Key West, Florida

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Key West, Florida

Key West is a tropical paradise at the southernmost tip of the Continental US, just a short two-hour drive from Miami. With its year-round warm weather and crystal clear waters, Key West is a popular seaport destination for many passenger cruise ships. Explore the scenic beaches, indulge in the diverse culinary scene, and stay in luxurious hotels with stunning views. The city is a perfect blend of natural beauty and vibrant culture, offering an abundance of exciting venues to explore and create unforgettable memories.

The City

Enjoy acres of spectacular beaches with powdery white sand and immerse yourself in the colorful flora. Swim with dolphins, shred frosty Atlantic Ocean waves by surfing, and immerse yourself in the perpetual warm waters by snorkeling or swimming. The endless activities will keep you entertained from morning till dusk with jet skiing, and Ferry trips to the Dry Tortuga National Park. A maritime location, Key West also offers you a historic seaport at Old Town Key West, with museums and historical knowledge. Visit President Harry Truman’s Little White House which, now a museum, was premier summer residence. For literature lovers, escape into the enigmatic book world of famous author Ernest Hemingway at his once official Key West vacation spot. Join in the multi-ethnic restaurant experience and indulge both in delicious creations and in making friends with the locals. Don't leave without visiting Key West’s prominent, larger-than-life buoy marker which claims the position of the Southernmost Point Marker in the Continental US, being only 90 miles away from Cuba.

Do & See

When thinking about Key West City, the activities that come to mind are soaking in the sun on the shores of the multiple beaches and embarking in the multiple experiences the Atlantic Ocean has to offer. You can spend your days by paddleboarding, sailing the crystal waters on beautiful boats, snorkeling with your family and viewing the vibrant ocean life bellow, graced with colorful reefs and corrals. You can also get in close contact with the dolphins in their natural habitat, take boat ferry rides to nearby attractions and escape on trolley tours to Old Town Key West, where whimsical local settings await you. Don't forget to visit the many museums and galleries, dive into the variety of multicultural dishes and take long walks on the pier, all while enjoying the tropical climate and the palm leaves rustling above.

Dining

Key West is a melting pot of cultural diversity and different ethnic influences. Its dishes range widely from Italian pasta and Cuban Lechon Asado, to Caribbean BBQ shrimp and the more familiar American preparations.

Cafes

All you will need is plenty of time to explore and enjoy the different variety of cafes available in Key West: from sandwich experts to organic-focused establishments, you'll most likely find something made just for you.

Bars & Nightlife

Key West's evenings and late nights are rife with spectacular venues full of food, live music, and dancing. No matter your preferences, the local bars are so different from each other that you're bound to find what you're looking for. There are plenty opportunities for club hopping or pub crawls, with the added chance of tasting domestic beers and wines as well as Caribbean and Cuban-style drinks.

Shopping

Key West offers a plethora of stores that sell apparel, fancy jewelry and accessories. Spend entire afternoons in art galleries and seak out unique souvenirs. Among the popular items that you can bring back home, there are the famous Cuban-style cigars and leather sandals.

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