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Discover the charms of the southernmost city in the continental United States on top-rated Key West tours and experiences. Soak in the tropical, laidback vibe of the island and brace yourself for a fabulous Caribbean vacation with tons of exciting Key West attractions to visit including museums, beaches, historical treasures, gardens, aquariums, and national parks. A vacation getaway for Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and President Harry S. Truman, there are reasons aplenty why travelers worldwide gravitate towards Key West. Hike, bike, and enjoy a dose of history at the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, head to Mallory Square to enjoy a beautiful sunset, enjoy a boat tour, visit the Harry S Truman Little White House, and explore the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. With a range of curated West Florida tours, you can grab the best deals and discounts online!
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Our tips for Key West

  • Explore on foot. You only need a cab to take you from the airport to the hotel. Other than that, the best way to explore the island is on foot, on a bike or by public transportation. Stock up, save up. Eating out regularly in Key West can burn a hole in your pocket. Shop for local produce or stock up at the supermarkets. By eating in as much as possible, the savings can stack up quickly.
    • Sample the hearty Cuban cuisine. Tuck into a sumptuous Cuban meal and embrace the Cuban culture of Key West. The city is just 90 miles from the city of Havana, Cuba, so enjoying the cuisine is an essential part of the Key West experience.
    • Carry a sunscreen. Given the intense Florida sun, it's essential to pack protective gear like sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and light, breathable clothing to ensure your comfort and safety.
    • Respect marine life. When considering snorkeling or scuba diving, it's crucial to be considerate of the delicate coral reefs and marine life. Avoid touching or standing on the corals, and refrain from disrupting the underwater environment.

    Good to know

    Key West, situated at the southernmost point of the continental United States, is renowned for this geographic distinction. Tourists frequently flock to see the iconic Southernmost Point Buoy, which is prominently located at the intersection of South Street and Whitehead Street. In 1982, Key West amusingly protested against a U.S. Border Patrol roadblock by "seceding" from the United States and declaring itself the "Conch Republic." Ever since this humorous event, the city has commemorated its "independence" with lively festivals and events. During the 1930s, the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway resided in Key West for several years. Today, his former home has been converted into a museum and remains a popular attraction for tourists. Notably, the museum also houses descendants of Hemingway's six-toed cats, adding to its allure.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q: What is the best time to visit Key West?

      The best time to visit Key West is from March to May as the crowds are lesser and hotel rates are cheaper. The weather is also lovely for sightseeing, similar to winter's blissful 70s and 80s. If you are a budget traveler, avoid traveling during the winter months as Key West can get crowded and overall the rates are much steeper.

    • Q: How do I get around?

      There are options galore when it comes to getting around Key West. Old Town is quite small: two miles wide by four miles long. You can easily explore the city by walking, bicycling, taxis, electric rental cars, mopeds, pedi-cabs, city buses, and trolleys. So even if you don’t have your own transport, there are plenty of options to enjoy sightseeing.

    • Q: What are the must-see attractions in Key West?

      Key West boasts several prominent attractions, such as the Southernmost Point Buoy, Mallory Square, renowned for its sunset celebration, Duval Street, a hub for shopping and nightlife, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, and the Key West Aquarium.

    • Q: What are some local delicacies to try in Key West?

      While visiting Key West, be sure not to miss out on sampling the renowned Key Lime Pie, flavorful conch fritters, delectable Cuban sandwiches, fresh seafood delights, and the delightful key lime-based cocktails, such as the Key Lime Martini or Key West Rum Runner.

    • Q: What are the best outdoor activities to indulge in Key West?

      Key West presents a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy, including snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing charters, sunset cruises, kayaking, paddleboarding, and jet skiing. Additionally, you have the opportunity to venture to the Dry Tortugas National Park, which can be accessed by ferry or seaplane, offering exceptional snorkeling experiences and the chance to explore historical sites.

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