Key West Tourist Information

Key West Travel Guide

The beautiful Key West is both a city and an island situated on the southernmost tip of America in the state of Florida. The city attracts many tourists each year to its fantastic waterways, great hotels, restaurants and family activities. Numerous cruise liners dock at Key West which means the town is usually full of thousands of tourists on holiday giving it an enjoyable and lively atmosphere.

Throughout the Key West area there is an abundance of nature reserves and eco-marine parks including the Key West Nature Preserve located on Atlantic Boulevard that has an array of native animals in beautiful untouched grounds. There are some great spots for snorkelling just off the coast with a host of marine life from schools of fish to rays and sea urchins.

The area is also awash with fun water sports from parasailing to jet skiing. 'Sebago Watersports' park is the place to go, as it offers many exciting activities all in one place. Along the beautiful coastline and beaches there are an endless amount of prime fishing spots. You will find many places in the area that offer fishing equipment for hire.

Key West Tourist Attractions

In the downtown area of Key West there are numerous shops, restaurants, caf├ęs and bars that in the summer months are filled to the brim with tourists and locals alike. The city also plays host to a few festivals and events during the year, including 'Womenfest' and 'Gay Spring Break'.

Transport Around Key West

Getting to Key West is easiest by plane but with a limited selection of travelled routes and expensive tickets, this is not always the best option. There is a bus shuttle service between Miami and Key West, while trains and Greyhound buses service the two cities as well. Another enjoyable option is to use the high-speed ferry services available from Fort Myers Beach or Miami, which take around three and a half hours.