Day 4 of our Key West with kids trip was filled with pool time, delicious food and great entertainment. After our fantastic day on the FURY Water Adventure on Day 3, we were ready to sit back and dip our toes in the pool. That’s exactly what we did.
Casa Marina Pool
As guests of the The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria hotel, you have privileges at the Casa Marina Resort. This more upscale property is a 5-minute walk from The Reach. We packed out stroller and headed to Casa Marina.
This hotel is stunning. It has beautiful architecture and an elegance that you don’t typically see in Key West.
There are two pools and a beach, which is smaller than The Reach. Most of the lounge chairs were taken, but the pool attendant quickly approached us and escorted us to a set of chairs under an umbrella on the far corner of the pool. It was a perfect spot.
Tom took the girls to the pool while I set up our things and enjoyed some small talk with the pool guy.
For a few hours we played in the pool, ate lunch (ordered from the poolside restaurant) and of course had the traditional afternoon Popsicle provided by Casa Marina. It was perfect on such a hot summer day.CasaMarinaResort.com 1500 Reynolds Street Key West 305-296-3535
Dinner at A & B Lobster House
It was Tom’s choice! He read great reviews on Yelp and decided it was a great spot for a special dinner.
A&B Lobster House is not your typical Key West restaurant. It is far more formal than what you normally see in and around Duvall Street. The service was superb and the food delicious. I might mention that my Mango Mojito was perfect! Prices are high but you get what you pay for – great service, great food and a very pretty setting.
If you are still reliant on a kids menu you won’t find one here. Thankfully the restaurant is affiliated with a more casual dining spot downstairs that has the typical kids items. My 6 year old ordered a shrimp cocktail from the A&B Lobster House menu and loved their breadbasket.
Mallory Square Sunset Festival
Every night beginning an hour or so before sunset the sidewalks around Mallory Square fill up with vendors selling beautiful artwork, lemonade icees and ice cream, plus there are a few fortune tellers. The best part of the Mallory Square Sunset Festival is the street theater.
The performers set up a rope on the ground outlining the stage and holler and cackle for a crowd to watch their show. This night we 1st watched Dr. Juice, a 50-something very limber man! His stunts were impressive and his narration was amusing. We also spent time watching the unicycle guy do all sorts of dares on top of a very high bike. Other performs, like the “fire girl” also performed.
Here’s a peek at a Mallory Square Sunset Carnival: