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Ocean Key Resort and Spa

Key West, Florida

No, it’s not a painting. Take a dip in this pool at the ocean’s edge at the Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West for the ultimate antidote to a northern winter. When hunger strikes, you won’t have to saunter far to reach the resort’s waterside restaurant, Hot Tin Roof. Which means you never have to give up the view.


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