7 Unique Things to Do in Key West

Beyond the famous Duval Street and Ernest Hemingway Home, Key West offers a wealth of unique experiences. Rent Key West Vacations invites you to venture off the beaten path and discover all the unique things to do in Key West. From haunted history tours to hidden gem restaurants and one-of-a-kind neighborhoods, our island has something to pique everyone’s curiosity. Head to Key West and discover the quirky island of the Florida Keys: 

  1. Stop at the Hellings Curry Museum for a free tour and explore one of the few brick structures on the island. Stroll through the building and learn about the history of this 19th-century mansion. 
  2. Pay a visit to Nancy Forester’s Secret Garden and visit the orphaned parrots at this educational sanctuary. Learn about Nancy’s mission to rescue, rehome, and train these parrots during your visit, and stop in for storytime from 10-11 daily. 
  3. Wander the streets of historic Old Town with Ghost & Gravestones and learn the haunted history of Key West. Follow your Ghost Host as you hear tales of murder, disease, and misfortune.
  4. Stroll the unique and intriguing Key West Cemetery and use this map to learn about the island’s diverse heritage. Join the Historic Florida Keys Foundation walking tours twice a week.
  5. Experience the Key’s Caribbean heritage at the historic Bahama Village Neighborhood. Stroll the streets and admire the Bahamian architecture, visit the Village Market for souvenirs, and stop for tapas at Santiago’s Bodega.
  6. Learn all about Key West history at our newest museum: Sails to Rails Museum. Visit Key West Bight and stroll through exhibits featuring raw footage, unique artifacts, and a scale model of Fort Jefferson.
  7. Discover the natural beauty of Key West on a Fury Cat Eco Tour. Board a catamaran and head to a backcountry sandbar for snorkeling, kayaking, watching wildlife, and relaxing.

Hidden Gem Restaurants in Key West

If you are looking for some delicious food off the beaten path, we have you covered. Stop at Garbo’s Grill at Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon for seasonal specialties like New England lobster rolls and poke bowls. And if you are looking for bars off the beaten path, we recommend going to Berlin’s behind A&B Lobster House. Settle into a cozy leather chair, order a drink from the speakeasy-style cocktail bar, and listen to jazz music as you sip on your cocktail. 

Book Unique Lodging in Key West with RKW

Skip the hustle and bustle and check out all the unique things to do in Key West during your getaway with Rent Key West Vacations. Find unique lodging, like our 1840’s 11-bedroom Watson House Grand Estate, and stay in a piece of Key West history. Whether you want to stay in the historic district or near the beach, we have the perfect Key West vacation rental for your Florida getaway!