4 Mar 2021
Perhaps more than ever, this year we have all caught a case of Spring Fever. Meaning, we feel restless and have grown tired of sitting indoors and braving cold weather. There’s no better way to cure Spring Fever than heading down to the Florida Keys! Whether you have spent the past year working remotely, learning online, or simply spending more time than usual inside, you definitely deserve a getaway to experience the Florida sunshine, warm waters, stunning beaches, and quirky attractions that can only be found in Key West!
Plan Your Spring 2021 Key West Vacation
Defrost the Winter Blues with Florida Sunshine
Spring in Key West is known for being warm and sunny with average highs for air temperature being in the upper 70s and water temperature averages sitting around 70 degrees as well. This means that the weather is prime for an array of outdoor activities and the water is perfect for a swim. Dine outdoors, hop in a kayak, and get exploring!
Trade Cold Weather Activities for Days on a Key West Beach
The first thing you’ll probably want to do in Key West is run to the beach and feel the sand between your toes. With 6 different beaches on Key West, you’re sure to find the perfect place to sunbathe and swim. Smathers Beach is the longest public beach offering plenty of space for your group to set up beach chairs or a sand volleyball game. Bringing along a four-legged friend? Head to Dog Beach and let your pup join in on the fun of the day. Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park is accessible for a fee and offers snorkeling, picnic areas, and is a prime spot to watch the sunset.
Explore Key West Attractions
Besides offering stunning beaches, Key West is also home to a variety of unique attractions! Take a tour of the Hemmingway Home & Museum to see where the famous author once lived. The property is still home to six-toed cats that are believed to be relatives of the author’s cat, Snow White. You can also visit the Key West Aquarium to learn more about life under the sea or you can make the 70-mile journey to Dry Tortugas National Park which features a historic fortress, Fort Jefferson, and the opportunity for snorkeling and diving in beautiful blue waters. Key West is a famously quirky location which means it is also a hotspot for people watching, local events, and simply being the perfect place to let your hair down after a grey winter.
Enjoy Waterfront Key West Dining
Relax and dine while you enjoy the views from Key West’s many waterfront restaurants! Enjoy live music and dining at Sunset Pier where waterfront views abound as you enjoy tropical cocktails and cuisine. Dine at the Conch Republic Seafood Company for some oysters from the raw bar and a frozen cocktail like a Miami Vice, Strawberry Daquiri, or a Margarita. On the other side of Key West, head to Salute! On the Beach. Enjoy beachfront dining from a Mediterranean inspired menu and end the meal with a slice of the iconic key lime pie.
Stay in a Key West Vacation Rental
With rentals ranging from 2-bedroom cottages to homes for large groups, you’re sure to find a Key West vacation rental that is the perfect fix for your Spring Fever. Take the family on a Key West staycation, plan a couple's getaway, or bring the extended family along for a beach weekend.