For an island that is only two miles long and four miles wide, you'd think it would be a quiet place, demanding long trips outside the immediate area to reach attractions, good food, and historical sites. However, that's far from the case when you book one of our Key West vacation rentals! With a vibrant arts culture, a variety of opportunities for outdoor adventures, and a welcoming small-town attitude, Key West promises a unique and memorable vacation.
When you book a stay in one of our Florida vacation rentals in Key West, you're not just booking a vacation; you're booking an experience!
Where is Key West, Florida?
Our Key West vacation rentals are on the last island of the Florida Keys chain, about 160 miles from Miami and 98 miles from Key Largo. Whether you chose to arrive to this interesting island via plane, ferry, or car, the first sight of the expansive Atlantic Ocean promises to take your breath away. With its vibrant wildlife, you may even be lucky enough to spot a few dolphins splashing around and welcoming you to Key West!
Things to Do in Key West, Florida
Although the island is relatively small, the number of attractions are vast and varied! Key West has a diverse arts and history culture, including plenty of galleries, delicious restaurants, and landmarks that are as unique as the Keys themselves. The Hemingway Home, located in Old Key West, is a historical treat for guests who enjoy literature (and six-toed cats). With look-out towers and detailed exhibits of the wrecking business, the Shipwreck Museum is definitely worth a visit.
Other points of interest on the island include the Southernmost Point, and Wyland's Whaling Wall, a gorgeous mural of some of Key West's local aquatic residents. Key West has a laid-back attitude, but its night life isn't lacking! Let loose on Duval Street, starting in Mallory Square with its famous Sunset Celebration and working your way down the main drag to the (in)famous Sloppy Joe's.
Feeling hungry after a long day full of excitement and adventure? Our Key West lodging is conveniently close to many dining options, including restaurants like Help Yourself, an organic cafe and juice bar, and Square One, a fine-dining establishment.
Outdoor Activities in Key West, Florida
With so many diverse outdoor activities near our Key West vacation rentals, it might be difficult to decide where to start. However, one thing is for sure - water is Key West's playground! Book a charter with Sunset Sail Key West and admire the wildlife or catch one of those famous Florida sunsets. With early morning sunrise cruises, starlit float trips, snorkeling, and themes like "Cruise Concert" and "Wine and Wind" at dusk, there's something for everyone!
While sandy beaches are not as common in the Keys due to the reef barrier, there are a few favorites that are worth a visit, including Smathers Beach, Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park, and the Dry Tortugas National Park, home to epic sandy beaches and historic Fort Jefferson.
The natural beauty of Key West has been preserved thanks to the recent emphasis placed on ecotourism. With options for kayaking, scuba diving, or snorkeling, you'll be able to admire wildlife in its natural habitat while helping conservation efforts to maintain the Keys. View the reef up close with a trip on a glass-bottom boat, or try a dolphin-viewing charter!
A vacation destination that combines the modern conveniences and comforts of home with a growing environmental awareness (and a memorable nightlife scene!), this beautiful island offers a glimpse into all that Florida has to offer. Plan a visit to one of our Key West vacation rentals for a memorable trip full of relaxation, exploration, and unforgettable experiences.
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