While Key West can't take the crown for the oldest settled city in Florida, it does have one of the more interesting and wide ranging historical pasts of almost any place in the state. Whether you're looking for tales of pirates, shipwrecks, US Presidents or Civil War era historical significance, Key West has a little bit of it all.
Key West is positively a real-life Shangri La! The tiny island is approximately 4 miles long and 2 miles wide however, it can keep a “history nut” occupied for hours, days…..even weeks! Whether your interest is in the original settlers and inhabitants, politics, nature, architecture, famous residents or visitors including poets, writers, singers or pirates and treasures, marine life or quirky culture, Key West will have something to pique your interest.
Your romantic adventure begins the moment you step aboard the jet powered catamaran of Key West Express. Take in the sunshine and warm ocean breezes from the sundeck as you cut across the Gulf of Mexico enjoying a snack from the galley or refreshing beverage from the bar.
There are so many fun, exciting, and historical things to do in Key West, that even despite challenging times, tourism has stable growth!
As if the long drive on the Overseas Highway between the outskirts of Homestead to Key West weren't already a little harried, the scheduled reconstruction of a "key" bridge is likely to induce a bit of stress.
Every year, thousands of tourists visit Key West, FL to enjoy the soothing tropical weather while taking in the late 19th-early 20th-century architecture that still dots the city to this day. However, few know of the history of Key West and the various charismatic individuals that inspired the establishment of this island city.
Do you need to take a break from your rigorous daily routine? Are you longing to experience a unique vacation in The Sunshine State? A Florida road trip is a great way to clear your head and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Previously known as....
Key West Suds Run
Key West celebrates this annual St. Patrick's Day Event every March 17th.
With all the different options that you have for a Key West Vacation, what should you do and see on your trip to paradise?
Annual Key West BrewFest
September 2 - September 6, 2021
The past Key West BrewFest events have been so much fun and an amazing success for the local charities, the committee is teaming up to bring it to you again! Between 150 and 200 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic.