Key West Attractions

There's never a reason to be bored in {0}. There are just too many things to do. Start with the must-see attractions, move to the big sights and fine museums, check out some tours, dig in to some outdoor activities, and work your way down to the between-the-cracks, off-the-beaten-path gems. Just leave some time to catch your breath.

Key West's balmy climate, historic structures and anything-goes ambiance have long provided a refuge for writers, artists and free spirits seeking a place to soothe and satisfy the mind, body and soul.

Located closer to Cuba than to Miami, Key West is Florida's independent and irreverent southernmost subtropical paradise. A unique confluence of history, climate, natural beauty, cultural diversity, architecture and unabashed romantic appeal make the island a destination far removed from the everyday world.

Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost and Jimmy Buffett are just a few of the famous who discovered solace and inspiration in the island city. So too did Bahamian wreckers, commercial fishermen, spongers and Cuban cigar makers.

Residents and visitors to the island actively participate in sightseeing, outdoor and maritime activities, and shopping by day, and then become part of the sunset celebration held each evening at Mallory Square, when tightrope walkers, jugglers and animal acts strive to top a more captivating performer - the fiery sun settling into the Gulf of Mexico.

Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Conch Tour Train

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One Key Lime Square

Historic train tour on the "Railroad to the Sea"...
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Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter

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Dry Tortugas Ferry

240 Margaret Street

An out-to-sea national park and fortress... read more

Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

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205 Whitehead St
Between Greene and Caroline sts

John James Audubon's timeless 19th century images...
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Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden

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1 Free School Lane

Created by Nancy Forrester, this botanical gem is a living work of art... read more

Custom House Museum

281 Front Street

One-time post office now houses Key West history exhibits... read more

Harry S Truman Little White House

111 Front Street

Florida's only presidential museum... read more

Lloyd's Tropical Bike Tour

601 Truman Avenue

Mallory Square

1 Whitehead Street

Stages of Key West's famous sunset celebration...
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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Garden Key

Offshore National Park and preserve in the Gulf of Mexico... read more

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Bahia Honda State Park

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Mile Marker 37.5
Big Pine Key

America's Top Ten Beaches... read more

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Ghost Tours of Key West

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430 Duval Street
Corner of Duval and Fleming

Key West's premier haunted walking tour... read more

Conch Tour Train (bookable tour)

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Red Barn Theater

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319 Duval Street

Small theater influenced by poet Richard Wilbur, and writers Shel Silverstein, Tennessee Williams... read more

Sharon Wells' KW Light Gallery

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534 Fleming Street

Contemporary fine art and photography... read more

Sebago Watersports

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201 William Street
Historic Key West Seaport

Sailing, snorkeling adventures, champagne sunset cruises... read more

Sparky's Watersports

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On Stock Island from Key West
At Seahorse Marina

Two-hour jet ski tours around the island of Key West... read more

Captain Frank's Fishing Charters

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Garrison Bight Marina
Palm Avenue

Guided fishing trips for fishing fanatics; reserve ahead of time... read more

Yankee Freedom II

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240 Margaret Street

100-foot high speed ocean catamaran to Dry Tortugas... read more
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