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Key West
— Fun Beach & Boating Destination

Key West Beach and Highway

Key West
— Sun, Fun & Margaritas!
Key West is one of Florida's most popular beach destinations — just think sun, fun, margaritas... and Jimmy Buffet!

Ponce de Leon first discovered Key West in 1521 — today, the popular beach destination draws over two million visitors a year. It's beautiful white sandy beaches, sunny climate, spectacular sunsets (daily, rain or shine), fun water sports, laid-back atmosphere, shopping, trendy restaurants, hot bars and chic nightclubs makes Key West a FUN place to visit.

Fun Things To Do in Key West

Key West Beach

Great Boating Destination
With miles of beautiful waterways, Key West is a boat lovers dream. It's located on the tip of Florida, as far south as you can go in the continental U.S. — about 90 miles from Cuba and approximately 130 miles south of Miami.

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Key West Map

Fun Key West Tours

Family is Everything
In Key West, the locals say that they won't treat you as tourists... you're more like family :)

Key West Hotels and Lodging


Key West Beach Walkway

Conch Republic
Key West is known as the Conch Republic — everything is named after the Conch Shells. Everyone born in Key West are called "Conchs" — if you are a tourist and moved here, you're a "Fresh-Water Conch." Popular island foods include Conch Chowder, Conch Meat and Conch Fritters. There's even an annual Conch Blowing Contest — sometimes referred to as the "Conch Honk!"

Best Time to Visit Key West
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Key West enjoys moderate year-round temperatures.

Although Key West is considered to be a year-round destination, the best time to visit is late Winter and Springtime (Jan-Apr).

Expect crowds during this high season — and during specific holidays:

  • Pridefest (June)
  • Hemmingway Days (July)
  • Fantasy Fest (Oct)

Note: Hurricane season usually runs between June and November. Low season and highest rainfall typically occurs between August and October.

Key West Lighthouse

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