Key West Travel Guide

Activities & Events

Key West is a great place for the family. There is plenty to do during the day... for those that are awake. Enjoy an early night and prepare for the next day's adventure. However, if you are traveling with young ones, stay in a hotel off the main streets. For those who stay out all night you may not get to do these things but you should try. Because many locals get around by scooters, bikes, and/or electric cars, you may want to consider renting them at one of the many rental shops through out the island.

Nature
Key West Nature Preserve Two entrances on Atlantic Blvd., Ocean front property that has been turned into an accessible natural area. Enjoy seeing local Key West wildlife such as lizards, butterflies and maybe even a snake.
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery CenterTruman Annex Waterfront. With its touch screens, stunning photos, and roomy theater showing a short high-definition film about the Keys ecosystems, this educational center has become a hit with families. It's a fun way to learn about reef and mangrove habitats before or after an excursion. The newest addition is the Living Reef exhibit, which fetures a 2,500-gallon reef aquarium. Free admission and parking on-site.
Dry Tortugas National Park, . Details daily trips to Fort Jefferson. By ferry with Yankee Freedom II
Watersports
Sebago WatersportsWaterfront Area. Reef snorkeling, sunset sails and much more. All things water. Sebago trips are always full of fun and a wonderful crew that will take good care of you. Sunset sails, parasailing, all day adventures from the tame Island Ting to the active Power Adventure. The parasailing tends to be a bit brief (13 minutes), but the crew is friendly.
Fury Water AdventuresFury Water Adventures is a water sports company that has been in Key West for almost the past three decades. It offers snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, water trampoline, sunset sails and cruises, reef eco tours, and glass bottom boat tours. Fury also offers combo packages such as the Ultimate Adventure, the Rum & Reggae, and the Commotion on the Ocean.
Diving in Key WestOffering Daily Dive trips to the reefs near Key West.
Other
Astro City Atlantic Blvd. A popular stop for families on their way to and from the beach. Located directly across the street from Higgs beach.
Swim With Dolphins, for ages 5 and older., .
Key West FishingOffers charters, guides, and fishing information for Key West. Includes private and group fishing charters.
Sunset Celebration, at Mallory Square in Key West (where Duval Street meets the Gulf of Mexico). This event begins every evening a few hours before sunset and is much like a street carnival, with vendors, performers, food, and fun. Also a great photo op for some of the most beautiful sunsets.
The Southermost Scavenger HuntPhone: +1 305 292-9994Since winning the prestigious "Venture Award" from the Key West Chamber of Commerce, The Southernmost Scavenger Hunt has expanded to offer a wider variety of custom designed features to their ever-popular scavenger hunts.
Restless Native ChartersPhone: +1 305-394-0600Luxury sailing catamaran for sail/dive, sunset sails, private partys, weddings/proposals. Upscale food and drink and a great adventure on the water.
Honest Works Island Pottery co929 Truman AvePhone: +1 4193089221Hours: 9 - 6Honest Works Island Pottery Co. is a vibrant art gallery and active studio space in Old town Key West. Stop on by and watch the pottery in the making or make it yourself. Honest Works offers pottery classes, as well as, paint your own pottery for locals and tourist alike. In this dynamic studio space artists, Adam Russell and Kelly Lever, create and display their own colorful island pottery. Come on in and fell the artist energy flowing!
Festivals
Fantasy FestAnnual event. Will next be held October 19 - 28, 2012.
Gay Spring BreakAnnual event held in February, March, and April targeting college-age LGBT students.
WomenfestAnnual event Will next be held September 4 - 9, 2012. One of the largest lesbian-oriented parties on earth!
Tropical HeatAdult-themed event for gay men held every year. Will next be held August 16 - 19, 2012.
Lobsterfest Held every year around the first week in August. This year: August 10 - 12, 2012.

source: Wikivoyage

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