Places to visit in Key West

Top Things to Do in Key West, FL

Places to Visit in Key West

It’s all about the good life: from beautiful beaches and nature (like butterfly-watching and snorkelling) to bar hopping on Duval Street in Old Town.

Book these experiences for a close-up look at Key West.


Top Attractions in Key West

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What travellers are saying

  • Deborah S
    Palm Bay, FL102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend this beautiful and peaceful place while in Key West. This is one of the best exhibits I have been to in years, and we have visited a few.
    The multitude of different species of both butterflies, moths, species of birds, plants, and flora were fantastic. We enjoyed the coolness inside, which was just right after being in the heat. The employees were all very kind and helpful and were very informative. Thank you for the great service!

    The gift shop also offers a wide range of many gifts and memorable things!
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • plfara
    Ware, UK537 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The man was a proper larger than life character who lived life to the full. He is Key West and hugely important to the Key, so visiting his home is a must. Not just for Hemingway but all of its residents over the years. Without giving anything away it has so many stories to tell and it’s also a great museum. A must see in Key West if you love the old movies and that era
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Haley K
    Panama City Beach, FL3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my new favorite National Parks. The boat ride was great, had outside deck for viewing along with seating inside with air. Highly recommend the tour of the fort and snorkeling.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • WorldTraveler910
    Wilmington, NC93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when visiting key west if you are into history. The tour guide was excellent and answered all of our questions and we did not feel rushed.
    Written 8 March 2024
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  • Carol M
    Cary, IL3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Fort Zachary Taylor. The history and fort were very interesting! We learned a lot!
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Dily
    Brooklyn, NY16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining and beautiful experience to have with young children. Live music every night and entertainers keeping your little ones occupied. Not a lot of people when we traveled April 11-16 and it was great to walk around in the morning with hardly anyone around and as well as after sunset.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • TrayBN
    Mt Cobb, PA529 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Various boutiques and souvenir shops, tattoo parlors and dozens of bars and restaurants and it's only about one mile long.
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • GoVols79
    Chattanooga, TN3,700 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family loved driving the Overseas Highway down to Key West. We thought the entire drive was over bridges and narrow islands where you could see the water from both sides but actually much of the trip through the islands looks as if you are driving through any Florida beach town. The seven mile bridge was definitely a highlight and we stopped to walk some of the pedestrian bridge. Other places we stopped included John Pennekamp State Park, Snooks Bayside and the Fish House in Key Largo, Rain Barrel Village, Blonde Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory and Robbie’s in Islamorada.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Michele W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a fascinating glimpse into the history of this ship. We first-rate tour guide. We hope this ship continues to get the care and preservation it deserves for long into the future.
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Jai S
    50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come and take a quick picture. We had a short line to wait through. Nearby street parking. Only need 5 minutes not much else in that immediate area.
    Written 7 April 2024
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  • S.Dunn
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on this tour while on a cruise. Very interesting and staff was very nice. Helen is a good guide and Bob knows his stuff.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • ukyfykdf
    Tucson61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love the history of the lighthouse. It was a fun climb to the top where you can see all of Key West. The Keeper's quarters was very interesting. The online booking was very efficient.
    Written 23 May 2024
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