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Gay Key West is blessed with an incredible array of attractions, architecture, historic sites, theater, concerts, art galleries, water sports, cinema, drag shows, burlesque, one-of-a-kind shops and live entertainment all year long.  Our beautiful, crystal clear waters are renowned as scuba divers, snorkelers, boaters, fishermen, paddle boarders, kayakers, waterskiers, and swimmers of all stripes can testify.  Just ask Diana Nyad who set a world record by swimming from Cuba to Key West in 2013!  A day trip to Fort Jefferson, 69 miles west of Key West and the most remote property in our national park system, is a must.  For the truly adventurous there is back country kayaking, sky-diving, shipwreck diving and eco-tours.   On the rare rainy day here on the island, there are lots of shops, art galleries, studios and the “best independent cinema in Florida” as voted by Florida Magazine.  Of course the most popular activity often is to do nothing at all!  Want to chill?  Reserve a favorite hammock or chaise lounge, break out the sun block, mix an excellent cocktail and open an interesting book.  You will quickly learn why the most popular bumper sticker in Key West states:  “Slow down!  This AIN’T the mainland!”


Directory of Attractions

Andy Griffiths Charters
Phone: 305-296-2639
40 Key Haven Road
Daily fishing charters, including 2-day and 3-day Dry Tortugas charters for the avid fisherman or families who want a different type of Florida Vacation.

Audubon House
Phone: 305-294-2116
205 Whitehead Street
Weddings, tours, Audubon prints, and Tropical gardens.

Blu Q Catamaran Gay Sailing 
Phone: 305-923-7245
201 William Street
Voted # 1 All Gay Watersports Activity in Key West. Sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking & Sunset Adventures.

Classic Harbor Line
Phone: 305-293-7245
202R William Street, Key West
Morning, afternoon and sunset champagne sails aboard the classic Schooner Adirnondack III, America 2.0, or Yacht Beacon. $1 champagne, beer and wine bar.

Conch Tour Train
Phone: 305-294-5161
301 Front Street
Entertaining visitors to Key West since 1958. Over 100 points of interest on our fully narrated 90 minute tour covering historic Old Town. 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Danger Charters
Phone: 305-304-7999
245 Front St @ the Westin Resort
Offering half- and full-day sail, kayak & snorkel trips to the backcountry on traditional sailing schooners; also premium wine-tasting sunset sails.

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
Phone: 305-294-1136
907 Whitehead Street
The Ernest Hemingway provides an iconic backdrop for your special event. With one acre of tropical landscaping the venue makes the perfect setting for up to 125 guests. More info @ hemingwayhome.com

Fury Water Adventures
Phone: 305-294-8899
237 Front Street
FURY TAKES PRIDE! The Ultimate Adventure! Sunbathing, snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, Kayaking, rock climbing & water trampoline. Complimentary breakfast, lunch & snacksBeer, Wine & Sodas. Toll Free: 800-994-8898

Harry S. Truman Little White House
Phone: 305-294-9911
111 Front Street
Florida’s only presidential museum, the Harry S. Truman Little White House has hosted presidents, prime ministers and kings. As President of the United States, Truman spent 11 of his working vacations at the house. Open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Impromptu Concerts
Phone: 305-292-1210
Provides performances in all fields of the performing arts.

Key West Aquarium
Phone: 888-544-5927
1 Whitehead St. (at Mallory Square)
Open daily 10-8 with tours at 11,1,3,4:30 and 6:30. We are one of the most unique aquariums in the world, delighting visitors since 1934.

Key West Art & Historical Society
Phone: 305-295-6616
281 Front Street
Enjoy our colorful Art & History: Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, 938 Whitehead St., Custom House Museum of Art & History, 281 Front St.

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Phone: 305-296-2988
1316 Duval Street
Take a stroll through a tropical paradise…walk through an exotic and inviting environment filled with hundreds of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature – butterflies.

Key West Eco Tours
Phone: 305-294-7245
201 William Street @ Historic Seaport
Specializing in small groups, personalized service and mangroves. 4.5 hour all-inclusive day tours as well as 2 hour private evening sails. Also kayak rentals.

Key West Garden Club
Phone: 305-294-3210
1500 Atlantic Avenue
Explore The Key West Garden Club’s secluded tropical oasis at West Martello Tower, a National Historic Site, located on Higgs Beach. We are a popular venue for weddings and special events.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
Phone: 305-296-1504
5210 College Rd
Outdoor living museum with rental facilities for events, ceremonies, and parties.The only “frost-free” botanical garden in the continental United States.

Key West Vacation 
Phone: 866-945-7917
Key West Vacation offers a one stop shop to find the best activity and things to do in Key West.

Mallory Square Sunset Celebration
Phone: 305.292.7700
PO Box 4837
The Key West Cultural Preservation Society,a non-profit corporation. The main function of the organization is to manage Sunset Celebration, Key West’s premiere nightly arts festival.

Mel Fisher Heritage Maritime Museum
Phone: 305-294-5671
200 Green Street
World Famous home of the Mel Fisher treasure discoveries from the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Senore de Atocha.

Mellow Ventures
Phone: 305-745-3874
1067 Loggerhead
Wildlife encounters, paddleboarding, dolphin observation, private island excursions, kayaking, eco-tours

Nomadic SUP
Phone: 305-393-2886
Stand up paddleboard tours. Pick-up, drop-off included. Snack & water included. Gay owned and operated.

Old Firehouse Preservation Inc
Phone: 305-797-8417
1026 Grinnell Street
Built in 1907, Fire Station No3, located at the corner of Grinnell & Virginia, is one of the oldest fire stations in Florida. Tours provided by appointment Only. Donations accepted gladly!

Old Town Trolley Tours
Phone: 305-296-6688
Corner of Angela & Duval Streets
Discover all of Key West aboard our ninety minute fully narrated tour. Your ticket is good for two days to hop on and off at any of our convenient 12 stops to enjoy, shopping, dining, attractions all over Key West. 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Paradise Ballet Theatre Presenters
Phone: 305-294-2943
Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center
Producers of the popular, local version of “Nutcracker Key West” ballet every other year at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Key West
Phone: 305-293-9939
108 Duval Street
Open 365 days a year from 9am to 11pm REGULAR TICKETS Adults $14.99 Children (5-12) $9.99 4 & under FREE

South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Phone: 954-522-8445
221 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Starting in Key West, Sebrina Maria Alfonso created a concept which allowed a small, but cultured community, to enjoy the privilege of a first class symphony.

Sunset Sail Key West
Phone: 305-587-4488
202 William Street
Sunset Sail Key West offers an intimate personalized sailing experience. Specializing in Custom Private Sailing and Snorkel Charters. Up to 6 guests-pet friendly.

Sunset Watersports
Phone: 305-296-2554
201 William Street
Daily snorkel, parasailing, sunset and /or dinner cruises. Safari Tours, boat rentals, private parties, Do It All Adventure. Please visit our website for more information and reservations.

Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit
Phone: 305-842-1666
513 Truman Avenue
The Exhibit honors the legacy of this Key West resident and is open to the public daily from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Satruday and from noon to 5 pm on Sunday. Free admission–donations welcome.

The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai Resort
Phone: 305-852-766
97802 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
Daring to be different,these unique non-profit botanic gardens on the grounds of Kona Kai Resort offer a 90 minute,reservations only,personalized tour that will transform your understanding of plants.

The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-600-1406
600 White Street
Our mission is to support local creative people, celebrate the island’s unique heritage and sense of place, and foster new collaboration and artistic production.

Tropic Cinema 
Phone: 305-294-5857
416 Eaton Street
The best in independent, foreign and documentary films. Three cinemas in the middle of old town and steps off Duval Street.

Venus Charters
Phone: 305-304-1181
Garrison Bight Marina
We offer the finest in personalized, eco-friendly charters. Snorkel trips to the reef, dolphin watching in the Gulf, or back country and exploration. Call today!

Waterfront Playhouse
Phone: 305-294-5015
310 Wall Street
Named “The Best Professional Theater in Florida” (Florida Monthly Magazine, 2010 & 2011), the Waterfront Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theater located in Old Town Key West.

Yankee Freedom III Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry
Phone: 1-800-634-0939 • 305-294-7009
240 Margaret Street
Discover Ft. Jefferson & the Dry Tortugas National Park on the Yankee Freedom III, a high speed, catamaran recognized for safety, performance & passenger comfort. Your trip includes breakfast and lunch, snorkel gear and a guided tour of the park.

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