Key West Holidays 2017/2018
If you're looking for a tranquil getaway, Key West is the location for you. Located as far south as you can possibly get in Florida, here you can indulge in the fantastic surroundings, enjoying the beaches, beauty and some of the best eateries around!
Serving up plenty of fresh seafood bespoke to the area, you can sample culinary delights at one of Key West's many raw bars. If you're a fan of fresh oysters and shrimp, make sure you try the local dishes!
Key West is a great area to get involved in a new activity. Thanks to the island location, there's plenty of space and opportunity to try out a new hobby on the waves, such as jet skiing, windsurfing and more. And for those who'd rather explore under the waves, snorkelling and diving are a great pastime to experience here too.
Whether it's your first, third or tenth visit to this beautiful part of Florida, there's always something more to discover. Take a look at our Secret Florida pages and read more about Florida as a whole, and don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Florida4Less for advice on what to do during your holiday.
Things to do in Key West
Despite its size, Key West provides loads of activity. Beaches are plentiful here, and with such beautiful surroundings, it's easy to see why watersports are so popular. From diving and fishing to jet skiing and parasailing, even if you're unsure about discovering a new sport, the waters here will have something to offer you.
For something a little more relaxing, Key West has plenty of historical attractions the whole family can enjoy learning about. The area was once frequented by Ernest Hemingway, and features a museum at his very own house, dedicated to his life and works too.
One thing you must see during your visit to Key West is the beautiful sunset that can be seen from Mallory Square in the Old Town. Each night, the square hosts a Sunset Celebration, where guests can watch the sky fill with beautiful colours as the sun sets looking out towards Mexico. Whether you're a budding photographer, or simply love this natural phenomenon, be sure to catch a celebration during your stay.
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Where to eat in Key West
As you settle into island life, you're sure to want to sample a few of the favourite dishes local to Key West. Fresh seafood restaurants are in abundance, serving everything from lobster to hogfish to Key West shrimp.
To sample some of the island's freshest oysters, head to the Half Shell Raw Bar. Sat right on the waterfront, you can enjoy tasty oysters in a fantastic setting, at one of the only places to experience the old town feel in Key West.
If you're looking for something extra-special during your stay, a trip to the Latitudes restaurant is sure to hit the mark. Not only can you enjoy a fantastic boat ride to reach the restaurant, but you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets as you dine, looking out towards the Gulf of Mexico - perfect for special occasions.
A more family-friendly experience, the Red Fish Blue Fish restaurant is a great option for groups with children. With a tempting menu - and tasty options for the little ones - stay a while on the restaurant's patio and enjoy the chilled-out atmosphere.
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Where to shop in Key West
Whether you want to pick up the odd souvenir to take back home, or simply wish to make the most of the Key West lifestyle during your holiday, there are plenty of places to shop in the area.
Mallory Square may be one of the best places to catch the sunset by night, but by day it's thriving with stores to explore. Here, you can purchase quaint and beautiful shells, wander around the sponge market or sample a few delights at Key West's First Legal Rum Distillery. And don't forget, you can stock up on island surf gear here too, there are loads of surf shops to try.
Key West is also home to plenty of places to pick up a piece of art or two. Galleries and shops are dotted around the area, so if you’re keen to pick up the works of a local artist, or take home a memento you can hang in your home, you’re sure to find something here.
It’s also a great area to browse your favourite titles. If you’re a literature fan, be sure to stop by the numerous bookstores in Key West. Shops such as Books & Books feature titles from well-known authors, and host special events throughout the year.
Nightlife in Key West
As well as being the best place in Key West to catch a beautiful sunset, Mallory Square is also host to plenty of nightlife. From Tiki bars to seafood restaurants with live music, there’s always an opportunity to let your hair down in Key West.
Areas in Key West such as Duval Street are known for being particularly lively, and it's a great place to head to if you’re looking for a vibrant, exciting night out! Those keen to dance the night away will also find something to suit their tastes here. Bars such as Rick’s Bar, Durty Harry’s and Sloppy Joe’s are popular spots in this area.
Coupled with a beautiful skyline, wherever you head to in Key West, you’re sure to have a brilliant time.
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