Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside of your house with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a chartered day trip to Key West from Davis Tours (a $100 value). Trips depart the Tri-Rail Station at 10 a.m. on the following dates:
- Monday, May 16
- Wednesday, May 18
- Monday, May 23
- Wednesday, May 25
- Saturday, May 28
Davis Tours' fleet of luxury charter coaches and mini buses transports bipeds to desired destinations without the stress of manning the steering wheel. The day trip to Key West ferries travelers across the ocean in covered comfort, offering scenic sites for tourists and aquaphobic sea captains alike. Rubber-tired vessels leave the Tri-Rail Station at 10 a.m. and stop for lunch along the 126-mile road journey, which scales 42 bridges including the world-famous Seven Mile Bridge. Upon arrival in Key West at 2:30 p.m., guests are briefed on where to board for the return trip, and then set free to spend approximately six hours as they wish, from sightseeing, shopping, and dining to saving their favorite bus seat by sitting in it all day.
Aspiring scribes can take notes at Hemingway's estate, and modern-day conquistadors ogle sunken treasure at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. At dusk, visit Mallory Square, where musicians, acrobats, and vendors celebrate sunset as retreating heat rays romp through the painted sky. Visitors worn out from the day's festivities will depart Key West at approximately 9:30 p.m. on one of seven full-size luxury coaches or six cozy mini buses, arriving back in Fort Lauderdale around midnight. Each full-size motor coach comes equipped with a restroom, luggage space, and multiple TVs for when panoramic ocean views, prismatic sunsets, and sandy beaches grow redundant.
For the past three decades, the Davis Tours fleet of buses and motorcoaches have ferried tour groups to scenic locales, from the island landscapes of Key West to the killer-whale tank of the Miami Seaquarium. Their staff can plan entire custom trips, from transportation to meals, or they can simply furnish groups with a bus. The prepackaged tours, meanwhile, whisk groups through the Florida Everglades in an airboat or off to a Brazilian dinner theater show with unlimited sangria.