Local Attractions

Popular Attractions to Visit in the Florida Keys

Across the Florida Keys you'll find a ton of historic landmarks, beautiful wilderness areas, and other exciting attractions. During your stay, try to visit at least a few of these attractions to get a more complete experience at the Keys.


Click the links below to learn about some of the best Florida Keys attractions, and head over to our Area Guide page for more great local information!

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is located approximately 70 miles west of Key West, and it is home to the famous 19th-century Fort Jefferson. Visit the national park by ferry or seaplace, and explore this impeccably preserved historic landmark.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the first undersea park in the US, and hosts some incredible marine scenery. You can dive and snorkel the vibrant reefs, or view them from a kayak or glass-bottom boat.

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park has just about everything one could want from a tropical landscape. At this state park you can hike, bike, fish, snorkel and dive, walk sandy beaches, and even go stargazing at night. Make sure to visit at least once!

Ernest Hemingway Home

Ernest M. Hemingway was a profilic American novelist, poet, and short-story writer in the early 20th century. It was in this house where Hemingway wrote as much as 70% of his lifetime works. Now a museum and historic landmark, this home makes for a fascinating visit! 

Mallory Square

Key West's Mallory Square hosts many exciting shops, restaurants, live performances, and other smaller attractions. The square is also where you can catch some of the Florida Keys' most vibrant sunsets with the locals and other tourists.

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters

First opened in 1848 with a female lightkeeper - unheard of at the time - the Key West Lighthouse served the Keys for over 100 years before being decomissioned in 1969. Now visitors can explore the lighthouse and keepers quarters, and learn about its historic evolution.