Key West Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Considered the southernmost city in the continental US, Key West is an island in Florida. It is exclusively known for its being the preferred place of living of some of the most eminent authors and poets the world has ever seen (and the list includes Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, and Tennessee Williams). It has a mile long list of tourist attractions that would never fail to impress you, coupled with the island’s typical Bohemian ambience, Caribbean architecture and Spanish delicacies.
Places of Interest in Key West
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
The Ernest Hemingway House is now officially known as the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. It was once the residence of noted author Ernest Hemingway who lived and wrote here for more than ten years. He used to find the ambience of this place quite calming to his psyche. A visitor should visit this house not just as a composite sum of rooms and gardens and pools, but rather as a means of travelling back in time of 1940s when this famous Nobel Laureate used to sit hours by the shady poolside creating masterpieces like ‘A Farewell to Arms’, ‘Death in the Afternoon’ and ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls.’
Harry S Truman Little White House
The Harry S Truman Little White House and history have been companions ever since 1890 AD. This monumental villa has served as the US Navy’s Command headquarters during three of the most significant wars that America fought - the Spanish American War and the two World Wars. Starting from 1946 AD, it became the miniature White House of President Harry S. Truman and all subsequent American Presidents during the winters. Today, the Truman Little White House is also a public museum that offers guided tours to the visitors regarding it he monument’s historical and strategic significance to the US.
Dry Tortugas National Park
The Dry Tortugas is a small archipelago of seven small coral islands in Key West, Florida. The most famous attraction here is Fort Jefferson, which is an unfinished coastal fortress that once was used as a prison during the Civil War. It also is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere and is only accessible by boats or seaplanes. Dry Tortugas National Park is known for its sea life, coral reefs, the intriguing tales of shipwrecks and their treasures. You can also take a liking for numerous water sport activities here like snorkeling, picnicking, bird watching, camping, scuba diving, saltwater fishing and kayaking.