke up to SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!! I’ve seriously never been so happy to see the sun in my life.
I enjoyed a 50-minute hot stone massage at Jala Spa that morning and then parked myself on a beach chair for the rest of the day.
We chose to lounge on the sundeck right over the water and it was just heaven on earth. A waiter came around and made sure our drinks were full and served us lunch. I think I could just live on that sundeck.
After lounging in the sun all day and getting more sun than we probably should have, we cleaned up and took a ferry over to Sunset Key for dinner.
I wanted the girls to experience Latitudes, a restaurant that spills right onto the beach on Sunset Key. Jason and I discovered it on our last visit here and just loved it. The scenery is absolutely incredible.
We ate like royalty and stuffed our faces with creamy burrata, fried green tomatoes, seared tuna, lobster crusted grouper, wagyu beef, and pineapple bread pudding. This restaurant and experience rank pretty high in my list of travels. Some of the most breathtaking scenery I’ve ever witnessed!
We took the ferry back to main land and enjoyed one last blissful night of sleep before heading home to our husbands and babies.
What a trip! Can’t wait to go back.