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Mallory Square, Key West

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Soak in the orange and pink glow melting into the Gulf horizon at one of the most famous sunset spots in the world, Mallory Square. During the day, the square is a bustling hub of souvenir shops and beachfront restaurants, ideal for a stroll or casual meal. Located adjacent to the cruise ship port in the heart of downtown Key West, the square is home to a nightly sunset celebration, where thousands of visitors gather to watch the famous Key West sunset and peruse the dozens of food vendors, art exhibits, and night entertainers that line the oceanside boardwalk. Plan to visit Mallory Square and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Key West attractions using our Key West road trip planning app .
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  • We enjoyed the whole area. The statues make for an interesting read, and a great way to get some history of the island.  more »
  • View of the water and boats is breathtaking. Enjoyed the sun and breeze. Stop along the way for a drink.  more »
  • I think Key West is the cutest place in Florida and this square on the Sea comes alive at sunset and it is really a nice place to spend a couple of hours
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  • Went there 2 hours before sunset. It wasn't crowded then. And easily got parking. Here parking is $4 per hour whereas the other parts of city it's $3 per hour. Gradually it's started to become busy. May street food options including nachos and freshly made guacamole and grilled corn. It was a fun place to visit. One shouldn't miss if you're in Key West.
  • As far as tourist attractions go, this place is tops. People gather here for the beautiful Key West sunset. There is an abundance of street performers to entertain the crowds and it's fun! Much of the time there are clouds yet it has enhanced the sunset if they don't completely block it. For times other than the sunset you have a variety of souvenir shops for finding any and everything you could possibly want as a way to save a memory of your visit to the Keys!
  • Some places are legendary for a reason. Mallory Square is one of them, and it lives up to the hype. One day here won't do it. You need one day to show up early and just enjoy the sunset while hanging with pelicans and seagulls. The sunset is insanely awesome from here... as long as no cruise ship is blocking the view. On another day, come just for the amazing set of buskers, easily some of the top street performers on the planet, and with a sense of humor that will leave you smiling. You'll likely need a third day just for the music and street performers, but save a fourth day to see the historical shops, the sponge market, and the museum. There's always more to see and enjoy here!
  • Lots and lots to do and see. Get there early for the sunset celebration. See the street performers. Very entertaining. Visit the aquarium, shipwreck museum, walk along the water. We got a pineapple drink for 8 bucks, with 1 free refill. Very nice.
  • What an awesome place. Key West has organized a beautiful event to celebrate its incredible sunset. People gathering to appreciate this moment, surrounded by street artists, music and some bars. Get your coat cuz the wind there is rough and depending the time of the year really cold. Arrives with at least 1 hour in advance the sunset to get a nice place to seat and stay and prepare your camera.
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