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Looking for ideas family with toddlers

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Looking for ideas family with toddlers

We are staying at Key COlony Beach for a week in mid april. Looking for options. We have 4 adults and 3 toddlers aged 1-4 in our group (and my pregnant wife). We are planning on renting a boat for a day and going for a picnic on an island, maybe fishing while the kids nap, etc. We are staying at Sea Isle Condos. Any great ideas on what we should definitely not miss? Also where is the closest walmart type place where our friends can get diapers etc so we don't have to bring them on the plane.

thanks!

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1. Re: Looking for ideas family with toddlers

There is a K-Mart, Winn Dixie, and Publix very close by, Downtown Marathon. Don't waste room in your luggage.

I'm far out of my comfort zone suggesting things for 1 - 4 y/o's. Sorry.

You could go to the turtle hospital. The 4 y/o might be old enough, but it'd be close.

Sombrero Beach would be nice.

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2. Re: Looking for ideas family with toddlers

1. MARATHON: Rotary Field of Dreams MM 52, oceanside (75th Street and U.S. 1)

Your children will be talking about this large playground for a long time to come. It offers a wooden replica of Thomas the Train, plus plenty of tunnels, swings, and a sandbox with a toothy, make-believe shark. There is plenty for toddlers and older kids.

2. Key Colony Beach MM 53.5: http://www.keycolonybeach.net/citymap.html

7th Street, children's playground (annexed off of the City public golf coarse) offers the following equipment: sliding boards, swings, merry-go-round, tetherball, dome gym climber, swinging bridge, see-saws and spring hobby horses. Not to mention the public restrooms.

3. public fishing pier on ocean at KCB Cabana Breezes restaurant (next to Cabana Club)

4. Marathon's Sombrero Beach (MM50) with fishing pier, oceanside (Turn off U.S. 1 at Sombrero Beach Blvd. (in between the TWO grocery stores- Publix & Winn Dixie), and drive to the end). This 12.6-acre beach is one of the most popular stops in Marathon for good reason. The beach was renovated in 2003 with creative landscaping and other amenities. It offers walkways, picnic areas and a roped off swimming area. Sombrero Beach in Marathon is a nice public beach; it has lots of sand, palm trees, great bathrooms, and gorgeous sunsets off the far end of the beach during the winter months. There are also mangrove islands nearby that are great fun to kayak through. You can call and arrange for Marathon Kayak to deliver kayaks to the beach.

Marathon's Sombrero Beach (MM 50)- public fishing pier on ocean at Sombrero Beach Rd.

5. Dolphin Research Center

Educational and research center offers swim with dolphin programs. Reserve in advance.

6. Theatre of the Sea - Marine animal park offers swim programs with dolphins and other sea animals.

7. Nature Center of Crane Point Hammock

http://www.cranepoint.net/ Museum of natural history and wild bird center in 63-acre park.

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3. Re: Looking for ideas family with toddlers

Thank you!!

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4. Re: Looking for ideas family with toddlers

Ditto Theatre of the Sea - it will be a great way to spend a day. And spend another day over at Bahia Honda beach.

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5. Re: Looking for ideas family with toddlers

WEBPAGES for Florida Keys islands: for description of “things to do by island” and TONS of information:

http://www.floridakeys.com/maps/marathon.htm

•Bahia Honda State Park ( MM 36-39)

Marathon is less than 15 minutes from Bahia Honda, Conde Nast rated one of the top beaches in the country (several years ago). The absolute best beach in the Florida Keys is at Bahia Honda State Park floridastateparks.org/bahiahonda/images/visi…

Crystal clear waters and soft sand beach; this is Bahia Honda State Park. The palm - lined beach, remote location and sparkling waters await you just beyond the Seven-Mile Bridge. Blessed with two beaches - a rarity in the Florida Keys - Bahia Honda's sheltered, calm waters offer safety and comfort in a South Seas setting. Tropical plants abound, and a nature trail follows the shore of a tidal lagoon. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, picnicking.

It is a wonderful place to spend a day. There are also snorkel boat tours there that go out to Looe Key; which is the best snorkeling in the Keys. The state park is so large and has so many different beach areas located throughout the park, you can find a more secluded place if you want. Plus much much more…. fishing, boating and camping are available at the recreation area.

Here’s the KCB “Recreation” link:

http://www.keycolonybeach.net/recreation.html

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6. Re: Looking for ideas family with toddlers

Also, for a sweet tooth stop, my new cleaning gal recently recommeneded this cupcake shop to me: http://www.sweetsavannahs.com/

Marathon, FL Bakeshop

Sweet Savannah's

11287 Overseas Hwy

Marathon, FL 33050

located across from Burger King, on Oceanside.

Contact Sweet Savannah's today at 305-743-3131

Please click here to view our menu.

Welcome to Sweet Savannah's bakeshop, where homemade cupcakes are always made with unconditional love! We offer a huge selection of customized cakes, homemade cupcakes, and other delicious pastries. Visit our bakeshop in Marathon, FL.

Sweet Savannah's offers a delicious line of food including:

• Coffee

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• Ice creams

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