Must-see attractions in Key West

  • Tourists and locals enjoy cocktails while viewing the sunset from pier at Mallory Square.

    Mallory Square

    Key West

    Take all those energies, subcultures and oddities of Keys life and focus them into one torchlit, family-friendly (but playfully edgy), sunset-enriched…

  • Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden

    Key West

    Nancy, an environmental artist and fixture of the Keys community, invites you into her backyard oasis where chatty rescued parrots and macaws await…

  • Ernest Hemingway home and museum. Key West. Florida. USA

    Hemingway House

    Key West

    Key West’s biggest darling, Ernest Hemingway, lived in this gorgeous Spanish Colonial house from 1931 to 1940. Papa moved here in his early 1930s with his…

  • Keywest, Florida, United States, January 17 2018:The Studios Of Key West

    Studios of Key West

    Key West

    This nonprofit showcases about a dozen artists’ studios in a three-story space, and hosts some of the best art openings in Key West on the first Thursday…

  • Sloppy Joe's Bar, Duval Street, Key West, Florida, USA

    Duval Street

    Key West

    Key West locals have a love-hate relationship with the most famous road in Key West (if not the Keys). Duval, Old Town Key West’s main strip, is a miracle…

  • Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

    Key West

    This 6000-sq-ft center is one of the best places in the Keys to learn about the extraordinary marine environments of South Florida. Start off with the 20…

  • Key West, Florida - December 4, 2019:  People tan and rest on the sunny beach of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in tropical Key West Florida USA

    Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

    Key West

    ‘America’s Southernmost State Park’ is home to an impressive fort, built in the mid-1800s that played roles in the American Civil War and in the Spanish…

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    Key West Cemetery

    Key West

    A darkly alluring Gothic labyrinth beckons at the center of this pastel town. Built in 1847, the cemetery crowns Solares Hill, the highest point on the…

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Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens

    Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens

    Key West

    This old fortress was built to resemble an old Italian Martello-style coastal watchtower (hence the name), a design that quickly became obsolete with the…

  • Casa Antigua the Key West's first car dealership and Ernest Hemingway's first Key West residence.

    Casa Antigua

    Key West

    This former hotel (known as the Trev-Mor), built in 1919, was where Hemingway and Pauline first stayed after returning from Paris in 1928.

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    Little White House

    Key West

    This is where President Harry S Truman used to vacation when he wasn’t molding post-WWII geopolitics. It's beautifully preserved and open only for guided…

  • Key West, Florida - December 4, 2019:  People gather on the sand of Smathers Beach to watch the sunset in tropical Key West Florida USA

    Smathers Beach

    Key West

    One of Key West's largest public beaches, Smathers is a pretty stretch of sand with a few palm trees providing shade. It's east of the Old Town, and best…

  • Men and women enjoy a sunny day on the sand at Higgs Beach in Key West, Florida. (January 4, 2019)

    Higgs Beach

    Key West

    This artificial beach, located at the southern end of Reynolds St, has barbecue grills, picnic tables and a long pier, where you can go out and watch the…

  • San Carlos Institute

    Key West

    Founded in 1871 by Cuban exiles, the San Carlos is a gorgeous building constructed in classical Spanish mission style. The current structure dates from…

  • Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

    Key West

    For a fascinating glimpse into Key West's complicated history, pay a visit to this popular museum near the waterfront. It's best known for its collection…

  • Key West Lighthouse

    Key West

    You can climb up 88 spiraling steps to the top of this snowy white lighthouse, built in 1846, for a decent view (perhaps not as enjoyable as it was in the…

  • Key West First Legal Rum

    Key West

    Opened in 2013 by a kitesurfing pioneer, this distillery makes some mighty fine rums, which are made with Florida sugarcane and infused with coconut,…

  • Key West Distilling

    Key West

    This tiny craft distiller, basically a one-man operation, creates some excellent rums, two types of vodka (including one with horseradish), one gin and…

  • Gallery on Greene

    Key West

    Displaying work by more than three dozen artists, this is one of Key West's best art galleries. The collection focuses on artists in Southern Florida or…

  • South Beach

    Key West

    This small sandy beach is a pleasant spot for a dip. A restaurant sits on the edge of the sands, and rents out lounge chairs and umbrellas. South Beach is…

  • January 17, 2018: Southernmost point in continental. 90 miles to Cuba. Home of the Sunset. Key West. Florida. USA.

    Southernmost Point

    Key West

    The most-photographed spot on the island, this red-and-black buoy isn’t even the southernmost point in the USA (that’s in the off-limits naval base around…

  • Strand Building

    Key West

    The historic Strand Theater was one of Key West’s great old-time movie houses, and it was used as a theater in the 1993 film Matinee. Today it’s a…