When people think of Key West, they typically conjure images of tropical drinks, long walks on the beach, fabulous sunsets, and the southern most point of the United States. But, there’s a lot more to Key West and when you visit, you should definitely add a few destinations and activities to your travel list. So, get ready to expand your horizons with the many interesting and fun things to do in Key West.
Things to Do in Key West
Located just ninety miles from Cuba, Key West is best known for its tropical climate, great parties, and it’s natural beauty. But, when you get to Key West, you’ll probably be surprised about all it has to offer. Sure, while you’re there, snorkel, fish, stroll along the beach, eat plenty of delicious seafood, and take in a few sunsets. You can also experience so much more.
Here are some wonderful things to do in Key West:
● Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park. When you visit Key West, this destination is an absolute must. After all, where else can you walk through living history, picnic, soak up the sun, fish, bike, and hike all in one day, in one location? The Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park boasts all of this and more.
● Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. This is the place for those who love these delightful, colorful creatures. Stroll through the enormous 5,000 square-foot aviary and enjoy all the different butterfly and vegetation species. It’s a quiet place to enjoy some peace of mind while revitalizing on the serene settings
● Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Probably the most famous resident ever to call Key West home is legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Some of his best work was created right in this historic location. And, it’s also famous for being the first residence with indoor plumbing. It simply must be experienced in person
● Harry S. Truman Little White House. Originally se
rving as a military headquarters in the 1890’s, this presidential retreat became a winter vacation property for the former president. It’s rich with history and it continued to serve as a getaway for other presidents, as well.
● Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. What would a trip to Key West be without taking in one of the best nautical destinations? If you aren’t claustrophobic and don’t mind climbing a lot of stairs, you’ll love this site. It’s stood looking out over the area since the late 1880’s and remains to this very day.
Fred Mullins, PA,
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company
1201 White Street, Suite 101
Key West, FL, 33040