Key West and Cuba have been closely linked throughout history, due to their geographical proximity and Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. Luckily, one of the fruits of this pairing is the rich Cuban cuisine in Key West, spawning several restaurants that dish up tostones rellenos, Cuban mix sandwiches, and more.
One of the most unique things to do in Key West is to visit Dry Tortugas, a Key West national park. This island park stands out because of its unusual land to water ratio: 1 percent land and 99 percent water. To get there, you’ll have to ferry, plane, or take your private boat, but the 70-mile commute from Key West is worth the turquoise water and wildlife sightings.