Key West Culture

Despite its relatively modest size, the isle of Key West, Florida, offers so many fun attractions that vacationers often do not know where to begin when arriving at this amazing destination. Residents of this island paradise enjoy pleasant weather throughout the year. With a warm annual median temperature that remains around seventy-seven degrees and a low amount of annual rainfall, any time of the year is ideal for a vacation in Key West.

But this island town is renowned for more than for its idyllic climate; this gateway to the Caribbean is home to a conglomeration of interesting cultures. This mix of different immigrant cultures has created an atmosphere of tolerance and openness that adds to the welcoming spirit of the island. The town is pleased to show off its cultural diversity to vacationers by celebrating its varied influences through annual carnivals and ethnic festivities. Key West, Florida, has also become a world-wide destination for creative types, like musicians, painters, writers, and various performers. Ernest Hemingway, perhaps Key West's most well-known former resident, was inspired by the atmosphere of this beautiful island hamlet.

There are so many great things to do and sights to see in and around this island paradise that it can be difficult to select from the fantastic assortment of land-based and water-centric activities. If you love to participate in water sports, Key West offers visitors ample activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, flats fishing, reef angling, sailing, sea kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, eco excursions, and so much more. The charming town of Key West also offers ample attractions on the island like historic landmarks, museums, the Key West Aquarium, and plentiful dining and shopping options.

This island getaway also offers visitors a selection of fine accommodations that can fit a range of vacation budgets, from opulent hotels and lavish resorts to humble seaside bungalows. Key West boasts a distinctive combination of flavors in the preparation of its locally-caught seafood. There are ample spots to enjoy a refreshing beer or cocktail throughout the isle. No need to worry about putting on airs while visiting this casual vacationland; our dining establishments only require that their clients dress comfortably and enjoy their meals.

Whether you are seeking a vacation spot to enjoy some vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches and crystalline waters, or some unique cultural and historical flavor, Key West is the destination for you. Everyone who visits this coastal paradise has a great time; a visit to our island oasis is the perfect remedy for the typical work week blues. After enjoying a day of sightseeing or snorkeling at a beautiful coral reef, you can toast the end of the day by watching the panoramic sunset from Mallory Square or from the deck of one of our splendid catamarans: a perfect close to a perfect day.