About Key West
Key West is proud to be the southernmost city in the continental US. With such a prominent claim to fame, Key West has become a destination for those seeking a budget beach vacation. Off the tip of mainland Florida and hooked into the Gulf of Mexico, the climate is nearly tropical with mild winters and warm summers. A multitude of activities for everyone in the family makes Key West a wonderful place for anyone to travel to.
Things to Do in Key West
For pride’s sake, the first thing to do is check out the “Southernmost Point” buoy that marks Key West’s distinct location. After that, you can move on to attractions like the house of Ernest Hemingway or the Key West Aquarium on Mallory Square. Dry Tortugas Park has really cool marine life and for divers the Vandenberg Wreck is an underwater wonder. As with any Gulf of Mexico vacation destination, fishing and golfing activities are abundant! The location historically has been an important naval center, so for navy brats and Civil War buffs the Key West Naval Station and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park are the go to locations.
Key West Accommodations
In Key West, staying somewhat off the main streets will avoid the noise coming from the energetic nightlife crowd. You can find a lot of Key West vacation rentals that are situated right on the beach, sometimes even on a private beach. Criteria should be focused on amenities. You’ll want air conditioning to cool off, beach towels to bring to the beach, and a barbeque for your freshly caught fish.