Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

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The sunshine city of the sunshine state

Beautifully positioned in the Straits of Florida, the island of Key West is the United States’ southernmost point, located just 90 miles from Cuba. It’s one of the sunniest cities in the country with a "just right" year-round tropical climate—neither too hot nor too cold—and at only four miles long by two miles wide, Key West is filled with beaches, historic sights, international restaurants, and a very lively nightlife.

Meander down Duval Street for its energetic strips of cafés, shops, and bars, or take a walking tour to see some of the island’s best architecture, courtyards, and gardens. Dive or snorkel in the coral reefs and wrecks off Key West, or simply stroll in the footsteps of such famous citizens Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and Thomas Edison, who all called Key West home at one point in their storied lives.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOUSE

ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOUSE

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOUSE

ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOUSE

Hemingway’s residence from 1931-1939, he wrote some of his best works while living in this stately home. Today, the residence functions as a museum and tourist attraction. The site is also home to several six and seven-toed (polydactyl) cats that are descendents of Hemingway’s original feline companions.

DUVAL STREET

DUVAL STREET

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DUVAL STREET

DUVAL STREET

Stroll down this vibrant street and get a feel for the pulse of Key West. With several bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries this street is popular with locals and visitors alike. One of the most famous restaurants is Sloppy Joe’s, where Ernest Hemingway was a regular patron.

KEY WEST BUTTERFLY AND NATURE CONSERVATORY

KEY WEST BUTTERFLY AND NATURE CONSERVATORY

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KEY WEST BUTTERFLY AND NATURE CONSERVATORY

KEY WEST BUTTERFLY AND NATURE CONSERVATORY

Located on busy Duval Street, this butterfly park is home to over 50 different species of live butterflies. Kept in a climate controlled, glass-enclosed habitat, species from around the world can be seen. The conservatory also includes flowering plants, cascading waterfalls, and several species of “butterfly friendly” birds.

Key West, Florida At a glance

Current Weather:
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Local Details:
GPS: 24°33'18.21"N 81°46'47.95"W
Size: 19.00 KM2 (7.34 MI2)
Population: 25,550
Density: 1,345 Pop/KM2 (519 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +1

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