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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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Duval Street

Written by two cruisers on 20 Aug, 2006

Duval Street is the colorful street tourists crowd during the day and the place where serious party-types gather at night. Drinking is an institution in Key West accompanied by load music. There are three types of music: Loud, Extremely Loud, and Instant Ear Damage.…Read More


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First Look at Key West

Written by Tolik on 19 Jul, 2006

A tiny, only 2-by-4-mile island, Key West is simple to explore. As you enter town on U.S. 1 (also called Roosevelt Blvd.), you will see most of the moderately priced chain hotels and fast-food restaurants. The better shops and restaurants (and more expensive) are located…Read More


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Are You Ready for Key West?

Written by Dutchnatasja on 29 Jun, 2006

When I show my photos of Key West to my friends and family, they always ask me were I took these pictures. When I tell them I took them in Key West they are really surprised. They like what they see. But what is not…Read More


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The Round Trip

Written by Ishtar on 03 Aug, 2004

One of the most exciting parts of this trip was getting to Key West. If you’re going to try to find the shortest and most expeditious way of getting there, I think you’ll miss the fun and the stops. I love to stop along…Read More


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Driving/Barhopping thru the Keys (from Miami to Key West)

Written by lisanti on 10 Dec, 2001

There's nothing like a road trip. Even a short one. After weighing the different options of flying to Miami and renting a car versus just flying to Key West, we discussed it with a travel agent and did some research and decided to…Read More


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Key West—Around Town

Written by melissabowman on 17 Feb, 2006

Key West is filled with culture and entertainment. Now, we did not stay in Key West for very long, so my knowledge of all the activities is limited. I do know, however, that I saw tons of things to do and see and places to…Read More


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Sea kayaking, Biking and Snorkeling in Key West

Written by Irish lassie on 05 Aug, 2001

Key West is known for its party nature, but save time for the outdoor activities. Bike the island for convenience and fun. Bike rentals are everywhere and relatively inexpensive, especially if you rent them for a couple of days or more. A…Read More


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Wondering Beach City Key West in Florida

Written by petterbroklin on 28 Nov, 2008

Key west is fabulous attractive city, which located in Florida State, USA. It’s island, which have number of beaches with wondering things to do and sightseeing. Beaches are the main attractions of the tourists after that number of visitor came there in every summer seasons…Read More


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Much Fun to Be Had All Through the Keys!

Written by forever-in-flipflops on 12 Jan, 2007

While driving from Miami to Key West, we decided to make an entire day of it. There are so many neat bars and restaurants located on US 1. We decided to eat and drink our way down. Our first stop was in Key Largo, the…Read More


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The best transportation in Key West

Written by Dutchnatasja on 01 Nov, 2006

Key West is a small island. The most important attractions lay within walking distance, therefore Key West is very walkable. I prefer walking. You'll see a lot more and you don’t have to pay attention to others in traffic. For those who'd rather not walk,…Read More


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