Monday, May 23, 2011

For a Perfect Florida Keys Experience, Watch the Sun Set on Mallory Square

A fabulous Bluegreen vacation to The Keys would not be complete without watching the beautiful Key West sunset from Mallory Square. Mallory Square, a plaza just west of the northern part of Duval Street holds the Sunset Celebration, a nightly arts festival filled with arts and crafts, exhibits and attractions. Every day, during the precious minutes right before dusk, tourists and locals alike gather to the waters edge to watch the sun dip behind the horizon of the serene Gulf of Mexico. A romantic site to take back with you to your Bluegreen Resort villa.

Throngs of people gather with the gentle darkening of the sky westward to the harbor waterfront of Mallory Square. There, you are greeted by a slew of sights and sounds of the many street performers and vendors along the dock. All this just a short drive from your Bluegreen Resort villa at The Hammocks. You and your entire family are sure to enjoy the happenings on Mallory Square.

There are lots of things to see while you wait for the infamous sun to set. Catch the dynamic Will Soto, the tightrope walker extraordinare. If you're lucky, you'll be able to watch him walk on rope with the blazing sunset afire behind him. Snap a picture of this and you'll surely make your friends and family jealous as you regale them about your fantastic Bluegreen vacation.

You can also catch Bounce, OOO LA LA and Daniel an exhilarating theatrical schmorgasbord of juggling, unicycling, globe walking, equilibristics, music, mime, puppetry, audience participation and fast paced comedy. Your kids are sure to be entertained by these fun and colorful characters.

If you're hungry, you can always grab something at the many vendors peppering the Mallory Square Dock. Try some Key West conch fritters and some Key Lime Ice tea while you wait for mother nature's fabulous show to start. Or counter the Florida heat with a tropical fruit smoothie or a virgin pina colada! This is the icing on the cake of a fun-filled Bluegreen vacation with your family.

If it's souvenirs you're after to commemorate your Bluegreen vacation but you don't want to miss the sunset, peruse one of the many stalls and carts of arts and crafts from seashell and coral art to paintings of seascapes, jewelry and clothing. You're sure to find a unique Key West treasure while at Mallory.

When that precious moment finally arrives and the entire dock and horizon is awash in beautiful fiery reds and oranges, make sure you snap a ton of pictures to remember this beautiful moment from your unforgettable Bluegreen vacation. Soak in the sleeping sun and the murmurs of "oohs" and "aahs."

So if you're staying at the Bluegreen resort The Hammocks at Marathon, make sure you make that drive to Mallory Square where there's always a celebration of life and nature every night. It's mother nature's light show at its finest. You won't regret it.

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