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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

Jun 14 – 16
12th Annual VFW Fishing Tournament

Cash prizes are to be awarded for the heaviest catch of five target species -- mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), wahoo, tuna, snapper and grouper, with a first-place prize of 5 thousand dollars for the heaviest mahi-mahi. Anglers fish in seven divisions: pee...More

Jun 21 – 23
Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby

Anglers targeting dolphin fish can compete for $15 thousand in guaranteed cash prizes during the Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby June 21 through 23, with weigh-ins and tournament activities at Beachside Resort & Residences, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. ...More

Jun 23
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 03 – 7
Key West Key Lime Festival

Key West's annual Key Lime Festival celebrates the world’s most sensational citrus with a bountiful array of festivities across the island where Key lime pie was conceived. Over five days, lovers of the lime can indulge in a full menu of activities i...More

Jul 04
Key West Mermaid Festival: Red, White & Blue & Mermaids Too

The Key West Mermaid Festival pod welcomes the public for a patriotic-themed mermaid splashing party at Lagerheads Beach Bar, 0 Simonton Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for a family-friendly mer-mingle and swim event. ...More

Jul 04
Rotary Key West 4th of July 5k Walk/Run

Get a healthy start to the 4th of July with Key West Rotary's annual 5k walk/run. Register online in advance or at the starting line at 6:45 a.m. the morning of the race at Edward B Knight/White Street Pier, 1801 White Street. Race starts at 7:30 a....More

Jul 05 – 6
John Lennon Art at Ocean Blue Galleries

Ocean Blue Galleries at 109 Duval St. launches its exclusive offering of John Lennon Limited Edition Art on Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m....More

Jul 06
Key West Mermaid Festival at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

The Key West Mermaid Festival is back for the second-annual Meet the Mermaids event at the Eco-Discovery Center. Attendees can expect a "mer-velous" pod of mermaids to meet and mingle with and take "shell-fies." As you move from one ocean-themed exhi...More

Jul 12 – 13
Key West Association of Realtors Charity Fishing Tournament

Anglers fish for the largest dolphin fish by weight with prizes awarded for first, second and third place fish, with additional prizes for largest tuna and wahoo. Tournament activities are based at Key West Yacht Club, 2315 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Tournam...More

Jul 13
Studios of Key West: One Night Stand

Since 2007, "One Night Stand, the 24 Hour Theater Project" has prompted creative thinkers to develop new theater from start to finish in only 24 hours. With the clock ticking, dozens of people work together at a wickedly fast pace to write, memorize,...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 17 – 20
Key West Marlin Tournament

Coinciding with the 44th annual Hemingway Days celebration, anglers ply the waters once fished by novelist Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. The event awards $25,000 to the first-place team with the most points for blue m...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