Living in Miami, you get used to people asking why you would ever want to go to Key West. After all, it’s only a long bridge and a really short drive away. But for those who haven’t visited Key West before, here are some of the most common reasons people give for going there:
1) Lay on the beach.
Key West has many world-famous beaches with white sand and clear blue water. You can even catch some amazing sunsets from the beach!
2) Go snorkeling.
The waters surrounding Key West are full of beautiful fish and other sea life, making it a great destination for those who enjoy going out on a boat or going snorkeling.
3) Scuba diving.
Don’t know what snuba is? It’s like scuba diving, but you still breathe normally and don’t need to lug around tanks of oxygen on your back. They give you an air hose coming from the surface which allows you to wear an oxygen tank at your waist rather than on your back. Snuba is great for beginners or those who don’t want to spend so much money buying equipment.
4) Eat fresh seafood.
You can have all kinds of delicious seafood in Key West, from shrimp and lobster to conch fritters and fish sandwiches. There is something for everyone!
5) Stroll Duval Street.
One of the most popular streets in Key West, Duval Street is full of shops and interesting bars. It’s an ideal place to stroll around and take in the sights of this unique island town.
6) Go on a sunset cruise or party boat.
Every night there are many options for taking one of these cruises around the island. You can enjoy a nice dinner onboard, party with your friends, and see some amazing sunsets and other sights along the way!
7) Catch a sunset viewing party.
Every night there are two main places where you can go to watch the sunset over the ocean: Mallory Square in Old Town and Schooner Wharf Bar in New Town. The shows that go on around these areas as the sun goes down are a lot of fun as well as being beautiful to watch!
8) Play in the sand.
Key West is home to many beautiful beaches, and you can go swimming or just play in the sand with your kids! It’s a great way to spend the day while taking in some of that sun and sand.
9) Go on a deep-sea fishing excursion.
Key West is well known for having some of the best deep-sea fishing in Florida. It’s an exciting way to spend a day, and there is even some great game fishing around here as well!
10) Visit Ernest Hemingway’s House
Many people flock to Key West to see this historic house where America’s favorite writer lived for many years. You can see his incredible six-toed cats, tour the house, and see many of his personal items that are still there today.
In this blog, we’ve outlined 10 reasons why you should visit Key West – a unique island town in Florida. This list is by no means exhaustive and there are many other things to do while visiting, but these highlights will give you an idea of what the city has to offer. Whether it be snorkeling or going on a sunset cruise with your friends, these activities can make for some great memories that last a lifetime.
Thanks for reading and have a safe trip!