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Top 23 Things To Do in Key West

Sails to Rails Museum
As the island’s newest attraction, the Sails to Rails Museum at Flagler Station chronicles Key West’s epic story story to the present day. Learn of opportunistic pirates, shipwrecks and how it all lead to Key West’s first industry. Check out all the hands-on, interactive exhibits and even hold a salvaged bar of silver in your hands! There are worlds to be discovered here that will surely add a whole new perspective to your travels in the Conch Republic!
Historic Key West Walking Tour
Starting in historic Mallory Square, the Historic Key West Walking Tour is conveniently located for all guests to soak in all the history the guides have to offer. As they begin with the early days of wrecking and salvaging, guests can experience the lives of some of Key West’s first citizens. The foliage and unique architecture draws guests from all over the world. Key West’s historic district contains the largest collection of wood frame buildings in Florida.
Old Town Trolley Tours
Don't Just Visit Key West; relive it on the tour that has been showcasing Key West since 1980. With 12 stops, leave the driving to the trolley and disembark at any or all of the stops for shopping, dining and exploring on your own. The fully narrated tour is filled with colorful anecdotes and well-researched historical facts and covers over 100 points of interest on its 90-minute loop. Ride a 2nd day for only $10! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Key West Aquarium
Built as the first attraction on the island in 1932, the Key West Aquarium is today home to the underwater residents of Key West: sharks, turtles, tropical fish, and game fish.
Fury Water Adventures
Winner Best Watersports 10 Years Running. Enjoy Xtra Savings Up to $20*! If you like jet skiing, snorkeling, sunset cruises, parasailing, water trampolines, rock climbing, and private charters, then Fury Water Adventures is your ticket to fun.
Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House
Located in Key West's must impressive building the the Key West Museum of Art and History is home to permanent and visiting collections featuring both local and world renowned artists. Two floors of exhibitions featuring two centuries of history, art, people, and events are yours to discover.
Ghosts & Gravestones
Many find Key West strange during the day; but after the sun goes down, the restless souls of the island’s frightful past begin to stir. Join your gravedigger guide aboard the "Trolley of the Doomed" for an evening through Key West's darker side. Ghosts & Gravestones of Key West offers guests an adventure into the strange and macabre past of this Southernmost City. Buy your tickets online and Save 10%
Sunset Celebration
The Key West Sunset Celebration invites everyone to partake in watching the glowing pink and red sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico horizon. The nightly festival hosts visitors from all over the world who come to take part in the magicians, jugglers, clowns, psychics, local musicians, artists, and food vendors that combine for an incredible cultural experience.
Conch Tour Train
See the Best on the train tour that's been entertaining visitors to the Island City of Key West, Florida since 1958. The Conch Tour Train is one of the most popular Key West attractions and for a good reason! Purchase a ticket for a 2nd consecutive day for only $10.
Audubon House & Gardens
Set on a lovely 1 acre site in the heart of Old Town Key West, the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens features brick-pathed gardens offer a lush 1-acre view of orchids, bromeliads, and other tropical foliage, an herb garden and 1840-style nursery. The house, built by Capt. John Geiger, the home is filled with antique furnishings purchased from estate sales and auctions in Europe. The naturalist, John James Audubon, stayed in the house while working on his book, The Birds of America.
Charter Boats Linda D
The Charter Boats Linda D guarantees all their guests an incredible day of fishing in the crystal blue waters of Key West’s coasts. Their award-winning captains are dedicated to providing you with unforgettable adventures and memories. This family-run tradition was established nearly 40 years ago and all charter boats are first class from bow to stern.
Little White House Gift Shop
No matter what your political affiliation, the Truman Little White House Museum Store offers a large selection of presidential books, historical novels and memoralbilia for the political junkie in all of us. For the younger set, educational games puzzles and toys and the only place in Key West to get the White House Christmas ornaments. From historical ornaments to remembrances in the elegant forms of mugs and T-shirts, the Museum Store has it all.
Far Out Fishing Charters
Capt. Chris Mendola has been fishing in the Florida Keys for the past 25 years with experience in running both commercial and charter boats. He specializes in Snapper, Grouper, Swordfish and Kingfish. He guides light tackle fishing trips and live bait fishing for reef and pelagic species. If spearfishing is your thing, he can be your guide. Jump onboard for to get the catch of a lifetime!
Capt. Moe’s Lucky Fleet Charters
This fleet of charter boats aims at making all of their guests’ excursions fun and memorable, as well as safe and comfortable. All three boats are equipped to handle all their guests’ fishing wants and needs… from light tackle to bigger game. All their captains go through rigorous training to provide customers with the safest experience out in the ocean water.
The Studios of Key West
The Studios of Key West, located just steps off Duval Street in the landmark Art Deco building, was founded with the vision of bringing world class artists to the island and promoting Keys artists. The Studios presents live music, new theater, writing and art classes, and showcases national, international and island artists in four galleries under one roof. The Studios aims to connect visitors and locals with the creative spirit of the island.
Harry S Truman Little White House
If you’re wild about Harry, then you should add a visit to the Harry S Truman Little White House to your Key West vacation list. Built for the Key West Naval Station officers in 1890, this incredible building began serving as Harry Truman’s winter retreat while president. In addition to Truman, the house has hosted six presidents and a king and today, it is a museum of living history, events, a retreat, and Florida’s only presidential museum.
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
For families that enjoy experiencing nature up close and personal, the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is a great place to visit. Feel connected to the environment as you stroll through this relaxing, glass-enclosed oasis encountering upwards of 60 butterfly species from across the globe and more than 20 species of exotic birds. Then, visit the Learning Center for a 15-minute film that educates viewers on the life cycle and basic facts about butterflies.
Key West First Legal Rum Distillery


Tastings, Souvenirs, Tours and more! Rated in USA Today's Ten Best! Come taste history at the Key West First Legal Rum Distillery. Hand made, bottled and labeled proudly in Key West, FL! Come in and enjoy a FREE tasting! Their Legal rum represents the true essence of the 1920’s in Key West... when rum was the drink just like it is today. They have something for the whole family including homemade soda tastings for the kids!