Getting Around Key West

1. The Southernmost Point in the Continental U.S.A. 3000 South Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 305-294-0012 In case you missed it at Mile Marker 0, here’s your chance to stand even closer to the edge of this nation, at the very tip of Key West, and get another photo.

2. Hemingway’s Key West House 1111-1113 Whitehead Street 305-294-1136 This is a great place for a historic glimpse into the author’s life in Key West, his days as a fisherman in Cuba, and his life in the Keys. Visitors can tour the house where Hemingway lived for 10 years with cats, dogs, and dozens of resident hermit crabs.

3. Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum 202 Duval St 305-292-8990 What exactly is a shipwreck treasure? It’s anything salvaged from a shipwreck: cannon, coins, bottles of rum and whiskey, gold and silver. Here you can learn about the ghostly spirits who keep their bounty hidden in the depths of the ocean until someone like you finds it.

4. Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory 1316 Duval St. 305-296-2988 or 800-839-4647 More than 50 butterfly species from around the world and 20 exotic bird species coexist in this climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat that includes waterfalls, flowering plants, and trees.

5. The Key West Aquarium at Mallory Square 305-296-2051  From sharks to penguins, you’ll find them all at this aquarium in the heart of Key West just steps away from the famous Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Dock.

6. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach At the ocean end of Southard Street and bordering the Naval Reservation. 305-295-0037

7. Duval Street 305-296-4638  This street has shops, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues that cater to visitors on holiday. Visitors can hear live music on Duval Street year-round, but during the annual Key West Songwriters Festival in January, the street comes alive with songwriters of all kinds—from rock stars to country crooners to folk virgins—performing at venues you’ll find lining this main thoroughfare.

8. Key West Lighthouse Museum 3600 North Roosevelt Blvd 305-292-8990  The 1847 brick landmark provides a glimpse into the history of lighthouses, their role in maritime safety, and the technology used to calculate distances at sea before modern navigation systems. Visitors can climb the 100-foot tower and see the Fresnel lens, one of only six still in existence.

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