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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.
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.
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.
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.
The newly expanded, updated Southernmost Beach Resort stretches along a secluded section of Key West coastline, far enough to provide respite from downtown craziness, but close enough to hit the scene any time. Guests can catch some rays on the private beach or visit the... More
Key West Newest Luxury Boutique Hotel. Enjoy affordable elegance at the new Silver Palms Inn,located downtown Key West, in Historic Old Town offering 50 Deluxe contemporary guest rooms surrounding a courtyard,deck,and beautiful pool. Among the amenities are 40-inch LCD... More
The Marker Resort Key West Luxury starts here. Poised on the pristine waterfront of Key West's historic seaport, The Marker is more than a gleaming new addition to the Florida islands. As the only newly built hotel to grace Old Town Key West in over 20 years, it marks a... More
A 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 within easy walking distance of many Key West attractions, including the... More
Ideal for singles groups or couples looking for a romantic getaway, the adults-only Banana Bay Resort and Marina sits on the waterfront along the Gulf of Mexico, just east of the Old Town area of Key West. From Banana Bay Resort it's a short cab or bike ride to Duval... More
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 Inn offers classic accommodations with modern amenities at the center of... More
Hyatt Sunset Harbor Resort is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town Key West and a short walk to excursions, shopping, dining and all the entertainment Key West has to offer. If walking is not for you a scooter will get you anywhere you want to be. This 40-unit... More
Located 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 sunsets. Rooms and suites blend West Indies style with a modern Florida... More
The Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa underwent a $10-million-dollar renovation, which included updates to all 118 guestrooms. The resort reflects old-world flair combined with modern amenities, along with impeccable service and a premier location on Front Street near Mallory... More
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 to many Key West attractions, including Duval Street, Mallory Square,... More
Try a guided dive at the Vandenberg Wreck for a beginner's level trip around a newly sunk ship.
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.
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.
The dry rocks are a multilevel reef that can be explored by diving. Snorkeling is an alternative for those without diving experience.
Head over to the Tennessee Williams Theatre to catch a performance from the professional musicians of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.
Take in a round or two of golf at the Key West Golf Club. Rental clubs are available for your use.
The Studios is a nonprofit center offering art exhibitions and concerts throughout the year, often showcasing local talents.
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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