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Visiting Key West

South of Miami, at the tip of the Florida Keys, is steamy, bohemian Key West. Though the locals—a diverse mix who once declared independence as the Conch Republic—help Key West boast atmosphere over beaches, there’s plenty of sand. Six-toed cats, too, thanks to Ernest Hemingway. The island is no longer the backwater the author loved, but it’s as unique as ever, and now home to the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum—just one of the many things to do in Key West.

The city’s official motto is “One Human Family,” and there’s proof of that in Key West’s hotels: whether you stay at a luxury hotel or a kid-friendly resort, you’ll be welcomed like family. The same goes for Key West’s restaurants; IgoUgo members recommend dining on seafood or Cuban or in casual, delicious bliss at Blue... Read More
South of Miami, at the tip of the Florida Keys, is steamy, bohemian Key West. Though the locals—a diverse mix who once declared independence as the Conch Republic—help Key West boast atmosphere over beaches, there’s plenty of sand. Six-toed cats, too, thanks to Ernest Hemingway. The island is no longer the backwater the author loved, but it’s as unique as ever, and now home to the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum—just one of the many things to do in Key West.

The city’s official motto is “One Human Family,” and there’s proof of that in Key West’s hotels: whether you stay at a luxury hotel or a kid-friendly resort, you’ll be welcomed like family. The same goes for Key West’s restaurants; IgoUgo members recommend dining on seafood or Cuban or in casual, delicious bliss at Blue Heaven Restaurant. After dinner, be sure to make like Hemingway and check out the nightlife.

When thoughts of a laid-back atmosphere, a good serving of culture, and stunning surroundings convince you to find a flight to Key West, check out IgoUgo travelers’ photos to hold you over until you arrive in the Conch Republic.    Close

Stories and Tips Key West

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The Atlantis casino and the Chihuly Instillations.

Written by vampirefan on 27 Apr, 2012

When Nick and I took the taxi tour part of the deal was 45 minutes at Atlantis. Nick loved to gamble so I think that is what won him over! The casino. The casino covers 7 acres of gaming fun. They host 100 tables that…Read More


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Nassau, Bahamas

Written by vampirefan on 27 Apr, 2012

Since our cruise ship didn’t offer much in the way of shore excursions, Nick and I decide to wing it and explore on our own to see what this capitol city offers. When we woke up we were still pulling into port so Nick and…Read More


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Key West Fl.

Written by vampirefan on 27 Apr, 2012

Since our cruise ship didn’t offer much in the way of shore excursions in Key West, Nick’s friend and local Wendy met us and took us around this amazing city. Originally I had planned on doing a few more things in Key West since I…Read More


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Old Town Key West

Written by Joy S on 14 Jul, 2011

The Old Town part of Key West is the original part that was first settled. It is also the most desirable land, since it is the highest. Even during Hurricane Wilma which flooded most of the rest of Key West, the Old Town…Read More


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Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 12 Jul, 2011

* Cars are rarely used on Key West. Bicycles and walking are the preferred methods to transport. The island is a flat, coral rock and is small and easy to navigate. It is only 2 miles by 4 miles so is very…Read More


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Overview and Highlights

Written by Joy S on 12 Jul, 2011

The Florida Keys is a chain of 34 subtropical islands strung along the Overseas Highway. The Keys are a paradise for those who love the outdoor life - snorkelling, fishing and diving dominate. For many people, the various Keys on the way down…Read More


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Exploring Duval Street

Written by RoBoNC on 28 Jul, 2009

If you find yourself in New Orleans in the midst of Mardi Gras, head to Bourbon Street. If you are in Memphis and looking for the Blues scene and some BBQ to go along with it, head to Beale Street. If you are…Read More


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From Key Largo to Key West

Written by RoBoNC on 28 Jul, 2009

The Florida Keys has always evoked images of pristine blue waters, great fun in the sun, and just a place to get away from your troubles in an atmosphere of where everything is laid back. Ever since the Beach Boys sang "Kokomo", I can…Read More


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Drive to Key West

Written by US Traveler on 21 Feb, 2007

We did an overnight trip to Key West, FL, and driving took us about 3.5 hours each way. We were surprised to find that services, such as fuel and food, were plentiful all along the route. I would suggest fueling up at or before Key…Read More


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Let's Talk About Food!

Written by Dutchnatasja on 31 Oct, 2006

Let's talk about food; the most famous local food of Key West.KEY LIME PIEIt is the official dessert of Florida Keys and Key West. Traditionally, this pie is made from the juice of the Key lime. This lime will give the pie a yellow color.…Read More


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