Plan a Florida Family Vacation in Key West

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23 Mar 2022
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Things to do in Key West

Key West is a prime destination for a Florida family vacation. With plenty of attractions and outdoor activities, you can make the most of a vacation with your loved ones in Key West! Learn more about what makes Key West a family-friendly destination for an island getaway!

Key West Outdoor Activities for Family Fun

A family on a beach in Key West

With weather ranging from the low 90s to mid 60s all year round, it is nearly always warm enough for days spent on the beach! There are numerous beaches on Key West from Smathers Beach, the longest public beach, to Dog Beach, the only pet-friendly beach on the island.

Visitors will not want to miss out on Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach! With both stunning natural scenery and a historic fort that dates to the 1800s, this park is a must-visit during any Key West vacation.

Other outdoor activities that can be enjoyed for families visiting Key West include kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, sailing, and more! You’ll never run out of adventures to be found in this island paradise!

Family-Friendly Things to Do in Key West

A mother and son looking at an aquarium

Other than swimming in the blue waters, Key West is home to a variety of family-friendly attractions! To learn about life under the sea, head to the Key West Aquarium! With plenty of sea life to see and learn about including tropical fish, eels, barracudas and more, kids of all ages will be inspired by a visit to this local aquarium. For even more eco-tourism, visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Visitors can walk through an enclosed habitat with somewhere between 50 and 60 species of butterflies, as well as tropical birds and plants.

The Southernmost Point is another tourist destination for families to visit during their Key West vacation. The iconic buoy makes for an interesting geographic stop as well as a prime photo destination to capture the memory with your loved ones.

Enjoy Live Music at the Coffee Butler Amphitheatre

A crowd at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater

Check out the schedule of live events at the Coffee Butler Amphitheatre during your Key West vacation! A unique outdoor venue, Key West vacationers can attend live music events from both local and national acts, music festivals, and another live entertainment like The Price is Right Live! You won’t want to miss an experience at this family-friendly live music venue.

 Find a Key West Vacation Home

A living room in a Key West vacation rental

Finally, feel at home with your family by booking a Key West vacation rental! With properties that feature pool access, hot tubs, or pet-friendly properties, you can find a vacation rental that fits your family's needs and desires!

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