Best Free Things to Do in Key West

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Key West

Best Free Things to Do in Key West

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  • CraigandAngieDalton
    Watkinsville, GA230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The entertainment is eclectic and fun! The snow cones are yummy, especially when it’s hot. The view with water/sail boats is serene. And if you walk to the pier and find a seat for the sunsets you’ll be forever in love with the view and the beauty of God’s art work. You can get award worthy photos of the sunsets and soak in the calming and soul soothing atmosphere. Mallory Square is a “must do” while in Key West.
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • DiAlJo
    Hockessin, DE838 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Duval Street clearly is the busiest of the Streets in Key West with most of the bars, shops and restaurant on it or near. Morning is good for sightseeing and then by afternoon it turns into people watching.
    Written 30 June 2024
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  • DiAlJo
    Hockessin, DE838 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip from Key Largo to Key West is just over 2 Hours - the Speed Limit changes from 35MPH in towns and up to 55MPH at one point. It is well patrolled by police so enjoy the ride as you travel along the single lane with a few two lane passing opportunities before you get to Key West.
    Written 30 June 2024
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  • jesse.lodge
    Charlotte, NC706 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would recommend arriving to this early in the morning (before 8 or 9) as the line gets long as the day progresses; while it’s definitely a tourist attraction it is still something unique to see (especially since it is free) as it’s an image seen all throughout Key West. I would definitely recommend seeing for family photo ops.
    Written 16 July 2024
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  • jesse.lodge
    Charlotte, NC706 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    While staying for a week in Key West our condo was within walking distdistance of Smathers Beach so we came by and used several times. My family and I enjoyed hanging out here as it was a very relaxing environment and was not over crowded at all. The only negative was seeing homeless people sleeping on the beach about every 30-40 yards but there wasn’t any issues when we were there (but be careful just in case); no lifeguards are on duty but there really isn’t a need since the water is so shallow; worth visiting if you are staying nearby.
    Written 16 July 2024
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  • Fritomann
    Portage Lakes, OH265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The roads were all blocked for sewer construction so I had to park elsewhere (near the post office) and pay 28 bucks for 3 hours, then walk 1/2 mile. Some local residents were able to drive to Eco center and park in front for free. I knew I was going to Key West so I understand the Key West parking issues are all over and all the time, even in the off-season.
    The Florida keys Eco center once you find it has displays and nice bathrooms. It's free admission not including off site parking.
    Written 27 June 2024
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  • Kim H
    Pinehurst, TX52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and amazingly well kept garden. The orchids alone were breathtaking. Well worth the time. Make sure you donate to keep his great cause going!!!
    Written 14 June 2024
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  • M. Rayburn
    Atlanta, GA35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little beach to spend a few hours. The beach itself is small, but on KW this is expected. It was a short walk from the Old Key West Trolley Stop (#10.) Be aware, bring water & snacks if you have small kids. There are no places to buy those from. Also, the initial area in the ocean has a bunch of rocks, so your feet might be sore, although this can be avoided if you get in the water from the stairs on the pier. One other disappointment was that the adjacent playground was closed for renovations. The 4 y/o had a meltdown, but such is life!
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • Travel25346533585
    893 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took phots here. The United States of America starts here. It is important to remember where we start. Not busy when we went.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Johnathon C
    Martinsville, IN96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a gorgeous church and worth seeing! We loved bed seeing the Grotto stone and learning the history of what has protected the island since 1922! This is a must-see if you’ve never visited before!
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • WeRe Adventurous
    United States8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is not a better party anywhere! Ok... that might be a bit presumptuous, but if you are over 30 and like to dress up, have fun, eat, drink, drink and get a little crazy, this party is for you. The costumes are amazing, people wear anything from a boring t-shirt to full-on transformer. Lots of body paint, pasties, masks, hats, off the shelf costumes and some amazing walking works of art. The parades happen all week, and the bars are packed. Take a small suitcase and an open mind. Pool parties are off the hook, lots of private events to get as naughty as you dare, and some of the hotels get a little clothing optional this time of year. Now the city is promoting a little more family freindly type event than maybe it has been in the past, but like anywhere public, show some respect, don't be a jerk, and use common sense and everyone has a great time. Key West is changing, for sure, like everywhere else, but we still had a blast. Do eat at Pepe's
    Drink at the Schooner Wharf, and dance wherever it's loud. Don't miss a sundowner at Mallory Square and be nice to people. 🍍
    Written 16 December 2023
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  • TravelingMama
    New York, NY427 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved walking around the marina a long the boardwalk. Lots of beautiful boats, delicious restaurants,, cute shops. Definitely a must see as a laid back activity
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • Crystal N
    Warner Robins, GA395 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach with not as much foot traffic as the rest. Kind of rocky but saw handful of snorkelers nearby. Lots of fish and wildlife in the area.
    Written 8 August 2020
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  • Linda M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We ducked into the gallery, just planning to browse. We were very impressed with the pictures….simply beautiful! Alan graciously posed with us for a picture. It was a wonderful morning in Key West. The art we purchased will be a precious reminder of this trip and of the goodness in the world.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • CM
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The entire collection was fabulous and definitely something to admire for everyone. It’s worth the trip for a visit to the artwork. Jennifer was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the artists and Key West as a whole. We will definitely be back!!!
    Written 3 July 2024
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