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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve this trip of a lifetime!
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.
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.
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
Key West Trolley Tours
Conch Tour Train
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.