The most famous of the Florida Keys, which stretch for 160 miles along the Atlantic coast, is Key West, which offers some of the best diving in the world. Here you’ll discover miles of golden beaches, breath taking marine life and charming architecture, all set in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’re a family, couple or group of friends, you’re sure to be captured by the magic of Key West.
The beautiful beaches at Key West offer you the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the Caribbean climate and year-round sunshine. The clear waters are perfect for swimming and a chance to snorkel or scuba dive should not be missed. Explore the vibrant coral reefs and shipwrecks, swim with parrotfish and go hunting for lobsters that hide in the dramatic caves and overhangs that lie beneath the waves.
Take a sunset cruise, or go on a fishing trip into the Straits of Florida or the Gulf of Mexico. Glass bottom boats are the perfect way to see the marine life from above and kayak trips bring you even closer. Key West is also a place where you can have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with dolphins, and the brave can even go on a shark spotting boat trip.
The Old Town, Ernest Hemingway’s home for many years, can be explored on foot or by bicycle. Take in the beautiful architecture at your own pace, or learn about the history with a guided tour that incorporates Hemingway’s house and the unusual Key West Cemetery. Key West also has botanical gardens and a butterfly conservatory that will entrance nature lovers, and you can shop till you drop in the department stores and boutiques of New Town.
With its proximity to Cuba, Key West’s culture and food has a distinctive Latin influence. This is also the perfect place to try delicious, fresh seafood as well as some classic American cooking. There are restaurants to suit every budget, and with the warm evenings and beautiful views, it’s the perfect place to enjoy dinner al fresco.
Key West has a lively nightlife, and you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants along Duval Street to suit every taste. Whether you want a laid-back bar to sip a cocktail or a night of live music, Key West leaves you spoilt for choice. Don’t miss the sunset celebrations and street entertainment that takes place in Mallory Square every night.
From scuba diving in the reefs to relaxing on a boat, strolling around historical streets to dancing the night away, your holiday to Key West promises to be an unforgettable experience. Look no further than lastminute.com for excellent deals on affordable holidays to Key West. Book all your holidays to the United States with lastminute.com