Key West

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Key West

Located at the southernmost tip of Florida, this sun-drenched, fun-loving island encourages visitors to leave their worries behind and embrace relaxation.

Closer to Havana than it is to Miami, Key West is the southernmost city of the continental United States, approximately 90 miles (140 kilometers) from the Cuban capital. Key West refers to the island as well as the city. Over the years, it has been a pirate refuge, a naval base and a favored haunt of American literary legends, including Ernest Hemingway. Today, the island appears to be in permanent vacation mode, with plenty of bars, restaurants and beaches where you can while away the hours.

Make your first stop at the impressive monument at the corner of South and Whitehead streets near South Beach. Proudly announcing in bold letters that you are at the southernmost point of the continental United States, it is one of Key West’s most photographed attractions.

Most of the tourist attractions are located in the old town. Step inside the Key West Shipwreck Museum, which charts the history of the “wreckers” who used to rescue people from sunken ships then salvage the cargo.

Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, a Spanish colonial-style building in which the author wrote some of his most famous works. At Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, see Hemingway’s typewriter, glasses and a shrunken human torso that he owned. The Harry S. Truman Little White House is a historic site where the former president made many decisions on domestic and foreign policy.

Join locals and visitors who gather every evening at the water’s edge at Mallory Square for the sunset celebration. Street performers and exhibitors entertain the crowds as the sun lowers into the Gulf of Mexico.

Duval Street is downtown Key West’s main strip and home to the majority of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.

At 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) long and 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) wide, Key West is not a big city. Most people spend their time in the old town, where all the attractions are within easy walking distance. Bicycles and scooters, which can be rented, are popular ways to get around.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in the Florida Keys page.

Ibis Bay Beach Resort
Ibis Bay Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
3101 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL
The price is CA $177 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Nestled on the beach, this Key West hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Higgs Beach, Simonton Beach, and Smathers Beach. South Beach and Robbie's are also within ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,874 reviews)
"The pool was amazing. Great shuttle service. Continental breakfast was really good. I really have no complaints."

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

Ibis Bay Beach Resort
Oceans Edge Key West Resort, Hotel & Marina
Oceans Edge Key West Resort, Hotel & Marina
4 out of 5
5950 Peninsular Avenue, Key West, FL
The price is CA $217 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Situated in Key West, this golf hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Key West Harbour and within 3 mi (5 km) of Robbie's and Lower Keys Medical Center. Key West Golf ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,514 reviews)
"The kayaking. Nice pools"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

Oceans Edge Key West Resort, Hotel & Marina
Hampton Inn Key West FL
Hampton Inn Key West FL
2.5 out of 5
3755 S Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL
The price is CA $209 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort East Martello Museum and Gallery and Key West Art and Historical Society. Smathers ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,279 reviews)
"I loved the location across the street from the water, I loved the coziness of the room, very clean and updated. Thank you I will be coming back."

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

Hampton Inn Key West FL
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Romantic Sailboat in Luxury Yacht Cub
Romantic Sailboat in Luxury Yacht Cub
Key West, FL
The price is CA $190 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Situated in Key West, this houseboat is steps from Saddlebunch Keys and Key West Harbour. Key West Golf Club and Robbie's are also within 3 mi (5 km).
1/5 (1 review)
"Absolutely awful, dirty little boat, no AC, TV, stereo, nothing."

Reviewed on Jul. 21, 2021

Romantic Sailboat in Luxury Yacht Cub
Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Sunset Harbor
Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Sunset Harbor
3.5 out of 5
200 Sunset Lane, Key West, FL
The price is CA $407 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in Old Town Key West, this condo resort is steps from Key West Museum of Art and History, Custom House Museum, and Harry S. Truman Little White House. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (187 reviews)
"Property is beautiful, great views, lovely pool area. Awesome location walk to Duval and Mallory Square. Wish it had a tiki bar."

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Sunset Harbor
Resort condo w/ private parking, shared pool, hot tub - dog OK! Family-friendly!
Resort condo w/ private parking, shared pool, hot tub - dog OK! Family-friendly!
Key West, FL
The price is CA $265 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Situated in Key West, this condo building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort East Martello Museum and Gallery, Key West Art and Historical Society, and Smathers Beach. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (21 reviews)
Awesome stay
"So nice put us all on vacation mode. Awesome people awesome pool and hot tub! Beautiful spot!"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Resort condo w/ private parking, shared pool, hot tub - dog OK! Family-friendly!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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