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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - TRAVEL -

The best time to visit the Florida keys is late fall through late spring when the air is cooler and drier. There is plenty to do in sum­mer; there no longer seems to be an off-sea­son.

Fresh trop­i­cal breezes and a vig­or­ous anti-mos­quito pro­gram kept most of the bugs at bay. The Florida De­part­ment of Health web­site up­dates daily and when I vis­ited in mid-July, they had not had a case of Zika in Mon­roe County, which in­cludes the south­ern edge of main­land Florida and the Keys.

Among the in­ter­est­ing places to stay are His­toric Key West Inns. Th­ese are bou­tique ho­tels cre­ated from lo­cal houses. They are cozy, with just a few dozen rooms, mod­ern­ized and lo­cated in Key West’s Old Town near restau­rants and Du­val Street.

The Florida Keys: fla-keys. com His­toric Key West Inns: his­torick­ey­west­inns.com The Stoned Crab: stoned­crabkey­west.com Ibis Bay Pad­dle Sports: key­west­pad­dle.com Blue Heaven: blue­heav­enkw.com Ernest Hem­ing­way Home and Mu­seum: hem­ing­way­home.com Mote Marine Trop­i­cal Re­search Lab­o­ra­tory: tinyurl. com/y9t8zvn9 Seren­ity Eco Ther­apy: seren­i­tyecogu­ides.com Tur­tle Hos­pi­tal: turtle­hos­pi­tal.org Lower Keys Un­der­wa­ter Mu­sic Fes­ti­val: low­erkeyscham­ber.com/fes­ti­val.php Hun­gry Tar­pon Res­tau­rant: hun­gry­tar­pon.com Photo di­ary: tinyurl.com/yd­h8kn68

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