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Welcome to Key West

Welcome to Key West, Florida

If you have never been here before, you are in for a real treat. There are Key West attractions for everyone. Some of our most popular Key West tourist activities on the water include dolphin encounters, kayaking the backcountry, diving and snorkeling at Ft. Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas, or renting a boat at a Key West marina to explore on your own. On land, shopping, museums, art galleries, tours, theaters and more await you. Or you can simply relax in the sand at one of our Key West beaches, by the pool at your Key West hotel, or on Duval Street with a cocktail in hand.

Get in the water!

Diving & Snorkeling

Diving & Snorkeling

Diving and snorkeling in the coral reefs and wrecks around Key West is spectacular. If you are interested in wreck diving, there are only a few around Key West that are available to visitors, but the few we have are world class! Our dive charters are among the world's best and will share the best underwater spots in Key West. More



We have some of the finest saltwater fishing around, whether you are an avid fly fisherman looking for the thrill of sight casting to tarpon as they cross a beautiful, sandy flat in the Key West backcountry, or offshore doing some deep sea fishing and thinking about a fresh seafood dinner at one of our fine Key West restaurants. More

Boating & Marinas

Boating & Marinas

The bright turquoise waters are enough to draw people to Key West from around the world. For visitors who want to explore the waters surrounding the Island City, there are a number of boat rentals and charters. Ride through the shallow water and mangrove islands in the flats of Key West, or venture into 'blue water' offshore. More

The Southernmost City

We invite you to visit our unique tropical island city. Explore our crystal clear waters with a diving, snorkeling or sailing expedition. Savor a Key West sunset at Mallory Square. Or take a relaxing stroll down Duval Street, grab a cold drink, listen to a local band or pick up a souvenir for the folks back home. Experience a taste of Caribbean culture in Key West without leaving the States. Use our site to plan your Key West vacation, book a Key West hotel, find a top notch fishing guide, research our bars and restaurants, even see the action live with a Key West webcam. So hop in the car, put the top down, and enjoy the sunny, relaxing drive to the end of US 1. We'll be waiting.

The Southernmost City

Go out on the town!



Key West is a fun place and can be as relaxing, romantic, or wild as you want it to be. There are accommodations in Key West for every type of traveler. We have some of the most extravagant Key West guesthouses and inns with beautiful, lush landscaping and free-form pools. Some of the places make you think you are in a tropical rainforest. More

Things to Do

Things to Do

In Key West, the number of unique experiences you can have in one day is almost unbelievable. In a day, you can visit the Southernmost Point in the Continental U.S., take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, visit Ernest Hemingway's House, eat fresh, off-the-boat seafood, drink at Florida's oldest bar, and witness a world-renowned sunset. More

Bars & Restaurants

Bars & Restaurants

No doubt about it, for a 2-by-4 mile island, Key West sure has a lot going on with food and drink. At last count there were over 240 eating and drinking establishments. One thing you can bank on while here in Key West is fresh local seafood. More

Upcoming Key West Events

Mar 06 – Feb 5
Market on the Green

Presented by The Keys Collection of resorts, the versatile Sunset Green Event Lawn, located between sister hotels the Gates Key West and 24 North, transforms into a local artisan market the first Saturday of each month, from 10AM to 2PM. ...More

Nov 04 – Jan 31
Arts Council presents 2021 Members Show ‘Dazzling Horizons’

The Opening Reception will be held Nov. 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. The exhibition will remain on display through January 2022. Dazzling Horizons - a look forward and a look around - the creativity is inspi...More

Dec 01 – Jul 31
Key West Fishing Tournament

More than 40 species of fish are targeted during the multi-month tournament, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 15) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish...More

Jan 06 – 27
South of Southernmost by Mark Hedden

Ballast Key is a backcountry island seven miles west of Key West, south of the Southernmost point, once listed for sale for $15.8 million. It was owned and used as a getaway for the influential and the creative by David Wolkowsky, a friend of Tenness...More

Jan 12 – 29
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Matilda, the Musical

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspirin...More

Jan 15 – May 21
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Speaker Series

Interested in learning more about the complex and fascinating environmental world of Key West and the Florida Keys? Then join a Speaker Series the third Saturday of each month this spring. Topics include Jan. 15: 'Then & Now, 85 Years of History of ...More

Jan 17 – 21
The Southernmost Regatta

This event offers five consecutive days of racing on the picturesque blue waters off Key West, and is open to One Design and ORC Racing / Cruising Keelboats. Enjoy a fun, sustainable event that features high-quality racing and social activities! Even...More

Jan 20 – Mar 24
Southernmost Chamber Music Society 2022 Season

Concerts of the season include a January concert featuring music from the baroque period, with composers like Bach, Handel, Soler and others. February welcomes the Classic and Romantic periods, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, and others. In March, the Fren...More

Jan 21
Opening Reception of Key West Bicentennial Exhibit at Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to a special reception from 5-8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the 'Key West 200' exhibit at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.  This major exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary ...More

Jan 21 – Dec 11
Key West Bicentennial Exhibit at The Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to mark the opening of the ‘Key West 200’ exhibit at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. This major exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of Key W...More

Jan 22
Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll

Learn first-hand about fascinating people who have given Key West its colorful character! Small groups are escorted to gravesites where interpreters tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. Among the gravesites to be visited are those of

Jan 23
Impromptu Classical Concert Series Celebrates 50 Years: Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo

Sunwoo has been hailed for his ‘unfailingly consistent excellence’ by International Piano magazine, and celebrated as ‘a pianist who commands a comprehensive technical arsenal that allows him to thunder without breaking a sweat,’ by the Chicago Tribu...More

Jan 24
Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series presents: Author S.A. Cosby

The Friends of the Key West Library’s speaker series will present New York Times bestselling author S.A. Cosby, via Zoom presentation. Mr. Cosby is the author of Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland. A writer from Southeastern Virginia, Cosby’s fi...More

Jan 24 – 31
Kelly McGillis Classic

Women from countries far and wide will be descending upon Key West for flag football competition, fun and learning. It is anticipated this event is to have the most international countries represented, and organizers are expecting teams from USA, Mor...More

Jan 25 – 29
Mile 0 Fest Key West

Mile 0 Fest Key West is a "must see" boutique destination music festival in the burgeoning Red Dirt & Americana music scene. Take in big shows at Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, a state-of-the-art facility located blocks off the hopping streets ...More

Jan 28
Keys Concerts by Candlelight Presents: Brit Pop to Rock

A unique musical experience, Keys Concerts by Candlelight allows you to enjoy famous works of music by the ambience of candlelight in various locations. The 2022 season of candlelit concerts will feature a series of contemporary music played by a str...More

The Key West Calendar of Events is provided courtesy of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. It is filled from January to December with everything from Florida Keys fishing tournaments to Fantasy Fest, to a gathering to celebrate the Conch Republic's Independence. One of Key West's best attributes is that no matter what time of the year you come here, there is always something going on. More Key West Events

Key West on your screen

Key West Webcams

Key West Webcams

The next best thing to vacationing in Key West is viewing our Web Cams. From anywhere in the world, see live streaming video of Key West's sunsets, beaches, palm trees, resorts, and local hot spots. Envision your next vacation via More

Live Duval Street

Live Duval Street

See what's happening on Live Duval Street, or wave to your friends at home as you cruise the mile-long street. Duval Street is home to restaurants, bars, shops, live entertainment and world-class people watching. More

Southernmost Webcam

Southernmost Webcam

Even if you are thousands of miles away, you can experience being here with us. The Southernmost Webcam brings you the sunrises, sunsets, sunshine and storms. See the revelers, the trolleys, and the occasional rooster making a cameo. More