Key West, Florida

    Key West'smost photographed spot, the Southernmost Marker.Laid back, free-spirited, artistic, quirky, and scenic, Key West is one of the most unique places in the United States. Known for its live-and-let-live attitude, tropical climate, and seemingly continuous happy hour, this tiny island has been welcoming visitors seeking a vacation from the normal for two centuries.

    Since its earliest days, individuals have come here to fish, write, carouse, and rejuvenate. From the famous, including Ernest Hemingway, John J Audubon, and Tennessee Williams – to infamous, Key West has always been a place where you can be yourself, find yourself, or re-invent yourself.

    Key West Travel Guide is an extensive, up-to-date guide packed with local information and concierge advice.

    Learn from the local experts about restaurants, hotels, nightlife, boat cruises, attractions, and other fun things to do in Key West.

    Best Wishes from Key West,
    -Gordon & Dave

    Quick facts about Key West

    • Date first explored: 1521,
      Ponce de Leon visits Dry Tortugas
    • Date as a U.S. territory: 1822
    • Size: 2 x 4 miles
    • Population: 24,909
    • Average hi/lo temperature, winter (F): 76°/66°
    • Average hi/lo temperature, summer (F): 89°/80°
    • Sunny or partly-sunny days per year: 259
    • Area code: 305
    • Zip code: 33040
    • Distance from Miami: 160 miles
    • Distance from Cuba: 90 miles
    • Geographic fact: Southernmost point in the U.S.

    Fun things to do in Key West

    Ultimate Watersports Package

    Ultimate Watersports Package

    Six-hour trip includes breakfast & lunch, beverages, snorkeling the coral reef, sailing, parasailing, jetskis, kayaks, and big water toys
    Backcountry Snorkel, Kayak, & Sail

    Backcountry Snorkel, Kayak, & Sail

    Instead of visiting the reef in the Atlantic, this trip heads to the Gulf Side for snorkeling smaller patch reef and exploring the mangroves with kayaks.
    Dinner Cruise

    Dinner Cruise

    Stimulate all your senses with delicious food and drink while you enjoy the famous Key West sunset.
    Private Snorkeling Charters

    Private Snorkeling Charters

    Have the boat and Captain to yourself, allowing for custom trips to suit your wishes. Six passenger limit on these vessels.
    SNUBA

    SNUBA

    Snorkeling, but you can breath underwater thanks to scuba air tanks floating on the surface.
    SCUBA Diving

    SCUBA Diving

    With some of the world's best warm-water wreck and reef diving, Key West is a great place to dive.
    Parasailing in Key West

    Parasailing in Key West

    Tethered by parachute to a slow moving boat, it's an exciting way to get a bird's-eye view of Key West and the ocean.
    Party Boat Fishing

    Party Boat Fishing

    Fish with a large group for snapper, grouper, and other pan fish. Stable boat provides inexpensive fishing trip.
    Light Tackle Fishing

    Light Tackle Fishing

    Catch snapper, grouper, tarpon, and more on these versatile fishing charters.
    Flats Fishing

    Flats Fishing

    Stalk bonefish, tarpon, and permit in the shallow, calm water of Key West's backcountry.
    Deep Sea Fishing

    Deep Sea Fishing

    Key West's deep sea fishing is world class - legendary for large and plentiful game fish.
    Kayak Tours

    Kayak Tours

    Easy and rewarding kayaking trips that explore offshore mangrove islands and seagrass habitat.
    Glassbottom Boats

    Glassbottom Boats

    Explore the coral reefs, located six miles offshore of Key West, aboard an air-conditioned, glass bottom vessel.
    Dolphin Encounters

    Dolphin Encounters

    See local Key West dolphins in the wild & up close. Swim and snorkel nearby patch coral reef.
    Dry Tortugas Camping

    Dry Tortugas Camping

    Information for camping in Dry Tortugas National Park, including campsite map, regulations, and advice.

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