Key-West, Florida – 15 Things to Do: One Perfect Day in Travel Podcast 003

One Perfect Day in Travel Podcast Highlights 15 fun things to do and/or places to stay/visit in Key West!

Key West, Florida is open and ready for business. Read below and listen to the podcast for 15 highlights to do now!


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1 – Get an overview via the Key West Trolley or the Conch Tour Train.

Get Old Town Trolley Key West tickets with discount for online booking. – Website:

Conch Tour Train – Website:

Key West – Conch Tour Train

2-Grab some beach time and lunch at Lagerhead’s at Simonton Beach or Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.

Key West – Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

3-Take the Fury Jet Ski island tour from the cruise ship terminal at Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina Website:

Key West – Jet Skis Waiting for You!

4-Visit a bar and/or shop on Duval Street and Greene Street. Sloppy Joe’s Bar celebrates 80 years at the corner of Duval and Greene Street in 2017.  Lazy Gecko is a fun sports bar with live music, too.

Key West – Sloppy Joe’s Bar

5-Take the 6 hour Island Ting tour – Catamaran sail and snorkeling and sail to Mangrove Key where you kayak – Book at Sebago water sports Website:

Key West – Catamaran Sail

6-Take the Danger Charters wine tasting sunset sail, Wind and Wine sailing cruise, on a three masted schooner – circle around Sunset Key and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park – 8 wines and 5 beers and small appetizersWebsite:

Key West – Danger Charters Wind & Wine Cruise

7-Have lunch at Latitudes restaurant at Sunset Key, book through Open Table

Latitudes on Sunset Key

8-Truman Little White House – near Margaritaville Resort right at the cruise port – 2 free exhibit rooms with  White House memorabilia. On the paid tour see a mahogany table where many presidents have held meetings that has a top that lifts off and it becomes a poker table. The cup holders are repurposed artillery shells. Really cool!

Key West – Harry S. Truman Little White House

9-Blue Heaven – pancakes are great – near the Hemingway House toward the middle of old town – worth the walk and the wait – but make reservations on Open Table if you know the time you will arrive if you don’t want to wait. Your table is waiting, but watch out for the roosters!

Key West – Blue Heaven Restaurant

10-Commotion on the Ocean Sunset cruise with live music. See views like this one:


Key West – Sunset

11-Key West Pub Crawl

Make Key West Pub Crawl reservations online to save $5.00 and to guarantee your choice of date. Have fun and get a cool T-shirt, too! Website:

Key West – Pub Crawl T-Shirt

12-Be sure to visit the southernmost point in the continental United States. Get here early to avoid the lines for this great photo opportunity!

Key West – Southernmost Point

13-And of course lucky 13 is the quintessential Key West experience, the nightly Mallory Square Sunset Celebration – Try to arrive one hour before sunset.

Key West – Mallory Square

14-Visit Ernest  Hemingway’s home when he lived in Key West and see the Key West Lighthouse across the street.

Key West – Hemingway House
Key West – Lighthouse

15 – Be sure to enjoy some famous Key Lime Pie!

Key West – Key Lime Pie Bakery

Ideas on where to stay:

To be in the heart of the action, book at the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina.

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15-To get away from it all when you want and take the free ferry back and forth to the marina, stay at Sunset Key Cottages.

For the complete itineraries of my Key West vacation recommendations, a special “Key West in a Day” chapter, hotel recommendations, and many more restaurant and attraction recommendations, check out my $8.99 USD Amazon paperback book (Key West 2018 by Cindy Loe) here or my $5.99 Kindle book by the same name here.

Check out my 2018 Key West blog update here:

You can reach Dr. Loe anytime at

Until next time, I hope all your days are just perfect!


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