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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

Mar 13 – Oct 31
Tuesday Evening GLOW Hours at Hugh's Rooftop

The Studios of Key West's Hugh's Rooftop offers the best views in town and an ideal spot to catch the sunset and a drink on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. through Oct. 31. Stay tuned for new hours beginning Nov. 7th after the time change when suns...More

Apr 28 – Oct 22
Key West Art & Historical Society: Out of the Box - The Art of the Cigar Label

The Key West Art & Historical Society presents “Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar Label." The exhibition offers a compelling sampling and interpretation of 19th and early 20th century inner and outer cigar labels, showcasing more than 40 lithograp...More

Jul 14 – Nov 5
Key West Museum of Art & History: Don Pinder - Eyes on the Island

The Key West Museum of Art & History's Custom House Museum's latest exhibition—Don Pinder: Eyes on the Island—is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the work created by Key West Citizen photographer Don Pinder (1925-2003) during his long ca...More

Sep 30
Key West Paddle Classic

The 26th annual Key West Paddle Classic is a 12-mile open-water distance race around Key West that is open to paddlers on stand-up and prone paddleboards, outrigger canoes, surf skis, kayaks, pedal-craft kayaks, row and dory boats. Events are headqua...More

Oct 01
Fort East Martello: Family Museum Day with Paper Kite-Making

Families of all ages are invited to explore Fort East Martello for free from 11 am. to 2 p.m. There will be a guided art program in making paper kites inspired by the late Cuban American folk artist Mario Sanchez. The program is free and registratio...More

Oct 10
24 North Hotel: Paint & Sip Night with Artist Lance Berry

Get ready to laugh and have a blast with the whole family or a couple of pals at Paint and Sip night with Key West artist, character and life-of-the-party, Lance Berry. Your $40 ticket includes your first drink, plus all the art supplies and instruct...More

Oct 18 – 27
Waterfront Playhouse: The Rocky Horror Show

Opening October 18 and Playing for 10 performances only will be a revival of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. This wacky, tacky musical comedy traditionally plays to standing room only houses at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors at 7 p.m., show...More

Oct 19
Key West Theater: The Wailers

The Wailers perform one night only on Thursday, Oct. 19. Doors open at 7; show at 8 p.m. Tickets $53 to $73. 512 Eaton St. ...More

Oct 20 – 21
Fantasy Fest: Goombay Festival

This exuberant street party is the official kick-off for the annual Fantasy Fest costuming extravaganza with the action taking place noon to midnight both days. Find the main entertainment stage Key West's Bahama Village neighborhood at the corner of...More

Oct 20
Fantasy Fest: Fun & Furryous Coronation

Kick off Fantasy Fest at the Fun & "Furryous" Royal Coronation event to see who becomes the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest 2023! The King and Queen are each selected based on the most money raised to benefit the furry friends-in-need at Florida Keys...More

Oct 20 – 29
Key West Fantasy Fest

“Uniforms & Unicorns—200 Years of Sailing into Fantasy” is the official theme for this year's Fantasy Fest, Key West’s annual multi-day costuming extravaganza. The theme reflects the Florida Keys' 2023 bicentennial. Revelers can explore an array of ...More

Oct 22
Fantasy Fest: Zombie Bike Ride

The Rock & Roll costumed Halloween bike ride returns for another wild run on Sunday, Oct. 22. The Zombieland pre-ride party takes place at Fort East Martello from 2 to 6 p.m. with face and body painters, food vendors and a full bar. The ride, with th...More

Oct 23
Fantasy Fest: Heroes and Villains 5k Run/Walk & Hog Roast

Dress up as your favorite Superhero or Super Villain and run, walk or fly to the finish line. Prizes are awarded for most creative, best group, scariest and funniest characters. Winner medals and awards are to given for overall male and female winner...More

Oct 23 – 27
Fantasy Fest: Pirates of the Conch Republic - The Search for Bodacious Booty

Key West Burlesque presents the sexy, swashbuckling spectacular show starring all of your favorite burlesque performers at Key West Theater, Oct. 23rd through 27th. Doors open at 7; show at 8 p.m. 21 and over only. Tickets $45 to $100. 512 Eaton St. ...More

Oct 31
Green Parrot 49th Annual Halloween Costume Party

Party at the Parrot on Halloween night with a costume contest and music by the Empire Strikes Brass band, bringing jam, rock and R&B to the Parrot stage. Shows at 9 and 11 p.m. with the party carrying on until 12:30 a.m. ...More

Nov 05 – 12
Race World Offshore - Key West 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

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