“Sailing away to Key Largo”…. remember that song? Funny, but its one that kept replaying in my mind over and over on our recent trip to Key Largo. Many things were memorable from that amazing trip, primarily the Key Lime Pie and the beautiful sky!
It was my first trip to the Florida Keys and my husband and I decided to go for a day trip while visiting Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. The Keys are just a short drive south and a super easy doable trip.
We were not disappointed, the weather was absolutely perfect, not a cloud in the sky and even still considered low season with low crowds, an added plus!
First Stop-State Park
Our first stop was to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Beautiful park nestled in the beautiful waterways and outdoors. You could spend all day here as there is so much to do.
There are two small beach areas to sun your buns with beautiful views. I took some amazing pictures of the beach and water there. I can still picture myself sitting, looking out into the beautiful water which was so crystal clear.
You can kayak right around the waterways there, or hop a boat to snorkel, dive, or just enjoy the beautiful coral reefs via glass bottom boats. Would of love to have done that but we just ran out of time. That will definitely be on the list of things to do when we return back.
Of course when you are in the Keys, you must grab some Key Lime Pie, right? Absolutely! So it wasn’t too far down the road where you start seeing signs for this classic dessert.
We decided on Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen which has been serving Key Lime Pie since 1976. There was a table right out front and it was the perfect spot to enjoy a slice of lime goodness in the middle of the afternoon.
Wow, the pie was just delicious. We split once slice and have never had Key Lime Pie this good! It was so creamy and delicious and not too tart. The graham cracker crust was crunchy and a hint of sweetness; perfect thickness paired with the filling. A marriage made in heaven of sorts.
No fancy plating needed here because the pie totally speaks for itself.
However, the best part was the whipped cream spread all over the top and getting a bite of all three of these components together was the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Yum, yum!! I think I will remember that forever! Talking about it makes me crave another piece and I regret we didn’t get two slices. Lesson learned…..
Final Stop-Sunset Dinner
Our final stop was the most perfect dinner experience yet. When you are in the Keys it’s a must to watch the beautiful sunsets. There is just nothing like watching the sun set in paradise.
Snook’s Bayside made this possible. If you are ever there, definitely check it out! Not only is it located right on the water, but has the perfect outdoor seating that overlooks the water for the perfect viewing of the sunset.
I really loved the live vocalist during dinner. He was awesome and it made you feel like you were in Margaretville.
They also have this cute area just off the patio seating to grab a drink and tables to view the sunset.
Also, if seafood is your love, this checks that block as well.
It was so hard to decide what to order so we went with a few appetizers of bacon wrapped shrimp, scallops, and lobster bites. Everything was so delicious and perfectly cooked. The lobster bites were our favorite. Delicious and perfect cooked lobster enveloped with a light fried batter. Mercy me!
The grand finale to our day in Key Largo was that amazing sunset. Wow, it was absolutely incredible. After an awesome dinner, one of the best sunsets I have ever seen was our goodbye to a perfect day in paradise.
I could totally get use to this!