The incredibly beautiful island of Key West has been attracting sun worshippers and adventure seekers for generations. Known for its lively cultural scene, its great beaches and its hedonistic lifestyle, it’s the perfect place to see a different side of Floridian life.
If you’re looking for clear skies, warm temperatures and calm seas, the best time to visit Key West is December to May. Between December and February, the cold northern winter drives many sunseekers south and room rates and flights to Key West FL can be more expensive at this time of year. From March to May, beaches are generally quieter and cheap flights to Key West easier to find. If you want to enjoy a more relaxed side of this tropical idyll, this could be the perfect time to fly.
From June, the rain really starts to pick up and although flights and hotels are very affordable, a lot of visitors stay away in the summer months. September to November is hurricane season in the Keys – unless you don’t mind some wild weather, it might be best to fly to Key West at another time of year.
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Firstly, if you’re flying from a city with multiple airports, make sure you select ‘All Airports’ when putting in your departure details. Often, low cost airlines fly in and out of a particular terminal so this will ensure you’re show all possible flights.
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Key West International Airport is very conveniently located for passengers travelling to the island. Just two miles from main commercial center of Key West, you’ll be able to start your Floridian vacation moments after you touch down at the terminal. From Key West International you can take a taxi or a bus to your destination. Taxis charge flat fares per person from the airport while buses offer single tickets and weekly passes.
Most of the flights that depart from Key West International are bound for Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte and Fort Lauderdale. Some seasonal services also connect the destination with other cities across the US.
A relatively small number of airlines offer direct flights from US airports to Key West International.
Just four miles long and one and a half miles wide, Key West is small and easy to navigate on foot. If you’re staying in Old Town, you’ll find most sights and attractions are within a short walk of your hotel, making it easy to get out and explore.
If you’re travelling a little further afield, or if walking in the hot tropical sun seems a little too much like hard work, there are plenty of taxis available on the island. Fares are generally fairly reasonable however if you’re travelling on a budget you’re probably better off getting the bus. Services are pretty regular and connect Key West with a number of destinations in the area.
Another good option is to rent a bike for your stay in Key West. Bike rentals are available from a number of places on the island and rates are very affordable. Mopeds are also available to hire on Key West, however if you go for this option it’s very important to wear a helmet whenever you’re out and about.
Duval Street is the heart of Key West and a must-see during your stay. It’s here you’ll find many of the island’s bars, restaurants and shops as well as a selection of its most historic buildings.
The most famous sight in Key West has to be the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. The writer lived in the Spanish colonial house from 1931 to 1940 and wrote some of his most famous novels at the property.
A number of hotels offer free shuttle services around the island. Check with your hotel, or a neighboring hotel, to see what transport is available.
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