Florida Keys is a chain of palm-lined islands stretching off the coast of mainland USA, into the Gulf of Mexico. Long known as a tropical escape, visitors keep coming back for the area’s powder-fine beaches, azure seas, and live entertainment.

    Throughout the day, you can take to the water to enjoy dolphin viewing and big-game fishing, or simply go for a dip to cool off. You can learn about the local heritage of Florida Keys at top landmarks such as Audubon House and Tropical Gardens, Mallory Square, and the Ernest Hemingway House. Come evening, head to the many beach bars, live music joints, and theatres to party through the night.

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    • Key West is the southernmost point of the US and the westernmost island of the Florida Keys. The city occupies an entire island along with portions of surrounding islands; its land area totals around 6 square miles. US Route 1 and Florida State Road A1A both end in Key West. Key West offers a variety of water activities, including deep...

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    What to see & do in Florida Keys

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    Things to do in the Florida Keys range from swimming and scuba diving on serene white sand beaches with crystal clear waters to boat races, zoos, shopping, dining, and excitement. You'll find activities for the entire family on the Keys, from theme parks to aquariums, fine upscale dining to a thriving nightlife, and world-class shopping, not to mention the beach parties. Each island in the Florida Keys has its... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Florida Keys

    Food and dining in the Florida Keys showcases a wealth of diverse, delicious fusion dishes created from locally sourced and fresh seafood as well as farm-to-table ingredients. Seasonal cooking is part and parcel of the culinary tradition here, so you're getting the freshest ingredients for the most delicious dishes any time you come. Some of the favorite dishes you'll find in many restaurants here include Key West Pink... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Florida Keys

    Shopping in the Florida Keys offers a wide range of upscale boutiques, beach shops, gift shops, souvenir stands, independent arts and crafts stores, and of course, big-name brands. You can hit places like Kermit's Key West Lime Shoppe for outstanding Key Lime Pie or Key Largo Chocolate for specialty truffles. Head for the Alan S. Martz Gallery for gorgeous artistic photography or Art@830 for arts and crafts by... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Florida Keys

    Nightlife in the Florida Keys draws thousands of young adults every year for its famed beach clubs, nightclubs, classy cocktail lounges, and its "party all night" vibes. A sunset cruise offers cocktails, music, and one of the most unbelievable sunsets you'll see. Visit Duval Street for outrageous bar hopping that's an iconic part of Florida Keys nightlife. This is a wild neighborhood, so make sure you can hang before heading... Read more

    Useful information

    Information about the Florida Keys reveals a vibrant culture that mixes the traditional with the modern, and that's accessible, welcoming, and inclusive for just about everyone. Most of the islands are accessible to people with disabilities. Still, it's always best to call the site you'll be visiting and ask about any accommodations you'll need. The Keys are also a prime destination for the LGBTQIA+ community with cultural hubs near Duval... Read more

    • Key West Travel Essentials

      Our Key West Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Florida, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Key West International Airport (EYW) to my hotel? What currency and...

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