day's end in Key West, visitors gather at Mallory Square to experience
the daily "sunset celebration" - a tradition that Key Westers
share with visitors. While musicians, jugglers, mimes and other performers
provide entertainment, the sun sinks slowly below the horizon as sunset
cruise boats sail by in Key West Harbor.
Dining opportunities in the island city are as enticing as the sunset.
Cuisine choices are varied and unique, but most restaurants feature great
area seafood such as shrimp, Florida lobster, conch chowder, local fish
and stone crab claws. Key lime pie is a heavenly end to an exquisite meal.
The nightlife in Key West can be exciting and diverse. The "Duval
Crawl" is a popular phrase used to describe fun-seekers' evening
jaunts up and down the island's main street to sample numerous taverns
and entertainment offerings.
For more culturally oriented visitors, theater is available at several
playhouses and the Key West Symphony offers periodic concerts.
West offers the ultimate island vacation, with scuba diving, sailing,
fine dining and historical museums. Visitors can now enjoy all the islands
amenities and stretch their vacation dollars with the Key West Guest Card
and Guide. The $5 card offers discounts on attractions, restaurants, bars,
shopping, watersports and fitness. The card is accompanied by a Guest
Guide and a fold-out map of Key West highlighting major traffic routes
and listing the 60-member Key West Innkeepers Association, made up of
guest houses and attractions. Cards are available by calling toll free
1-800-KEY-INNS (U.S. & Canada) or by faxing (305) 296-7170.
And when your Keys experience concludes, you can fly from (and to as
well) Key West International Airport directly back to international hubs
in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, and Atlanta, Ga. Airlines serving
Key West are American Eagle, USAirways, Delta/ASA/ComAir, Continental
Connection/Gulfstream or Cape Air.