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5 Best Activities In Key West

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Key West is one of the major cities college students flock to while on spring break. The beautiful beaches and sunsets are enough to encourage anyone looking to get away to come to Key West. Key West is the best Florida vacation city for the family. Let’s look at 5 best activities in Key West that you can do!

Best activities to do in key west

There are many places to see in Key West for kids of all ages:

1. Key West Beaches


One of the best activities to do in Key West is going to the beach! If you love going to the beach, Key West has only a handful to choose from. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is enjoyed daily in Key West. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is a great place to ride your bike and enjoy the ocean. It is well worth the entrance fee. Smathers Beach is the largest beach in Key West, being nearly 2 miles long. Get a tan, play some volleyball or collect some beautiful sea shells to add to your collection.  

2. Key west water activities

Being near the beach, Key West has a lot of water activities to offer. For the sailor, take a trip on the Classic Harbor Line Key West for a wonderful sailing experience. For the dolphin lover, take a trip to watch the dolphins swimming and having fun in their natural habitat. Dream Catcher Charters and Dolphin Watch by Honest Eco also offer snorkeling as well as dolphin watching. If you are interested in viewing the island from the sky, take an aerial tour with Key West Seaplane adventures. Spot sea creatures, such as, sharks, dolphins and sea turtles. 

3. Sightseeing


Sightseeing is one of the best activities to spend your time while in Key West. Remember, it’s not all about the beach. There are other things to do as well. For example, St. Paul’s was the first church built in the area and is well known for its beautiful stained glass windows. View hundreds of butterflies and beautiful birds at the No.1 Key West attraction, The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Take a tour of the home of Ernest Hemingway, a historical landmark. It is said that he wrote several of his novels there. View photos and historic lighthouse artifacts at the Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters Museum. The 86 foot tall tower was used to help ships navigate. Have you ever wondered where the southernmost point in the U.S. was? See the concrete marker that pin points this landmark in Key West. 

4. Tours

Tours are also available in Key West. Spend an evening taking the Key West Ghost and Mysteries Tour. Take a 90 minute walk through the Historic District and hear some scary tales while taking in the sights. View the city with a ride on a Trolley Tour. With convenient pick up locations, you will get a great opportunity to experience Key West history. 

5. Theatres in Key West

If you enjoy going to the theatre, Key West has a variety to choose from. The Red Barn Theatre, open from November till July, is located on Duval Street and is a recently renovated facility. The Tennessee Williams Theatre is a performing arts centre, a community centre and a civic centre. It provides great performances and is open year round. Waterfront Playhouse is located in historic Mallory Square.


We have listed the best activities in Key West! Whatever the reason for your visit to Key West, chances are, you won’t be disappointed. There are so many things to do in Key West. Whether you are a tourist or just looking for a place to have fun, you will most likely find it in Key West, Florida!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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