Key West

The city of Key West, Florida is located on the island of Key West and is known as the southernmost city in the Continental United States.  It is located 129 miles southwest of Miami, Florida and 106 miles northeast of Havana, Cuba.


Key West has a very mild tropical savannah climate that is very similar to the Caribbean islands.  Temperatures rarely ever drop below 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit), which is why Key West claims to be the only city in the lower 48 states to never have had a frost.  Thanks to prevailing sea breezes, the hotter temperatures in the summer are suppressed, with temperatures in July averaging between 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) and 32 Celsius (89 Fahrenheit).  The highest temperature in Key West on record was 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), recorded in 1880.

Things to See and Do

One of the best things to see when visiting Key West is the famous “Key West Sunset,” but there are a lot more things to see and do. There are a number of four star restaurants to enjoy, as well as accommodations to suit every budget.  You can also experience world class fishing, dolphin watching tours, parasailing, and glass bottom boat tours to view shipwrecks and underwater life available year round.  Not to mention the many museums around Key West, including the house that Ernest Hemmingway resided in and wrote his classics A Farewell to Arms, For Whom The Bell Tolls, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

Getting Around

Key West is serviced by two airports, Key West International Airport and Marathon Airport.  It is also a major stop for many popular cruise liners.  Once you have arrived in Key West, there is public transportation available in the form of City Bus for Key West and Stock Island, and of course you always have the option of visiting if you would like to compare prices and book a car hire Key West online.

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