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-sea fishing, dolphin-watching, and scuba diving. On land, Key West is known for its colorful nightlife and bar scene. Among the historic landmarks found in Key West are the Ernest Hemingway House and President Harry S. Truman's Little White House.

    What to see & do in Key West

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    Things to do in Key West include watersports, a thriving nightlife party scene, endless stretches of sand and surf, historic sites, and fantastic shopping and dining to top it off. The island is famed for its watersports, from surfing and kiteboarding to bodyboarding. If you're looking for the best in independent and boutique shops with dining and cafes to match, hit up Duval Street, one of the best shopping districts... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Key West

    Food and Dining in Key West offers everything from lively dive bars to upscale dining at high-end establishments. Duval Street is world-famous for its restaurants, but other local eateries can be found tucked among side streets and serve up family recipes that are generations old. You'll enjoy locally caught seafood and specialty foods with ethnic flavors like Chinese, Japanese, Slavic, and Cuban, while enjoying live bands and craft... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Key West

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Key West

      Key West is known for its serene beaches and waterfronts, but you'll find a significant number of shopping opportunities throughout the island as well with all sorts of items available. Whether you're looking for a historical shopping district or a specific kind of store, you'll never have to go very far in Key West. The local shops are quite varied...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Key West

    • 10 Things to Do After Dinner in Key West

      Evening fun in Key West ranges from watching the sun setting from a pier or on a cruise to varied options of indoor entertainment. While the setting sun is certainly one of the best parts of ending the day in this island town, there's plenty of other things to do at night. Once you've wrapped up dinner, that's often just...

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    • 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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