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About Key West

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Located in the Florida Keys, the island of Key West holds the distinct honor of being the most southern point in the United States. With the warm sea breeze of the Atlantic Ocean blowing across the island, this tropical paradise has been attracting visitors from all over the world for years. The vibrant history of this city, which was first visited by Ponce de Leon in 1521, is just one of the attractive features of the island. Filled with an energy and zest for life, Key West provides visitors with plenty of things to do on and off the water.

Key West is relatively small in size, yet the island and the city of the same name, are charming enough that it is quite common for visitors to get lost in the magnificence and bustling activity that makes Key West so special. The weather is nearly perfect all year round with very little (if any) rainfall, plenty of sunshine, and absolutely no chance of snow. The temperature, on average, is around 77º making the island perfect for visitors all year round.

The most interesting thing about Key West is the cultural aspects of the city. A fusion of cultures based on the many immigrants that have arrived on the island make this unique island a place of tolerance and understanding. The city has developed from this fusion of cultures and lifestyles and nearly every aspect of the island personifies the diversity that exists. Tourists to the city can help celebrate this by participating in and attending the various festivals and other cultural events the island hosts each year.

Surrounded by the inviting, crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Key West has become a haven for the creative community. Many artists, musicians, and other performers call Key West home, offering their own culture to the already multilayered island. Visitors of all ages find something special and unique about Key West and that is what has kept them coming back for more.

Crystal Clear SnokelingVacationers and tourists can participate in a wide variety of activities. On the water, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing are just a few of the favored activities by travelers of all ages and skill levels. Exploring this cultural city and relaxing in this island paradise also bring many visitors to Key West. Travelers can stay in one of the high class hotels and resorts located on the heart of the island or one of the quaint beach huts that are peppered along the coast.

The wide variety of dining styles available in Key West will keep you refreshed and there is always some place where you can find a cool and refreshing drink! The atmosphere is always casual. Dressing up is virtually unheard of, even at the fanciest of restaurants so visitors should make sure to bring plenty of comfortable clothes with them on their next trip. No matter what you are looking for in a vacation spot, you will find it in Key West!

The inviting ocean, white, sandy beaches, and tropical foliage are inviting to those seeking solace on their vacation. Key West has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Relaxing on the beach and getting some sun can be rejuvenating to the body and soul. Nature and outdoor adventure lovers will enjoy everything Key West has to offer. From the many island adventures to the panoramic view of the stunning Key West sunset every night, Key West offers fun, beauty, and wonderment to visitors all day long!

Key West provides a vibrant look at life in paradise. Travelling to Key West allows tourists the chance to explore culture, appreciate beauty, kick back, have fun, and understand the rich and diverse history of one of the most beautiful islands in the world. You will walk the path that many of the greatest artists and minds have traveled, on their quest to find a place to relax and unwind. Travelling to Key West will offer you all this and more.

 
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