Standing at the island's entrance, The Gates of Key West welcomes visitors to a sun-soaked paradise. The list of things to do in Key West is long: unique dining and drinking destinations, exciting annual events, and opportunities for outdoor exploration lie around every picturesque corner.
Hop on a scooter, bike or our downtown shuttle and head to Mallory Square for the island's famous sunset celebration. Find a party, bar or live music performance and lose yourself on Duval Street. Stroll the quiet lanes of Key West's subdued residential neighborhoods in search of architectural splendor and a sense of peace. Enjoy a sun-splashed afternoon on the beautiful beaches of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park or play
Key West offers an incredible range of culinary styles, incorporating incomparably fresh seafood and a mix of culinary practices traditional and progressive. Local favorites include Hogfish - a Key West-specific catch - and Key Lime Pie, an island classic. Across the board, Key West restaurants serve a balance of standard seafood dishes and more progressive creations.
Guests at The Gates have the luxury of exploring this culinary landscape at the Blind Pig - our backyard tapas food truck - and at an array of other great Key West dining destinations.
Nine One Five
Better Than Sex
Known for their freewheeling style, leisurely atmosphere, and relaxed attitude, Key West bars encourage fun at the expense of inhibition. Visitors and lifelong residents alike bond over the island's signature spirit - rum - while strolling Duval Street's lively sidewalks in search of the next stop on their Key West nightlife journey.
Green Parrot Bar
Sloppy Joe's Bar
Hog's Breath Saloon
Key West First
Legal Rum Distillery
Vino's on Duval
South Florida is synonymous with great golf. With that in mind, The Gates has partnered with the Key West Golf Club, the only Caribbean golf course in the United States. Players of all abilities will be challenged on the 18-hole, 6,500 yard tropical course masterfully designed by golf legend Rees Jones. The course is home to the famous "Mangrove Hole," a 143 yard par 3 that is played over a field of thickly intertwined tropical mangroves.
Guests of The Gates are sure to enjoy an exhilarating round as well as special rates.
Twilight (1 PM)
Key West isn't your classic Caribbean beach destination, where thousands upon thousands of visitors crowd cabanas and jockey for space on the sand. Instead, Key West beaches offer a certain aura of cozy exclusivity. Spending a day on a Key West beach with the sand, water, and sun as company is a relaxing and restorative experience: Soak it up.
Fort Zachary Taylor
Park & Beach
Higgs Beach Park
Key West is famous for its warm, sunny weather, spectacular sunsets and many historic attractions. There is plenty to see and do in Key West and because of the location and our Old Town Shuttle nothing is too far away. Tour the Ernest Hemingway Home, visit the Truman Little White House or take the Yankee Freedom III to the Dry Tortugas, there’s a little something for everyone. Enjoy!