Key West should be on every interior design and architecture enthusiast’s bucket list. Why? The climate and culture of Key West are evident in the forms and aesthetics of each building, making it a special destination to visit. One way to explore architecture and design here in Florida is to sign up for Key West tours, and specifically the Key West Home Tour.
Who doesn’t love going to the movies? The chance to get comfortable in the cushy theater seats, munch on a giant bucket of buttery popcorn and settle in front of the giant screen for a few hours and escape from reality is always alluring. Individual movies are tempting enough, but film festivals take all of that and ramp it up a few notches. Luckily enough, every November, Key West has its own festival to take advantage of.
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.