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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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  • Mallory Square seems much less active since Irma. Only a few performers at night (during Fantasy Fest). Sunsets and views are always beautiful. The guacamole stand is still there and love that!! Fun t...  more »
  • .....and bet u wanna come back and do again. Such a scene, in a good way. You need to be there, it's a place where so many of us come together, esp now when we are so polarized, at Mallory, we are all...  more »
  • After enjoying the spectacular sunset, I decided to have Ron do a Tarot Card reading for me. He was spot on! Very knowledgeable about the cards, answering questions and giving insight over the next 6 ...  more »
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  • Street performers (juggling/sword swallowing/musicians/etc) & venders of different types for all ages to enjoy before, during, & after sunset. Area can get crowded so get here early if you want to sit on concrete curb along water to enjoy sunset. If you happen to notice a cruise ship docked in area earlier in day & think it'll spoil sunset view later don't worry. All cruise ships must leave well before sunset so go back to enjoy the view & atmosphere. And FYI believe Wednesdays is the one day of week there aren't any ships scheduled to dock here in KW
  • Cool little square on the pier where everyone gathers in the city to watch the sunset. It has plenty of food and alcohol attached to it all around so don't worry about that. When I first read the reviews online they said that the whole town comes to watch the sunset and it really is true. There were people everywhere, even on a week day and plenty of street performers. It was weird and cool honestly. Park whereever is convenient - the whole town is pretty much walkable anyway.
  • A square where it truly seems everyone gathers to watch the beautiful Key sunsets. Drinks and food all around and good to! Music, entertainment, shopping. You can pretty much walk from anywhere just park on the street, just watch any signs and coconuts.
  • Nothing but sketchy. You'll stand 6-10 deep (more during peak season) to get some good sunset pics. Find yourself another option. Not worth it unless you like crowds of sketchy people, and a tourist trap vendor vibe.
  • Nice place to walk around. Beautiful waterfront area. Several historical attractions in the area. Plenty of restaurants. On Duval Street. There are many tourist gifts shops-some might find this a detraction but tourism is the primary source of income so this is to be expected.

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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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