Key West, Florida is one of the most unique cities in the country. Located on the southernmost island of the Florida Keys, the tiny island of Key West provides great times for visitors and ideal living situations for locals. This is the kind of city where good times always come before work and responsibilities, but everyone is in on it. The people who come here are from all different walks of life and geographic locations, coming to Key West for that laid back island atmosphere that allows everyone to join in on the action.
Duval Street is the most recognizable street and name on the island. Here is where you will find some of the best and notorious bars, restaurants, and shops. The whole street is less than a mile long and is ideal for watching the tourists and locals stroll by. Many of the bars and shops along Duval have been there for over 50 years. Duval Street is basically the center of the historic Downtown area of Key West. From here you can get to all the important locations, destinations and monuments.
Key West is one of the more historic cities in all of Florida. Seafarers have been making stops in this island for over 200 years and people have been settling in there for just as long. In the late 1800s, Key West was the richest city in all of Florida. Today, many of the expensive Victorian mansions that were built during the island's economic boom days are still standing. Many of these have been turned into guesthouses like the Wicker House or the Chelsea House.
There is really never a bad time to visit Key West. The weather is warm and comfortable year round. Even the summers are never unbearably hot thanks to the constant breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. All year long, visitors are able to go out into the beautiful clear waters that surround Key West and partake in all kinds of fun water activities including everything from snorkeling to dolphin watches to backcountry kayak tours. The options for fun and good times in Key West are endless!