The Ultimate Guide To Key West
Key West is a US island city, part of the Florida Keys archipelago. It’s also Florida’s southernmost point, very close to Cuba, just 90 miles north of Cuba. Key West is a major tourist attraction and a popular cruise-ship stop. The island is accessible from the mainland via the Overseas Highway, the drive to Key West by itself is a one-of-a-kind experience, and a must-see in Florida.
Best Way To Explore Key West
I highly recommend the Old Town Trolley Tours, a well narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley bus tour, stopping at all major attractions in Key West. If you’re driving form Miami, 3.5 hours drive to Key West from Miami, I suggest you check-into your hotel, stretch your back, get something to eat, park your car and then hop onto the Old Town trolley.
Must See In Key West
Southernmost Point of the Continental US
The Southernmost Point Buoy is a concrete, beautifully painted buoy in Key West, and as the name suggests, it marks the southernmost point in the United States. It’s one of the most visited and photographed attractions in Key West, Cuba is just 90 miles south from this point.
Smathers Beach is a large public beach in Key West, located on the south side of the island. The beach very picturesque and is lined with coconut trees and a very popular destination for tourists. You will find several food/service trucks that offer snacks, beverages, chairs, and rafts.
It’s a waterfront plaza, located in Key West’s historic Old Town. Mallory Square is a popular place to view Key West sunset and adjacent to the square are the Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum, the Old Post Office, and Customshouse.
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