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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

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

Sep 06 – Oct 16
‘Kids Free Florida Keys’

Through Oct. 16, families can explore Florida Keys attractions, tours, watersports and other offerings with a value-added program that provides free admission or opportunities for children ages 12 and under. Download coupons for visits to nature-them...More

Oct 06 – 8
Comedy Key West Presents: Billy Anderson

Hosted by Tom Dustin (Comedy Central, Winner of the Great Canadian Laugh-Off), Comedy Key West presents Billy Anderson. He can be heard on Audible’s “Sounds Like America” hosted by Jackie Kashian and seen on season 3 of the syndicated program “Laughs...More

Oct 13 – 15
Legends of Music Row Music Festival

Book your tickets for this extraordinary three-night event, including an option for a VIP experience with an exclusive, up-close-and-personal concert setting featuring songwriting legends in country music. A musical experience like no other, Legends ...More

Oct 13 – 27
“Bum Farto - The Musical”

Pasión Project presents “Bum Farto -The Musical,” a hilarious true crime musical that tells the tale of an infamous fire chief who tempted fate and federal agents who set him up in a 1975 Key West drug sting known as Operation Conch. The smokin’ hot ...More

Oct 19
Comedy Key West Presents: The Royal Roast of DJ Sanaris

It's hard to say something negative about the ever-positive, smiling DJ Sanaris, but this dais will find a way. Hosted by Roast Master Landon Bradbury along with other local comedians and notable Key West celebrities. A DJ Sanaris for King event. Com...More

Oct 20 – 22
Comedy Key West Presents: Dean Napolitano

Comedian Dean Napolitano is a throwback to the great comedians of yesteryear with a modern twist that makes him one of the most prevalent comedians working today. A true storyteller with imaginative delivery that makes audiences feel as if they have ...More

Oct 21 – 22
Bahama Village Goombay Festival

Held in Key West's historic Bahama Village neighborhood, the lively, family-friendly Goombay is known for its island-style food, arts and crafts, nonstop live entertainment and dancing in the streets. Visitors can experience sights, sounds and flavor...More

Oct 21 – 30
Key West Fantasy Fest

This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features dozens of masquerade competitions, themed parties and other exuberant events. The 2022 theme is ‘Cult Classics and Cartoon Chaos!' Check the website for the full schedule and more deta...More

Oct 22
Smallest Parade in the Universe

Everyone’s favorite miniature parade returns! Artists compete for cash prizes and bragging rights with pint-sized floats to suit this year’s Fantasy Fest theme: Cult Classics and Cartoon Chaos! The fantastical entries are on view all month before bei...More

Oct 23
Zombie Bike Ride

A pre-Halloween tradition for visiting and local families and groups, the ride typically draws several thousand men, women and children — and even a few pets. Garbed in ragged costumes and frightening face and body makeup, they pedal along the island...More

Oct 24
Heroes and Villains 5k Run/Walk

Be super, be evil, be awesome and get your run on! Dress up as your favorite Superhero or Super Villain and run, walk or fly to the finish line. Prizes are awarded for most creative, best group, scariest and funniest characters. Winner medals and awa...More

Oct 25 – 28
Key West Burlesque presents: Burlesquers Stripfinity War

In a different dimension of the multiverse, the salacious stripping superhero's known as the Burlesquers must enlist the help of the Garters of the Galaxy to collect and protect the stones at all cost in this bawdy burlesque parody featuring all of ...More

Oct 26
Pet Masquerade

This year’s carousel of frisky pets and playful owners perform for fame, fortune and prizes onstage at Key West Amphitheater, at Truman Waterfront Park. Starts 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Lower Keys Friends of Animals; free to watch. ...More

Oct 27
39th Annual Key West Headdress Ball

Talented headdress makers compete for first- through third-place prizes. The popular event returns to the Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Truman Waterfront Park. Doors open to the outdoor gala around 6:30 p.m., show starts 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Key Wes...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