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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

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

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

Apr 16 – May 21
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Speaker Series

Interested in learning more about the complex and fascinating environmental world of Key West and the Florida Keys? Then join a Speaker Series the third Saturday of each month this spring. Topics include April 16: ‘The Cuban Chugs’ with Dr. John Bra...More

Apr 30 – Jul 31
2022 Art in the Garden at Key West Tropical Forest

The Garden is located 5210 College Road on Stock Island, just over Cow Key Bridge and is open every day 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meander over garden boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot...More

Jun 01 – 4
Fringe Theater presents: A Fabulous Evening with Lillian Baxter

Hollywood’s favorite Has-Been returns to Key West. Lillian is a fictional character created by actor and writer John Vessels. Show tunes? You bet! Gay anthems? Why not! Fabulous costumes? Buckle in, glitter up, and spend A Fabulous Evening with Lilli...More

Jun 01 – 5
Key West Pride

Presented by the Key West Business Guild, events showcase the diversity and welcoming atmosphere that make the southernmost city a top vacation destination for LGBTQ visitors. The festival schedule typically includes pool parties at guesthouses and e...More

Jun 15 – 19
I Love Stock Island Festival

This five-day festival is to feature one-of-a-kind Stock Island-inspired activities and authentic immersive experience in local community, culture, and art. It's a great way to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with friends and family in the laidback at...More

Jun 17 – 19
10th Annual VFW Fishing Tournament

A family fun tournament, this event is to award over $50,000 in total cash and prizes, including $5,000 for the heaviest dolphin among other awards for individual anglers and other species. A Super Prize of either a new Toyota Corolla or $20k in cash...More

Jun 17 – 18
CFK Swim Around Key West

Embark on an adventurous swim - a 12.5 loop around the island with fantastic landscape views of Key West and swimming in the pristine waters. Compete in different categories of either a solo swimmer, a solo swimmers with fins, a solo swimmers using a...More

Jun 18
Truman’s Tropical Fruit Festival

Explore the juicy truth about tropical fruits.The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation welcomes locals and visitors of all ages, to be held on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, 111 Front Street, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be ...More

Jun 23 – 26
Fifth Annual Mango Fest Key West

Experience all things Mango through shopping, education and demonstrations. Stroll virtually through a vendor village, enter a poetry contest, photo contest, see virtual culinary and cocktail demos, and more. Details to come for the 2022 event. ...More

Jun 30 – Jul 4
Key Lime Festival

Enjoy fun-filled days and evenings of culinary and libation adventures, saluting the tiny fruit that inspired Key lime pie, the Florida Keys' signature dessert. A festival highlight is the mouthwatering World Key Lime Pie Eating Championship. Partici...More

Jul 01 – 5
Key West Mermaid Festival

The family-friendly festival features interactive mermaid adventures while raising awareness of oceans and salty shores. Events include mermaid meet-ups, swim encounters with the festival's mermaid pod, ocean-themed parties and a weekend mermaid- and...More

Jul 04
4th of July Mermaid Splash

Set for 10. a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lagerheads Beach Bar, the cutest little beach bar at the end of 0 Simonton Street. The shallow beach is perfect for a day of sandcastle building, or relaxing in the Key West sunshine. The event admission is free, and par...More

Jul 19 – 24
Hemingway Days

Ernest Hemingway fans can celebrate the late author’s literary accomplishments and colorful Key West lifestyle Tuesday through Sunday, July 20-25. The annual Hemingway Days festivities salute the legacy of the Nobel Prize winner who lived and wrote o...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