Key West Vacations
Off-beat, pastel-colored and wonderfully tolerant, Key West retains its sense of humor and humility despite all odds. Perhaps its slogan, One Human Family, says it all. There’s a feeling of community here.
The area has attracted some of the most creative souls on the planet for years. Life is usually quite lively in the continental United State's southernmost point. It’s even marked for all to see with the renowned Southernmost Point Buoy.
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Nestled along the southern edge of Key West, this resort overlooks more than 1,100 feet of beach, the largest private beach in Key West, reserved exclusively for hotel guests.
The Key West Aquarium is one of the biggest draws in an area that is all about the sea. Alligators, jellyfish, and sharks share the space with colorful fish and visitors from across the globe.
The Shipwreck Museum features live presentations, films, and exhibits highlighting fascinating facts of Key West history. They may have filmed “The Truman Show,” in Florida’s Panhandle way to the north of the state, but the real President Truman found his winter home in Key West, which is open to the public.
Another iconic American figure, Ernest Hemingway, wrote many of his novels in the area from 1931 to 1961. Hundreds of colorful butterflies also find their home at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservancy.
The Audubon House and Gardens features the original artwork of 19th century naturalist John James Audubon. Key West is certainly a fitting location for all those inspired by nature.
What To Do
Sample some of the region’s fresh seafood, such as shrimp and stone crab.
Visit the Key West Art and Historic Society at the Custom House, built in 1891.
See lots of sea creatures up-close at the renowned Key West Aquarium.
Scuba or snorkel amid the world’s third largest coral reef.
View the scenery from the Key West Lighthouse, constructed in 1825 to help ships navigate the reefs. Get to know the souls of Key West’s on a Ghosts and Gravestones Tour offered by the East Martello Fort and Museum.
When to Go
Paradise is open for business all year with temperatures ranging between 65 F and 90 F. The busy season runs from December through April. But, truly, any time is the perfect time to explore this year-round wonderland by the sea. There are lots of activities scheduled throughout the year, such as the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival, Key West’s Fantasy Fest and Marathon’s Stone Crab Eating Contest.