Key West, Florida Bed and Breakfasts!
KEY WEST: Spectacular sunset viewed from Mallory Square awes visitors.
There is no reason to wait for a holiday or a special occasion to party while in Key West, Fla.
During sunset at Mallory Square pier, locals and tourists gather as one to make the event a celebration. The daily happening comes complete with impromptu performances by musicians, jugglers and tumblers, jewelry sales and the Cookie Lady who hawks warm brownies and cookies.
The biggest crowd pleaser is the sun as it sets, receiving loud applause.
Alice's on Duval
Alice calls her restaurant's international menu "fusion confusion." What is not to be confused is the pleasant ambiance, excellent food and moderate prices.
As a place where Hemingway used to box and with an art gallery upstairs, hand-painted tables, chickens walking around and a rooster graveyard, this restaurant can give you a sense of the true Key West. It features Caribbean food and is very eclectic with outdoor dining.
Contemporary American cuisine in a formal yet intimate setting. Specializing in local seafood and grilled meats complimented by fresh bread and exuisite desserts baked daily. Dinner only.
Intimate French restaurant offering local seafood enhanced by delectable sauces. The 'joie de vivre" ambiance and knowledgeable wait staff make for a memorable dining experience. Dinner only.
This Cuban restaurant is a local hangout but has become well known to outsiders, as well. You'll find extremely good food at inexpensive prices.
The Half Shell Raw Bar
This authentic Key West fish house was once a shrimp packing building. The main dining room is inches from the waterfront. The restaurant is family friendly with picnic tables and blackboard menus hung from the ceiling.
This old historic house is right on the water and could possibly have the best ambiance on the island.
Known for their "Floribbean" cuisine, Mangoes offers a melding of Caribbean influence, local seafood and a hint of the Mediterranean. At Mangoes you'll find indoor and garden dining and the only brick oven pizza in town.
In its hey day, Key West was dubbed the "wealthiest city in the country." A thriving ship salvaging industry in the mid 1800s helped push this island city into an era of Bahamian-style mansions.
Today, many of the mansions serve as Key West Florida bed and breakfasts and country inns. As one of the nation's top inn destinations, Key West B&Bs are a popular destination. A wide selection of gorgeous homes, some with views of the ocean, are available in our selection of Key West B&Bs. Multiple price points are available so you can find the perfect bed and breakfast in Key West.
The size of this island city is a mere 3.5 miles by one mile, making it ideal to make home base at one of many fine bed & breakfasts and travel by foot, bicycle or moped. Much of the action is centered on Duval Street, where there are plenty of restaurants and shops.
While many come to the Florida Keys' largest city to eat, drink and shop, the area is rich in history that can be experienced at its many museums and inns.
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If there is a single attraction that becomes a must for a Key West visit, it is the sunset as viewed from the Mallory Square pier, according to the chamber of commerce.
The square has a street fair atmosphere and includes musicians, jugglers, tumblers, artists and pet tricks
Don't forget to join in the applause at sunset.
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Although the author sold the house shortly before his death in 1961, the house and its furnishings have been kept intact, as if Hemingway were about to return from a Keys' fishing trip.
In this Spanish Colonial-style home, which he owned from 1931 to 1961, the renowned novelist wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Green Hills of Africa," "A Farewell to Arms," "The Fifth Column" and "Snows of Kilimanjaro."
Harry S. Truman Little White House
Once frequented by President Harry Truman during his vacations, this sprawling estate became a second home for the president.
"I've a notion to move the capital to Key West and just stay," Truman wrote in a letter to his wife, Bess.
Built in 1812, this mansion was the home of an early sea captain and master wrecker, Captain John Geiger.
Legend has it that John James Audubon stayed here while painting his noted works depicting wildlife of the Florida Keys. One of the artist's few intact works from his double "Elephant" folios is on view among the house's antique treasures.
Stroll through an exotic environment filled with hundreds of butterflies. Enjoy flowering plants, cascadiong waterfalls and trees while you witness 50-plus differnet butterfly species from around the globe. Open 9 am - 5 pm daily (last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing). Admission: Adults $10, Children 4-12 $7.50, Seniors and Miliary $8.50, Children under 4 free.
Key West Museum of Art and History
Follow a path once traveled by pirates, wreckers and politicians to one of the most distinctive architectural structures in Florida. Open everyday (except Christmas) from 9 am - 5 pm. Admission is $7 for Adults, $5 for Students, $6 for Seniors and Locals. Children under 6 are free.
The Original Ghost Tours
Take a lantern-led evening stroll down historic Old Town's shadowy lanes and uncover the ghosts, ghouls and legends of our haunted island paradise. Tours depart nightly-rain or shine-from the Crowne Plaza La Concha Hotel at 8 pm and 9 pm. Tours are wheelchair friendly, last approximately 90 minutes and cover about one half mile. Adults $15, Ages 4-12 $10, under 4 are free.
Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip Aboard the Sunny Days
The Sunny Days offers a high-speed catamaran that will whisk you west to the seven lonely, yet beautiful islands that make up the Dry Tortugas National Park. Trip departs at 8 am and returns by 5 pm. Adults $110, Children under 16 $80, Seniors (62+), Students and Military (with valid ID) $105. Prices include continental breakfast, buffet lunch, soft drinks, water, snorkeling gear and guided tour of fort.
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