50 Things to Do and See in Key West
Key West is a small little island less than seven and a half square miles in all. So how could there possibly be 50 things for someone to do on such a tiny island. Truth is, we stopped at 50!!! There is so much more that this slice of heaven has to offer. But here is a quick list just to get you started.
3. Dive the Vandenberg Shipwreck
4. Experience 'Blue Heaven'
5. Have a drink at the Smallest Bar in Key West
6. Meander up and down World-Famous Duval Street. And if you are up for it, sign up for the 'Duval Crawl'
7. Ride the Old Town Trolley
8. Stop in at the Ernest Hemingway House and Museum
9. Climb to the top of the Key West Lighthouse
10. Enjoy the 'Sound Check' at the Green Parrot
11. Forget a car, rent a scooter.
12. Catch the Cabaret at La Te Da
13. Tour, sunbathe, swim at Fort Zachary State Park
14. Go for a breathtaking sunset sail
15. Snorkel the Florida reef
16. Grab a photo at the Southernmost Point Buoy
17. Savor Mattheessen's; a terrific dessert shop (their cookies are half a pound)
18. Relish the best Conch Fritters at the Conch Shack
19. Visit the Truman Little White House
20. Take in the scenic Key West Conch Houses
21. Take pics of the Key West Chickens - (Don't worry, they are everywhere)
22. Visit the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory (and the squawking flamingoes)
23. Find BP "Pearl" Roberts epitaph. "I Told You I Was Sick" at the Historic Key West Cemetery
24 Take a seaplane or boat over to Dry Tortugas for a day
25. Sip the 'Bad Bitch' at Key West Legal Rum, the first local rum distillery
26. Jet Ski around Key West island
27. Catch the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square
28. Go fishing out of the famous Key West Charter Boat Row
29. Rent a golf cart to tool around town
30. Snag a true Cuban Coffee from the Cuban Coffee Queen
31. Stroll through the Key West Historic Seaport
32. Hang out at Higgs Beach with its long pier and steps down into the warm crystal-clear turquoise water
33. Enjoy the craft of cigar rolling at the family-owned award-winning Rodriguez Cigar Factory
34. Keep and eye out for the green iguanas (If it gets too cold they may fall out of the trees and on your head...REALLY!!)
35. Pepe's, the oldest eatery in Key West. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner since 1909. (Damn good!!)
36. Take the Southernmost Food and Cultural Walking Tour
37. Bike your way around Key West. Tours available too
39. Hop on the Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
40 Love cocktails? Take the Key West Craft Cocktails walking tour
41. Audubon House; a must-see for bird lovers, with John Audubon's artwork on display
42. Attend Fantasy Fest...IF YOU DARE!!!!
43. Stop by the BEVY of indoor-outdoor bars, featuring live music across the island
44. Prove you were at the start or end of it all; grab a photo at the US 1 Mile 0 Marker
45. Crash into the Key West Shipwreck Museum
46. Enjoy browsing through the Award-Winning Museum of Art and History at the Custom House
47. Check out Smathers Beach - swim, kayak, parasail, volleyball...you get the picture
48 The Key West Kapok Tree with its incredible trunk is yet another unique photo-op
49. Pick up some tropical artwork or eye-popping photos at the Guild Hall Gallery
50. Entertainers abound at the Songwriters Music Festival the first weekend each May
We had to stop somewhere and 50 seemed just about right. There are so many fabulous tropical flowers, trees, and birds. We barely mentioned many of the terrific shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, and festivals.
Key West is a true tropical paradise to cherish. Stop on down for a few days, or a week, or a month, or…you get the picture. And while you are here, visit the only location in the United States where the address is simply the number “0". That would be Zero Duval Street, our Madda Fella store. We would love for you to come on by.