Key West Things to Do

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  • 1. Southernmost Point

    Get your photo taken at the southernmost point of the continental USA. We got there in the afternoon, and the sun was behind us and it was hard to take a good pic. If you want a better photo, get...

  • 2. Duval Street

    Duval Street in Key West is known for its ***colorful*** nightlife. You can see a little bit of all kinds of attire, including some men who like to dress in unusual and/or women's clothing. There is...

  • 3. Beach

    Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is Florida's southernmost state park. Fort Taylor is the park's centerpiece ad was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973. The park is home to the most...

  • 4. Sunsets

    Watching the sun go down is a favorite pastime in most any part of the world. Key West can have some incredible scenic sunsets if the clouds and wind conditions are right. One of the best places to...

  • 5. Hemingway

    You know, you just wouldn't think that this would be a very exciting attraction. And, it wasn't.. exciting, that is. What is was, was very interesting. We saw a lot of people come in and just start...

  • 6. Mallory Square

    Mallory square is so fun!(: There's tons of street performers (its so fun), they have tons of little shops, bars, and awesome places! They have hotels to stay at to. The sunset is AMAZING!(: Make sure...

  • 7. Dry Tortugas

    About 70 miles west of Key West is part of the largest living reef area of the Atlantic Ocean. The Dry Tortuga islands are not really inhabited or developed but on Garden Key history is waiting to be...

  • 8. Mallory Sunset

    Insanity is the best word to describe Mallory Square at sunset. Another good description would be circus. At sunset, Mallory Square attracts all of Key West's freaks, scammers, carnies, drunks, and...

  • 9. Famous Bars

    Capt Tony's was a great place. The place has tons of character with guests' business cards and underwear located on the walls and rafters throughout the bar. It seems like there was live music there...

  • 10. US 1 Mile Marker 0

    Another Key West photo op is Mile Marker 0, at the junction of Fleming and Whitehead streets, is a small green sign that marks the southern tip of U.S. Highway 1, a full 2,390 miles from its northern...

  • 11. Tours

    First timers must take the Conch Train just for the fun of seeing the sights quickly. Then go back to wander aimlessly and take in the history and scenic sites. Pick up the train just across from...

  • 12. Lighthouse

    The same hurricane that destroyed the city's first cemetery in 1846 also destroyed Key West's first lighthouse, which had been built in 1825. A new one was built the following year, which makes it the...

  • 13. Butterfly Conservatory

    Before we cruised to Key West, I had done a lot of research about what to see. I fell in love online with the Key West Butterfly Conservatory. It was our first stop in Key West (CityView Trolley...

  • 14. Oldest House

    Counter to popular stories, wreckers were a respected part of society and contributed to the very high average income of Key West in the 1830s. They did not lure ships onto the shore with false lights...

  • 15. Parades & Festivals

    Hello and get ready to the world of Fantasy Fest which has sometimes been referred to as Mardi Gras on Steroids....without the side effects. I think if you check the tips & links below you will be...

  • 16. Truman White House

    The house we know as the Harry S. Truman Little White House was built in 1890 as the home of the commandant of the Key West submarine base. President William Taft was the first president to stay at...

  • 17. Diving and Snorkeling

    A terrific option for snorkeling in Key West is the Sebago group, I have used them a few times and always been pleased. Tours geared towards dolphin sites...

  • 18. Historic Seaport

    While tourism currently is the main industry in Key West, it hasn't always been the case. Back in the early 19th century, fishing and sea-related activities, including the very lucrative business of...

  • 19. Shipwreck Historeum

    Actors, disguised as a pirate or a captain draw crowds inside while shouting and acting a fight. Promising! Inside, the show starts with a movie about the history of Key West and the wrecking activity...

  • 20. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

    Exhibits of the found treasure from the shipwreck of the Nuestra SeƱora de Atocha in 1622 - wicked cool pieces of eight, bars of gold and silver stacked up like loaves of bread, and lots of other...

  • 21. Aquarium

    The Key West aquarium is small, but nice. There are a lot of hands-on activities. The tour guide will let you handle sea cucumbers, anemones, and touch sharks. It is a good place to go just to get out...

  • 22. Glass Bottom Boats

    I belive we all have seen those bright full of colour TV programs from a different reefs. I don't know what I expected for this glass boat excursion, but there was not a lot of action. Only couple of...

  • 23. Cemetery

    A visit at the cemetery tells a lot about the local history. For instance here we found the memorial for the battleship Maine, lots of sailor graves, a Cuban section, and graves of Key West families....

  • 24. Bahia Honda State Park

    A very nice, clean beach with lots of sand. Small visitors center with some nice displays and birding lists. There is a concession booth where you can buy souvenirs, rent snorkel equipment and kayaks,...

  • 25. Museums

    **Closed*** But the Rum Barrell Bar is still there - great rum selection! For an alternative pirate experience, see the Shipwreckers Museum. Pat Croce's Pirate Soul Museum is overpriced, but it's...

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