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Planning a Key West trip for the whole family

The perfect destination for an unforgettable family holiday, Key West offers activities and attractions that will appeal to both big kids and small. The beautiful beaches make for an easy family holiday with plenty of swimming, snorkeling and relaxation opportunities, whilst a range of museums bring local history to life in a fun, interactive way. Once the kids are in bed, it’ll be your turn to relax with a cocktail or a cold beer and enjoy the balmy evening breeze.

Things to see in Key West

As well as spectacular beaches and great swimming Key West is filled with fascinating historical tales and beautiful wildlife. A fun way to travel in Key West is by using the hop-on, hop-off trolley buses. Children will love this vintage tour bus, complete with tales of pirates, wreckers, and adventure on the high seas. If these tall tales have fired your imagination, be sure to check out the Shipwreck Treasure Museum. Complete with hands-on exhibits, tour guides in period dress, diving opportunities, and a 65-foot lookout tower, this museum will bring to life the tales of historic shipwrecks and daring rescues off the coast of Key West. Once you’ve had your fill of hair-raising tales, head over to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center to increase your local knowledge with a fun, interactive exhibit which explains the local landscape and describes the native wildlife.

Family-friendly hotels in Key West

As the island is a popular beach destination, Key West’s family-friendly hotels tend to be larger, resort-style complexes. This can be ideal for families, as they provide swimming pools, tennis courts, all-inclusive deals and sometimes babysitting services as well. If you’re looking for a bit more flexibility and independence, there are also a number of good quality bed and breakfast options and family-friendly condos in Key West. Renting a house or apartment is also a good option, leaving you free to organize your Key West family holiday to better match your needs.

Where to stay in Key West

There are two choices when deciding where to stay in Key West. It depends whether you prefer to be right on the beach or want to be a little closer to the town. The upmarket resorts at the southern end of the island have been designed as family-friendly hotels in Key West, with accommodating staff and a wide range of family-oriented facilities. If your children are a little older and evening activities are important, then it might be worth considering options in the residential Old Town, which is close to the livelier Bahama Village. Northside is also a good option, as it provides easy access to the northern beaches and the New Town malls.

How to get to Key West

Depending on where you are coming from, Key West offers a range of transport options. International visitors can take a direct shuttle bus to the island from Miami International or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport. Connecting flights to the island’s own airport are possible from cities across the USA, including New York, Miami and Atlanta. Other options include the Greyhound Bus, Amtrak train to the nearby Fort Lauderdale (with a connecting shuttle bus) or hiring a car and taking a road trip along the famous Overseas Highway.

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