Top Things To Do In Key West

Top Things to do in Key West Boca Grande Beach

If you are looking for the Top Things to Do in Key West, you are in the right place!

The past few months have been crazy busy for me so I decided to take advantage of the Memorial Day weekend to recharge the batteries, which is always a key to being a successful entrepreneur.

Only 3 hours away from Miami is Key West. On the way to Key West you pass by several keys such as Key Largo, Islamorada and Marathon, although they are underdeveloped they have some beautiful spots for nature lovers. The grand prize is Key West and when you get there you feel like you are in a whole other world.

Cat Colle’s Top Things To Do In Key West

Top Things To Do In Key West:  Where To Stay In Key West?

We decided to stay at the Westin Key West. The Hotel is perfectly located right by the water and very close to Duval Street (the famous street with several bars). Even tough the hotel is close to the busy area, the hotel itself is very quiet and tranquil.

Top things to do in Key West Westin Key West
Westin Key West
Top things to do in Key West Westin Key West
Westin Key West right by the water
Top things to do in Key West Westin Key West
Westin Key West Pool area
Top things to do in Key West Westin Key West
Amazing breakfast by the water at the Westin Key West
Top Things to do in Key West Westin
Fresh fruits at the Westin #yummy
Top Things to do in key west Westin Key West Sunset Key
Westin also has bungalow rooms at the Sunset Key – A private island that you can only go by the hotel boat. The downfall of staying at Sunset Key is that you can’t leave anytime you want (boats leave every half hour) and  you have to come back at certain times. So we decided to have more freedom and stay in land.

Top Things To Do In Key West:  What About The Beach ?

Key West actually does not have any good beaches. There’s currently 2 public  beaches but they are very small, full of people , rocky and windy. So if you are truly looking for beach relaxation check out the Top Beaches in Key West below:

Top Things to do in Key West Boca Grande Beach
About 30 min boat ride off Key West is Boca Grande, a beautiful untouched island filled with natural beauty and soft sand beach
Top Things to do in Key West Boca Grande Beach
View from the boat arriving at Boca Grande Key
Top Things to do in Key West Boca Grande Beach
Boca Grande Key is so peaceful and hardly has people so wildlife is abundant. We saw this lemon shark (about 3 of them), crabs and one turtle!

Another option is to buy a day pass at the Westin Concierge to the Sunset Key Beach. Sunset Key is the island where the Westin has the bungalow rooms where you stay waterfront. But even if you are not staying at the hotel you can buy the day pass and go anytime you want to the Sunset Key Beach. You will have to take the boat at the Westin Dock and these passes are limited to 20 a day to guests.

Top Things to do in Key West Sunset Beach
The advantage of going to Sunset Key is that you have the comfort of ordering drinks, food and having shade. The only negative of this beach is that is very rocky because Sunset Key was a man made island.

Top Things To Do In Key West: Rent A Boat For The Day!

This is very cool and I highly recommend it. We rented a boat for the day from Mellow Ventures Key West . They have different size boats and you can choose how many people you want to go with or you can chose a private 1/2 day or full day. We rented the boat to ourselves so we could take charge of our own activities. The boat comes with paddle boards and snorkeling equipment. You should bring some snacks and ask them about extra water activities that you would like them to set up. The reservation should be done at least one day in advance.

Top things to do in Key West Mellow Ventures
You create the tour. We decided to go to Boca Grande Key and walked on the beach while the boat waited on us. We went to the harbor for Dolphin Watching and navigated around Sunset key.
Top things to do in Key West Mellow Ventures
On our way to Boca Grande Key we got very close to this Shipwreck, you can actually scuba dive on this location but locals were saying that a lot of sharks were hanging over here! So no Scuba for me thanks 🙂

Top Things To Do In Key West:  Where To Eat?

We love to dine out and Key West has some of the best spots for good food we have been!!

Top Things to do in Key West Latitudes
Latitudes Restaurant in Sunset Key. Absolutely beautiful dinner by the beach. Reservations were hard to get, but highly recommend getting them around sunset and definitely choose outdoor seating.
Top Things to do in Key West Blue Heaven
Blue Heaven has the best breakfast in the Keys! Restaurant is very busy and they do not take reservations, average wait is 45 min but it’s totally worth it!
Top Things to do in Key West blue heaven
This is their most popular item, Lobster BLT Eggs Benedict. Perfection!!
Top Things to do in Key West blue heaven
Blue Heaven has several chickens and roosters walking right next to your table.
Top Things to do in Key West Martins Duval St
Martin’s at Duval St, it’s not as full as the other 2 restaurants but offer great food and wine selection.
Top Things to do in Key West Martins Duval St
Martin’s at Duval St, we had Lamb Chops, Scallops, Escargot and Lobster Tail! All amazing.
Top Things to do in Key West Better than Sex
Better Than Sex is a must go for desert! This is a dessert only restaurant that you go to after dinner.
Top Things to do in Key West Better than Sex
Their specialty are drinks and deserts. They have wine and beers covered in chocolate and their deserts are out of this world. Make sure to make your reservations in advance.

Cat Colle’s Restaurant Choices: Top Things To Do In Key West

Duval St has plenty of bars and restaurants, very amazing atmosphere and reminded me a lot of Bourbon St in New Orleans with plenty of people watching!

To get around from place to place, the pedicab is the most convenient; however, it is the most expensive option.  Taxi Cabs are cheap in Key West but very difficult to track down during the evening hours.

So these were my Top Things to Do In Key West!  I hope you enjoyed them and look forward to your comments below about your Top Things To Do In Key West!

 

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