Walking up to 4 miles total throughout the day during group activities; uneven sidewalks and cobblestones.
At our accommodation, enjoy breakfast around the pool. Outside there will be delicious fresh cut fruits, cereal, bread, juice, tea, and coffee. In addition, there is made to order eggs and omelets, and variety of meats.
With a local expert, we’ll set out on foot to take a stroll and explore downtown Key West where we’ll hear some of the stories of the writers that made this island their home. During our walk, we’ll see the former homes and the favorite haunts of writers including Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway, Shel Silverstein, Robert Frost, and many local contemporary writers. Discover the literary heritage of Key West and find out how the island’s charm inspired and continues to captivate writers and poets. After our walk, we will visit the Hemingway House. Ernest Hemingway first visited Key West in 1928, arriving from Havana. We will learn about the life and times of Hemingway and his wife, Pauline, in Key West, and about the house itself. Personal touches are still visible throughout the house, from European antiques to trophies and skins, which are the legacy of Hemingway's African safaris. It was at the house that Hemingway produced some of his best-known works including “To Have and Have Not,” which is set in Key West. Descendants of his six-toed cat still flourish there. This activity ends at approximately 12:00 PM.
On your own to sample more of the local fare.
Free time. The Group Leader can provide suggestions for activities, or you can refer to the activity sheet provided in your welcome folder. If you are interested in Marine Archaeology, visit Mel Fisher Maritime Museum for it's many artifacts from 17th century shipwrecks. Meet up with your fellow Road Scholars at the Curry Mansion Inn's nightly happy hour with open bar and a variety of live music and entertainment from 5PM to 7PM.
On your own to explore the multitude of Key West eateries. Try Key West specialties like fresh caught fish, Key West pink shrimp, or spiny lobster. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.bar.
At leisure. You might like to explore more on your own, attend a performance or other event, or just relax.