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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 04 – Mar 5
Monday & 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 Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. through March 5. The bar is open and admission is free. Capacity is limited, so c...More

Jan 31 – Feb 24
Red Barn Theatre: POTUS

One four-letter word is about to rock the White House into a global crisis. Seven brilliant and beleaguered women risk life and sanity to keep POTUS out of trouble in this gleefully filthy and outrageously funny farce. A recent Broadway smash hit! Sh...More

Feb 22 – 23
Fringe Theater: Key West Characters - True Stories

An evening of short plays, monologues and musical tributes that celebrate Key West. True stories include portrayals of Mrs. Ellen Sanchez, Bette Page, Sushi, Fats Navarro, Frank Merlo and more. Tickets $35. Doors at 6:30, seating is first-come, first...More

Feb 23
Key West Theater: Best of Key West Songwriter Festival Series

The Best of Key West Songwriters Festival Series at Key West Theater presents Wendell Mobley & Lee Thomas Miller on Friday, Feb. 23. Both are top Nashville songwriters with songs you'll instantly recognize that have been recorded by famous artists in...More

Feb 23 – 24
Key West Garden Club: Garden Tours

Nature lovers can tour the lush and verdant gardens surrounding four private Key West homes Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, during the once-a-year tours presented by the Key West Garden Club. All the tours this year...More

Feb 23
Key West Art & Historical Society: Shadow & Light Exhibit Opening

The public is welcome at the opening of the new juried exhibit, "Shadow & Light," from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the over 50 participating Keys artists who contributed works in a variety of mediums that capture the natural light of the Florida Keys. T...More

Feb 24
Tennessee Williams Theatre: Mike Super, Illusionist

Through spectacular illusions and his down-to-earth style and personality, Mike Super has pioneered a new form of magic that transcends the "trick." He is the winner of the NBC TV show "Phenomenon" and was a top finalist on "America’s Got Talent." Ti...More

Feb 24 – 25
Key West Art & Craft Festival

The Key West Craft Show and Old Island Days Art Festival are now combined to create the Key West Art and Craft Festival. This new event includes artist demonstrations, a patron comfort station with valet package check, upscale food trucks, plenty of ...More

Feb 25 – 26
Tennessee Williams Theatre: Bobby in the Lobby

After a four year hiatus, Bobby Nesbitt brings back his acclaimed series “Bobby in the Lobby” to the cabaret, celebrating one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, the brilliant Cole Porter. Joining Bobby will be Key West singer Carmen Rod...More

Feb 25
Key West Artisan Market: ReMARCable Edition

Shop a curated outdoor market displaying delicious culinary creations, fine crafts, art and jewelry from talented Florida Keys makers. Listen to awesome local musicians, meet talented local authors and support the market's featured cause. This week, ...More

Feb 25
Schooner Wharf Bar: Wrecker's Cup Race

The second of the 39th annual Wrecker's Cup Race Series to Sand Key kicks off Sunday at 1 p.m. The all-in-fun race series recalls the tradition of the wreckers from Key West in the 1800s. All sailing vessels, local sailors and visiting yachtsmen are...More

Mar 01
Tennessee Williams Festival: Curator Tour of Tennessee Williams Museum

This special tour by museum curator Dennis Beaver features a detailed look into the filming of The Rose Tattoo in Key West. Participants will learn about objects in the museum and how they related to Williams, his Tony Award-winning play, and the fil...More

Mar 01 – 26
Tennessee Williams Festival

In celebration of Tennessee Williams, the Pulitzer-prize winning literary icon that moved to Key West in 1949 and remained a resident for 34 years, the Key West Art & Historical Society hosts an annual ‘Tennessee Williams Key West Festival,’ a month-...More

Mar 01
South Florida Symphony: Masterworks III - Beethoven's Ninth & Great Opera Finales

Experience the sheer emotional power of Beethoven’s Ninth plus some of the greatest Opera finales of all time including Carmen, La Boheme and more, featuring spectacular vocal soloists along with the South Florida Symphony Chorus. Tickets start at $2...More

Mar 02
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: GardenFest

The chance to explore a rare open-air “living museum” and view and purchase unique plants awaits nature lovers Saturday, March 2, during “GardenFest Key West: The Green Market Place” at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden.Docent-led tours...More

Mar 02
Coffee Butler Amphitheater: ZZ Top

Legendary blues rock heavyweights ZZ Top perform at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater for one night. Tickets available online starting at $60. Showtime 7 p.m. 21 Quay Rd. ...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