Exciting Things To Do In Key West, FL

Discover the most popular attractions in the Florida Keys just a short sunny stroll from our waterfront resort and spa. Whether you feel adventurous, or just want to take in the legendary sights of Key West, we're only a few blocks from all the treasures that await you. You can hit the water with Danger Charters or Sunset Watersports, explore Forts Jefferson and Taylor, catch a show at Red Barn Theatre, then sing the night away with live music at Sloppy Joe's or Hog's Breath Saloon, all steps from our hotel.

Local Adventures

Discover the best Key West attraction and local adventures as you explore the Florida Keys. From snorkeling to dolphin watching, here's what to add to your itinerary.

Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

Join all of Key West for the daily Sunset Celebration, as Mallory Square fills with performers, musicians and magicians, 2 hours before sundown.

Ernest Hemingway House

See where the famed author wrote some of his greatest stories, home today to over 40 cats, many 6-toed descendents of Papa's own Snowball.

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

Picture yourself a treasure hunter at the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, where precious cargo from slave ships and the Atocha are on display.

Key West Aquarium

One of the first in Florida built in the 1930s, the historic Key West Aquarium showcases the diversity of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. 

Harry S. Truman Little White House

President Truman spent 175 winter days of his presidency here, inspired by the sprawling estate, pristine architecture, and the Florida sun.

Fort Jefferson and Dry Tourtugas National Park

Secluded in the scenic Dry Tortugas, a group of islands off the coast of Key West, this historic fort is the largest brick structure in the Americas.

Fort Zachary Taylor

A 54-acre recreational Florida State Park and home to Fort Taylor, this picturesque part of Key West beckons sightseers, cyclists, and snorkelers.

Red Barn Theatre

Dating back to 1829, this historic building was originally a carriage house, until local players turned it into an intimate 88-seat theater.
Traveler's Insights

Where are the best places to eat in Key West?

The best places to eat on the island are at our Key West resort, which features three award-winning restaurants and bars. The legendary Chart Room Bar was the favorite watering hole for Jimmy Buffett, Louis Armstrong, and Mel Fisher. One Duval offers indoor/outdoor dining with oceanfront views.

What is Duval ST. known for?

World-famous Duval Street is known as the party epicenter of Key West and is the island’s “main drag.” Running north and south, the thoroughfare is lined with bars, pubs, outdoor cafes, shops, galleries, restaurants, and celebrated attractions. It is also where you’ll find our waterfront Key West hotel.

What is the nightlife like in Key West?

It’s spectacular. Travelers flock to the island to experience its electrifying nightlife, which is one of the biggest Key West attractions. Many hotspots and Duval St. bars are open every night of the week, many until 4:00 a.m. – and the island has more bars per capita than anywhere else in the United States.

Where are the best places to shop in Key West?

Shopping is one of the top things to do in Key West, which is filled with indie boutiques and distinctive shops. Browse the treasures at Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe, Ocean Key Boutique, Kino Sandals, Key West Cigar Club, Key West Island Books, and Green Pineapple.

What’s the best time of year to visit Key West?

Key West is a four-season destination. Winter is high season thanks to temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Spring is also popular, with slightly higher temperatures and smaller crowds. Summer is often hot and humid, but prices are low. August through November is hurricane season, but if you’re willing to gamble with Mother Nature, you’ll find the lowest rates and fun events like Fantasy Fest.