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

    Dinner Cruise

    Dinner Cruise

    Stimulate all your senses with delicious food and drink while you enjoy the famous Key West sunset.
    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.
    Party Boat Fishing

    Party Boat Fishing

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

    Flats Fishing

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

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