It’s summer year-round in Key West - and we love it. Most of the time its clear skies and sunshine and temps in the mid-70s and 80s. But what to do when the heat becomes a little too much? Hiding in your room at the Gates Key West Hotel could be an option, but allow us to make a few suggestions.
Your stay at The Gates includes access to our crystal clear pool from 8am to 10pm, and the Rum Row’s Bar and Lounge from 11am to 10pm. Our signature cocktails will add a splash of Caribbean bliss to your day. Choose between Tomoka Mojito, The Hazy Pineapple or The Big Squeeze – all served over ice! Once you are refreshed and merry, why not add some island cuisine to your day? Don’t forget that the Blind Pig Food Truck is permanently parked at the hotel and its food pairs beautifully with two of our favorite rum cocktails: Rum Row Dark & Stormy or Up in Smoke. And to top it all off, feel free to migrate to our air-conditioned cigar lounge and garden to savor some Rodriguez Cigars.
If you would rather spend the day at sea, make the most of it with Fury Key West – the best local water activity and tour company. Their vast catalogue of activities cater to all ages, tastes and fitness levels. Do you want to admire the local wildlife? Embark on morning and/or afternoon snorkeling trips, take a trip on a glass bottom boat or go dolphin-watching. If you want a dose of adventure, kayaking, SUP paddle boarding, jet skiing and parasailing are for you. For a more mellow and relaxing experience, join the sunset cruise to feel the Caribbean breeze while listening to live music or popping open a bottle of Champagne.
For those of you who welcome the refreshing sensation of air conditioning, Old Town is the place to be. The neighborhood houses an interesting collection of museums that will keep you occupied for hours. History buffs should head to the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum to walk through exhibits displaying treasures from the 17th century or the Key West Shipwreck Museum, a journey to the era of shipwrecks. For a funkier experience, visit the 13 galleries of Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum showcasing weird, unusual and even shocking exhibits.
Go ahead and mix-and-match our suggestions to find the combination that works for you!