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Key West

Key West is a small island city located in the Florida Keys, a chain of islands off the southern tip of the mainland state. It is the southernmost city in the continental United States, located just 90 miles from Cuba. Key West is known for its laid-back atmosphere, vibrant culture, and stunning beaches.

The island’s unique geography has long made it an attractive destination for visitors. Its white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush vegetation offer a unique tropical paradise. Key West is also home to a number of historical sites, including the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, the Harry S. Truman Little White House, and the Key West Lighthouse.

Key West has a long and varied history, beginning with the indigenous Calusa people who first inhabited the island. In the late 1700s, the Spanish arrived and built a fort on the island. In 1822, the United States purchased the island from Spain and it became part of the United States.

During the 19th century, Key West was a major port of entry for immigrants from the Caribbean and other parts of the world. It was also a major center for shipbuilding and fishing. In the early 20th century, Key West became a popular tourist destination, attracting writers and celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.

Today, Key West is a vibrant city with a thriving tourism industry. It is home to a number of attractions, from its beaches and museums to its lively nightlife and unique culture. Key West is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world, who come to experience its laid-back atmosphere and stunning natural beauty.

Excursion tips for a day in Key West

1. Visit Mallory Square for the Sunset Celebration: Watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico as local street performers and vendors entertain the crowd.

2. Explore the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory: Marvel at the beauty of the butterflies and exotic birds in the conservatory.

3. Take a Tour of Ernest Hemingway’s Home and Museum: Get a glimpse into the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

4. Visit the Key West Aquarium: Explore the underwater world of the Florida Keys with a visit to the aquarium.

5. Go Shopping at Duval Street: Pick up souvenirs and local artwork at the shops and galleries on Duval Street.

6. Tour the Harry S. Truman Little White House: Learn about the history of the White House and the former president who stayed here.

7. Take a Boat Tour of the Florida Keys: Enjoy a narrated tour of the Florida Keys and view the coral reefs and wildlife.

8. Enjoy a Meal at Sloppy Joe’s Bar: Sample the famous sandwich and other local favorites at this popular bar.

9. Visit Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park: Explore the grounds of the 19th century fort and learn about its history.

10. Take a Trip to Dry Tortugas National Park: Take a ferry ride to the remote Dry Tortugas and explore the historic fort and its surrounding waters.

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The climate in Key West

Spring: The spring season in Key West is warm and humid. Temperatures range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s (Fahrenheit) with occasional showers. Summer: The summer season in Key West is hot and humid with temperatures reaching the mid-90s (Fahrenheit). Rain is common during the summer months, but it usually comes in short showers. Fall: The fall season in Key West is warm and humid with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s (Fahrenheit). Rain is still common during this season, but it usually comes in short showers. Winter: The winter season in Key West is warm and humid with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-70s (Fahrenheit). Rain is still common during this season, but it usually comes in short showers.

Cruise weather for Key West

Our weather forecast for Key West helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 28.9 °C
25.9 m/s
29.5 m/s
32.4 %
20.9 m
73.3 %
1,017 hPa
06:48:26
20:18:04
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 28.9 °C
25.9 m/s
29.5 m/s
23.7 %
24.2 m
72.4 %
1,017 hPa
06:48:53
20:17:46
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 29.4 °C
21.2 m/s
25.6 m/s
29.8 %
23.8 m
76.1 %
1,017 hPa
06:49:21
20:17:27
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 29.4 °C
18.7 m/s
24.5 m/s
23.3 %
24.1 m
76.0 %
1,018 hPa
06:49:48
20:17:06
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 30.8 °C
min: 29.6 °C
23.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
35.5 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,018 hPa
06:50:16
20:16:45
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 29.5 °C
22.7 m/s
27.4 m/s
38.0 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,018 hPa
06:50:43
20:16:22
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 28.5 °C
35.6 m/s
41.0 m/s
53.9 %
21.9 m
77.4 %
1,017 hPa
06:51:11
20:15:58
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 28.7 °C
36.4 m/s
38.5 m/s
98.3 %
24.1 m
73.8 %
1,020 hPa
06:51:39
20:15:33
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 28.3 °C
34.6 m/s
37.8 m/s
67.9 %
24.1 m
72.5 %
1,020 hPa
06:52:07
20:15:06
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 29.1 °C
29.5 m/s
30.6 m/s
16.9 %
24.1 m
72.6 %
1,019 hPa
06:52:34
20:14:39
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 29.3 °C
32.8 m/s
34.9 m/s
22.1 %
24.1 m
72.9 %
1,019 hPa
06:53:02
20:14:10
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 29.4 °C
34.9 m/s
37.4 m/s
17.2 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,020 hPa
06:53:30
20:13:40
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 29.5 °C
28.1 m/s
29.5 m/s
26.9 %
24.1 m
75.3 %
1,020 hPa
06:53:58
20:13:09
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 29.2 °C
16.2 m/s
16.6 m/s
74.2 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,019 hPa
06:54:26
20:12:37

Cruises to Key West

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Scheduled ship calls in Key West, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 17th 2024 Wednesday, 17th of Jul. 2024 Coral Princess 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Dream 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Liberty 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Dream 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Enchantment of the Seas 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Dream 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Sky 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 Carnival Paradise 12:00 pm 06:00 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Enchantment of the Seas 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Dream 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Liberty 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Sep. 2024 Carnival Dream 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 5th 2024 Saturday, 5th of Oct. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 7th 2024 Monday, 7th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Dream 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Liberty 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 21st 2024 Monday, 21st of Oct. 2024 Carnival Dream 12:00 pm 06:00 pm
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 23rd 2024 Wednesday, 23rd of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Jade 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2024 Sunday, 27th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Miracle 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Paradise 12:00 pm 06:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 MSC Magnifica 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Dream 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 MS Nieuw Amsterdam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Spirit 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Jade 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 11:30 am 06:30 pm
Nov. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Nov. 2024 Norwegian Jade 07:00 am 03:00 pm

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