Opening “The Gates” to an authentic Key West experience
The Gates is a new boutique hotel in Key West offering an intimate setting that invites guests to celebrate the island’s colorful history and creative spirit. Mixing contemporary design and retro Floridian flair, The Gates Hotel features guestrooms with modern amenities that uniquely combine upscale sophistication and polished service with the island’s casual laidback vibe
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KEY WEST HALF MARATHON TRAVEL
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The Key West International Airport has commercial service and both the Key West and Marathon airports have charter service, general aviation and rental service. American Airlines operated by American Eagle, Delta,US Airways and United (operated by Silver Airways) provide service to Key West. The airport in Marathon is approximately 110 miles south of Miami; Key West airport 158 miles. For specific information on how to get here including direct fights to Key West, go to fla-keys.com/gettinghere.
A leisurely drive from Miami and an opportunity to drive the only designated All-American Road in Florida. Only 30 other roads in the nation have received this highest recognition possible under the National Scenic Byways program. To reach the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, bypass the traffic of the City of Miami by taking I-95, I-75, or FL-836 to the Florida Turnpike, south. Card Sound Road offers an alternate route to Key Largo. Greyhound Bus Lines (1-800-231-2222), The Keys Shuttle (305-289-9997) and Florida Keys Express Shuttle (305-743-7454) serve the Florida Keys, Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport. Greyhound also services Marathon and Key West airports. Once you arrive in the Florida Keys, you may not need a car. In Key West you can park at the Park-n-Ride garage at 300 Grinnell Street in Old Town. You’ll do and see more on foot. Potential RV Camping visitors should consult with our RV Camping grounds for advanced reservations.
On your drive down to the Key West Marathon in Key West, FL, The Florida Department of Transportation encourages travelers to use the 511 Traveler Information System before hitting the road to stay up-to-date on crashes, congestion and construction along their route. The 511 system provides information on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, including those traveling near the marathon location such as I-95. Click here for more info on the 511 Traveler Information System.
Sail through America’s Caribbean. All channels are well-marked. Marinas abound. And dock space is available. Key West Express: 3 to 3.5 hour daily passenger ferry departing from Ft. Myers year-round and seasonal service from Marco Island. 1-888-539-2628 www.seakeywest.com
A MARKER FOR EVERY MILE
Down here in the Keys, the Overseas Highway is like our Main Street. And the best way to get around is to know the mile marker of your destination. These little green signs that dot our highway every mile begin just south of Florida City with number 127 and run all the way down to zero in Key West. They’re like our addresses. If you know the mile marker of where you’re going, getting there is easy.
Once you are in the Florida Keys, please consider using alternative means of transportation. The Greyhound Keys shuttle runs the length of the destination. In Key West you can use convenient public transportation, taxis, pedi-cabs, tour trains, trolleys, bicycles or even your own two feet to see the sights.
Parking lots are located by race start/finish line area on the corner of Caroline & Margaret Street. Additional parking is one block away on the corner of Caroline & Grinnell, see map below.
About Key West
Key West is an island city located in the archipelago of the Florida Keys. This gorgeous, perennially sun warmed island is a choice vacation destination for avid sun seekers, deep-sea fishing enthusiasts, seafood lovers and other holiday-makers looking for some rest, relaxation and an awesome place for a marathon.
Key West, which also happens to be the southernmost city in the continental USA, is renowned for its year round amenable weather and laid back pace of life. However, the island has another claim to fame, for it is most commonly associated with literary greats like Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, John Dewey, Archibald MacLeish, John Dos Passos, Wallace Stevens, S. J. Perelman and many others. These famed writes spent much time in Key West and produced some of their best works when they were living on the island.
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