Key West Attractions

Walk in Hemingway’s or Harry Truman’s footsteps, explore our museums, or laze the day away at the beach.

Here, quaint streets are lined with colorful 19th century clapboard houses. Hemingway came for the fishing and stayed for the atmosphere. Harry Truman loved the weather and made his winter White House here.

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Havana

Walk in Hemingway’s Footsteps in Havana

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Cuba. Just a short 50-minute flight from Key West takes you to legendary Havana for a full day of sightseeing.

This tour is fully guided by friendly locals who will meet you at the airport. You will ride in a modern, air-conditioned coach up into the hills surrounding Havana to the Ernest Hemingway home and museum, Finca Vigia.

Next, you will stop for lunch in the old fishing village of Cojimar where Hemingway used to keep his boat, the Pilar, before heading down to the old city of Havana. There, your guide will take you on a narrated walking tour with stops at Hemingway’s favorite places to stay, work and drink.

A 6 pm flight will return you to Key West.

Trips depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays each week, and guests are required to have a valid passport. Subject to availability. Requires 3-day advance booking to prepare visas to enter Cuba. Contact our concierge at 305-295-7005 or concierge@oceankey.com to reserve this trip of a lifetime!

Hemingway House

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

The Museum lets you experience the calm this Key West home offered a complex man as you take a leisurely and inspiring tour of his mansion and gardens. It is located at 907 Whitehead St., and is open 365 days a year from 9 am to 5 pm.

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The Truman House

Harry S. Truman Little White House

The Little White House was originally built in 1890 as naval officer housing and became the winter home away from home for President Harry S Truman. It was also used by 5 other presidents, including John F Kennedy. It’s located at 111 Front Street and is open 365 days a year from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

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Conch train in Key West, FL

Key West Trolly Tours

Most of the tours are round trip with many stops. Some of the tours are hop on/ hop off, allowing you to take the time you want to visit the various locales.

Old Town Trolley Tours
Phone: 305-296-6688

Key West Trolley Tours
Conch Tour Train
Phone: 305-294-5161

Evening Fair Fire on beach in Key West, FL

Mallory Square

Located on the historic waterfront, this open-air marketplace and entertainment complex is known for its many shops, including Shell Warehouse, Key West Sponge Market and Caribbean Cargo.

The Square also features daily entertainment. Local sightseeing tours depart from the Square. Call for additional information 305 296 4557.

www.mallorysquare.com

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The Key West Golf Club

Golf legend Rees Jones masterfully designed the tropically landscaped 18-hole, 6,500 yard course to be a challenge to players of all abilities.

For more information: 305.294.5232

Shipwreck Museum

Key West Shipwreck Historeum

For those of you who can’t help but look, this museum is the place for everything you ever wanted to know about shipwrecks and more. See movies, artifacts, and meet a real-life wrecker, who will be more than happy to indulge your curiosity about the wrecking industry.

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Southernmost Point of the United States

Southern Most Point

Make sure you visit the Southernmost Point in the continental USA, where you’ll be only 90 miles from Cuba. Located at the intersection of Whitehead and South Streets.

www.keywest.com

Hotel in Key West, FL

Curry Mansion Museum

Browse through this 25 room Victorian masterpiece. Open 10 am through 5 pm daily. Come and enjoy this beautiful, original Key West home located at 511 Caroline St.

Phone: (305) 294-5349
Toll Free: (800) 253-3466
Email: FrontDesk@CurryMansion.com

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

This museum honors local hero Mel Fisher, whose death in 1998 was mourned throughout South Florida, and who, along with a crew of other salvagers, found a multimillion-dollar treasure trove in 1985 aboard the wreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha. If you’re into diving, pirates, and sunken treasures, check out this small, informative museum, full of doubloons, pieces of eight, emeralds, and solid-gold bars.

www.melfisher.org

Dolphin in Key West, FL

​The Dolphin Research Center

The DRC is one of the first dolphin research facilities ever built to learn and study the bottle nosed dolphin. You can even “Get Wet with a Dolphin”. Reservations are required, and details can be obtained by calling the center.

58901 Overseas Highway MM59
Grassy Key, FL 33050-6019
(305) 289-0002

www.dolphins.org

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park

Located in the shadow of The Seven Mile Bridge is the Bahia Honda State Park. Bring your bathing suit and that book you’ve been wanting to read and relax at what Conde Nast once called the “best beach in the continental US”. Camping is also available, along with other activities.

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Seven Mile Bridge

The Seven Mile Bridge offers breathtaking scenic views. As you drive over its tallest bridge, you’ll be on the highest point in the Florida Keys with the most spectacular view of the islands that make up the lower Keys. You’ll find plenty of places to park and take a photo. You can even go fishing off the old Seven Mile Bridge, part of which was blown up while making the movie True Lies.

Visit Bahia Honda’s site for more info

Wild Deer in Florida Keys

National Key Deer Refuge

The National Key Deer Refuge is located on Big Pine Key. The refuge is located 30 miles northeast of Key West and 100 miles southwest of Miami along U.S. 1. The headquarters is on Big Pine Key in the Big Pine Key Plaza off Key Deer Boulevard.

National Key Deer Refuge
28950 Watson Boulevard
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

www.fws.gov/nationalkeydeer

Fort Jefferson in Florida

Dry Tortugas National Park

The Dry Tortugas National Park of the Florida Keys is a memorable experience but is only accessible to visit by plane or boat. This national park, which is made up of seven islands located almost 70 miles, 112.9 km, west of Key West, is the farthest-at-sea national facility in the continental US and home to the historic Fort Jefferson. For more information about the park, visit www.dry.tortugas.national-park.com

A 100 foot catamaran called ‘The Yankee Freedom II’, will take you on a round trip visit to the Dry Tortugas National Park. The Yankee Freedom II features twin bow observation points and a main deck large enough to walk around, plus an air-conditioned cabin with galley and bar. Dine on a complimentary breakfast on board and a complimentary picnic buffet at Fort Jefferson. Your journey includes a free, guided tour. This is an all-day event, departing at 8 am and returning about 5:30 pm.

Call:800-634-0939

www.fastcatferry.com

Coral underwater in Key West, FL

Key West Aquarium

The oldest attraction on the island, the Key West Aquarium is a modest but fascinating exhibit. You’ll see delicate sea horses swaying in the back lit tanks. Kids can touch sea cucumbers and sea anemones in a shallow tank in the entryway. If you can, catch one of the free guided tours, where you can witness the dramatic feeding frenzy of the sharks, tarpon, barracudas, stingrays, and turtles. Expect to spend about 1 to 1 1/2 hours here.

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Florida Keys Beaches

Find the best beaches in the Keys. Let us recommend our favorite spots to you, where you can bask in the sun on a quiet beach, romp in the water with your dog or read a book in the shade of a palm tree.

Key West Beaches

Dining with Ocean View at Hot Tin Roof Restaurant in Florida Keys

Key West Dining

Take a peek at a list of some of our favorite places to eat in Key West. We have options sure to please every palate, whether you’re looking for an upscale night out or the best local seafood, our staff of locals can help you find the perfect meal.

Key West Restaurants

Shopping in Key West

Don’t forget family and friends while you’re in Key West. Our shops have one-of-a-kind gifts to bring home. And while you’re out and about, you’ll have to try our famous key lime pie!

Key West Shopping

Duval Stret at nighttime

Key West Nightlife

Key West’s Duval Street is the place to go for nightlife. Paint the town red with our list of bars and entertainment! If you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can always ask our staff to steer you in the direction of the adventure you’re looking for.

Key West Bars

couple at Sunset Pier

Duval Street Bar Crawl

The bars on Duval Street offer everything from cheap dives to dueling pianos and our itinerary includes it all! For those who wish to maximize the number of bars and minimize the amount of travel, we have compiled a bar crawl that gives you a little of everything in a small amount of space. Good luck!

Key West Bar Crawl

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Key West Art Galleries

With an abundance of beauty around us, it is no surprise that Key West artists produce some of the most unique art in the world. Walk the artsy stretch of upper Duval Street and explore the myriad galleries the area has to offer.

Key West Art Galleries

Relax and Refuel

After a day of exploring all Key West has to offer, come eat, drink, and be merry with us.

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Relax and Refuel

After a day of exploring all Key West has to offer, come eat, drink, and be merry with us.

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PACKAGES & OFFERS

Sunny Side Up

The most desirable view (and way to wake up) on all of Key West.  Daily breakfast for two on the privacy of your balcony or down in our waterfront restaurant.

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Romance in Paradise

Indulge in the best oceanfront accommodations on the island and pamper yourselves. Champagne on arrival, $100 spa credit & $100 food and beverage credit – per day – per room.

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