From a day trip to Dry Tortugas or a visit to the Butterfly Conservatory, make the most of your Key West trip by getting out and getting active. Here’s our guide to watersports, beach activities and more in Key West.
10 Lesser-Known Alternatives to Touristy Key West Attractions
Whether you’re looking to escape the crowds or simply want to see a different side of town, this tourist-trap free list will inspire you to get off the beaten path.
5 Fun Ways to Have a Low-Key New Year's Eve in Key West
Ring in 2021 in festive fashion with these alternative ways to celebrate safely and responsibly.
What to Do in Key West While Still Social Distancing
From a leisurely trek around town to a snorkel along the coast, Key West provides numerous opportunities for fun while keeping yourself and others around you safe and healthy.
Foodie Stops Along US 1: Fish House, Brewery & Tiki Hut with Mini Golf
U.S. Highway 1 is dotted with plenty of Old Florida food joints that serve up the freshest local catch and a whole lot of character. Here are some of our favorite stops along the way to Key West.
Stops Along Highway 1 for Animal Lovers: Turtle Hospital, Bird Rehab & Deer Refuge
There’s a wide variety of stops along U.S. Highway 1 headed toward Key West, from 30-foot tall lobster sculptures to seafood restaurants. Here we’ve rounded up some of the best stops for animal lovers.
What Do I Need to Rent a Scooter, E-Car or Golf Cart in Key West?
Take a load off your feet, round up friends or family and rent yourself a little transportation device to explore Key West.
The Best Key West Museums for History Buffs
Key West history is abundant, varied, and always a little quirky. The small island doesn’t lack museums, most of which offer a glimpse into the island’s past. Here’s a look at awesome history museums in Old Town, just a comfortable shuttle ride away from your stay.
Land, Air & Sea: Our Favorite Key West Sightseeing Tours
Appreciate all the different viewpoints of the Conch Republic, from dolphin watches by boat to Duval Street via beach cruiser. Here are our favorite tours across the island.
Key West's Best Hikes
Key West has it all. In addition to white sand beaches, crystalline waters and some of the best restaurants and bars around, there are also places where you can get off the beaten track. Enjoy the island’s pristine nature at some of our favorite hiking spots.
How to Get From Key West Airport to Your Hotel
There’s plenty of affordable ride options at the Key West International Airport, whether you’re traveling with a group or arriving solo. If you’re concerned about connection issues, rest assured: free WiFi is available in the terminal building.
5 Reasons to Run the Southernmost Marathon in Key West
The Southernmost Marathon in Key West is like no other in the States, and The Gates is a proud host for the event.
3 Scenic Running Routes in Key West
At about a mile wide and 4 miles long, Key West still offers its fair share of stunning running trails unlike anywhere else in the U.S. With its stretches of ocean and bright, blue skies, and warm climate, running in Key West probably isn’t what you’re used to at home.
The Most Scenic Spots to Watch the Key West Sunset
Key West is famous for its sunset. With its gorgeous hues of orange, red and pink, it’s truly a sight to see, especially when you get to see the reflection on the water.
The Gates Guide to Letting Loose Like a Local in Key West
Key West is all about letting loose - kicking back and doing the things a local would do. Of course, what you’ll find on Duval Street isn’t it all that relaxed.