Sun, sand, and ocean breeze are at the heart of every good beach vacation — and you’ll find plenty of each in Key West. While you’re there, be sure to check out these must-see attractions.
- Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Go swimming, snorkeling, or paddling in Key West’s turquoise water.floridastateparks.org
- Duval Street
Browse funky boutiques, then cool off at an outdoor café.
Tip: Two hours before sunset, make your way north to Mallory Square for the nightly sunset celebration.
- Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Immerse yourself in a tropical habitat for butterflies and birds.keywestbutterfly.com
- Southernmost Point
Make your way to the landmark buoy for a photo op.cityofkeywest-fl.gov
- Key West Lighthouse
Climb 88 steps to the top and learn about Key West’s maritime history.kwahs.org
- The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
Tour the Nobel Prize winner's lushly landscaped residence.hemingwayhome.com
Tip: While you’re there, say hello to the property’s famous six-toed cats
- Papa’s Pilar Rum
See how rum is made at the island’s largest distillery.papaspilar.com
- Harry S. Truman Little White House
Tour the 33rd president’s winter White House.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
- Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of pie.keylimeshop.com
- Dry Tortugas National Park
Take the ferry 70 miles west to this remote, underrated national park