Year round weather makes Key West an ideal vacation spot for outdoor adventure enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies alike. This special little island offers an abundance of opportunities for every indulgence and thrill seeker. Planning ahead allows you to get the most out of your Key West excursion. For your convenience, we have included a selection of details on a variety of heart pumping activities.
Back in 2012 a few industrious and rum loving folks had the wondrous idea to make a new rum and distill it right here in southwest Florida, Cape Coral to be exact. Utilizing Florida's very own sugar cane crops and other locally sourced ingredients, all of their rum is small batch, handcrafted using an American copper still pot. Rums are then placed into American Kentucky whiskey barrels and aged anywhere from 3 to 14 years. Wicked Dolphin is the largest craft rum distiller in Florida and perhaps in the United States.
Summer Time is Family Time
The kids are out of school and it is time to plan a vacation. Key West is the ideal getaway filled with activities and adventure to make smiles and memories for guests of all ages!
With all the different options that you have for a Key West Vacation, what should you do and see on your trip to paradise?
The Key West Songwriters festival is the world’s LARGEST event of its kind. The five day country music mania begins in early to mid May, with free shows daily as well as some performances requiring reservations. This is THE must do for music junkies! Some of Nashville’s greatest talents made their debuts in Key West, at the song writers festival!
The Key West Garden Club is located at the West Martello Tower, a National Historic site. The site was originally built as a protector to Fort Taylor, also on Key West but was rendered obsolete before it was completed. Plans for the site were originally drawn up in 1836, but construction never actually started until 1863. Since the site was never actually used as a fort, it was occasionally used for; target practice by the US military, quartering troops, storage and a military radio station. Over the years the fort had come into severe disrepair and was almost demolished. But, in 1949 the Key West city commissioners stopped the demolition and came to an agreement with Monroe County and the Key West Garden Club to maintain it. In the mid 1970’s the grounds and fort were declared a National Historic Site and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The photos here and on their website don’t do justice and you truly must see this for yourself. This is one of the island's last remaining free tourist attractions.
Dixie Roadhouse is a fantasic place to go with friends or to make new ones!
AQUA Bar and Nightclub, Key West
A visit to Key West is incomplete without taking in a Drag Show!