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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

Fishing

Fishing

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!

Accommodations

Accommodations

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

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

Feb 05 – Jan 7
Market on the Green

Held the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., visitors and residents are invited to browse and shop amazing local artisans. The monthly market is located at the Sunset Green Event Lawn, at Key West’s 24 North Hotel. ...More

Mar 31 – Dec 11
Key West Bicentennial Exhibit at The Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to view the ‘Key West 200’ exhibit at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. The exhibit is to highlight Key West’s people, culture and community beginning with the settlers and government officia...More

Apr 30 – Jul 31
2022 Art in the Garden at Key West Tropical Forest

The Garden is located 5210 College Road on Stock Island, just over Cow Key Bridge and is open every day 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meander over garden boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot...More

Jun 02 – Jul 28
Mango Madness Members’ Show

The summer group exhibition is a celebration of the creativity all around us, as our family of artist members share the fruits of their labors (mango-inspired or otherwise), with something for every taste. Exhibition at The Studios of Key West, 533 E...More

Jun 30 – Jul 4
Key Lime Festival

Enjoy fun-filled days and evenings of culinary and libation adventures, saluting the tiny fruit that inspired Key lime pie, the Florida Keys' signature dessert. A festival highlight is the mouthwatering World Key Lime Pie Eating Championship. Partici...More

Jul 01
Swayzees July 4 Weekend Pool Party & Concert

Your 4th of July Weekend party starts at 4 p.m. Join us to kick off the holiday weekend in style with the famous Key West band, The Swayzees! Drink specials, pool fun & of course a BBQ spread. Staged at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, 200 William ...More

Jul 01 – 5
Key West Mermaid Festival

The family-friendly festival features interactive mermaid adventures while raising awareness of oceans and salty shores. Events include mermaid meet-ups, swim encounters with the festival's mermaid pod, ocean-themed parties and a weekend mermaid- and...More

Jul 04
4th of July Mermaid Splash

Set for 10. a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lagerheads Beach Bar, the cutest little beach bar at the end of 0 Simonton Street. The shallow beach is perfect for a day of sandcastle building, or relaxing in the Key West sunshine. The event admission is free, and par...More

Jul 19 – 24
Hemingway Days

Ernest Hemingway fans can celebrate the late author’s literary accomplishments and colorful Key West lifestyle Tuesday through Sunday, July 20-25. The annual Hemingway Days festivities salute the legacy of the Nobel Prize winner who lived and wrote o...More

Jul 20 – 23
Stock Island Marina Village Key West Marlin Tournament

Anglers ply the waters once fished by novelist Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West’s annual Hemingway Days festival, the event awards $25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fu...More

Jul 23 – 24
Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race

The Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race is to challenge competitors Saturday, July 23. Race begins 5 p.m., from Southernmost Beach, 1405 Duval St. Celebrate your accomplishment while easing sore muscles from the race with an all-levels yoga re...More

Jul 29
Rams Head presents: Fitz and The Tantrums & Andy Grammer

Doors open 5:30 p.m., show begins 7 p.m, at Coffee Butler Amphitheater, 21 East Quay Rd. Tickets on sale online beginning April 15, 2022. Multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers,...More

Aug 10 – 14
Key West Tropical Heat

Enjoy five days of sizzling happenings in the island city whose openness and respect for diversity have made it a world-renowned gay vacation destination. The festival’s intriguing events range from pool parties to a sunset cruise to late-night gathe...More

Aug 11 – 14
25th Annual Key West Lobsterfest

Seafood lovers can chow down on Florida’s clawless lobster during a tasty “feast-ival” that features a savory schedule of events ranging from a traditional lobster boil to a lively street fair starring the sensational crustacean prepared in a variety...More

Aug 26 – 29
Key West Whiskey Fest

This inaugural food, drink and music festival is to feature top class whiskey, a range of tastings, whiskey walks, workshops, brunches and plenty more. Events to be staged at the Sunset Green Event Lawn, Gates Hotel, 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd....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 keyscams.com. 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