Key West

Florida
The Southernmost City in the USA

Known for its laid back atmosphere and its colorful cottages, Key West is an extremely unique tropical island city. Being able to experience a taste of Caribbean culture without having to leave the United States has guests flocking to The Keys with anticipation for the azure waters, exotic greenery and historical landmarks.

On your next visit to “Conch Republic,” roam about the island like a local and grab a drink, shop and eat on Duval Street (don’t forget to stop by Margaritaville for that Cheeseburger in Paradise!)

In addition to amazing island fare, Key West is notorious for the number of historical sites to visit: Harry S. Truman’s Little White House, The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and the Curry Mansion Inn, to name a few.

Make sure to take a trip to the end of US Route 1 at Mile Marker 0 while you’re exploring. US 1 is known locally as the Overseas Highway (2,369 mile interstate that connects most major cities in the U.S.) and stretches from Maine to Key West. This marker, along with the Southernmost Point in the US cement buoy, is perfect for photo ops to commemorate your visit to Key West.

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Mallory Square
Noted as one of Key West's must see spots, Mallory Square is filled with local artisans, performers and is the best area to catch the breathtaking sunset each night.
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Dry Tortugas National Park
Visitors rave about gorgeous Dry Tortugas National Park (only accessible by boat or plane). Guests making this day trip will experience a two-hour boat ride (71 miles west of Key West) through crystal clear waters to reach the isolated National Park.
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Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
Ranked #1 by travelers on Trip Advisor, Key West's Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is described as "visually tantalizing." Throughout the duration of the tour, observe over 50 butterfly species along with 20 exotic birds.
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
While in Key West, visit this unique property which was home to one of America's most honored and respected authors, Ernest Hemingway, who lived and wrote in this very house for more than ten years.
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Danger Charters
Set sail where others can't, and with the huge crowds. Danger Charters has daily Wind & Wine Sunset Sails, that feature an array of fine wines and upscale beers from around the world.
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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
The grand home that is now known as the Audubon House was built by Captain John Huling Geiger in the 1840s as a residence for his family, who lived there for more than a century. The home’s large scale restoration was the first of its kind in Key West and sparked Key West’s restoration movement.
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Lighthouse Tower & Keeper's Quarters
The current lighthouse opened in 1848 with a woman as its Keeper; nearly unheard of during the 19th century. Today, visitors can walk up the 88 steps to the top of the light as well as explore the belongings, photographs, and words of the lighthouse Keepers and their families who lived a now obsolete, yet never forgotten, way of life.
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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum provides educational services to the public on maritime and colonial activity in the New World and preserving maritime culture resources.
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Alcatraz Island Experience
Offering tickets and transportation to Alcatraz Island, the Alcatraz Island Experience is essential for experiencing the beauty, history and infamy of Alcatraz Island on San Francisco Bay.
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El Siboney Restaurant
900 Catherine St. Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-4184
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Louie's Backyard
700 Waddell Ave. Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-1061
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Salute! On the Beach
1000 Atlantic Blvd. Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-1117
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Santiago's Bodega
207 Petronia St. Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-7691
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Blackfin Bistro
918 Duval St. Key West Florida 33040
(305) 509-7408
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Thirsty Mermaid
521 Fleming St. Key West, FL 33040
(305) 204-4828
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Nearest Airport
Key West International Airport
Coordinates
24.5554, -81.7842
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