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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

Nov 08 – Mar 7
Monday and Tuesday Evening GLOW Hours at Hugh's View Rooftop

Just in time for sunset, The Studios of Key West's Hugh's Rooftop remains open on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., offering panoramic vistas with a full cash bar. Doors open at 5 p.m., admission is free, and everyone looks great in the g...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 31 – Feb 25
Red Barn Theatre: Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage

Be ready to take a wild and crazy ride into the classic mash-up spoof of a Western-Horror “B” movie with Jane Martin’s hilarious “Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage." Big 8, a rodeo competitor, is facing foreclosure on the Wyoming ranch where she rehabi...More

Feb 06
The Studios of Key West: Jazz on the Roof with Libby York

Critically acclaimed vocalist Libby York is known for her swinging renditions of Great American Songbook classics, bossa nova gems and obscure treasures. She’s appeared at top venues in New York, Chicago, LA and Paris. Her recordings are featured on ...More

Feb 07
The Studios of Key West: Miss Tess in Concert

Miss Tess -- according to Rolling Stone Magazine -- "Swings and swaggers, rooted in a retro groove that's equal parts blues, mid-century rock & roll and Booker T-worthy R&B." Performing at The Studios of Key West Helmerich Theater. Tickets $40 to $50...More

Feb 09
Florida Keys Council of the Arts:

Join the free opening reception for "Seeing," the new exhibition of contemporary and abstract works by Ruth Gilmore Langs and Scott Jeffries on Thursday, Feb. 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St, Key West. Enjoy an ar...More

Feb 09
Party in the Park: "Just a Few Friends" Before the Jimmy Buffett Feb. 9 Concert

The Thursday, Feb. 9 market at Truman Waterfront Park expands into a Jimmy Buffett-themed gathering from 2 to 7 p.m. on the afternoon before his concert at the adjacent Coffee Butler Amphitheater. Come out with your picnic best and enjoy the afternoo...More

Feb 09
Coffee Butler Amphitheater: Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band

Jimmy Buffett launches his 2023 Second Wind tour with this first of two sold out shows in Key West. Gates open for ticket holders at 5:30; show starts at 7 p.m. ...More

Feb 11
Coffee Butler Amphitheater: Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band

Jimmy Buffett launches his 2023 Second Wind tour with this second of two sold out shows in Key West. Gates open for ticket holders at 5:30; show starts at 7 p.m....More

Feb 11
Get Your Heart On 5k to Benefit Reef Relief

Grab your favorite partner and get your heart thumping at this year's Get Your Heart On 5k presented by Southernmost Point Bar, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. Costumes are encouraged in this run to support Reef Relief. Grab your medal and finish strong at the pos...More

Feb 13
Friends of the Key West Library Presents Carl Hiaasen

The Friends of the Key West Library's speaker series presents Carl Hiaasen, the author of 24 bestselling novels for adults, six books for young readers, and several works of non-fiction on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Hiaasen's talk will be outdoors in ...More

Feb 14
The Studios of Key West: Chicago Farmer in Concert

Chicago Farmer - otherwise known as Cody Diekhoff - is a working-class folk musician with small town, farming community roots and a city streets mentality who is profoundly inspired by fellow midwesterner John Prime. Tickets $40 to $50 for his Helmer...More

Feb 14
Wesley House Family Services Valentine's Day Gala

This Valentine's Day, take your special someone to the beautiful Customs House Museum. Included with your ticket price, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., is the island's largest silent auction, open bar, dancing to the sounds of The Prime Movers, and an elegant d...More

Feb 17
Back in Time Fundraiser at the A1A Speakeasy

Step back in time with Key West Art & Historical Society’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner for a Prohibition Party like you’ve never seen. Fort East Martello will transform into the A1A Speakeasy. Swing to jazz music and enjoy free-flowing cocktails, a surf...More

Feb 17 – 18
Old Island Restoration Foundation's 63rd Annual Key West Home Tours

Enjoy tours of beautiful and historic Key West homes and gardens. Your ticket purchase supports the ongoing mission of preserving and promoting Key West's unique architecture, culture and history. Tickets purchased online in advance are $45 for membe...More

Feb 18 – 20
Presidential Families Weekend Celebrates History and Bipartisanship

The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, in partnership with The Society of Presidential Descendants, presents a series of special events Presidents' Day Weekend at the Harry S. Truman Little White House. On Sat. Feb. 18, a panel of presidential desc...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