Spring break is approaching, and you have probably already decided to go away somewhere on vacation. Even if Key West isn’t on your mind, don’t dismiss it completely. It is a really fun city with plenty of things to do. Fish All-In Key West and Eaton Street Seafood are brilliant things you’ll love doing in Key West.
With these 5 recommendations, you will have a blast in the beautiful Key West area and make the most of your vacation!
Snorkel Molasses Reef
Aquamarine waters, white-sand beaches, and sunshine are all things that draw people to the Florida Keys. But some of the best snorkeling in the world, maybe even better reasons to visit Key West.
The Florida Keys are famous for their snorkeling, with some of the best spots just a short distance from land. And one area, in particular, has become known as a must-visit site for all snorkelers who head to this tropical paradise.
Molasses Reef is a popular destination within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, located at mile marker off Key Largo (just south of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park). It’s one of the largest barrier reefs in North America, making it an obvious choice for snorkelers and divers who want to soak up some of the best undersea action in the world.
Get a Sip of the Local Rum
The best way to get to know an island is through food and drink. Key West has no shortage of both. A great way to taste the local flavors is through the Conch Republic Rum Company. This distillery offers tours Monday through Friday, where you can learn how the rum is made and taste it for yourself.
You can choose from three different types of rum: White, Gold, or Black. Each one is crafted with different flavor profiles and ingredients. Try them all at their tasting bar! The tour costs $10 per person, but you can get a coupon for $2 off online.
But if you want to check out a cool bar while you’re doing it, I recommend the Eaton Street Seafood Market & Restaurant. It’s got a relaxed atmosphere, great food, and an especially impressive selection of rums — more than 130 different kinds.
Take a Sunset Sail
The sunsets in Key West are legendary. Everyone knows that. They are so beautiful, colorful, and spectacular that they are often compared to the sunsets in Tahiti.
Those who live on the island know that one of the best places to view these sunsets is from the water. There’s something about the water reflecting the colors of the sky and the clouds that makes them extra special.
And one of the best ways to see a Key West sunset is on a sailboat. You’re lucky because many tour boats are operating in Key West at any given time, and some of them will take you out for a sunset sail, like Fish All-In Key West.
Grab some fish tacos and a beer at this casual eatery, then go to Eaton Street Seafood Market & Restaurant for dinner. Not only do they serve great seafood, but their decadent dessert menu will have your mouth watering!
Visit the Old Town
While most people come to the Conch Republic for its world-class fishing and diving, Key West also offers vibrant nightlife, historical landmarks, and some of the country’s best cuisine. Its base of Garrison Bight is perfectly situated between all the action in Old Town Key West and the quieter residential neighborhoods. From this location, you can walk to any of Key West’s famous attractions like Duval Street, Mallory Square, or Hemingway House. You’ll sail past the famous Southernmost Point Buoy while sipping Rum Punch or White Wine. You can bring your food and drinks on board, too.
Shop for Key Lime Everything
The Key Lime Pie Capital of the World is a must-see for dessert lovers. While you’re there, be sure to check out these other spots.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West off and on in the 1930s, and his beloved cats still roam the museum’s grounds today.
Higgs Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Key West, and it has picnic tables, volleyball nets, and chairs available for rent if you don’t have your equipment with you. There’s also a dog park if you want to bring your furry friend along on your trip.
The Southernmost Point of the United States
A huge concrete buoy marks the southernmost point of the continental United States. It’s a great spot for photos, and the marker itself is painted bright yellow to stand out against the blue ocean water.
As you can see, Key West has a lot to offer you over spring break. If you’re looking to enjoy some warm weather, travel to new destinations, and have fun with friends, this location might be right. Whether you simply enjoy the island vibe or check out some of the more exciting activities mentioned above, you’ll find that Key West is perfect for everybody in spring break.