Key West Vacations
There are several must-visit Key West attractions. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (look for the estate's famed polydactyl cats) and the Harry S Truman Little White House, where the former President wintered, are historical gems. The Southernmost Point buoy on the corner of South and Whitehead streets is a great photo opportunity, and the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservancy is a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
Key West is fairly easy to navigate; bike rentals are one way to get around. Still, many visitors discover it's helpful to line up car rentals in Key West. You may wish to cross the Seven Mile Bridge and check out Marathon Key. If you're visiting in a hotter month, you'll appreciate being able to hop into an air-conditioned rental car rather than pedaling from spot to spot.
Festivals and Events
Your Key West visit will definitely correspond with one favorite local event: The Key West Sunset Festival, held nightly at Mallory Square. The Key West Fishing Tournament runs from April through November; submit proof of your catch and receive a certificate and possibly a prize. Speaking of seafood, celebrate the beginning of lobster season in early August during Key West Lobsterfest. Unquestionably, the most anticipated annual event is Fantasy Fest, held the last weekend in October. It's like Mardi Gras, island style. Regardless of when you visit, concierges at Key West hotels can give you a rundown of what's on the calendar during the week or weekend of your visit.
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