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Your Trip to Key West
The Florida Keys is a group of islands off the southern tip of Florida. The largest among them is Key West, which also happens to serve as one of the largest tourist destinations in the Keys. Key West has a reputation for laid-back island living with an active nightlife. This reputation draws the attention of visitors looking for the ultimate in relaxation with an occasional bit of excitement thrown in.
Key West isn't just about stretching out on Higgs Beach, though. Visitors will find plenty of attractions, whether they want to explore the history of Key West through the Key West Shipwreck Museum or take a tour of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, once known as the Winter White House and used as recently as the Clinton administration.
One of the best times to visit Key West is during the off-season when the crowds thin out a bit and the prices drop. The off-season in Key West occurs during the hottest summer months, lasting from June to mid-August. The temperature tends to rise to average highs in the upper 80s, but it's the Florida humidity that visitors may find challenging. Summer thunderstorms are also frequent in the afternoons but are fortunately brief enough as to not ruin an entire day's sightseeing. Most attractions are still going strong during the off-season. June 6 to 10 is Key West Pride Week, featuring the regional symphony, film festival, bike tours and a street fair. July 17 to 22 is a celebration of Ernest Hemingway's time in town with the Key West Hemingway Days.
West Martello Tower
Enjoy multiple views of the island from the garden-covered platform of West Martello Tower.
In Mallory Square, you can watch the sunset over the ocean while enjoying a variety of street performances. It's a tradition among visitors to the island.
Tavern N Town
Have a taste of Caribbean Cuisine with a Florida touch at the Tavern N Town, a bi-level shared restaurant eatery. Tavern is on the bottom and features small plate dishes while Town on the top level serves a more traditional plate for visitors.
Michaels steakhouse is a bit out of the way in a residential neighborhood but worth the effort of finding. The restaurant specializes in great steaks and fresh seafood dishes.
Nine One Five
An intimate romantic atmosphere that's perfect for a date in Key West accompanies the delicious food at Nine One Five. There's no specific cuisine, with the food being an eclectic mix of dishes.
Key West Vacation Packages
The Marker Resort Key West opened December 2014 as a premier independent 96 room luxury hotel in Old Town Key West. This tropical getaway is centrally located by the historic seaport and is a relaxing refuge set mere steps from the finest Key West has to offer. The... More
Classic Key West guesthouse offers quiet escape at heart of Old TownA classic Key West hotel, the Merlin Guesthouse offers casual lodging on a private, walled compound just one block from famous Duval Street. Centrally located in the Historic District, the hotel sits... More
Experience Key West style with an ocean front pool and treatment spaLocated on Duval Street close to Mallory Square, Old Town and Key West Harbor, the Ocean Key Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort is the ideal place to soak up the Key West style and breathtaking... More
Affordable elegance for a luxury vacation or weekend getawayThe Silver Palms Inn Key West is located in Historic Old Town. This Florida hotel offers guests a contemporary appearance, with aquamarine accents set against a background of earth-tone accents. Regardless if... More
Pegasus International hotel is a charming Art Deco moderate class hotel, located in the very heart of the old town of Key West. Most sights are within a short walking distance, dining and many shopping possibilities are practically at the doorstep. 30 newly renovated and... More
Historic Key West hotel offers elegant rooms two blocks from Duval St. As a historic Key West hotel, the Key Lime Inn holds a place on the National Historic Register. Constructed in 1854, the hotel underwent an award-winning restoration in 1999, and today, the Key Lime... More
Lavishly equipped suites in a tropical garden setting near Old Town The Santa Maria Suites Resort sits just steps from the beach near the southern end of Duval Street. Located on the quiet, south side of the island, the Santa Maria Suites Resort offers a secluded... More
Key West hotel near the harbor offers classic rooms, modern amenities The Albury Court Hotel sits in a residential neighborhood at the corner of Eaton and Frances Streets in Old Town Key West. Located near the harbor, guests of the Albury Court Hotel can walk... More
Landmark downtown hotel with excellent views of Old Town Key WestCrowne Plaza Hotel Key West - La Concha sits at an enviable Old-Town location, on Duval Street at the heart of the island's eclectic dining, shopping and nightlife. This landmark hotel, built in 1926, offers... More
Quiet, beachfront hotel offers abundant amenities on Key WestThe Southernmost Hotel sits at the south end of Duval Street near Key West's famous Southernmost Point of the United States. And while Southernmost Hotel is slightly removed from the hustle of the main tourist... More
Try a guided dive at the Vandenberg Wreck for a beginner's level trip around a newly sunk ship.
Yoga on the Beach
Relax with an early morning yoga session on the beach at the Southernmost hotel. The session is suitable for beginners and experienced students alike.
You can take in a show at the not-for-profit Waterfront Playhouse in Old Town, Key West.
Learn to kiteboard on a windy day with certified instructors at the Sunrise Kiteboarding school.
Key West Aquarium
You'll be able to get a close-up look at the undersea residents of the island's surrounding waters at the Key West Aquarium.
Western Dry Rocks
The dry rocks are a multilevel reef that can be explored by diving. Snorkeling is an alternative for those without diving experience.
South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Head over to the Tennessee Williams Theatre to catch a performance from the professional musicians of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.
Key West Golf Club
Take in a round or two of golf at the Key West Golf Club. Rental clubs are available for your use.
The Studios of Key West
The Studios is a nonprofit center offering art exhibitions and concerts throughout the year, often showcasing local talents.
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Located in the house that the Nobel Prize-winning Hemmingway spent 10 years writing in, this museum contains memorabilia of his life. Guided tours are available through the museum.
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