Probably the best known of all the Florida Keys, Key West offers a wealth of history and lively nightlife. Visit Ernest Hemingway's home in the Old Town with its ornate architecture and well-preserved buildings. Duval Street has numerous bars and restaurants and in Mallory Square, sunset celebrations, and street entertainment takes place every night. The Key West Aquarium was the first of its kind in America, the perfect place to admire indigenous sea creatures. With water sports also in abundance, this is a great resort for families and party people alike!
- Laid back atmosphere
- Great nature parks
- Water sports galore
- Superb cuisine
18-19 Jan 2013: Key West Historic House & Garden Tours.
19 Jan 2013: Florida Keys Seafood Festival.
24-27 Jan 2013: Key West Food & Wine Festival.
15-16 Feb 2013: Key West House & Garden Tour.
23-24 Feb 2013: Old Island Days Art Festival, Key West.
2 Mar 2013: Conch Shell Blowing Contest, Key West.
10-14 Apr 2013: World Sailfish Championship.
11 May 2013: Key West Songwriter’s Festival.
5-9 Jun 2013: Key West Pride.
29 Aug - 2 Sep 2013: Key West Brewfest.
3-10 Nov 2013: Key West World Championship Race (offshore powerboat race).
27-31 Nov 2013: Bight' Before Christmas Celebration, Key West.
Please note: all events listed are for helpful information only and many are subject to entrance fees and/or prior reservation, and may be cancelled at any time. Please check with the relevant tourist office if you need further information on these or any of the other events in the Florida Keys.
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Key West's historic old town has an enchanting ambience with its pretty, tree-lined streets and ornate architecture. Every evening, the entire town converges on the delightfully lively Mallory Square, famous for its wonderful sunsets.
Opened New Year's Eve 1920 as the crowning jewel in Henry Flagler's visionary Overseas Railroad, Casa Marina Resort is Key West’s original grand resort! After a $45 million dollar renovation, Casa Marina is now part of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts.
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The Southernmost Hotel Collection consists of 2 quiet, yet very pleasant properties, The Southernmost Hotel and sister hotel, Southernmost on the Beach. They are both in a fantastic location at the end of Duval street in Key West which puts you in an ideal spot to experience those legendary Key West morning sunrises and winter sunsets.
Fun and Games
There’s plenty to see and experience on this quaint little island. From museums to reef cruises, theatres to golfing, you’ll be sure to keep the whole family entertained.
You’ll be spoilt for choice in Key West with its local specialities, gourmet food and ethnic cuisine. Seafood restaurants are a favourite with locals and tourists alike, offering a superb selection, caught fresh from the sea!
For a great night out make sure you visit Virgilios for its superb Italian cuisine, excellent cocktail selection and fantastic live entertainment.
Not to be Missed
Why not try your hand at a spot of fishing where you’ll find the most unique and addictive angling in the world in the clear backcountry waters of Key West, combining the best of hunting and fishing.
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
Flight details You fly direct nonstop to Miami International Airport from London Heathrow with award winning Virgin Atlantic.
Flight time Approx 10 hours.
Time difference GMT -5 hours.
Distance - From Miami, Key West is 160 miles.
Driving Times - Key West approx 4 hours.