Top Tours & Activities in Key West
There's always a celebration going on in Key West, even if it's just for the sunset! The southernmost point of the Florida Keys is a haven for seekers of sun, sea, sand – and margaritas! Here's what to see and do on your visit.
Hemingway loved Key West! Tours of his 19th-century home reveal stunning hibiscus gardens, a grand swimming pool, and the study where he wrote "To Have and Have Not."
The famous concrete buoy that marks "90 miles to Cuba" is a sightseeing favorite with a dark secret – it's actually 94 miles away!
Even if you're not in Key West for the nightlife, be sure to join the island's jugglers, musicians, and acrobats for the Old Town's Sunset Celebration. It happens every evening!
It's considered good luck if one of the 2,000 butterflies at the conservatory happens to land on you! See cocoons and even flamingos at one of Key West's most colorful attractions.
You didn't come to Key West for the dry land, did you? The Florida Keys' clear ocean waters are perfect for snorkelling, kayaking, and fishing.
The historic Fort Jefferson complements a snorkelling sweet spot spread across seven remote islands. Whether you go by seaplane or ferry, make time for a day-trip!
If you fancy a more relaxing time by the water then head to Higgs Beach, the perfect place to soak up some sun. Don't miss the stunning Atlantic panorama from its pier!
This museum barely registers on the tourism radar, but it should! Its engrossing artifacts were all salvaged from shipwrecks and weave together a history of maritime tradition.
In a similar vein, the history of piracy is told here through its own heirlooms – among them Blackbeard's blunderbuss and one of only three surviving authentic Jolly Rogers!
Key West's best beach is famous not just for its pristine white sand, but for its Civil War fort. Take a tour of the historic monument, then cool your feet by the coral reef!
Key West is an island city in the Florida Keys archipelago. It is the southernmost city in the United States.
Key West is perfect for a weekend break. Ideally, try incorporating it into a longer island-hopping tour of the Florida Keys!
Key West has its own international airport, but you can also reach it via the scenic Overseas Highways (U.S. Route 1) from Miami. There are also shuttle buses available from Miami Internation Airport.
- CurrencyUSD ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (-04:00)
- Country Code+1
- Best time to visitIt's best to visit from March to May, in between the expensive, touristy peak season, and hurricane season.
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What People Are Saying About Key West
The driver was nice and we had more time then expected! I would recommend this tour
Enjoyed the experience even though we were not taken to the coral reef as planned for snorkeling. There was not much to see where we were put in the water. I saw only one fish the first snorkel and three on the second! Disappointing! The staff on the catamaran was great, friendly and very knowledgeable.
We wanted to surprise a friend for his birthday and enjoy a day at sea. We found this offer online and gave it a try. Mr. Manuel Fernández was our guide. He was charming, very kind and protective. We felt safe at all times. The drive down to Key West is beautiful. You get to sit back and enjoy the view with a short documentary about the island. Once in Key West, Mr. Manuel handles all your ticket purchases. We bought the Trolly tour with a discount and ordered some food to go before our snorkeling activity. Blue skies, sun block and an endless ocean on the way to the two snorkeling spots. We swam until the very last minute. The crew was so much fun and really professional. Had a couple of beers on the way back. Got on the Trolly to head to the beach. It was nice to see the architecture and hear about some of its history. It really left us wanting to spend more time there. We did not have time to walk around much or go to museums. We ate what we bought earlier on the busride back.
Long day but worth it Manny and Tony were very diligent and you felt they were concerned for all on the bus We bought The Trolley Bus hop on hop off and it was well worth it again advised by Manny a good day!!
Would recommend this tour bus to all while in Key West. Never waited more than 10 minutes for a trolley at each stop. Drivers were all very friendly and knowledgeable of everything we passed during the tour. Great value for this tour. They even have discounts if you buy online. If you tour Key West by trolley, use City View