Have you ever wanted to visit Key West? It’s a great vacation spot that you can get to by land or by sea! Many of the cruise line have a stop on the island during their Bahamas and Caribbean sailings. Whether you are visiting for a day or a long weekend there is plenty to do on the island.
Here are a few of my top must dos!
Take a ride on the conch tour train – you will get a nice overview and history of the island from your trolley. The guides are very knowledgeable and you will see attractions you would like to go back to and explore more!
Take a family picture at the Southern Most point of the continental US, its only 90 miles to Cuba!
Tour Hemingway’s House – Take a guided tour of the house and see the famous 6 toed cats.
Do some shopping in Mallory square, visit the Key West Aquarium, the Shipwreck Treasure Museum during the day and take in the sunset and street vendors at night. You will see everything from acrobatic cats to fire breathers as the sun goes down over the ocean!
View up to 60 different Buttery species and over 20 exotic bird species at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.
Take a day trip out to the Dry Tortugas National Park. If you are in town for a few days take the ferry that departs every morning for a day of exploring and snorkeling the beautiful waters. A sea plane is also available for shorter trips.
Of course no trip to Key West is complete without doing the Duval Crawl! Start at Hogs Breath on the North End and work your way down. Make sure you stop at Sloppy Joe’s for some great local music, see where Hemingway used to hang out at Capt. Tony’s Saloon, and have a margarita at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.
No matter what you decide to do Key West is a diverse and entertaining destination!
I would love to help you plan your next vacation to the Keys or stop in Key West on your next cruise.Please let me know how I can help!! – Malia
Where is Key West?
You’ll notice Key West is the last key in Florida. Key West is actually farther south than Nassau and only 90 miles from Cuba.