My husband is keen on visiting Key West so I want to sort out something as a surprise. Planning on driving, it's about an 8 hour drive, although we may stop for one night along the way. I like traveling back roads and taking it slow and easy. There used to be a vintage airplane shuttle out of Sanford (from the old Naval AS) but I fear they've gone belly up as I can't find any current info about it. That would have been neat but, barring that, drive it is.
I'm thinking a 4 or 5 night stay, somewhere on the quiet end of Duval Street (old town) - within walking distance but not sleeping in the middle of all the action. Would like to spend around $150 a night but could go higher if the place appeals. We like B&B's or small inns - would consider a hotel. Ambiance and character is important. I've looked at B&B's on the web but would like some personal recommendations if anyone has any since, so far, nothing has jumped out at me.
Thanks for any help.