Heading to Key West, Florida? Check out our official destination guide below, which includes our favorite beach for soaking up tropical sunshine, a laid-back bar for sipping island-esque drinks, famous author’s former dwelling, plus inimitable national parks only accessible via boat or seaplane.
Known as Key West’s Original Hotel, Eden House is made up of the original art deco hotel from 1924 and grew over the years to include the surrounding historic Conch houses creating a vibrant oasis in the heart of Old Town Key West. Go for the pool, hot tub and porch swings, stay for the coolest crowd, nicest staff and daily happy hours at the poolside Tiki Bar.
This Kimpton Winslow’s Bungalow is one of the brand’s most unusual setups (that said, we are super into the concept): It’s an assemblage of charming bungalows and three swimming pools set in Key West’s historic district.
You can’t visit Key West without picking up some of the best conch fritters in town. Eaton Street Seafood is casual, delicious, the perfect spot for lunch.
An institution in Key West since 1890, Green Parrot is a casual local watering hole with live music, a jukebox and artwork by local artist, Eric Anfinson.
Explore Ernest Hemingway’s residence from the 1930s. Directly across from the Key West Lighthouse, on the southern coast of the island, this is a must visit in Key West. Fun fact: the house is known for the “Hemingway cats”, a large population of feral cats all named after famous celebrities throughout history!
A must-do when you head to Key West. Only 100 miles from Havana, Cuba, experience the most remote National Park in the United States, only accessible by boat or seaplane.
For those looking for some serious R&R, head to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park Beach, the best beach in Key West. Grab your towel and a picnic and post up for the day.
Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters
You can catch some of the best views in the area here (opt to visit at sunset). The only caveat: Be prepared to climb 88 steps up the lighthouse stairs to reach the structure’s dreamy vantage point of the sea and the Florida Keys.