Smathers Beach

Near Airport

The biggest public beach in Key West and considered one of the best beaches for gays in the US, Smathers has something for everyone along its 2-mile stretch:...

  • Public beach
  • Fun & games
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Outdoor Adventure

Conch Train Tour

"Conch" is a sea shell, but in Key West it's the nickname for a local. The Conch Train tools around town giving the locals' view. The tour takes 90 minutes, but you...

  • City Tour

Dry Tortugas National Park

Gulf of Mexico

Almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West, Dry Tortugas National Park is 100 square miles (nearly 260,000 sq. km) of mostly open water with seven small islands....

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Excursions
  • Eco Tourism
  • Architecture

Hemingway House Museum

Old Town

Hemingway wrote To Have And Have Not, Green Hills of Africa and The Snows of Kilimanjaro in the 1930s while living in the Whitehead Street house. He owned the...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

John Pennekamp State Park

Key Largo

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park at the northern end of Key Largo was the first undersea park in the U.S. and is listed on the National Register of Historic...

  • Public beach
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Other

Zachary Taylor State Park Beach

Old Town

Zachary Taylor State Park near the Naval Station has the distinction of being the southernmost beach in the U.S. and one of the most popular in the Keys. A National...

  • Public beach
  • Bicycle
  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Walking

Duval Street

Old Town

Stretching about a mile between Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, Duval Street is the heart of Key West. Once it was famous for its Cuban cigar stores. Now it's the...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical

Ocean Key Boutique

Seaport

The gift shop at the Ocean Key Resort stocks tropical resort wear for men and women, featuring brands like Island Company, Tommy Bahama, Maaji swimwear and Reyn

  • Boutique
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AIDS Memorial

White Street Pier

The names of AIDS victims with ties to Key West are inscribed on Zimbabwe granite and embedded in the walkway leading to White Street Pier. A commemorative ceremony...

  • Cultural & Historical

Anne's Beach

Islamorada

Surrounded by mangrove and laced with coves, Anne's Beach lends itself to nudist sunbathing. Bring a picnic.

  • Nude beach
  • Water fun

Aqua Beachwear

Aqua Beachwear - which used to be known as Beach House - is a smallish chain that offers personalized service in finding just the right swimsuit for your body. Its...

  • Specialty Shop

Audubon House & Tropical Garden

Old Town

The Audubon House was never visited by the artist when he visited Key West to paint 22 local birds for posterity. It was built by a wealthy maritime pilot and...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum
  • Art

Bahama Village

Bahama Village

Bahama Village is a 16-block area that began as a Bahamian neighborhood where chickens roamed freely. The chickens still roam and junkanoo beats can still be heard,...

  • Market
  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Neighborhood

Bahia Honda State Park & Beach

Big Pine Key

With an award-winning beach, Bahia Honda State Park is good for beachcombing, swimming, camping, birding and kayaking. Just off shore is Looe Key National Marine...

  • Public beach
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water sport & adventure

Bayview Park Movie Series

Garrison Bight

Free outdoor movies are shown at Bayview Park the first and third Friday every month between October and May. Shows start at dusk. Bring a blanket or low profile

  • Cinema

Besame Mucho

Bahama Village

Besame Mucho is a sweetly scented apothecary that also sells hand-crafted jewelry, decorative items, Astier De Villatte candles, notecards, European chocolates and

  • Boutique

Blu Q Gay Sailing Adventures

Seaport

Blu Q and Captain Steve have been sailing party catamarans of Key West for 20 years and offer three male-only, clothing-optional cruises: Sandbar Sundays, Snorkel...

  • Water sport & adventure

Butterfly & Nature Conservatory Gift Shop

The gift shop at the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is a destination all by itself. It as an extensive collection of butterfly- and nature-related...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Eco Tourism

Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

Old Town

The Butterfly and Nature Conservatory maintains a "butterfly park" of nearly 60 species from around the globe in a climate-controlled, plant-filled enclosed habitat....

  • Zoo
  • Eco Tourism

Coast Guard Cutter Maritime Museum

Old Town

The USCGC Ingraham, a historic WWII-Viet Nam Warship and National Historic Landmark, is permanently docked at Key West It served from 1936 to 1988 and in 1985 was...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Commotion

Seaport

With more a boutique feel than its sister shops Local Color and Local Color Jewelry Store, Commotion is in the Red Door Building, which formerly housed the Red Door...

  • Boutique

Dolphin Research Center

Grassy Key

At the Dolphin Research Center, a series of salt-water lagoons, you can interact with bottlenose dolphins and even take a dip with them. The center, now a...

  • Eco Tourism
  • Zoo

Duval Street Crawl

Old Town

Pub crawling reaches new heights in Key West where the concentration of bars has reached a critical mass. You can Duval-crawl night or day, choosing from dozens of...

  • Night tour

Evolution Key West

Old Town

Evolution for men and women is a two-level, industrial chic boutique on the corner of Duval and Angela Streets. It opened in 2011 to cater mostly to gay guys looking...

  • Boutique

Fishing Charters

Garrison Blight

Find your inner Hemingway and discover some of the best sports fishing grounds anywhere on a half-day or full-day deep-sea fishing trip. Marlin, tuna, mahi mahi and...

  • Water sport & adventure

Fort East Martello Museum

South Roosevelt Blvd.

Fort East Martello is a Civil War fortification that has been a museum of local art and history since 1950, but its most famous "exhibit" since 1994 is the spooky...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum
  • Night tour

Fresh Produce Clothing

Old Town

Breezy tropical fashions for men and women can be found at the local Fresh Produce, one of 17 outlets in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and St. Thomas. Its

  • Boutique

Gingerbread Square Gallery

Old Town

Gingerbread Square Gallery, founded in 1974 by Richard A. Heyman - who would go on to become one of the first openly gay mayors in the U.S., is the city's oldest art...

  • Other
  • Art
  • Cultural & Historical

Green Pineapple Wellness Center

The free-trade Green Pineapple is an eco-chic boutique offering clothing, candles, unique jewelry, handmade kitchenware and zen tranquility. Home of the Key West...

  • Boutique
  • Wellness
  • Food & drink

Higgs Beach

If you brought your dog along, here's where you can take him to the beach. The dog park here has separate area according to size and doggie drinking fountains. As...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Bicycle