Plunge into 2018 with Key West Fun
Key West is a classic island destination with a great mix of historic and modern excitement. In 2018, as Key West continues to evolve, there will be tons of big events and ways to enjoy this special island paradise. To help you plan your 2018 vacation in Key West, we’ve highlighted the top 5 things to do in Key West in 2018.
5. Tour Key West’s Historic Sites
Despite its small size, Key West is packed with Historic Sites. By taking a simple stroll around Old Town, you can visit the Harry S. Truman Little White House, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and the Key West Lighthouse. For a fun way to cruise around Old Town, check out the Old Town Trolley or the Conch Tour Train. These tours are super popular with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Touring Key West’s historic sites, no matter which form of transportation you choose, gives you a great sense of the diverse tapestry of culture in Old Town Key West. In the modern world, it’s great to have the chance to take a step back in time and experience Key West History.
4. Cruise the Open Water at Sunset
The clear, tropical water surrounding Key West is most spectacular at sunset. To allow you to enjoy this special time of day, there are several charter companies on Key West that offer sunset cruises. Fully catered with champagne and gourmet seafood, Key West Sunset cruises are a spectacular way to enjoy the calm seas that surround Key West. When the sky turns orange and the sea transforms, you will be treated to a natural spectacle. Many boats have limited space so be sure to book your sunset cruise in advance. Reasonably priced and lasting for only 2 to 3 hours, sunset cruises are a fantastic way to enjoy the open water of Key West.
Key West is known for its many festivals, and one of the best is the Key West Lobster Fest, a fun annual event that begins Lobster Season on Key West. Every August, the streets of Key West come to life with great seafood, free concerts, and some of the biggest parties of the summer. If you’re looking for a special Key West vacation experience, full of lobster and unique entertainment, Key West Lobster Fest is your event. In 2018, the Key West Lobster Fest celebrates its 22nd year, and it’s sure to bigger and better than ever.
Snorkeling is very popular in Key West, with many awesome snorkeling spots right out our back door, but a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park is the ultimate Key West snorkeling experience. On this trip, you will travel 70 miles by air or sea to Dry Tortugas National park, the site of Fort Jefferson Monument. Dry Tortugas National Park is a 100-square miles and consists of seven islands. The water is pristine and you can snorkel through live coral reef and old underwater ruins. Don’t wait to visit Dry Tortugas. In 2018, this trip is as popular as ever.
Key West is known for its special values and unique culture. Pride is a part of life on Key West, and we embrace individuality and artistic expression every day. Key West Fantasy Fest, founded in 1979, celebrates the creativity of Key West with 10 days of parades, concerts, costumes, and parties. The 2018 Fantasy Fest is sure to be bigger and better than ever. If you’re looking to attend a Key West event full of creativity and surprise, be sure to visit our island in October 2018.
Thanks for checking out the top 5 things to do in Key West in 2018. We’re excited for an action-packed year. This short list is just the beginning. Be sure to check with our vacation experts to begin planning your perfect vacation in Key West.