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Things To Do In The Summer

old town trolley in key west driving past key west home and tree bearing tropical flowers

Cool Things To Do In Key West During Summer

It’s summer and there’s no place more exciting to be than in Key West. This tiny island paradise is one of the most unique places on earth, where people from all walks of life come to let loose and have an unforgettable experience. But it’s summer and it’s South Florida! It is a good idea to plan on visiting some of the indoor attractions and sights to stay cool.

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Cool attractions

Located conveniently in Historic Old Town, you’ll find a variety of cool Key West attractions like the Tropic Cinema, Sloppy Joes, Audubon House, Truman Little White House, Overseas Railroad Museum, and The Custom House.

key-west-shipwreck-treasures-museumKey West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

This museum is dedicated to the age of the wreckers, a time when Key West was the richest city in America. You’ll learn about the men that risked their lives to salvage ships and see a variety of authentic items that were brought up from wrecks. The best part? You can climb to the top of the 65-foot observation tower, which is the last of its kind in Key West.

Key West Sails to Rails Museum frontSails to Rails Museum

Embark on a journey through Key West’s maritime past at the captivating Sails to Rails Museum. Discover the remarkable transition from sailboats to steamships and railways that shaped the island’s history. Explore meticulously preserved artifacts and interactive exhibits, including the opportunity to lift a real silver bar and delve into maritime tales. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Key West’s rich heritage with a Fort Jefferson diorama, offering a glimpse into the island’s strategic importance.

key-west-aquariumThe Key West Aquarium

Located in Mallory Square, the Key West Aquarium has been delighting guests since 1934. There are shark feedings, touch tanks, a stingray exhibit and a bunch of other really cool marine life on display. Kids and adults love this place, especially because they get to pet a shark!

Key West Hemingway HouseThe Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The Hemingway Home is fun to tour and offers an in depth look into the life of the famous writer who made Key West his home for many years. The docents provide guided tours daily and are experts on Hemingway. The house is filled with original items and there are even several descendants of his beloved six-toed cats still living there.

The Old Town Trolley Tour

Get MORE out of your summer in Key West aboard the iconic Old Town Trolley and see the best first!

If you want to see all the best sights and learn a lot about the history of Key West and the many characters that lived here, the Old Town Trolley Tour is the way to go. The Trolley is open so you stay cool while driving to more than 100 different points of interest and the conductor onboard narrates the entire tour in a humorous and informative way. You are also able to get on and off and stay as long as you want at any of the stops. They even offer you the option of riding the trolley a second consecutive day for only $10, which is great since there really is so much to see. Most of the museums and attractions are also along this tour’s route, so it makes it easy and convenient to experience all the cool things to do in Key West.

Keep your cool in Key West

You’re in Key West – time to head out and explore all the Southernmost City has to offer! Getting out on the crystal water is a must – but after, you can see many of the city’s most famous sights while staying cool.

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