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A Guide to Key West Neighborhoods

Welcome to the vibrant neighborhoods of Key West, a paradise tucked away at the southernmost tip of the U.S. Our guide will take you through the unique character and charm of each neighborhood, immersing you in the rich culture, stunning architecture, and lush tropical allure that make Key West an unforgettable destination. Discover hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and local favorites as we embark on this journey through the enchanting neighborhoods of Key West.

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Ultimate Key West 3-Day Weekend Itinerary

Nothing is more thrilling than the prospect of a long weekend around the corner. Since the two most prominent holidays that feature that most welcome Monday off, Labor Day and Memorial Day, occur in the warmer months, visions of outdoor grills, swimming pools, and chilling hard on the old Barcalounger are among the most desirable. However, if you decide you want to level up from the common ‘staycation’, there’s an island situated in the southernmost reaches of the Sunshine State that has been delighting visitors for decades. With its pioneer spirit, off-the-grid appeal and beach town charm, Key West is your ticket to adventure!

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The Best Shopping in Key West

In the land of key limes, errant roosters, partying and sunsets, every day is never the same as the one before. With its turquoise waters and hang-loose state of mind, time moves differently here in paradise and that is a very good thing. It’s an easy place to visit but is it ever tough to leave. You forget about the rest of the world here, but you are reminded of it just enough. If you plan on visiting the Conch Republic and want to drop some coin on a bit of a shopping spree, this tiny island is big on options.

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Romantic Things To Do in Key West

Spectacular sunsets, warm ocean breezes and a laid-back island atmosphere create the perfect setting for a budding romance or rekindling a long-term relationship. These are some of the enduring images and themes featured in many of Hollywood’s most romantic movies. Key West offers this and more. A favorite destination for royalty, political leaders and literary legends, this tropical oasis is an idyllic backdrop for a first date or special getaway celebrating a long-term relationship. Take that special someone on a romantic, unforgettable trip to experience attractions that allow couples to enjoy the sights while spending quality time together. 

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The 6 Best Beaches in Key West – The. Best. Escape. Anyone. Can. Have.

If you are planning a Key West vacation, spending some quality time at the beach is a top priority on your travel itinerary. Boasting temperate waters and more than 3,400 hours of annual sunshine, the beaches of Key West are some of the most popular destinations on this tropical island paradise. You can enjoy the sun, sand and warm water as well as a variety of activities like swimming, snorkeling and fishing.

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Things To Do Near The Southernmost Point

Key West is famous for being the southernmost city in the continental United States. When you visit, it’s essential that you make it to the southernmost point on the island, found at the intersection of Whitehead Street and South Street. Here, you’ll see the landmark Southernmost Buoy (a required photo opp) and a whole host of other “southernmost” attractions that make for a fun Key West afternoon.

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Hidden Gems In Key West

An island of only five square miles, Key West is a pretty easy place to navigate. It’s also filled with hidden gems ripe for discovery.

To paraphrase former Key West resident and famed poet Robert Frost, the road less traveled in Key West can make all the difference. And that’s exactly what you get when you hop aboard Old Town Trolley – the road less traveled far beyond Duval Street.

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Casa Marina Resort Guide

The Casa Marina was built by Henry Flagler for his passengers on the overseas rail road in 1920 and exudes splendid Mediterranean charm. Sophistication and luxury mesh beautifully with this ideal Key West locale offering visitors a heavenly retreat in the midst of historic sites, natural beauty and enticing attractions. Ocean view rooms, an expansive private beach and a gorgeous swimming pool make it easy for guests to relax and appreciate every moment of their stay. The Casa Marina recently emerged anew, even grander, after a magnificent renovation of the guest rooms, pool and other areas and is now part of the Waldorf Astoria collection of hotels.

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Ultimate Guide To Duval Street Key West

Perhaps one of the most popular destinations on the island of Key West, Duval Street is the main drag of downtown, running north and south from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Although it is not much more than a mile in length – this is where the heartbeat of the city comes to life with a diverse array of restaurants, shops, world famous pubs and attractions.

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Fun Facts About Key West

To most, Key West is thought of as a beach town with great parties, endless sandy coastline and year-round sunshine. But did you know its history stretches much farther than its shoreline? Read on for some of the best fun facts about this island oasis.

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Reasons To Visit Key West

The Southernmost City in the USA, Key West is an oasis surrounded by gorgeous crystal waters. It’s here that you’re invited to come as you are, kick back and let go of all the stresses of hectic day-to-day life. Learn some of the top reasons to visit Key West.

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Key West Cruise Excursions

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Key West is a beautifully historic town filled with impressive attractions and sites. Maximize your time for sightseeing by taking Key West shore excursions from Old Town Trolley. Whether you take the tour purchased from your cruise excursions desk, or take the tour with on-and-off privileges purchased from Old Town Trolley directly, you will have time to shop, visit attractions, and find your way to some of our most famous landmarks.

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How to See Key West in 1 Day

So, you’re heading to the southernmost city in the USA? Lucky you! There is so much to do and see in this island paradise, from intriguing attractions and historical sights to water sports, entertainment and world-famous points of interest. If you want to see the best of Key West in one day, hop aboard Old Town Trolley.

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Bahama Village

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Get a taste for the Caribbean heritage that is so much a part of Key West. In Bahama Village, which is a 12-block area between Whitehead and Fort and Angela and Catherine Streets, you’ll be able to see the original area in which the first black Bahamian settlers arrived in the 19th century. Sample true Bahamian culinary recipes in a variety of restaurants, stop in for a refreshment in one of the bars and shop in the Bahama Market. All the flavors, culture and traditions that this historic neighborhood represents come alive through the many streets.

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We take great pride in providing an itinerary that showcases all the great aspects of each city during our tours. The most popular stops on our Key West tour include the Historic Seaport, Duval Street, and the Southernmost Point.

Our Key West tour is 13 miles long and averages 90 minutes from start to finish, but our hop-on, hop-off tour is designed for you to hop off at any stop, explore a Key West attraction or neighborhood, and hop back on when you are ready to resume your Key West sightseeing experience.

You may start your Old Town Trolley Tour at any of our convenient stops. Click on Map and Stops to see a list of our stops with information about the attractions and points of interest at each stop.

The Key West tour travels through Bahama Village, Old Town, Truval Village, and the Historic Seaport.

Our Key West tours run 364 days per year (365 in leap years). We’re closed on the Saturday of Fantasy Fest (October).

Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West operates the city’s largest fleet of sightseeing vehicles, and this allows us to pick up and drop off more frequently than any other trolley company. The frequency of the trolleys depends on the time of the year, traffic, and weather conditions.

One of the must-visit places in Key West is Mallory Square, which is famous for its stunning sunsets and street performers. Old Town Trolley is unique and fun and the most convenient way to get to Mallory Square. The tour takes you through the winding streets of Key West, past colorful houses, lush gardens, and sparkling waterways. The tour guide gives you a brief history of the city’s landmarks, including the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, the Southernmost Point, and the Truman Little White House. The trolley takes you to the entrance of Mallory Square, where you can get off and start exploring on foot. You can take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, admiring the breathtaking views of the sea and the distant horizon. You will also find many street performers here, who entertain visitors with their unique talents, including magic tricks, fire dancing, and acrobatics.

With so much to see and do, it can be challenging to explore the city in a short amount of time. Luckily, there is an easy and convenient way to tour Key West — with a Key West Old Town Trolley Tour. Sit back and relax while the trolley takes you to all the major sites and attractions in the city. With its open-air design, you can enjoy the warm Florida breeze and scenic views while learning about the city’s rich history from knowledgeable tour guides. You can visit popular landmarks such as the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, Harry Truman’s Little White House, and the famous Southernmost Point buoy. You can take advantage of packages that include admission to the Truman Little White House, the Key West Aquarium, and the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

The short answer is that it depends on what you want to see and do. If you’re looking to get a taste of the excitement, two days may be enough. You will have ample time to explore the many museums, art galleries, shops, and restaurants that this beautiful city has to offer. When you’re on a tight schedule and want to experience Key West in a day, Old Town Trolley Tour is the perfect solution for you. The beauty of this tour is that it covers more than 100 points of interest, making it easy for you to hop on and off as you please.

If you’re planning to visit, don’t miss out on the chance to discover the most famous attractions in Key West. The must-see attractions in Key West include the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, the Historic Seaport District, and the Key West Lighthouse. Additionally, make sure you visit the Southernmost Point buoy, stroll down Duval Street, and enjoy a slice of Key lime pie! The city is rich in history and culture, and an Old Town Trolley Tour is a perfect way to experience and explore the city’s famous landmarks. The attractions mentioned are some of the top-rated tourist destinations that you should include in your itinerary. Don’t miss the chance to visit these fantastic places and see the colorful and lively locations that have captured the hearts of tourists worldwide.

If you are visiting Key West, you will want to take a stroll down the lively and vibrant Duval Street. This bustling street is the heart of the city, a veritable hub of tourist activity. It is a must-visit destination that offers something for everyone. From dining and shopping to nightlife and fascinating attractions, Duval Street has it all. The street is home to several historic landmarks, shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots. You can explore the street on foot, by bike, or by taking a ride on the famous Conch Tour Train or Old Town Trolley Tour. The street is home to several popular tourist attractions, such as Crowne Plaza La Concha, Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Pie Shoppe, and the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.

The first must-visit location that everyone should see in Key West is the Southernmost Point buoy. This famous landmark is located at the southernmost point of the continental U.S. The buoy has become an iconic spot due to its colorful appearance and its proximity to Cuba, just 90 miles away.

Another stunning vista to experience is Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, located on the southern tip of Key West. Fort Zachary is favored for its beautiful beaches and striking views of the horizon. This lovely spot is a perfect place to enjoy some relaxation, taking in the beauty of the surroundings.

The Old Town Trolley Tour is perfect for travelers who want to explore and witness the beauty and history of the city.

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