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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.

Region: Florida Keys

Featured Key West Hotel

Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton

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.

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Fast Facts

Nearly 40 percent of Florida’s stone crab harvest comes from Key West.

Ernest Hemmingway’s’ home in Key West was the first in the area to have running water and a swimming pool.

"Key" comes from the Spanish word cayo, meaning small island. Ironically, for many years, Key West was Florida’s largest town.

Key West boasts the third largest coral reef in the world. The sand on Key West’s beaches comes from the Caribbean. Because Duval Street runs from coast to coast, locals refer to it as the longest street in the world.

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