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Key West Is Great For
Seafood, Key Lime Pie, and dining al fresco
Epic outdoor excursions
Travelers' pro tips for experiencing Key West
In the words of those who've been there before ...
What is the best way to get there?
The Key West International Airport is the main commercial airport serving Key West. Hotel shuttle buses and taxis are available.
Greyhound offers bus services to Key West from Miami along with several private touring companies.
Travelers driving to Key West have one way in: The Overseas Highway. It’s 165 miles from Miami to Key West, and should take travelers a little over three hours to complete.
Do I need a visa?
If you’re visiting Key West from overseas, use the state department’s Visa Wizard to see if you need a visa.
When is the best time to visit?
Key West is a late-winter, early-spring hot spot. During this time, the temperatures tend to hover between 70 to 80 degrees F (21-26C). The winter snowbirds will also be flying back north and the high tourism season will have yet to begin, making it an ideal time to get a great deal and stretch out a bit in Key West.
There are several public bus routes servicing the island. Fares start at $2 one-way, or visitors can pick up a day pass for $4.
Taxis and rideshare
Both taxis and ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are readily available.
Parking is available at most hotels and rental homes, however, driving isn’t recommended on the island. The streets are small, and public parking is extremely hard to come by. Walk, bike or take the bus instead.
Are there local customs I should know?
- We recommend checking out these popular tours when looking for something to do in Key West:
- If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Key West between September and November, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between December and February.