Key lime pie, anyone? Beaches, margaritas and relaxed vibes are all part of visiting the island city of Key West, where summer never ends. World-class diving and snorkeling opportunities abound here, and when they’re not in the water, tourists find Cuban food and visit the historical homes of Harry S. Truman and Ernest Hemingway. Key West is a popular cruise ship stop, but drivers can also access it via the scenic Overseas Highway. Be sure to stand at the Southernmost Point of the Continental United States, marked by a painted buoy.
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GETTING TO KEY WEST
You can get to Key West via ferry rides from Fort Myers or Marco Island. In terms of flights, Key West International is island city's own airport, and popular connecting airports are Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, and Atlanta. It is also possible to take a scenic drive to Key West (3 hours from Miami, nearly 4 hours from Fort Lauderdale).
SOUTHERNMOST POINT BUOY
A perfect Key West photo opportunity! This colorful concrete buoy marks the continental United States' southernmost point.
THE ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOME AND MUSEUM
In the 1930s, famous American author Ernest Hemingway lived in this home, which is the most visited attraction in Key West. Many polydactyl "Hemingway cats" live on the premises.