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Key West Tours From Miami

Discover the charms of the southernmost city in the continental United States on your Key West tours from Miami. Soak in the tropical, laidback vibe of the island and brace yourself for a fabulous Caribbean vacation with tons of exciting attractions to visit including museums, beaches, historical treasures, gardens, aquariums, snorkeling, and national parks. A vacation getaway for Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and President Harry S. Truman, there are reasons aplenty why travelers worldwide gravitate towards Key West. Hike, bike, and enjoy a dose of history at the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, head to Mallory Square to enjoy a beautiful sunset, enjoy a boat tour, visit the Harry S Truman Little White House, and explore the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. It is easy to book Key West sightseeing tours online and grab the best deals and discounts!
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Our tips for Key West

  • Explore the island conveniently. You only need a cab to take you from the airport to the hotel. Other than that, the best way to explore the island is on foot, on a bike or by public transportation.
  • Eat like a local. Eating out regularly in the city can burn a hole in your pocket. Shop for local produce or stock up at the supermarkets. By eating in as much as possible, the savings can stack up quickly.
  • Make the most of Cuban cuisine. Tuck into a sumptuous Cuban meal and embrace the Cuban culture of the city. The city is just 90 miles from the city of Havana, Cuba, so enjoying the cuisine is an essential part of the Key West experience.
  • Plan ahead. To get the best deals and avoid last-minute disappointment, it is recommended to book in advance.
  • Travel light. The typical temperature in Key West ranges from approximately 75°F (24°C) during the winter to 80°F (27°C) in the summer. So make sure to pack comfortable and lightweight clothes.
  • Be rain ready. Key West receives occasional showers and it can get humid as well. Make sure to carry a raincoat in case of emergency.

Good to know

Located in the Straits of Florida, Key West is a picturesque island that is about 6 km long. It was originally called Cayo Hueso, which is the Spanish name of the island. It is just 90 miles away from Cuba so you can witness the Cuban influence on the local cuisine, festivals and culture. Until 1912, Key West was isolated and disconnected from the mainland. Currently, it is well connected via Overseas Highway which is a popular route with stunning views.

Literary icon and journalist Ernest Hemingway was a resident of Key West for several years in the 1930s. Some of his best works were written there. It is actually closer to Cuba than the city of Miami. The city is just 90 miles away from the coast of Cuba. So don’t get fooled by the Florida address. Known for its warm weather and relaxed vibe, Key West attracts millions of visitors from around the world. The island is also known for its unique conservation efforts to maintain the tropical ecosystem and natural wildlife.

One of Hemingway’s lesser-known contributions is a white six-toed cat by the name of Snow White that he brought to the city. Today, the Hemingway Home and Museum is home to about 50 six-toed cats.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Key West?

    The best time to visit is from March to May as the crowds are lesser and hotel rates are cheaper. The weather is also lovely for sightseeing, similar to winter's blissful 70s and 80s. If you are a budget traveler, avoid traveling during the winter months as Key West can get crowded and overall the rates are much steeper.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    There are options galore when it comes to getting around Key West. Old Town is quite small: two miles wide by four miles long. You can easily explore the city by walking, bicycling, taxis, electric rental cars, mopeds, pedi-cabs, city buses, and trolleys. So even if you don’t have your own transport, there are plenty of options to enjoy sightseeing.

  • Q: Is Key West expensive?

    Key West can be viewed as a more costly destination when compared to other places in Florida. While expenses for things like lodgings, food, and recreational activities can accumulate rapidly, there are budget-friendly alternatives that can be found with proper planning.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money during my visit to Key West?

    Visit during the off-season. Avoid going in winter and instead book your trip between March and May as the weather is lovely and the rates are cheaper. Visits to the bar can be quite expensive. Collect and use the commonly available 2-for-1 drink coupons that bars and restaurants around town offer. Enjoy the nightly sunset celebration in Mallory Square. Watch street performers, enjoy the beautiful sunset, and tuck into some scrumptious street food.

  • Q: What are the must-see attractions in Key West?

    Key West has several top tourist destinations that should not be missed, such as the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, the southernmost point marker, the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.

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