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60+ Things To Do for a Memorable Meeting of the Minds

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Sunset Pier in Key West is a great place to watch the sunset.

View of the Sunset Pier from our Key West Sail.

Tammy Camp’s Memorable Meeting of the Minds List:

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  • Let’s keep the record! Parrot Heads are the largest blood drive donors in the Keys each year. Donate blood for MOTM’s annual fundraiser at the Casa Marina.
  • Catch a performance by newer Trop Rock artist Isabella Stefania for sweet and fun trop rockin’ songs.
  • See the gorgeous 360 degree views of Key West from the top of the Lighthouse. Admission $12, look for $1 off coupons in one of the tourist coupon books all over town. Seniors 62 years+ is $9.
  • Grab a beer or cocktail at the quirky Smallest Bar in Key West (124 Duval St.)
  • If you’re getting to the island early, stop by the Trop Rockin’ Magazine “Tuesday on the Island” Party at the Sunset Pier from 4p – 7:30p.
  • Shop the mini mart at the Casa Marina for unique items not found elsewhere on the island. Check out HatLadyBling for some new swag, then grab a great adventure book based on a Jimmy Buffett song line from Author, Chip Bell.
  • Spend an hour swaying in the hammocks at the Casa Marina.

  • Eat a slice of pizza at Angelina’s Pizzeria on Duval St. …. Way better than that other pizza place (let the debate begin!).
  • Enjoy lunch overlooking the beach at Salute!
  • Drink the best Mojito at El Meson De Pepe’s Restaurant & Bar.
  • Make it to the Mac McAnally show at the Casa on Thursday night! His shows are full of interesting tidbits and great songs you may not know he wrote.
  • Eat up all the Key West Pink Shrimp you can find.
  • Spend a tranquil 45 minutes at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. General admission is $12, grab a coupon for $1 off in one of the tourist flyers. Seniors 65 years+ is $9.
  • Catch Radio Trop Rock’s show hosted by Mike Nash at the Schooner Wharf on Tuesday from 7p – 11p. Huge line up of talent.
  • Get your picture at the Southernmost Point (note: the line will be shorter when there are no cruise ships in port on 10/28, 10/31, and 11/2).
  • Get your picture at the US 1 Mile Marker 0 sign (intersection of Fleming St. and Whitehead St.)

Mile Marker Zero

 

  • Taste the best Pina Colada at the Southernmost Point Beach Cafe. The Cruzan Black Strap Rum floater is a must.
  • Take pictures of colorful roosters freely roaming the streets in Key West.
  • Class it up for an hour and enjoy a good glass of wine (very hard to find on Duval St.) at the Little Room Jazz Club.
  • Check out the picture of Jimmy Buffett at the Chart Room (Pier House hotel), the place where he pretty much started his career.
  • Do a little hot sauce taste testing at Peppers of Key West.
  • Enjoy breakfast (lobster bennedict is yummy!) at the Blue Heaven.
  • Pick up a scrumptious loaf of banana bread from the Blue Heaven gift shop (but NOT on Tuesday, because that’s when I get mine and it bums me out when I get there and they are already sold out!)
  • Everyone should experience a Mallory Square Sunset ONCE.
  • Then check out one of these spots for a less touristy, so much better Key West Sunset experience.

 

Trop Rockin' Magazine's Tuesday on the Island Party in Key West

Sunset from Sunset Pier.

  • Sit down, relax, enjoy the open air courtyard, a craft beer and listen to the singer/songwriters at one of the Pirate’s and Poet shows at First Flight Island Restaurant.
  • Rent a scooter. Lots of fun and quick to get around the island.
  • Eat breakfast at Harpoon Harry’s diner. Greasy spoon deliciousness.
  • Get your picture next to Jimmy Buffett’s sound studio (Shrimpboat Sound).
  • Oh my…. you’ve got to see the Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar at the Blue Macaw.
  • Stop in at the ultra-inclusive local dive bar, Bobby’s Monkey Bar. Drink prices are great and the karaoke is fun.
  • Catch the late show at Hog’s breath with Jimmy Parrish and the Waves.
  • Buy several new Trop Rock CDs to take home!

Cindy Muir’s Memorable Meeting of the Minds List:

  • Find Danny Rosado and you’ll find great Trop Rock music.
  • A Key West Sail is a must do and we always have so much fun. How about our newly added Don Middlebrook & Erica Sunshine Lee Afternoon Party Sail?

Key West Sail

  • Catch Dominique, the Cat Man at the sunset celebration at Mallory Square.
  • Stop by Island Books for a great selection of local authors’ books.
  • Wake up early and catch the Jim Hoehn gig at the Casa. It’s worth it.
  • Eat a frozen chocolate-covered Key lime pie slice – even available at the airport!
  • Enjoy an Italian dinner at Abondanza’s on Simonton Street – huge portions to share.
  • Don’t miss the Trop Rockin’ Magazine People’s Choice Awards Show at Dante’s on Wednesday night at 8pm!
  • Get an Oscar original pin at the MOTM Mini Mart.
Oscar of New Orleans

Always great to see Oscar of New Orleans.

  • Walk away with cool Jimmy Buffett memorabilia and raise money for charity at the MOTM live auction and raffles.
  • Visit the top floor of the Bull & Whistle, The Garden of Eden, if you dare to bare!
  • Catch a Jesse Rice performance, incredible Trop Rock songwriter and performer.
  • Get the $3 drink of the day at Margaritaville with your MOTM credentials.
  • Drink your morning bloody mary while listening to live music at the Casa pool bar.
  • Enjoy a great cheaper breakfast at Camille’s.
  • Always fun entertainers, catch the Thom & Coley duo show on Friday at Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon.
  • Visit the Mel Fisher Museum to learn about amazing treasure.
  • Catch a Scott Kirby show at Smokin’ Tuna. You’ll be delighted you did.

Scott Kirby Smokin' Tuna Saloon

  • Eat conch fritters at Schooner Wharf Bar.
  • Visit the Key West cemetery for some unique gravestone epitaphs.
  • Sign up for the Zonta Walk Parrot Head Team.
  • Have a chocolate martini at La Te Da.
  • Check out the local artwork from the man/artist who sets up on a corner near the Casa Marina.
  • Ride the Conch Train.
  • Relax at the Lighthouse Court and catch one of Kelly McGuire’s singer songwriter events.
  • Spend a little time relaxing in your hotel’s pool.
  • Visit the Hemingway House and find the monuments to the deceased six-toed cats. And actual six-toed cats!
  • Take time to seek out Trop Rock music at venues you haven’t seen.
  • Walk or bike around the Truman Annex for relaxing quiet time.
  • Eat dinner or lunch above the crowds at the Rooftop Cafe.
  • See if you can find Jimmy Buffett in the wall mural at the Bull & Whistle.
  • Wander through a few of the excellent art galleries on Duval Street.
  • Seek out the James Slater show. Unbelievably talented, he’s a big highlight of the lineup for MOTM at the Casa.
  • Stumble on over to Louie’s Backyard for a cocktail and the view.

We can’t wait to see you on the island. Have a fantastic week!
 

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