Key West - The Southernmost Point Of USA
To get to Key West, one can drive to the Keys, take a ferry from Naples, or fly into the local airport. The city was once home to Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost, Harry S. Truman, and Jimmy Buffet, and it is still famous for the vibrant cultural life one can enjoy when visiting. Galleries, museums, shops, bars, festivals, fine dining, saltwater fishing, water sports and beaches are the main attractions. At night there is a vibrant scene on Duval Street, where the tradition of the ‘Duval Crawl’ (bar hopping) is alive and well. This is an affluent community, plenty of well-to-do make a living in this charming city. This is also a cruise ship stop, and a popular tourist destination, resulting in a diverse population at any given time.
Things one must see and do while in Key West:
- The Ernest Hemmingway home between 1928-1939, where he wrote his novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
- The Southernmost Point Bouy, one of the most visited and photographed attractions
- The cemetery, offering glimpse of the city’s past
- Bars, cafes and restaurants all over the city during the day, especially Sloppy Joe’s bar
- The energetic night life of Duval Street
- Walking tour of the city
- The harbor, where boats can be chartered for fishing, and scuba diving
- The Harry S. Truman Little White House was the winter White House for 33rd President of USA, Harry S Truman for 175 days during his presidency from 1946 through 1952.
Once you visit Key West you will want to come back!