Your Ultimate Guide to Key West In The Summer

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Summer in Key West showcases a tropical paradise at its peak. The island city, famed for its laid-back atmosphere and rich history, transforms into a bustling hub of outdoor activities, cultural festivals and water sports. This guide will take you through everything you need to know to make the most of your trip to Key West in the summer.

Best Time to Visit Key West

Although Key West, Florida is a year-round destination, summer stands out with its warm waters and vibrant street life. The season kicks off in June and extends through August, featuring the hottest temperatures and frequent pop-up rain showers that quickly give way to sunshine.

Things to Do in Key West

● Celebrate the sunset at Mallory Square: Every evening, Mallory Square hosts a sunset celebration where locals and tourists alike gather to enjoy street performers, local artisans and the most breathtaking sunset views. This daily festival embodies the spirit of Key West and is a must-experience summer event.

● Dive Into water sports: Key West's clear, warm turquoise waters make it a perfect spot for water activities. Snorkeling, scuba diving and jet skiing are popular. Companies such as Fury Water Adventures and Sebago Watersports offer snorkeling tours to the vibrant coral reefs where you can swim alongside colorful fish, and even sea turtles.

● Explore local festivals: Summer in Key West is packed with festivals such as the Key West Pride in June, the Hemingway Days Festival in July, and Lobsterfest in August. Each festival offers a unique glimpse into the island's diverse culture and history.

Where to Eat in Key West

The summer season in Key West is also a great time to indulge in seafood. Some must-visit eateries include:

● Blue Heaven: Famous for its outdoor dining and live music, perfect for a summer night.

● Conch Republic Seafood Company: Offering fresh catches and a waterfront view of the Gulf of Mexico, ideal for enjoying the warm summer air.

● Latitudes on Sunset Key: For a more upscale dining experience, take a short boat ride to Sunset Key and enjoy dinner with stunning ocean views.

Tips for Staying Cool

● Stay hydrated: Always carry a water bottle, especially when exploring the outdoors.

● Wear sun protection: Sunscreen, hats and light, breathable clothing will help protect against the strong Florida sun to keep the fun in the sun going all day long.

● Plan indoor activities during peak heat: Visit Key West museums such as the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum or the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory during the hottest parts of the day.

When visiting Key West in the summer you can prepare for an exhilarating blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on a beach, exploring underwater marine life, or enjoying the local cuisine, Key West provides an idyllic backdrop for an unforgettable summer getaway.

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