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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

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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 06 – Feb 5
Market on the Green

Presented by The Keys Collection of resorts, the versatile Sunset Green Event Lawn, located between sister hotels the Gates Key West and 24 North, transforms into a local artisan market the first Saturday of each month, from 10AM to 2PM. ...More

Sep 15 – Nov 30
Scarecrows in the Forest Art Exhibit and Contest

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is to showcase local artists’, community members’ and local students’ unique versions of the fall season’s ‘Scarecrows in the Tropical Forest.’ Made from natural and recycled materials, the exhibit, op...More

Oct 02
24th Annual Key West Paddle Classic

Watersports enthusiasts on paddleboards and other self-propelled watercraft can race around the continental United States’ southernmost island during the annual Key West Paddle Classic. Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the 12-mile challenge takes co...More

Oct 07 – 28
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: All-A Daze for a Holiday! The fantastical entries are on view all month before being auct...More

Oct 10
Justin Hayward, Nights Tour

The voice of Moody Blues joins Mike Dawes for a night of music at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Doors open 7 p.m.; show starts 8 p.m....More

Oct 22 – 31
Key West Fantasy Fest

This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features dozens of masquerade competitions, themed parties and other exuberant events. The 2021 theme is 'All a Daze for a Holiday!' Check the website for the full schedule and more details. ...More

Oct 26
Key West Burlesque presents: Harry Potter and the Enchanted Tassle, A Parody

Ready your wands and study your spells! It's time to enter the wizarding world of Harriet Potter and the Enchanted Tassel: A Burlesque Parody. Whether you're Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin, this enthralling show is sure to have you o...More

Nov 03
The Studios of Key West presents: The Mon Valley Medium

Alec Silberblatt’s one-person play tells the story of Mack, a yinzer (meaning he grew up and lives in the Mon Valley of Western PA) who always believed in ghosts. But after the local medium proves himself to be a fraud, Mack is left questioning what ...More

Nov 07
Mike Nash & Southern Drawl Band

With story teller songs about life and love, lyrical tales from the unique people he's met along the way, and of course plenty of summertime "drinkin' at the lake tunes" with an island-inspired twist, there's something in a Mike Nash show for everyon...More

Nov 07 – 14
Race World Offshore World Championship

Racing teams and fans are to gather in Key West for an amazing Offshore World Championship experience. RWO is the premier Offshore Racing Sanctioning body in the United States and is dedicated to producing an unforgettable week. With the most experie...More

Nov 09 – 11
Bum Farto: The Musical

Based on a true and crazy Key West story, this show features an exceptional cast of 18 singers, dancers and actors performing 14 song and dance numbers in styles ranging from salsa to Carolina Shag and even includes a tap dancing ‘Square Fish’!  Show...More

Nov 14
Montessori United 5k & Kids' Fun Run

Walk, run or stroll this 5K/1m/.5m to support Montessori education in Key West! Finisher medals given to all participants, t-shirts to the first 150 to register. Award medals for the 5K and 1mile races! Starts at 8 a.m., Higgs Beach. Register online....More

Nov 17 – 21
Key West Film Festival

Showcasing films that exhibit excellence in storytelling, the festival's lineup is to feature special events, as well as screenings at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. The four-day program is to include several films from multiple genres and categories a...More

Dec 01 – Jan 1
Key West Holiday Fest

A merry range of celebrations during Key West's busy holiday season 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 hometown holiday p

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 02 – 30
‘Piece by Piece’ Winter Members’ Exhibition at The Studios of Key West

This annual winter members’ show is a celebration and serves as a kick off for the season of events at Studios of Key West. Stop in to see what the artist members have been up to lately, and view the exhibition. Gallery is open Tue-Sat., 12-4 p.m., a...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

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