Welcome to Key West
We're showcasing all that Key West Florida has to offer. Make this web site your springboard for jumping into the Cities and Lifestyles that make up Key West paradise!
Key West is the continental U.S.'s southernmost city with a picture called for at the appropriately marked point. The Conch Republic is where A1A and US1 terminate. Famous swimmers swim from Cuba to Key West! Discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1513. The downtown district is walkable and otherwise one can experience the island by auto bike, scooter or Segway.
Key West offers an incredible location, lifestyle and culture for a getaway, vacation or to reside. No wonder Harry Truman choose it as the Winter White House. The city offers Island presence wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and The Gulf of Mexico with outstanding deep water access. With wildlife preserves abundant, street festivals, world renowned landmarks, fishermen-world class sport fishing and diverse residents and vacationers that make Key West a truly very unique venue.
Things to do include catching the Sunset at Mallory Square. Tennessee Williams, author of A street car Named Desire, was known for enjoying the incredible sunset with a choice cocktail. And watch a juggler and other entertainers with the crowd at sunset.
Tour the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. At 907 Whitehead Street. By touring this historic landmark you will gain insight into Hemingway's fishing and outdoor lifestyle and writing studio in which he wrote books and many of his short stories. The house is dominated by cats with unique paws.
A day getaway to the Dry Tortugas, Ponce de Leon named this cluster of tropical dry islands approximately 70 miles west of Key West after the indigenous Tortugas turtles. Fort Jefferson is located on Garden Key (the largest brick structure in the hemisphereÃ¢â¬âbuilt by the U.S. Army, used as a prison after the Civil War, and abandoned in 1874), taking in this historical beautiful location, bird-watching, or snorkeling .
The Hotels, Resorts and restaurants in Key West our unique and range greatly in all respects.
Dining in Downtown Key West, Duval Street, you can walk to the dock, shopping, and outstanding restaurants all within a few blocks. Alluring menus feature some of the finest dining in the world.
There's a restaurant in Key West that's dishing a plate deserving of your palate. Local restaurants are serving familiar tastes and popular craves. Key West cuisine is diverse and worthy. Locally harvested fresh seafood you'll find it in Key West.
There are so many things to do-other it seems limitless awesome options include- Swimming, Boating, Kayaking, Stand up Paddle Boarding, Biking, Scuba Diving, Segway, sunset boat tour, fishing, and of course swim with the dolphins.
Notably Key West also serves as a major seaport for many passenger cruise ships and has The Key West International airport with airline service.
Looking for Photos??
Historical photo albums, wildlife, nature and scenery -- here are links to a sampling of what you will find throughout our Florida City Guides
Key West History and Historical Photos dating back to the late 1800's
Historical Swamp Buggy Photos