In Key West, the southernmost city in the continental U.S., artistry abounds in nature, poetry, painting and performances. Visitors are treated to vibrant sunsets that are celebrated every day on the Mallory Dock, lively nightlife and beautiful Key West hotels overlooking the exquisite water.
Whether touring on foot or bicycle, guests can soak up the history of the city through its architecture and streetscapes. Visit renowned author Ernest Hemingway’s home and museum to see what inspired his work and meet descendants of his special polydactyl cats. Tour the Museum of Art and History at the Custom House to learn about the rise, fall and resurgence of Key West. The Custom House contains years of local artists’ works that help tell the town’s story.
Another popular attraction is the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. With nearly 60 butterfly species, the center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of these beautiful creatures. After your visit, continue to stroll down Duval Street for some of the area’s best shopping and dining options.
For things to do in Key West that take advantage of the beautiful weather, head to a beach. The southern tip of “The Sunshine State” has plenty of water sports for our adventurous visitors. Scuba divers are in luck, as the Florida Keys are home to the only living-coral barrier reef in the continental United States. The sea life that inhabit the water make it the perfect place to snorkel, dive and fish. Key West hotel guests can also see it all while parasailing high above the island.