is a beautiful island city that is found within the Straits of Florida
, in the North American continent. The city is in the southernmost region of the contiguous United States, and also the westernmost island with a highway connection in the Florida Keys. The island is moderately large, and it serves as the official seat of the county of Monroe.
The main street on the island is the ever-busy Duval Street, and it provides for a direct crossing straight from the Gulf of Mexico through the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Straits. It has a convenient location in proximity to Cuba. It also borders other islands like the Fleming Key Island, the Sigsbee Park Island, the Sunset Key Island, and the Stock Island. This is the prime tourist attraction for Key West, apart from the bountiful attractions within the city.
The island city of Key West is home to one of the most stunning architectural designs in the world. Its houses have an intricate conch design and lovely pastel hue touches that form the top tourist attractions.
Key West is home to wondrous white sand beaches with beautiful, warm, blue waters. Visitors flock the numerous beaches to indulge in the fun of water activities as well as to participate in many of the water sports during the warmer months. Even better, Key West is home to beautiful coral reefs that have been preferred for their fun as opposed to the beaches; diving and snorkeling remain the top fun activities here.
The Key West Old Town is one of the most frequented spots. Here, visitors get to indulge in the local delicacies of conch and fish, and later wash the down with locally brewed, brightly-colored, frozen drinks in the many vibrant bars in the area. Numerous stalls within the area stock various souvenirs and beautiful art and craft pieces.
The nightlife of Key West is one of the main attractions for visitors. Musical concerts, shows, and performances are held every night in the beautiful waterfront Mallory Square. Numerous food vendors, decorative art and craft displays, and intriguing jugglers crown the nightly events.
When to visit Key West
Key West experiences a tropical savanna climate of Köppen Aw. The weather is primarily made up of a wet season and a moderately dry season.
The wet season runs from May
and is usually characterized by daily rainfall, ranging from a few drops to a torrential downpour. Ample sunshine is experienced throughout the season, and the days remain up to 89.6°F (32°C) warm and the nights 77.5°F (25.3°C) cool. The wettest month is September
, accumulating as high as 6.7" (170.2mm) of precipitation on average, across approximately eighteen rainy days.
The dry season extends from November
, and it is mainly pleasant, with the temperature averaging77.5°F (25.3°C) on most days. February
receives the least rainfall, measuring up to 1.5" (38.1mm) only.
The peak travel season to Key West is between January
and April. The period not only has excellent weather for the outdoors, but it is also devoid of weather hazards like the high rains between August
and October, as well as the hurricane season between June
Events to be attended in Key West include the January Food and Wine Festival, the June PrideFest, the vibrant July
Hemingway Days, and the ever-vibrant October Fantasy Fest.