Key West Overview

Not only is Key West the Southernmost island of the Florida Keys, but also it is the Southernmost point of the continental United States of America. It is here, at the edge of the USA, that you will learn why Key West has acquired its reputation for rich history, intrigue, unfettered fun and of course its tropical beauty. Anything goes here on this Island. "One Human Family" is the philosophy of the locals. Once you spend a few days here you will see why.

Because Key West houses the only living Reef in the U.S it is well known for water activities. In Key West your activities can include scuba, snorkeling, jet skiing, boating, world class fishing, or simply basking in the sun with a good book. Any water sport you can dream of is available in Key West. On land there is just as much to see: Hemmingway's house where he wrote 70% of his work. You will also see and perhaps take a drink in the very bars where he sat and dreamt up his tales. Speaking of bars: There are countless bars and restaurants with a one of a kind "keysy" feel to them. Save room for dessert because all visitors have to try the one of a kind slice of Key Lime Pie. It will never taste the same anywhere else.

Duval Street, known for its vibrant night scene, has a signature Key West style that can't be duplicated. Mallory Square is another must do in Key West, where every evening there is a sunset celebration. See vendors, mystics, mimes, jugglers and other tourists celebrating sunset. There is nothing like this anywhere.

The history in Key West is sure to enthrall you. History includes mansions of former presidents, sea captains and poets, century old grave yards, butterfly and shipwreck museums, pirate escapades and even civil war events. Every where you turn is history as well as unique architectural and botanical beauty.

There is truly something for every traveller in Key West, come see for yourself.