Key West – the southernmost city of the continental United States. It’s a long drive south and west through Florida to see this small and popular place. But there are many reasons to visit this year-round summer paradise. Key West once served as a base of operations against pirates. The land here is extremely valuable, the largest private estate on the island is the home of Earnest Hemingway which is now a museum and one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. The museum is located at 907 Whitehead St. (Phone 305-294-1136). About 55 cats live in the yard of this museum, they are the decedents of the writer’s 59 cats.
On Key West water and beautiful views are everywhere. You can go on different cruises that offer underwater viewing of the denizens of the deep. Sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular. Sometimes it’s difficult to find a parking space in downtown so many tourists and locals use motor scooters.
The most exciting natural attraction in Key West – is Sunset. It’s accompanied with street entertainment. Every night, weather permitting, many vendors and performers gather at Mallory Square Dock. Jugglers, musicians, live statues, escape artists, fire and saber eaters vie for the attention and donations of the many spectators who begin gathering about an hour before sunset.
After visiting Key West it’s easy to understand why so many make the long journey to this small jewel at the end of the Florida Keys and why many dream of some day making her their home. Click Here for many travel photos!
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