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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Key West Insider's Travel Tips

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been to Key West, and every time I go, I discover something new. Over the years, I’ve noticed that it’s easy for visitors to focus solely on Duval Street and miss out on the island’s other charms. Check out these travel tips that will help you get the most out of your time in the Southernmost City.

Rent a bicycle and cruise the shady residential streets in Old Town. You’ll find a wealth of historic 19th-century conch houses and Victorian gems. Print a copy of the Pelican Path brochure filled with 51 historical points of interest.

Jump on the Conch Tour Train. If this is your first trip to Key West, the tour will give you an overview of the city’s rich history and highlight the areas of interest. You can make notes on the places you want to explore in-depth later.

Visit the Key West Cruise Ship Calendar. It tells you arrival and departure times, as well as the number of people on each ship. You’ll know what times to avoid Mallory Square and lower Duval, and if more than one ship is docking, that might be the day to schedule your on-the-water adventure. 

Have any questions? Send me a tweet @KeysClaudia or leave it in the comments below.


  1. Such a great tips which are very interesting and useful too.

  2. Yeah its very informative stuff and healthy tips for all the tourist.Some of them i know before but some know after visiting this blog.I like this blog because its very helpful on our journey.I,m a tourist and traveling is my profession.Thanks for sharing it,nice work done on this.