15 Jan 5 Fun Things to Do in Key West Florida
Florida is one of the most beautiful and magical states in the U.S. Not only do you get to experience the warm tropical weather, but you also get to go on a memorable vacation while still being relatively close to home. In fact, if you are on the East Coast, it is one of the easiest tropical locales to access. Key West, particularly, is especially beautiful. Year-round, Key West’s weather is jealousy-inducing for anyone that can’t visit. This is especially the case in the wintertime. While your friends are freezing back home, you will be in jeans and t-shirts living it up, most likely on a boat. Before you visit Key West, you may want to think about writing out an itinerary that can help you map out and plan your trip.
Here are five fun things to do in Key West Florida.
- Dry Tortugas National park – this is one of the largest untouched slices of nature in the world, let alone the United States. Not only will you get to experience a vastly diverse array of wildlife and sea life, but you will also get to experience one of the largest masonry structures. Composed of millions of bricks, this fortress was built to protect against incoming enemy ships.
- Mallory Square – if you want a gorgeous view of the sunset, you definitely want to visit Mallory Square. This amazing little throughway or walkway is a great idea for families and guests alike that want to get a bite to eat, to soak up the culture, or just to have fun. However, Mallory Square is actually one of the best places to watch the sun go down. You will see loud splashes of orange and purple. Make sure, though, that you have a camera on hand because you will certainly want to take a picture and remember the moment.
- Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory – if you want to experience a flutter of butterflies, all swarming around you, you certainly want to visit this nature conservatory. There is also an impressive array of birds and flowering plants. Basically, the conservatory is your very own slice of paradise. Not only that, but there is a learning center where you can explore even more. These learning centers are a great place to really absorb the information you’re learning.
- The Ernest Hemingway House – this is where Ernest Hemingway lived and worked for a large portion of some of his most productive years. The home is in the traditional form of architecture for Key West and many of Hemingway’s original possessions are still inside. You can see his library, his writing desk and you will even find a few living ancestors of some of his cats – they are famous for having one extra toe.
- Wisteria Island – sometimes known as Christmas Island, because of the large number of pine that grows there. You can usually visit the island by taking a boat. It is totally uninhabited, so you can really have free reign to do whatever you want. Plus, you can’t find a hotel here using Hipmunk, so you may have to make it a day trip. In the end, it’s a great place to visit after a hectic, busy week in Key West.