The southernmost of the famed islands off the coast of Florida, Key West is the jewel of the Florida Keys. A tiny 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, Key West is actually closer to Havana in Cuba than it is to Miami and this lends itself to the truly Caribbean feel of the island. With its mild, tropical climate and laid back atmosphere, it’s very easy to feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. It was this apparent seclusion that first enticed writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams to Key West and now their presence is integral to the feel of the island. A visit to the Hemingway House in the Old Town is a must-see for any literary buffs that plan to visit the island.
Filled with beautifully restored wooden houses and sleepy lanes, the Old Town encourages you to take your time and savour the atmosphere whilst the New Town, as its name suggests, is home to all the requirements of modern living such as shopping centres and malls. When the day is drawing to a close, head for the buoy at the southernmost point in the USA and watch the sun melt into the sea in this self-proclaimed ‘home of the sunset’. For those seeking a vibrant and eclectic nightlife, the streets take on a different feel after sunset with live music, street artists and open air theatre taking the stage in the Old Town. No trip to Key West is complete without a visit to the famous Duval Street for its wonderful restaurants and equally enticing bars which stay open into the wee small hours.
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