Key West is an island city and the furthest point of the Florida Keys is famous for its sub-tropical town full of life, color and celebration, yet still laid back enough to sense the history and tradition that makes it one of the unique destinations in the United States.
There is an endless amount of things to do in the waters surrounding the keys. While this adorable island city is undoubtedly the water activity capital of southern Florida, you don’t have to leave it’s charming shores to find things to do in Key West. Even though this island is known for its pristine beaches, and mystical underwater playgrounds of coral reefs and marine wildlife to explore for the outdoorsy visitors, it also has tours on land for sightseeing and history buffs.
Duval Street is one of the iconic street, located in the downtown in Key West, running north and south from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a vibrant youthful energy on Duval Street surrounded by beautiful galleries, shops, bars and magnificent homes with huge porches.
The sidewalks on Duval Street is full of people walking around with a drink in hand, stopping by the numerous souvenir and beachwear stores, and just having an all-around good time.
Key West isn’t known for its beaches. However, the most bustling one on this island is Smathers Beach which is the largest public beach in Key West, Florida. The beach is famous for its spectacular sunset as well as it also offers picnic areas, restroom facilities, volleyball courts, Jet Ski rentals and free parking. If you’re a beach lover, then sunbathing is not a bad idea for few hours to escape the crowd and experience the sun, the sand and the sea of the perfect tropical Floridian vibes!