Visit Key West
Things to Do
A trip to the Keys would be incomplete without a visit to Key West’s fascinating historic district and bustling waterfront, located just 45 miles south of Marathon. Most famous for its nightlife, there are a number of other attractions for everyone to enjoy.
Key West Guide:
- Mallory Square: Alive with jugglers, mimes, musicians and street arts, Mallory Square is a mecca for shopping and dining. Spectacular sunsets are celebrated nightly with this Key West attraction.
- Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum: The home and gardens of America’s legendary, late Nobel Prize winner have been lovingly preserved at this Registered National Historic Landmark and is essential to your itinerary of Key West activities.
- Heritage House Museum & The Audubon House: View original furnishings, rare antiques, and artifacts collected by generations of a prominent Key West family.
- Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House: Explore the cultural history of Key West.
- Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens: Fort East Martello was built during the Civil War era and was never completed, it was built to resemble the Martello watchtowers in Italy. Today, this attraction in the Florida Keys serves as a Museum displaying memorabilia of the Florida Keys, sculpture and a world-class botanical garden.
- Southernmost Point: A giant buoy that points out the southernmost point of the continental United States, just 90 miles from Cuba.
- Key West Cemetery: Located in the center of the Old Town, it is a must see. It is a display of the quirkiness that make the Florida Keys attractive; it is also a lesson in history and culture of the United States and the Florida Keys
- The Mel Fisher Treasure Museum: Displaying a sampling of the vast fortune in gold coins and jewelry found in the sunken Spanish galleon, The Atocha, by the world-renowned shipwreck salvager, Mel Fisher.
- The Key West Aquarium: Featuring shark feedings, large sea turtles, and a children's’ touch tank.
- The Butterfly Conservatory: Features live butterflies in an ideal habitat.
- The Key West Historic Seaport: With live music and great food overlooking an active harbor.
- The Key West Botanical Gardens: Discover a variety of spectacular plant species and gardens.
- Duval Street: Main shopping and famous bar district including Sloppy Joes and Capt. Tony’s bars.