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What’s Open in Key West During Summer Holiday Weekends

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What’s Open in Key West During Summer Holiday Weekends

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. Read on and find out what’s open with our list of what’s open during summer holidays in Key West.

What’s Open Memorial Day Weekend in Key West

Old Town Trolley

Open on Memorial Day weekend, this attraction will help you visit and experience other well known Key West attractions during your Memorial Day Holiday. For over 30 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best Key West attractions. Hop on and off all day while experiencing Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Our comfortable enclosed trolleys allow you to experience elevated viewing come rain or shine! Old Town Trolley is the best way to relive history and see the Southernmost City in the country!

Old Town Trolley offers Memorial Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Key West trolley driving past Key West Shipwreck treasure museum built of wood with a lookout tower and also past Island Juice Bar stand

Key West Aquarium

Discover the undersea world at the Key West Aquarium this Memorial Day weekend. A Window of Wonder comes alive as expert guides explain the mysteries of the water surrounding the Florida Keys. During the daily tours, the Key West Aquarium’s collection of sharks, rays and turtles are fed, as guides explain the habits and habitats of these mysterious creatures.

Key West Aquarium offers Memorial Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

group of tourists of various ages leaning over the Key West Aquarium Touch Tank and holding various sea life; background features various aquarium tanks and foreground shows the words 'touch tank'

Ghosts & Gravestones

Join your gravedigger guide aboard the “Trolley of the Doomed” for a Memorial Day evening through Key West’s darker side. Ghosts & Gravestones of Key West is open Memorial Day weekend and offers guests an adventure into the strange & macabre past of this Southernmost City.

Ghosts & Gravestones offers Memorial Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

key west ghosts and gravestones tour

Truman Little White House

Since 1890, history has left its mark on the Truman Little White House. Initially, it served as the naval station’s command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. In 1946 the historic building first served as the winter White House of President Harry S. Truman and a site for the Cold War response by later presidents. Today, the Truman Little White House is a public, living, Key West museum and is open Memorial Day weekend.

Truman Little White House offers Memorial Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

key west truman little white house

Mallory Square

Celebrate Memorial Day and see the Sunset at Mallory Square. “See you at Sunset!” This iconic phrase has embodied the spirit and history of Key West since the event took off in the late 1960s! Beginning two hours before sunset, it’s a celebration and view that has captured the love and astonishment of iconic figures from Mark Twain in the 1800s to Tennessee Williams in the late 20th century! The Key West Sunset Celebration invites everyone to partake in watching the glowing pink and red sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico horizon. The nightly festival hosts visitors from all over the world who come to take part in the magicians, jugglers, clowns, psychics, local musicians, artists, and food vendors that combine for an incredible cultural experience. It is a fusion of friends and talents that has captivated tourists and locals alike. This nightly party has everything any local or guest could ever hope to stumble upon. The beauty, sheer history, and pure passion of this event have been immortalized in renowned art, stories, poetry, and photography!

Visit the Mallory Square website to learn more.

What’s Open 4th of July Weekend in Key West

Old Town Trolley

Open 4th of July weekend, Old Town Trolley Tours have been entertaining visitors for more than 25 years. It’s the most comprehensive sightseeing tour in Key West and will transport you to more than 100 points of interest. On the orange and green trolley, you’ll be able to get off and take your time exploring the most popular Key West attractions including the Ernest Hemingway House, Mallory Square, the Key West Lighthouse, Harry S. Truman’s Little White House, Duval Street, the Southernmost Point and much more. Hop off at stop 3 and check out the famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar and Ripley’s Believe It of Not! Pet a shark at the Key West Aquarium and check out the magnificent butterflies at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Learn the history of the Southernmost City and the many famous and infamous characters that have made the island their home. A great Key West outing for adults and kids, the trolley tour will entertain and enlighten you while showing you the best of the city.

Old Town Trolley offers 4th of July Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

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

Key West Aquarium

Located in Mallory Square and open 4th of July weekend, the hands-on Key West Aquarium is one of the most historic & interactive attractions on the island. This is a great place to experience the fantastic indigenous marine life that inhabits the offshore ecosystem through a window of wonder that enables visitors to interact with rays, sharks and other sea creatures while expert guides explain the hidden mysteries of the undersea realm surrounding the Florida Keys. You can hold a starfish, pet a shark and get up close and personal with many other aquatic species. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this deep dive into nature.

Key West Aquarium offers 4th of July Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Key West Aquarium facade

Ghosts & Gravestones

This 4th of July weekend, join Ghosts & Gravestones aboard the Trolley of the Doomed to learn about sacred sites like the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, the African Slave Cemetery and Captain Tony’s Saloon. And if those aren’t enough to peak your paranormal interest, step inside the East Martello Fort and meet the infamous Robert the Doll. Is he a childhood play toy or a menacing foe? Your Ghost Hosts will keep the haunts coming as they share eerie stories about the darker side of Key West.

Ghosts & Gravestones offers 4th of July Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

ghost and gravestones key west inside shipwreck

Truman Little White House

When the 33rd president of the United States wanted a respite from the constant pressures of the most important job in the world, he headed south. Affectionately known as the Winter White House, Harry Truman and his family loved to entertain and relax at this tropical retreat; but it was also the site for many important meetings by the world’s heads of state like President John F. Kennedy when he and British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan met during the Bay of Pigs incident. Even the casual history buff will find plenty to enjoy here during the 4th of July weekend!

Truman Little White House offers 4th of July Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Mallory Square

When in Rome, it’s the Trevi Fountain. When in the Conch Republic, it’s Mallory Square. This is the perfect end of day for any Key West adventure. This large promenade, extending out from the water’s edge, is a hub of activity surrounded by some of Key West’s most iconic attractions and shops. Soak up the atmosphere in the Sponge Market, explore the island’s roguish past at the Key West Shipwreck & Treasure Museum and, of course, take part in a long-held tradition by attending the Sunset Celebration where hundreds gather, among colorful street performers and local artisans, to salute the sun as it recedes into the sea this 4th of July weekend.

Visit the Mallory Square website to learn more.

key west mallory square sunset celebration

What’s Open Labor Day Weekend in Key West

Old Town Trolley

This Labor Day weekend, our friendly and knowledgeable conductors will take you on a fully narrated journey filled with humor and history as you explore the must-see sights of the Conch Republic. A really handy, time-saving component built into the tour is the freedom to hop on and hop off at any of the 13 stops we service. This means you can take as much time as you like strolling along famous Duval Street with its plethora of bars and restaurants then continue your journey when the next trolley shows up! This entertaining spin through the heart of sunny Key West includes highlights such as the Historic Seaport, Simonton & Greene Streets in the city’s Old Town, Bahama Village, and the East Martello Fort to name just a few.

Old Town Trolley offers Labor Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Key West Aquarium

On Labor Day weekend visit the Key West Aquarium, meet stingrays and pet a shark! See them eat and watch in wonder as a variety of sea creatures swim around in their natural environment. Come to the Key West Aquarium for an encounter with some of the world’s most mysterious and beautiful marine animals. Since 1934, the aquarium has been wowing guests with its variety of sea species. Listen and learn as knowledgeable guides explain the underwater world that surrounds the Florida Keys.

Key West Aquarium offers Labor Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

key west aquarium

Ghosts & Gravestones

Many find Key West strange during the day, but after the sun goes down, the restless souls of the island’s frightful past begin to stir. You will hear their tales that have been all but forgotten as you travel the narrow, dark streets of Old Town this Labor Day weekend.

Ghosts & Gravestones offers Labor Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

key west ghost tours

Truman Little White House

Open on Labor Day weekend, a place where an array of leaders, legendary inventors, dignitaries, visionaries and many prestigious visitors were drawn to throughout its history, Key West’s Harry S. Truman Little White House holds a special place in the history of America. Constructed in 1890 to serve as the naval station’s command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II, this historic site later became the second White House.

Truman Little White House offers Labor Day Promotions, visit the site to learn more.

Mallory Square

Witness one of the world’s most majestic settings at Mallory Square. Here’s where everyone comes to see, eat, shop and linger. Buy a locally collected sea sponge and stop in at the famous Hog’s Breath Saloon. Mallory Square is where it’s all at and where it all comes together. It’s also where the evening transforms into the renowned sunset celebration and when street performers, colorful entertainers and mouth-watering foods emerge as the sun begins to descend. Browse through the unique shops, pick up a souvenir at Ron Jon Surf Shop and see the local attractions. Find out what all the excitement is about. A visit to Key West during Labor Day weekend must include a stop at Mallory Square.

Visit the Mallory Square website to learn more.

mallory square sunset celebration

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