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Key West (Spanish'cayo huesco' = Bone Island) is the southernmost City in the continental US. Key West is closer to Cuba than Miami. This gives Key West it's unique flair. 1870 Key West was the richest and biggest City in Florida. Wealthy Shipwrecker's and Captains build there Conch Houses in the 1900's, most of them are still standing.

In Key West you can use convenient public transportation, there are busses, trolleys, conch tour train and bikes to rent. Also walking is very enjoyable. Strolling through old Key West and enjoy the tropical island flair of Key West. Key West is very rich on history, enjoyable places are the Historic Shipwreck Museum, the Hemingway House, the Lighthouse, the Historic Seaport and much more.


 

Key West's sunsets are famous, most tourists watch them on Mallery Square, that offers a Sunset celebration every evening, with local artists, food and drinks.

A very nice place to watch the sunset is Fort Zachary Taylor.


 

Hemingway HouseKey West Conch House Tour 

Conch = conk = big shell found in the Waters around of Key West. Symbol of the Conch Republic.
  • Cemetery (Olivia Street)Southernmost House
  • Curry Mansion Inn (511 Caroline Street)
  • Audubon House & Tropical Gardens (205 Whitehead St./Greene St.) typical Conch House
  • Ernest Hemingway House & Museum 938 Whitehead St. across the street is the Light House build in 1847, which gives a gorgeous View over Key West.
  • Southernmost House/ End of Duval Street
  • Top of the Hotel La Concha on Duval Street for Sunset.
  • East Martello Tower & Art Gallery (3501 South Roosevelt Blvd.) Next to Smather's Beach. Great place for a picnic!
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