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Key West is one of the most diverse and colorful vacation destinations in the United States. This tropical oasis is filled with live entertainment, unique shopping and colorful entertainment. The nation’s most Southern destination offers countless special events year round, historic attractions and activities from Ernest Hemingway Museum to wild nightlife, and the Hotel Key West is just footsteps from it all!

With so much to do in Key West you’ll never be able to pack it all in one weekend. But with the affordable rates of the Hotel Key West, you’ll be able to extend your stay and come back often while having the budget left over to enjoy all that Key West has to offer.

The optimum weather and laid back culture have made Key West the epicenter for relaxation. You can enjoy the following activities and focal points of your next Key West vacation.

Play Golf in Key West.

Key West boasts a public 18-hole championship course designed by the legendary Rees Jones. Sure to challenge players of all abilities. http://www.keywestgolf.com/home.htm

Visit and get a unique photo opportunity at the Southernmost Point.

Visit the southernmost point of the United States – just 90 miles away from Cuba. Enjoy beautiful views, historical monuments.

Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

Visit the home of one of the greatest and most prolific American writers of all time – Ernest Hemingway. Also don’t forget about our annual festival and look-alike contest!

Key West Pub Crawl.

Who has the best Margarita, Key Lime Colada or Rum Runner in Key West?
Discover the best places in town to enjoy a cocktail! Go bar hopping on the famous Key West Pub Crawl, a guided tour featuring some of the most famous and fun bars in the Florida Keys.

Trails of Margaritaville.

Known as the most entertaining tour in Key West, Trails of Margaritaville takes you through all things “Buffett” – from his first home to his recording studio.

Conch Tour Train & Trolley

All onboard! Very conveniently stops directly on site at Hotel Key West.

Dolphin Encounters at Key West.

Observe dolphins in their natural habitat of Key West – you can even snorkel and swim in the waters where they live and play.

Fishing and Boat Rentals.

Key West is renowned for its deep-sea game fishing and offers one of Florida’s largest sport fishing fleets. Key West’s famous reefs and shipwrecks are also teeming with fish. Add in Key West’s beautiful weather and it’s an angler’s paradise!

Sunset Sails

A variety of vendors offer breathtaking sunset cruises around the crystal clear waters of Key West. You’ll enjoy watching the sun set over the horizon while you toast the end to another day in paradise.


Key West abounds with reef life perfect for snorkeling. Snorkel the many destinations at the living coral reef 3 miles off the coast of Key West. Numerous charter boats go twice daily.

Other Activities and Special Events in Key West:

Lobster Diving
Watersports, Key West Jet Ski Rentals and Parasailing
Key West Sea Port Boardwalk
Sunbathing on Smathers Beach
Duval Street
Mallory Square
Fantasy Fest
Dry Tortugas National Park
Annual Seafood Festival