Wow! That is all I can say to describe Key West and the drive down there. We left Boca Raton and drove four hours through the Florida Keys to reach Key West. Every part of the Keys was beautiful! The bridges, the island, I could not believe when we finally got to Key West. It was a busy afternoon. My family and I strolled around the main city area, visited highlight spots, watched the Blue Angles, and went to Fort Zachary and the beach. However, there were two best parts of my day.
First, my family went to Mallory square to see the best view of the sunset. I was not let down. My brother was intrigued by the performers on the square, but I was drawn in by the beautiful scenery before, during, and after the sunset. I have never seen anything like it before. I could not stop taking pictures and taking in the beauty. It felt like forever before the sun set, but once it started, it quickly ended, leaving behind only pink rays before turning completely dark. It was breathtaking. Luckily, I was glad that my night didn’t end there.
After watching the beautiful sunset at Mallory square, my mom told us that we had to eat at a well known and delicious Cuban restaurant. El Siboney is located at the corner of a neighborhood in key west, apart from the hectic and lively city in the middle of the island. When we got there, the restaurant already had a thirty minute wait, but my mom would not leave Key West without eating there so we waited. Good thing we waited because I would have regretted the decision if we had left. The food was delicious and traditional, and the service was incredible. We ordered conch chowder, roast pork, tamales, steak, and chicken. For dessert we had key lime pie and flan. I have never eaten anything better than the foods in that meal and I am not lying. I understood why the restaurant was well known and why people waited even though it was a long wait. The only entree I wish we could have tried was their paella, but that had to be ordered an hour in advance.
We stayed at the Marriott Key West Beachside Hotel that night.