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What to Do around The Westin Key West Resort & Marina

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Key West is best known for its laid-back, beach mentality, but there is a rich historical and cultural component to this beautiful city. The food and nightlife are world renowned, and there is a diverse array of museums, historical sites, and educational opportunities.
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205 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Audobon House, built in the 19th century by Captain George Geiger, now serves as an incredible time portal to the past in Key West. The house is filled with furniture similar to what you would find in Key West in the mid-1800's. It also...
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429 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Taking a nighttime ghost tour of Key West is one of the best ways to see a unique side of the city. Throughout the tour you'll stop by haunted Victorian mansions, the original hanging tree, Key West's oldest mansion, and many more ghoulish sites....
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
In the center of Mallory Square you can visit the Sponge Market Shop, which doubles as a museum that depicts the history of the sponging industry in Key West. In the early 19th century the Key West fishermen found sponges washed up on the beaches...
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907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Key West’s most famous literary resident, Ernest Hemingway, lived in this two-story Spanish-colonial villa for nearly a decade and composed several of his best-known works here. His second wife, Pauline, insisted they add a pool to the...

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8311, 111 Front St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
A living historic site, the Little White House served as naval officer's housing, the president's winter White House, and a retreat for current government officials, as well as a museum open to the public. Constructed in 1890, the home most...
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516 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The San Carlos Institute was founded in 1871 by Cuban exiles who came to Key West to campaign for Cuba's freedom from Spain. The original building was elsewhere and burned to the ground. The present building was erected in 1890. The interior was...
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400 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Key West is billed as "the Home of the Sunset," which means every time the sun sinks below the horizon, it’s time for a party. Since the 1960s, Mallory Square’s dock has been hosting this nightly celebration, which begins two hours...

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Whitehead St & South Street, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Since 1983, at the corner of South St. and Whitehead St. in Key West there has been a huge, concrete buoy that is said to mark the Southernmost Point of the continental United States. From there, Cuba is only about 90 miles away. For years, you...
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2 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Fury offers several water sports packages for the Keys. I chose the parasailing, jet skiing, and snorkeling package. For about four hours I was in the waters about a mile or two off Key West crashing waves on a jet ski and holding on for my life...
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Key West Shipwreck Museum transports visitors back to 1856, when the young city's port had more than 100 ships passing through daily. Because of the coral reefs, shipwrecks were common at the time and salvage...
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701 Pauline St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Ironically referred to as 'one of the liveliest spots in Key West,' this cemetery, dating from 1847, is full of character. Located in the 'dead center' of Key West in Old Town, its main gates open at the corner of Margaret and Angela streets....
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201 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
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With annual events like the Ernest Hemingway look-a-like contest, you know you're in for a good time when you go to Sloppy Joe's. Menu items range from seafood to pizza but don't forget to try one of their signature cocktails. Sloppy Rita is a...
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Although I try to walk as much as possible when traveling, sometimes I just want to sit back, give my feet a break, recharge, and take in the sights. For this kind of rejuvenating experience in Key West take the Old Town Trolley tour. Specialty...
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281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Key West may be known best as a beach destination, but the island offers plenty of cultural and educational experiences as well. The Key West Museum of Art and History focuses on educating locals and visitors on the art, architecture, and history...
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1805 Staples Ave Suite 101, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Conch Tour Train is a very popular attraction in Key West. Since 1958, this company has taken visitors on tours of the town. You will see Mallory Square, the Wrecker's Museum, the Aquarium, the Harry Truman Little White House, Mel Fisher's...
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1316 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Key West Butterfly Conservatory is home to over 50 different species of butterflies. Take a walk along the exotic environment and have fun trying to keep track of all the different birds and butterflies you see along the way. Before you go be...
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200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum has recently unveiled its newest exhibit—"Pirates: Menace and Mayhem!" This is the latest addition to a series of extensive collections with artifacts from sunken ships and an African cemetery. The museum is also...
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Think you're brave enough to feed sharks while visiting Key West? You will have your chance to do that and so much more at the Aquarium. If sharks aren't quite your thing there is a touch pond suitable for all ages, an alligator exhibit, and even...
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108 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Key West Odditorium offers over 10,000 square feet of bizarre, odd, and unusual exhibits. From an eight-foot-tall statue of Captain Jack Sparrow made out of car parts, to a shrunken torso owned by Earnest Hemingway, there will be numerous...
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804 White St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Great news for anyone who wants to sneak in a workout during their vacation: Stay Fit Studio offers day passes. This locally owned and operated fitness facility has everything you might want from standard weights and machines to classes in yoga,...
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518 Elizabeth St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Nancy Forrester is an artist and environmental activist. She's rescued abused and orphaned parrots for the past 25 years, and her Secret Garden is a place where people can safely learn about and interact with birds. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 3...
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Southard St, Key West, FL 33041, USA
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham was in service from 1936 to 1988 and now operates as a maritime history museum and monument to those who died during World War II and the Vietnam War. It has received two Presidential Unit Citations for heroism....
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319 Duval St # 2, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Built in 1829, Red Barn Theatre was originally a carriage house. After renovations, it now functions as a theater and is well worth a visit. The acting caliber is excellent, the productions are diverse (the 2015/16 season will include works by...