Key West is worth a visit for many reasons. It offers everything you could want, from the best seafood to an exciting nightlife. Key West, with its relaxed atmosphere, has been a popular place to vacation. What makes the Key West unique? This article outlines the top ten reasons to visit Key West.
The Key West: Reasons to Visit
1. Duval Street
Duval street is Key West’s main street. It is centrally situated in Key West. It is home to many tourist attractions including bars and restaurants, street performers, musicians, quirky sellers, and many others.
2. Bahama Village
Bahama Village is a charming, but bohemian area located in Key West. An eclectic mix of musicians, chefs and performers call this historic district home. Enjoy live music on Duval Street, or the warmth of a sidewalk cafe along the street.
3. Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum are a museum and house in Key West Florida. It was established in tribute to Ernest Hemingway. The property is part of an “Old Town Historic District” that is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
4. Smathers Beach
Smathers Beach on Key West’s South Shore is a mile-long sandy beach and national park. It is part Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. To view the island, you could rent a sailboat (or kayak) and head out into open ocean.
5. Birds and Butterflies
The bird watching area is located next to the Butterfly Garden. This is an area where bird watchers can watch for birds. There are picnic tables and benches. The shelter is covered. It’s ideal for families that want to take in the beauty of the butterflies and observe the birds.
6. Old Town Architecture
Old Town is Key West’s heart. It has remained relatively unchanged as it was in the late 1800s. It allows you to travel back in times and see how Key West was once. Key West’s Old Town is charming and makes it an attractive destination.
7. Amazing Aquatics
The unique Aquatics facility in Key West Florida provides a great place for recreation for both friends and families. Key West is known for its outstanding selection of scuba divers sites, and it has won many awards as a top beach spot. You can take your boat to the ocean and then swim back. You can also find food and drinks in the vicinity. The views from this area overlook the ocean are breathtaking.
8. Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie is a dessert with key limes. It’s made with eggs, sweetened milk, sweetened condensed butter, and sometimes butter. The pie is made using a custard base, and is topped by whipped cream. It can be baked, or it can be left out to cool. The popularity of this dessert made Key West a popular destination for wealthy Americans across the U.S.
9. Tropical Setting
No matter whether you are visiting Key West for a romantic getaway and/or to take your children to the many family friendly attractions, a tropical setting makes it the ideal setting to experience all that Key West can offer. Key West offers something to everyone. From the rich history and shopping of Old Town Key West to relaxing on beautiful beaches, Key West has it all.
10. Top Kayaking Locations
Kayaking can be a great way for you to experience Key West’s best spots. This activity allows visitors to be up close and personal the wildlife of the area. It also gives you some spectacular views of Southern Florida.
We would recommend a location that is easy to walk from and allows for you to avoid driving. On weekends, parking can be an issue in Key West’s old town. You will have the opportunity to walk along side streets and to view historical buildings that are difficultly visible from Duval Street.
Key West may not be the most bustling or active area in the United States, but it is one of its largest. But, there are several attractions that attract tourists all over the globe. Key West is known for its unrivaled quality of life. There is so much you can do there. You can relax on the white sandy beaches and indulge yourself in delicious food.