Key West Highlights
Key West may be a small island, but what it lacks in land mass it makes up for in an abundance of character--and characters. The Southernmost City in the Continental United States, Key West sends out a siren's call to those who want to get away from it all on the mainland. As a result, the island has a history of attracting pirates and artists, musicians and writers, entrepreneurs and free spirits that create the rich and vibrant fabric of “the Conch Republic.”
Though Key West is known for its vibrant night life and vast array of watering holes, there’s also plenty to experience that doesn't involve imbibing. Spend the day with dolphins while sailing on a catamaran or dip under the waves and explore the third largest coral reef in the world. Take a wander through the past in one of Key West’s museums or historic homes, learn about local lore on a ghost tour and catch Mother Nature’s daily sunset masterpieces at Mallory Square. You’ll soon find out that while Key West is fairly easy to get to, leaving is much more difficult.