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 the corner). This is the most-overrated attraction in Key West.

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2. South Beach

0.26 MILES

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…

3. Key West Lighthouse

0.36 MILES

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…

4. Hemingway House

0.37 MILES

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…

5. Higgs Beach


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…

6. Duval Street


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…

7. Key West Distilling

0.64 MILES

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

8. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

0.67 MILES

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…