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Best Things To Do in Key West

Like other spots in the Florida, Key West offers the chance for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and boating, but the city is best known for its urban atmosphere. Museums are scattered throughout, but the most activity is concentrated on the island's western half. Duval Street is a particularly lively area for souvenir shoppers, budget dining, and nightlife.

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#1
Key West Aquarium
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Sometimes good things come in small packages. The Key West Aquarium is one of those things, as one TripAdvisor user ... read more»

#2
Key West Cemetery Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Located in Old Town, the Key West Cemetery has been around since 1847 and is well worth at least a ... read more»

#3
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: For the cleanest beach and best waters in Key West, you should head for the westernmost point of the island ... read more»

#4
Mallory Square Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: For a great view of the Key West sunset, head to Mallory Square at the northwest tip of the island ... read more»

#5
Harry S Truman Little White House
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Little White House was originally built in 1890 as command headquarters during the Spanish-American War. In 1946, President Harry ... read more»

#6
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located in Old Town a block away from Duval Street stands the 1840s Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. The house ... read more»

#7
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: If you love butterflies, this is the spot for you. The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is filled with around ... read more»

#8
Smathers Beach Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Key West isn't known for its beaches. However, the most bustling one on this island is Smathers Beach, which ... read more»

#9
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Well-known author Ernest Hemingway is one of Key West's best-known and well-loved "freshwater Conchs" (a resident who was not ... read more»

#10
Southernmost Point Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: One of the most popular things to do in Key West is to snap a photo with the colorful buoy ... read more»

#11
Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: If you can fend off the claustrophobia and don't mind heights, the climb up the tiny and constricting 88 ... read more»

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