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17 Best Things to Do in Key West, Florida

Nupur Lakhe Aug 6, 2019
Lounge on the beach, take up water adventures, explore the national parks and the town of Key West - there is something for everybody to enjoy in this wonderful place.
Enjoy a leisurely sunset and dash of fun at Mallory Square, which is always full of life and verve.
Ernest Hemingway's Abode is one of the most popular tourist places to visit, while in Key West. Home to the popular author of the book “Old man and the Sea” , it is a historical landmark.

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Take a panoramic view of the city by climbing the top of the Key West Lighthouse.
Indulge in some fun and go bar hopping on Duval Street. Some famous places to try are : Pepe’s café, The Schooner Wharf and Sloppy Joe’s.
Watching the exotic butterflies bloom in their most natural environment is a treat to the eyes at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.

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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, a marine life sanctuary exhibits the popular marine life and coral reefs which are native to Florida. Getting to know more about the marine ecology is a good idea.
A fun float ride on a Floating Tiki Bar,  surrounded by clear blue water until the eye meets the horizon is a great idea. Scenic, relaxing and vacation mood!
A plethora of beaches to choose from. Lounge on the beach and spend a leisure day exploring beach activities or simply relaxing with a book and a beer.
Fort Zachary Taylor - a Florida state park, is a National historic landmark because of its civil war era fort. It offers various activities for locals and tourists. Fort Zachary is one of the popular beaches of Key West.
Visit the Harry S. Truman Little White House - a Winter White House for President Truman in 1946 is a historic building. It was later used as a retreat for other US presidents including Clinton and Kennedy.

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The Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S, the most popular point to visit while you are in Key West. Not to be missed!
Dry Tortugas National Park, a 19th century fort will satiate your dose of history. The park consists mostly of water accompanied by seven small islands.
Take a walk along the moat or choose sports like snorkelling and swimming to savor an unforgettable experience.
Biking along Key West is a good way to go about the city exploring its nook and crannies, more like a local and less like a tourist.

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Kayak your way or take a paddle board tour of Key West's mangrove ecosystem at the Lazy Dog Adventures. An exciting combination of a sport and soaking in the scenic beauty, making your path through the low lying trees.
Vandenberg is a United States' Navy ship that was sunk intentionally to create artificial coral reefs. Scuba divers enjoy exploring these reefs and the marine life beneath.
The dolphinarium on Grassy-Key Florida is the Dolphin Research Center. A series of saltwater lagoon which is  home to dolphins and California Sea Lions. Spend some happy splash time with these dolphins.
A good vacation is incomplete without good food. Wander through the streets of Key West to find some great cuisines. Some famous places to eat out are - Blue Heaven, Cuban Coffee Queen and latitudes.