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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

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

Nov 08 – Mar 7
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 Tuesday evenings, offering panoramic vistas and a cash bar. Doors open at 5 and close at 5:30 p.m., or when capacity of 50 guests is reached. The bar is open until 7 p....More

Nov 23 – Dec 31
2022 Harbor Walk of Lights

The “Harbor Walk of Lights” stretches along the seawall past Greene, William and Margaret Streets to the Key West Ferry Terminal. A nautical theme honors the maritime history of the Key West waterfront. The harbor walk area in the Historic Seaport gl...More

Dec 01 – Jan 1
Key West Holiday Fest

A merry range of celebrations during Key West's busy holiday season traditionally includes the Harbor Walk of Lights, Holiday Historic Inn Tours and a lighted boat parade with festively lit vessels and good cheer. Other events include the annual home

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

Dec 07 – 11
Nutcracker Key West

A unique subtropical version of the classic holiday ballet "The Nutcracker" awaits Keys visitors, flavored with characters and settings that depict Key West's colorful history, vibrant coral reef environment and even free-roaming local roosters. Blen...More

Dec 10
Schooner Wharf Annual Key West Lighted Boat Parade

A glittering parade of illuminated watercraft. Arrive at the Key West Bight Marina at the Historic Seaport early in order to stroll through the magical Key West Harbor Walk of Lights. Music begins at 6 p.m., parade starts at 8. ...More

Dec 10
Ninth Annual Florida Keys SPCA Parade of Paws

Join the Florida Keys SPCA at the Higgs Beach Dog Park in Key West from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a family-friendly, fun-filled day of live music, local vendors at the Holiday Bazaar and the crowning of the 2022 Royal Court.  Enjoy pictures with Santa, sl...More

Dec 11
Christmas on the Farm

The Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm invites everyone for a "Christmas on the Farm" Open House Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Santa will be there and each child will receive a gift. There will be live local musicians, and farm veterinarian Dr. D...More

Dec 11
Key West Triathlon

The Key West Triathlon challenges participants to swim in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, bike along a portion of the Florida Keys’ scenic Overseas Highway and run on a fast, flat course beside the Atlantic. As well as the Olympic-distance and spri...More

Dec 16
Holiday Historic Inn Tour

Visit and tour four beautifully decorated island locales: Hemingway’s Library at Papa’s Pilar Distillery, The Marquesa Hotel, The Gardens Hotel, and Island City House, and explore their unique architecture and history while enjoying sweet and savory ...More

Dec 16 – 17
The 12 Days of Christmas: Burlesque Show Spectacular

This extravaganza, based on the classic Christmas song, combines the talents of world class burlesque performers, circus style entertainers and singers. The cast, lead by Julliard School graduate Shelly Watson along with all your favorite Key West Bu...More

Dec 17
Key West Botanical Garden Native Plant Sale

The plant nursery offers native Florida trees, shrubs, vegetables and vines for sale from 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of the month. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site to help answer any plant questions. There are 165 species of plants a...More

Dec 17
14th Annual 5K Rudolph Red Nose Run

Don your festive holiday jammies and join! Starts and ends at Southernmost Beach Café, 1405 Duval St. Race day check-in starts at 7 a.m. with 8 a.m. start time. After the race, enjoy refreshments, prizes and a fabulous silent auction. Pre-race packet...More

Dec 18
Key West Artisan Market: Shop Local Edition

Shop a curated outdoor market offering fine crafts and art from talented Florida Keys makers, wide variety of food & libations, local musicians & authors and splendid ocean views as we offer everything you need to cross off your holiday shopping list...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