Key West is the perfect combination of kooky and cool

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KEY WEST, Fla. — Key West is closer to Cuba than it is to Miami.

If you can make it to Florida's southernmost paradise you are in for a real treat. Key West is a combination of history, climate, natural beauty, cultural diversity, architecture and romantic appeal.

Key West's Bahamian and Cuban heritage was inspired by Bahamian wreckers, commercial fishermen, spongers and Cuban cigar makers.

Nickname: Cayo Hueso (original Spanish name) The Last Resort

Population: 25,208 (2017)

Avg. Temp by season: Winter - 75; Spring - 72; Summer - 80; Fall - 76

Travel Tips:

  • Miami International Airport has direct flights from Indianapolis via American Airlines.
  • Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport has direct flights from Indianapolis via Southwest and Allegiant Air.

Fun Facts: Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost and Jimmy Buffett have all lived in Key West.

Top Attractions

Must See

Chuck at Southernmost Point
Duval Street
Hemingway Cat
Chickens roam Key West
Pool at the Ernest Hemingway House