Welcome to Key West
Key West is just a short and picturesque drive from Miami, Florida down US-1. The Florida Keys hold a lot of treasures for the traveler. The islands offer a tropical blend of azure waters, tropical foliage, fine dining with fresh seafood available daily, and accommodations for any budget, some with a history of notorious and notable figures.
The laid back lifestyle, southern charm and Caribbean flavor are what make Key West what it is today. Figures throughout history have visited Key West, some making it their permanent home for a while, others enjoying the tropical climate while they escape the harsh winter.
Key West has a lot to offer tourists from around the globe. Our Key West hotels offer a broad range of amenities. While some visitors may enjoy a quaint bed and breakfast or guesthouse tucked away on an Old Town Key West lane, others love to be pampered and would enjoy one of the waterfront resorts and luxury hotels that dot the island. Of course Key West also has a few chain hotels to suit travelers looking to just make a quick weekend getaway
Key West has plenty of things to do. World class fishing exists both on the shallow water flats and in the deep blue sea beyond our barrier coral reef. The shallow flats offer tarpon, bonefish, permit and barracuda plus many other species to take a cast at. The offshore waters hold plenty of opportunities for sport fishing for sailfish, wahoo, tuna, dolphin, marlin, snapper and grouper.
Plenty of other opportunities to get out on the water are also available. Dolphin watch tours, jet skis, parasailing, glass bottom boat tours, and sunset cruises are all available year round.
Key West is a great place to experience diving for the first time, or snorkel and view many species of fish and coral on the only coral reef in North America.
The sun drenched hospitality of our island will charm you. It has already made more than one million people come back and visit each year.
The city carries the creative torch of such former residents as Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and past presidents.