KEY WEST HIGHLIGHTS
If you’re looking for a long weekend getaway, look no further than the sunny state of Florida and one of its most popular destinations- Key West. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down exactly what you want to do in this small town. Get ready to have your vacation or at the very least the first four days of it planned out. We’ve organized this article into a list of activities to do in Key West, so you don’t have to think twice about planning a trip down there.
Where to Stay in Keywest
On top of the list the best accommodation can be gotten at;
Inn Of The South, 1 block north of Duval St. In the heart of Old Town Key West, Florida. Part of the Historic Seaport Village right on the edge of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. By far one of the best rates for a place in Old Town Key West.
The Hotel Mela is a boutique hotel located on top of Irish Kevin’s Restaurant on Duval Street. This place also has a rooftop pool, finished in natural stone and with great views of the Key West harbor.
The Victorian house on East Street has a fabulous rooftop swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, and an amazing view of downtown Key West. Rates start at $60 a night.
The Floridian Hotel is the only non-smoking hotel in Key West. It has a large pool and free parking. It is located directly on Duval Street in the heart of Old Town Key West.
Where to Eat
If you are ever in Key west you should definitely try these places:
Gibsons Bar and Grill (Old Town);
A place that makes it impossible not to hang out with the locals. The food is great, the drinks cold, and the atmosphere is relaxed.
Big Pine Key
The Lone Cabbage Fish House has dishes such as grilled mahi-mahi, conch chowder, and Key lime pie. It is located on the first floor of the Harbor Centre Mall in Big Pine Key.
Island Way Grill is located behind Duval Street on a canal that runs into John’s Pass Village, and it has the best lobsters you can find anywhere in the Keys. (Also, the best pizza and cheesesteaks in the Keys)
Activities for kids:
Kids can climb on the cabanas, swim in the large pool, or play at the arcade. All this and more, for just $5 a person all day!
There are a variety of tour buses that you can take, which will drive you around Key West and give you a full historical tour of the city. An average tour ticket for an adult is $22 and for kids, it is $12. If you want to get the most out of your time in Key West, then this is a must.
The Key West Express is one of the best-unlimited bus tour companies in the U.S. They have multiple stopping spots and give a great overview of Key West, Cuba, and all the Florida Keys.
Key West is a beautiful place that offers so much to do, so don’t think twice about going there for at least a week. Do not forget the best of the best, their bittersweet, falovourful taste of the famous Key Lime Pie. Make sure to order it in the best restaurant that serves Key Lime Pie.