Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Key West

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  • jesse.lodge
    Charlotte, NC706 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was actually one of the surprising highlights of my Key West vacation. If you have read any of Hemmingway’s books you will appreciate the history here since he wrote ~70% of his novels while living here; and even if you haven’t read his work you will enjoy learning the history of both the house and Hemmingway himself. This is definitely something anyone visiting Key West should do if they have time!!!
    Written 16 July 2024
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  • CraigandAngieDalton
    Watkinsville, GA230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best beach in Key West! Beautiful, clear water, you can swim, snorkel, lounge in chairs under umbrellas or in the sun. It is rocky in the sand so I do recommend swim shoes or waterproof sandals to protect your feet. Great area for families, couples, solo walks, picnics and more! Picnic tables, concession stands, bathrooms, outdoor showers to rinse sand off. And the Fort area has iguanas and trails to walk. Palm trees and scenery perfect! Beautiful blue, clear water and white sand! Tropical scenery and listening to the waves and chatter of people around you and laughter of kids building sand castles is relaxing and refreshing!
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • Miriam B
    Jackson, MS5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful places to visit. There was so much to see and it felt like you were in a fairytale. If you're in Key West, this is definitely a must.
    Written 17 July 2024
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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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  • WorldTraveler910
    Wilmington, NC94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when visiting key west if you are into history. The tour guide was excellent and answered all of our questions and we did not feel rushed.
    Written 8 March 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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  • Alexis V
    Wellington, FL6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting tour! We are so glad we took the time to go to USCG INGHAM. We went with 10-year-olds and while they didn’t appreciate the history, they still enjoyed exploring the ship. Make sure you check out the binoculars on the main level - super cool!
    Written 5 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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  • karen p
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were lucky to have the whole tour to ourselves. We learned a lot about how rum is made and history of Hemingway. I would recommend going here first before touring his home.
    Written 20 July 2024
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  • sakigemcam
    sakigemcam200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely interesting exhibits about the lives of lighthouse keepers. Really one of the better small museums we’ve been to. The climb to the top was worth it for the view. Definitely a must-see in KW.
    Written 29 June 2024
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  • Robert L
    Amherst, MA1,608 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Right in the middle of Key West tourist attractions is this commercialized museum.
    The greeter at the top of the stairs had several interesting stories about the "wrecking" culture. In the heyday, there was 1 wreck weekly to be salvaged.
    Walk to the top of the lookout.
    Recommended ever if it's corny.
    Written 30 January 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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