What to do in Key West
and Ideas on how to bring Paradise home

Fun Activities

Key West is a fun place to enjoy the outdoors. Biking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Fishing, Boat Rides, Beaches, Swimming, just to name a few activities. Don’t forget you can simply sit by the pool with your feet propped up sipping your favorite beverage.  Your in Key West …. it’s all fun!!



key west electric company

Key West Electric Company – A Modern Building on a Historic Walking Tour

When you head over to James Street you see a little different Key West.  The buildings are more functional ... modern than those you find a few streets over in Old Town.  The Key West Electric Company building is no exception.  Located ...

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key west historic memorial sculpture garden

Key West Historic Memorial Sculpture Garden

Even today, I am surprised how I can just "happen" upon something pretty cool in Key West.  The island isn't that big and you would think there isn't much to discover after many, many trips.  But, once again, I am wrong.  The ...

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papa's pilar

Papa’s Pilar a Hemingway Rum Company

There is a new rum player in town.  Papa's Pilar opened recently at 201 Simonton Street.  The Hemingway Rum Company offers a peak into everything Hemingway loved about Key West.  Here you will take a journey into the history of rum, the ...

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key west legal rum

Key West First Legal Rum Distillery the Experience

Located on Simonton Street, in a former Coca Cola bottling plant you will find Key West First Legal Rum Distillery.  The rum is made on site in custom-made copper pots.  What's cool, is you can tour the plant, talk to the owner ...

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weatherstation inn

Weatherstation Inn – Historic Walking Tour

I love how you can combine history with a really cool place to stay.  The Weatherstation Inn combines my two loves.  Located at 57 Front Street, you are in the heart of Truman Annex.  One of the quietest, most centrally located places ...

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san carlos institute and museum

18 Stops Along The Key West Museum Trail

Anyone who visits Key West realizes how much history can be found here.  This history is preserved in the many museums found around town.  This Key West Museum Trail offers a way to explore the Island, learn more about Key West's history ...

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Tennessee Williams Exhibit

Tennessee Williams Exhibit – Historic Walking Tour

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit is located at 513 Truman Avenue, just off of Duval Street.  At first I thought this house was where Tennessee Williams lived, but sadly it is not.  This home was a private home and has kept much of ...

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key west express

Key West Express – Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

Are you coming to Key West from Fort Meyers or the Marco Island area?  Key West Express offers a fun way to travel to Key West.  This ferry takes you straight into Key West for a one day or multi day trip ...

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George curry mansion

7 Curry Mansions – Historic Walking Tour

William Curry was Florida's first millionaire.  He gave each of his children $10,000 to build a home of their own.  The result?  The Key West Historic district has seven beautiful mansions you can explore, visit and even spend the night at a ...

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truman annex key west

3 Best Things about Truman Annex Key West

After your first visit or may be even a few visits, you will definitely find your favorite spots on the Island.  Favorite place to stay, favorite place for Happy Hour, favorite place to watch sunset, favorite place to walk.  We have ours ...

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curry mansion

Curry Mansion – Historic Walking Tour

The Curry Mansion located at 511 Caroline Street is more than a stop along the historic walking tour, it's a place to stay, relax and enjoy Key West.  Located between Eaton and Greene Streets, this inn is centrally located to the activities ...

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key west butterfly & nature conservatory

The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory – A Magical Place

Imagine walking through a tropical forest full of butterflies. They dart and drift all around you.  Almost dancing in the air.  You are mesmerized and feel as if you have stepped into an enchanted land.  You have, its the Key West Butterfly ...

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seward johnson

Ever Changing Sculptures in Key West

Have you noticed the sculptures around the Custom House change; frequently?  These beautiful works of art are created by Seward Johnson and are on display around the Custom House.  The latest addition was the large sculpture in front of the Custom House ...

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palm garden

Palm Garden – A Perfect Afternoon Retreat

On Fleming Street is a unique pink building, here you will find the Key West public library.  Located at 700 Fleming the library offers many of the typical services of a library, but next door is another treasure, the Palm Garden.  Here, ...

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key west sponge market

Sponging – More Than a Shopping Trip

At 1 Whitehead Street you will find the Key West Sponge Market.  Given it's location, you will find all of the normal tourist shopping items.  Key Lime products, nautical stuff and of course, sponges.  Lots and lots of sponges.  Here you will ...

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Gatoville

Gatoville – Historic Walking Tour

Located on the 1100 block of Simonton Street you will find one of the first successful industrial communities in the United States.  Between 1880 and the early 1900's, Key West had a large influx of Cuban expatriates.  They were escaping the oppression ...

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key west food tours

Key West Food Tours

If you want to have a culinary adventure, this is the tour for you.  Key West Food Tours takes you through Old Town and let's you not only learn the history of this amazing Island, but you get to taste it too. ...

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Benjamin Curry House

Benjamin Curry House – Historic Walking Tour

Located at 610 Southard Street, the Benjamin Curry House is one of the few historic homes, still owned by the original family.  This home was built by Benjamin Curry, Jr. the brother of Florida's first millionaire, William Curry.  He purchased an acre ...

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la terraza de marti

La Terraza de Marti – Historic Walking Tour

As you walk the southern end of Duval, you will find La Te Da, located at 1125 Duval Street.  Stop for a moment and read the walking tour sign, as this place is strongly connected to the Cuban Revolution and reminds us ...

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cable hut

Cable Hut – Historic Walking Tour

There is an unassuming concrete building next to the Southernmost Point.  Most people will pass it by without a second thought.  But, take time to read the plaque and understand its history.  This cable hut was built on the mainland and transported ...

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Ingham

USCGC Ingham Museum

Located in the Truman Annex, the USCGC Ingham Museum is the perfect spot to see the quieter side of Key West.  The Ingham is a 327 foot long, 6200 horsepower cutter.  She held 300 men and served in World War II, the ...

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Freeman Curry House Key West

Freeman Curry House – Historic Walking Tour

The Freeman Curry House is located at 724 Eaton Street.  Although, not open to the public, the home is a great example of how a Classic Revival home looks like it belongs in Key West.  The home shows its Bahamian influence, like ...

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Gato Village Park

The Gato Village Park

Located at 616 Louisa Street, the Gato Village Park is a small space set aside for everyone to enjoy.  It's a pocket park, because its a small neighborhood park tucked into an out of the way place.  Perfect spot to enjoy a ...

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The Speakeasy Inn and The Rum Bar

The Speakeasy Inn and Rum Bar

Located at 1117 Duval Street, The Speakeasy Inn is a stop on the historic walking tour, but it really is more than just a stop.  The Speakeasy Inn is a quaint and wonderful place to stay.  Everyone who stays here loves the atmosphere, ...

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Fogarty Mansion

The Fogarty Mansion – Historic Walking Tour

This beautiful home is located at 227 Duval Street, at the corner of Duval and Caroline.  The current structure was built in 1887 by Charles Curry, son of Florida's first millionaire William Curry.  It is by far one of the grandest homes ...

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