Relaxing in Key West

Key West, the southernmost spot in the U.S., is the closest one can come to experiencing the Caribbean vibe without actually leaving the country. Appropriately enough we stayed at a resort named Southernmost on the Beach, a beautifully furnished hotel with ocean views, gorgeously manicured grounds, and the perfect distance from the sometimes rowdy crowds on Duval Street.

Zachary Beach Bay Key West
Zachary Beach Signs of Key West
Cayo Hueso Restaurant Zachary Beach
Southernmost on the Beach Resort View
Bourbon Street Pub in Mallory Square

Though natural beaches are scarce on Key West, Ft. Zachary beach serves as a worthy substitute. While not in the water there is plenty to do inland, including touring the many Civil War era homes, visiting Hemingway’s house (and maybe petting one of the infamous six-toed cats), and wandering around the many—albeit somewhat touristy—curiosities of Mallory Square (just try to avoid the cruise ships!).

Docked Boat in Key West
Mallory Square Museum Signs
Rumbas Cuban Food Key West
Hemingway House Kitty in Key West
Ernest Hemingway House in Key West
Zachary Beach Key West Sunset


Southernmost on the Beach
1319 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040

Helpful Hints

Don’t miss out on the best way to explore the island, from the water! Charter a boat and spend a morning looking for dolphins and searching for wildlife in the mangroves.

Danielle Aquiline is a constant state of wanderlust. Between travels, she is a college professor and a part-time lifestyle photographer in Chicago, IL. She is always searching for the next adventure.

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