Time GMT - 5 hrs (East Coast) to -11 (Hawaii)
Flight Time (avg) 7 hours to 16 hours (Hawaii)
Population 311 Million
Seasons - Year round
Telephone International dial +001
Capital Washington DC
Money US Dollar
Since Key West is a small island, there is nothing that is too far. From the popular Smathers Beach to the quieter Fort Zachary Taylor Beach, each of the beaches has their own unique characteristics. The parks on the island are a treat for kids of all ages. From the West Martello Towers gardens to the Bayview Park ball fields, the numerous parks are guaranteed to cater to whichever activity you choose. Key West has a colourful history and history enthusiasts will simply love to holiday in Key West and get a glimpse into its past by visiting the various museums here. Riding on a trolley or tour train will give you an insight into the local past and the places you will wish to visit. The Florida Keys is an archipelago of coral islands. The chain of interlinked islands begins with Key Largo progressing through Islamorada and ending at Key West. The scenic drive along the Overseas Highway is a fulfilling experience in itself. Key West has a bohemian feel to it and attracts a very laidback crowd. Holidays to Key West will definitely melt away your tension and stresses and reinvigorate your mind, body and soul. The mild tropical climate of Key West makes it a popular year round holiday destination. Holidaymakers often frequent Key West to escape the unpredictable weather of the UK at least for a few days. People of all ages will enjoy holidays in Key West due to the diverse array of attractions on offer. The heart of Key West is the Old Town area, where the biggest concentration of restaurants, nightlife and specialty shops can be found in all of Florida. Just taking a stroll down the street is an attraction in itself. The ornate architecture is Bahamian with late well kept 19th century houses in bright pastel wooden and fancy wood resembling houses from a fairy tale. When you drive to the Keys, allow some time to visit the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park located at Key Largo. Here you can hire a snorkel or scuba diving gear and explore the spectacular reef or go canoeing or kayaking in the warm waters. A huge aquarium provides entertainment for children.
You can also swim and relax on the white sandy beaches. The only living coral reef barrier in North America, you can look at natural history as well as deliberate shipwrecks when you go under the waters. If you are new to scuba diving, then this a fantastic place to learn. Key West is also home to several historical houses the most notable being the Hemmingway Home and the Harry S Truman Little White House. Tennessee Williams was also said to have a house in Key West though it is not open for the public. Maritime and shipwreck museums, a butterfly house, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, Dolphin tours are some of the other popular attractions in Key West. Dolphin encounters are very popular with kids who will simply love interacting with the friendly mammals. To really appreciate holidays in Key West you have to go outdoors or take to the water. You don’t have to be a sportsman or water sports expert; there are boat trips of every kind-from romantic sunset cruises and exciting glass bottom reef tours to elegant tall sail ships and thrilling speedboat rides to boisterous catamaran tours. Since Key West is a popular seaport destination, many of these boats depart from here. Key West and the surrounding Keys are also a great favourite with the fishing fraternity. The “Sport Fishing Capital of the World”, Islamorada attracts top anglers from all over the world. Diving is another passion unique to Key West. There are several professional dive operators who will guide visitors and make it easy for both amateurs and experienced divers. If you just want to have a relaxing day and unwind watching the soft waves brushing against the sand, you should probably visit the Bahia Honda State Recreation Area, a short distance from Key West. For a peaceful holiday Key West is the perfect place to visit. Once the sun sets, there is live music everywhere in Key West. Come evening time, make it a point to visit the Mallory Square where a circus ritual is played regularly. Take your kids along to watch the unicyclists, jugglers, a bagpiper, a Bluegrass banjo picker, an escapologist and high- wire artists in action. For a sumptuous seafood meal which is a highlight of Key West, you can visit the numerous seafood restaurants that serve a ‘Floribbean meal’ and the head to Sloppy Joes for an evening of great music and fun. For golf lovers, there is the Key West Golf Club spread over 200 acres beautiful Key West wildlife and lush foliage. The 18-Hole golf course offers a challenge to player of all levels. Situated in the heart of Key West, the Key West Golf Club is America’s only Caribbean golf Course and offers visitors the exhilaration of playing on a tropical course. Plan your Key West holiday to get great Key West deals on Key West hotels and Key West resorts. Book an all inclusive package holiday to Key West and save greatly on airfare and hotels. Some of the finest hotels in Key West are the 5 star The Reach Resort, 4 star Casa Marina Resort, Crowne Plaza La Concha and the 3 star Heron house Hotel. You can enjoy cheap holidays to Key West by booking attractive online deals. Key West late deals are sometimes offered by a Key West hotel. Major UK operators can arrange Cheap Key West holidays and save you a great deal of time and money. If you want to consider some great hotels, Key West has no shortage of them. Holidaymakers can fly from UK to Miami International airport and then drive down to Key West. Whether you want to have a peaceful holiday or you want to indulge in adrenaline pumping activities, Key West is the perfect place for your visit.