Key West is a Paradise for everyone. From the simple pleasure of admiring and enjoying the architectural beauty of homes such as The Artist House, to parasailing 600 feet above the clear turquoise blue waters. Read on to discover more with our Key West travel guide.

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We have 5-star restaurants and local diners … beautiful galleries and street-side vendors. Whatever you choose, we can help you plan the perfect Key West adventure. Fishing trips, day and sunset sails, backcountry kayaking and dolphin encounters … let our knowledgeable staff guide you on your way.

When making your reservation, just let us know what your interests are. We’ll take it from there, and at check-in have all of your dinner and activity reservations ready.

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Best of Key West

Fishing Trips & Day and Sunset Sailing

Dolphin Encounters & Backcountry Kayaking

5-Star Restaurants & Art Galleries

Area Activities

Here are some of the many options for engaging activities, outdoor adventure and entertaining events that are available in our beautiful area.

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Local Spots

Key West Express & Secret Garden

Key West Express provides high speed passenger ferry service between Ft Myers Beach, Marco Island and Key West. Getting Here Is Half The Fun!

Just around the corner from the Artist House you’ll find Nancy Forester’s Secret Garden, which is home to Nancy’s parrot rescue. Something extraordinary that you won’t find anywhere else other than Key West.

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Historical & Paranormal

National Park & Robert the Doll

Fort Jefferson/Dry Tortugas National Park is a historic island located off of Key West. Civil War Fort, National Park, animal sanctuary and picturesque beach make this a must-do. Ferry service or Seaplane is the only way to get there. Book early…it’s a popular activity and fills up quickly.

Visit Robert the Doll in his Civil War Fort for an intimate paranormal encounter. Tickets are available here.

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Outdoor Adventures

Bike Tours & Evening Kayak Tours

Take a bike tour and learn about the Flora, Fauna and historical information from a local Key Wester with the personality to match this eclectic island. Taste various fruits picked in front of you, listen to the colorful stories and cover territory that you probably wouldn’t even knew existed.

Take a guided kayak tour through the Mangroves at sunset where you’ll get the best view after exploring this unique ecosystem. After the sun sets, the bioluminescent aquatic life put on their show for you. This is truly a unique adventure.

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Festivals & Events

Sunset Festivals at Mallory Square

Occurring daily, this festival of street-performers, artists, and live music is a must-do. Just a short walk from the Artist House, you’ll find this elaborate waterfront celebration. Watching the sunset is the perfect way to start your evening and take in this tradition that’s been going on for decades.