Things to See and Do in Key West, Florida


Key West has long been romanticized as one of the most relaxing vacation destinations in the United States. The wide range of laid-back bars, coupled with ideal weather and beautiful ocean views, makes this town a prime vacation spot for spring break travelers and young revelers. Still, this vacation spot offers plenty for visitors to see and do. If you’re booking a Key West trip through Global Discovery Vacations or another travel service, these attractions will ensure that you thoroughly enjoy your time in Key West, Florida.

City View Trolley Tours

Although Key West is a relatively small island, it can be difficult to see the entire island without a tour guide. Instead of wandering through the streets on your own when you arrive in Key West, consider taking a relaxing trolley tour around the island. The “hop on, hop off” policy makes this an attractive tour option for visitors who want to be able to experience the island their own way. Typical scheduled stops include Mallory Square, Harry Truman’s Little White House, and the Audubon house. If you’re interested in learning about the island’s paranormal lore, be sure to sign up for the Tales and Tombstones tour.
Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

When you’ve grown tired of the revelry and crowds of Key West’s Margaritaville, take a break and head to the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. You’ll have the opportunity to wander through carefully designed indoor landscapes among more than 80 species of freely flying butterflies. Visitors can also see fish, turtles, and other wildlife while listening to soothing music. There are also educational exhibits highlighting the life cycle of various butterfly species. Of course, getting shots of the butterflies is part of the enjoyment, so be sure to bring your camera when you visit. In all, there are between 1,200 and 2,000 butterflies in the conservatory at any given time.
Smathers Beach

No trip to Key West would be complete without a trip to the beach, and Smathers Beach is one of the most popular spots on the island for sun worshippers. There are plenty of activities to enjoy here, including beach volleyball, swimming, and of course, sun bathing. If you’re able to visit the beach in the evening, you can enjoy a kayak or canoe excursion while watching a spectacular sunset. Because seaweed typically washes onto the beach during the summer months, you might want to opt for an off-season vacation if this beach is a must-visit attraction for you. Also, because this is among the most popular beaches in Key West, finding a private spot can be a challenge.

Danger Charters Wine Cruise

The picture perfect sunsets in Key West make late evening cruises popular choices among visitors. If you’re looking for a top-notch experience, consider taking the Danger Charters Wine Cruise. You’ll sip one of eight fine wines as the sun disappears along the horizon. Finger foods, fresh fruits, and aged cheeses are also laid out in a buffet-style spread to complement your wine selection. The Wine Cruise is the perfect way to enjoy a romantic experience far away from the throngs of tourists in Margaritaville and Mallory Square. You can also opt for a full day or half day snorkeling and kayaking experience, both of which will make your trip to Key West unforgettable.

Global Discovery Vacations offers its members deep discounts on complete travel packages to Key West and a wide range of other top vacation spots. Your friendly representative can also help you obtain tickets for these attractions, making your trip a smooth, stress-free experience.

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