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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

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

Jan 13 – May 21
Key West Art & Historical Society: Bahama Village - Relics of a Fading Community

Bahama Village, in the westernmost portion of the city, was a neighborhood comprised of Black Bahamians and Black Cubans, Chinese, and other groups of color. In this exhibition, their history and stories are woven together through various events tha...More

Mar 01 – 29
Key West NOW Women’s Film Fest

The festival continues with with fabulous films by women on Wednesdays through March at the Tropic Cinema. See Agnes Varda's "Cleo from 5 to 7" on March 22, and closing the festival on March 29 will be "The Janes," focusing on pre-Roe Chicago. Films ...More

Mar 05 – 26
Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration

Internationally renowned playwright Tennessee Williams, who lived in Key West for more than 30 years, once said of his chosen home, “I work everywhere, but I work best here.” Fans of Williams’ classic plays can explore his writing and life in the isl...More

Mar 07 – 25
Red Barn Theatre: The Code

"The Code” graces the Red Barn stage through March 25th, as playwright Michael McKeever revisits one of his favorite subjects - Hollywood. It’s 1950, and Billy Haines, Henry Wilson, Tallulah Bankhead, and a beautiful young man have gathered for cockt...More

Mar 25
Florida Keys: 200 Years of Paradise Kickoff Concert

The opening event of the Florida Keys' multi month bicentennial celebration includes live music by Nick Norman and Howard Livingston, presentations by local dignitaries, and excerpts from the South Florida PBS documentary "The Florida Keys: 200 years...More

Mar 25
South Florida Symphony at Tennessee Williams Theatre

South Florida Symphony Orchestra closes the 2022/2023 25th Anniversary Season in Key West with an evening of Dvorák Masterworks. The program features his love letter to America, “New World Symphony,” as well as the greatest of all cello concertos (C...More

Mar 26
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts: Calefax Winds

This Dutch based group is known for inventing the Reed Quintet more than three decades ago. In great demand around the world, the Quintet is known for its playing, brilliant arrangements, and innovative stage presentation. 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Episco...More

Mar 26
South Florida Symphony: 25th Anniversary Rum-Paired Dinner

South Florida Symphony Orchestra debuts a new arts recognition program as part of its 25th anniversary dinner and private concert set for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at Hemingway’s Library at Hemingway Rum Company/Papa’s Pilar Distillery. The “Sou...More

Mar 27 – 28
Tropic Cinema: Celebrating Tennessee Williams - The Glass Menagerie

In partnership with Key West Art & Historical Society, Tropic Cinema presents "The Glass Menagerie" starring Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas and Gertrude Lawrence. The screening is part of the annual celebration during the month of March of Tennessee Willia...More

Mar 31
Keys to the Keys: A Tropical Gala

The annual fundraiser gala benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys is a tropical-themed event that will be a fun night filled with music, drinks, dining, dancing, games, auctions and more. All money raised helps build a...More

Mar 31 – Apr 2
Coffee Butler Amphitheater: Old Dominion

Old Dominion plays three concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Coffee Butler Amphitheater along with featured performers Frank Ray, Greylan James and Kassi Ashton. Tickets available online $60 to $90. Doors open 6 p.m.; shows start at 7:30 p...More

Apr 01
Key West Theater: Roaring Hot Jazz

Key West’s “Roaring Hot Jazz” band presents “Legends of Swing” on Saturday, April 1st. The night begins with a tribute to Django Reinhardt–the father of Gypsy Jazz– before moving into a 1940’s Benny Goodman-style quintet with hits from the swing era....More

Apr 01
Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation Easter Egg Roll

The sixth annual Easter Egg Roll at the Harry S. Truman Little White House is free to the public. Along with the traditional Easter Egg Roll, guests will enjoy arts and craft activities, refreshments, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Each child will...More

Apr 04 – 9
Red Barn Theatre: Short Attention Span Theatre

One of Red Barn Theatre's favorites each year, “Short Attention Span Theatre” is a funny and fast-paced evening filled with pertinent and hilarious short plays, helmed by a group of directors guiding a big handful of favorite Key West actors. You nev...More

Apr 08
Keys Concerts by Candlelight: "Classic Rock vs Classics that Rock"

The concert, played by string quartet, is a unique musical experience that features classic rock songs by Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Beatles, and David Bowie, and classical music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and more. The intimate evening of music is led...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