Key West is a place that should be experienced in a long, slow sip. However you are able to experience it, you need to take advantage of every moment you have in this truly unique town…our American version of a Caribbean paradise.
At least one night enjoy a sunset at Mallory Square. Street entertainers, musicians, and a big party at sunset should not be missed! Great place to people-watch before sunset!
The Hemingway House tour is interesting (even if you are not a fan), and the guides do a great job of telling about the connection and influences between Key West and Papa Hemingway. You’ll also get to see a bunch of descendants of the 6-toed cats the Hemingway’s had when they lived in Cuba.
Mel Fisher’s Maritime Museum at the corner of Greene and Whitehead St. is really interesting and displays a number of treasures recovered from the waters surrounding Key West.
The Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House is another favorite historical spot.
This is the best opportunity you will have to visit the least visited national park – Dry Tortuga – you can book a seaplane or ferry for the trip (you will be gone all day) and while there you can enjoy the magnificent frigate birds, tour the fort, get in some amazing snorkeling and learn some fascination history of this island paradise.
Need some sand between your toes, Fort Zachary Taylor has a nice beach and lots of trails to bike. The tour of the fort itself is great for the history buff in everyone.
Eats and Drinks
Staying hydrated is key in Key West, and there are many places to do just that! There are more choices than you can imagine for amazing meals and cocktails. Do not be afraid to just stop into any of the local eateries. From the Conch Republic Seafood Company, Red Fish Blue Fish, & Turtle Kralls are just 3 we enjoy – but there are so many other small and large places sure to please your tastes! This is your chance to try a warm conch fritter, followed by a fresh sea-to-table main course. And to top it off, nothing but Key Lime pie will do.
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