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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

Mar 15 – Sep 13
Key West Art & Historical Society: Flora & Fauna - Early Naturalists in Florida

Enjoy the “Flora & Fauna: Early Naturalists in Florida” exhibit through September 13 at Key West Museum of Art & History's Custom House, Museum, 281 Front Street. The exhibit includes short biographies of the principal naturalists working in the Flor...More

Apr 28 – Jul 31
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: Art in the Garden

Emphasizing harmony with nature, the return of Art in the Garden showcases local art and sculptures with artistic expressions. Artworks are earth-friendly in the selection of materials and themes and include recycled, repurposed, and natural material...More

Jun 01 – Sep 1
Key West Art & Historical Society: Beaches, Creatures & Cowboys - Florida Movie Posters Exhibit

Forty classic Florida film posters are on display at the Customs House Museum, 281 Front St., Friday in the "Beaches, Creatures & Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters" exhibition celebrating filmmaking in Florida. The classic posters that form part of the ...More

Jul 14 – 28
Sheriff’s Animal Farm Open House

Visit the family-friendly Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm, open the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Visits are free of charge, but donations are always welcomed. Stock Island Detention Center, 5501 College Rd. ...More

Jul 16 – 21
Hemingway Days

Ernest Hemingway look-alikes, writers, anglers, and fans of the late author’s work are to gather in Key West for the annual Hemingway Days celebration. The festival honors the legacy of the American literary giant who lived and wrote on the island fo...More

Jul 20 – 21
Key West Lionfish Derby

The second annual Key West Lionfish Derby kicks off with a captain's meeting Friday evening at Finz Dive Center, 6003 Peninsular Ave., with the goal of removing as many invasive lionfish from Keys waters as possible. Fishing for lionfish is to take ...More

Jul 21
Ernest Hemingway Festival: Papa Birthday Bash

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s July 21 birth at Sloppy Joe’s, 201 Duval St., beginning at 9 a.m. The Papa Birthday Bash is the last event of the annual Ernest Hemingway Festival. The fun begins at 9 a.m. with opportunities to ...More

Jul 23
Key West Theater: Our House - The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

An ensemble of family and friends of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young assembles to perform classic hits such as “Déjà vu,” "Wooden Ships," "Helpless," "Carry On" and more. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. 512 Eaton St. ...More

Jul 24 – 27
Mini Music Fest

The inaugural Mini Music Fest, where Florida's Mini Lobster Season merges with the vibrant sounds of Nashville, is hosted by Brightwild and Rams Head Presents Key West. The event takes you from the thrill of your spiny lobster catch to the sounds of ...More

Jul 28
Sheriff’s Animal Farm Open House

Visit the family-friendly Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm, open the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Visits are free of charge, but donations are always welcomed. Stock Island Detention Center, 5501 College Rd. ...More

Jul 31
Green Parrot Bar: 9th Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash

The annual Gerry Garcia Birthday Bash to benefit Reef Relief is back on July 31st. Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees will no doubt party on late into the night to the tunes of The Happy Dog band. Pick up Grateful Dead merchandise and participate in raff...More

Aug 03
Jag Gallery: "Poolside" Exhibit Opening Reception

Jag Gallery, 1075 Duval St., hosts a free opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the new exhibit, "Poolside 2024." The popular annual juried exhibit returns for its 4th year, and will remain on display through September 1st. ...More

Aug 07 – 11
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 events range from all-male theme parties, pool parties and entertainment showcas...More

Aug 08
Key West LobsterFest Lobster Boil

Join the Key West LobsterFest's annual Lobster Boil at the Porter Mansion from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The traditional opening meal event for LobsterFest includes fresh lobster, jumbo Key West shrimp, red skin potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and fresh baked jalap...More

Aug 08 – 11
27th Annual Key West Lobsterfest

Seafood lovers can chow down on Florida’s clawless lobster during this tasty “feast-ival” with a savory schedule of events ranging from a traditional lobster boil to open the festival Thursday night at the Porter Mansion, to special dinners, a pub cr...More

Aug 10
Truman Little White House: Paint & Sip

Take inspiration from the tropical landscaping and grounds during the TRU-ly Amazing Art Paint & Sip event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Relax and enjoy sipping wine while creating artwork painted on an authentic 1911 roof shingle from the Truman Little Whi...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