Speaker: Key West is Florida's southernmost paradise and it's actually located closer to Cuba than to Miami. It's known for it's warmly year around temperatures, picturesque historic architecture, and an anything-goes at atmosphere. Dating back to early 1800s the tiny Island now attracts artists, writers, treasure divers, enthusiastic anglers, and escapees from the every day world. Famous early residents include legendary writer Ernest Hemingway and former President Harry Truman. Today Hemingway's 1930s home is a popular museum and so is Truman's Little White House.
Visitors to Key West enjoy sightseeing, excursion, outdoor on the water activities, shopping, and browsing in unique art galleries and with late afternoon rolls around everyone heads to the Sunset celebration at Mallory Square. In Key West you can hang out with hundreds of butterflies in an enclosed habitat. Explore an aboveground cemetery, tour museums and attractions, discovering treasures salvaged from shipwrecked Spanish Galleons and dine at gourmet restaurants and funky sea food spas. You can get married on the beach, in subtropical gardens or even a landmark like Hemingway's home or Harry Truman's Little White House. Try catching some rays at Island Beaches or choose a fun filled water sports option. At night check out the Jazz clubs, wine and piano bars, drag shows and saloons with live Rock and Island music. And see this seafaring heritage comes to life in the historic seaports district. The Seaports working marine is home to toll ships, fairies, catamarans that provide dive, snorkel and sunset cruises. Where to stay? Key West offers everything from full-service resorts with elegant spa facilities to friendly bed and breakfasts and restored historic homes. In fact, today's Key West visitors will find the same things that appeal to Hemingway and Harry Truman year-round warmth, plenty to see and do, subtropical beauty, just enough eccentricity and a laid back vibe that seems light years away from the real world.