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Key West

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Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide. Despite its small size and the fact that only one road connects it to the mainland, the island attracts numerous visitors eager to do their own thing. Key West remains immune to the pitfalls of mass tourism and offers simple pleasures long forgotten by big-name vacation resorts. On this little bit of land, you can set your clock to island time: spend your vacation snorkeling the clear waters by day and exploring the main street's bars and restaurants by night. Our United States itinerary builder tool allows you to plan your trip to Key West and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Popular things to do in Key West

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Specialty Museum
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Key West

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Specialty Museum
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cemetery
Key West Cemetery
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Garden
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Wildlife in Key West

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Reef
Vandenberg Wreck
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Duration: 2 hours
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Reef
Western Dry Rocks
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Key West Sailing Academy​ and Yacht Charter
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Key West

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Beach
Bahia Honda State Park Big Pine Key
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Duration: 3h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Islamorada
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
National Key Deer Refuge Big Pine Key
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Swim with Dolphins
Theater of the Sea Islamorada
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Key West

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Art Gallery
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
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Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Key West Firehouse Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Oldest House & Garden Museum
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Key West

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Flea Market
Sunset Celebration
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mikey Mo's
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Rock House Masterpieces
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Peppers of Key West
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wine Bar
Viv Wine Bistro
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Bike Tour
Key Lime Bike Tours
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Duration: 3 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Mallory Square
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Key West

To explore the best of what Key West has to offer on foot, stay near Old Town, a picturesque neighborhood famous for its streets lined with tropical trees and gardens. Most hotels in this area feature rooftop decks, where you can meet friends for cocktails and enjoy ocean views at sunset. If you don't mind driving to where most of the action is, consider staying at a budget-priced inn or bed and breakfast on the eastern end of the island.
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