Key West Is Waiting
Key West is famous for watersports, shopping, charming hotels, culturally vibrant festivals, gorgeous beaches and historic sites...what do you want to do?
Want to see the most Key West has to offer? Climb aboard the Conch Train and enjoy a 90-minute sightseeing tour or rent a bicycle and choose your own path. History buffs will have time to enjoy sites like the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Fort Zachary Taylor’s narrated tour, the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, Shipwreck Museum, Butterfly Conservatory and so much more! You’ll also have time to explore world famous Duval Street, experiencing its galleries, shops, and well-known bars and restaurants like Sloppy Joe’s, Hog’s Breath, Captain Tony’s Saloon, Conch Republic Seafood and so many more.
Use the guide below to help plan your Key West Experience!
It’s not often that a place can be known for both relaxation and a lively nightlife, but Key West, just two-miles wide by four-miles long, can claim that title. Key West is famous for watersports, culturally vibrant festivals, gorgeous beaches and historic sites. A visit to Key West wouldn’t be complete without experiencing Duval Street, one of the most energetic strips of shops, bars and people watching in the world. As the southernmost point in the United States, it’s actually closer to Cuba than the mainland of Florida. When you’re there, you’ll feel like you’re in another world- and you’ll love it! America’s Caribbean is waiting.
Key West possesses a magnetic draw that has attracted open-minded creative individuals for centuries. The island’s vibrant community of artists, musicians and writers, gives off an energy and enthusiasm that continues to draw visitors to this day. Famous residents of past & present include; Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffet, Calvin Klein, Kenny Chesney and many more. Today, Key West is still home to amazing musical talents that can be seen in the bars and restaurants all over the island. Visitors will also be able to find a variety of art galleries displaying local and national artists.
Key West attracts people from all walks of life. It is a growing destination for people interested in historic and cultural tourism as well as those that want to experience the island’s tropical carefree lifestyle. That lifestyle plays host to some of the most uniquely exciting events in the country. Events like the Mardi Gras style Fantasy Fest, Jimmy Buffett’s fan club get together known as Meeting of the Minds, or watch as thousands of motorcycles take over Duval Street in the annual Poker Run. All these unique cultural elements weave together to make Key West the entertaining little island it is.