Visit the Dry Tortugas National Park
One of the best reasons to visit Key West is actually a 70-mile ferry or sea plane ride away (no, not Cuba, but almost). Seven small islands comprise the park, home to the impressive Fort Jefferson, a red brick fortress dating back to the early 1800s. While guided historic tours are available, most visitors prefer to spend their time snorkeling, swimming, or sunning. Rustic camping is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis – it's worth the trouble.

Less than 2 minutes walk from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, this historic Key West property features guest rooms with private balconies and free Wi-Fi.
A glimpse of what Dry Tortugas National Park has to offer:

Sample dates: multiple dates available in 2023 (prices vary)
Our hotel pick: 3* The Casablanca Hotel
• Destination: Key West, Florida, USA
• Rating: Excellent 4.5/5 TripAdvisor traveller rating and Traveller's Choice Award
• Cancellation policy: free cancellation
• Whats around: beach nearby, Key West Lighthouse, Keeper's Quarters Museum (0.1 mi), Saint Mary Star of the Sea (0.3 mi)
• What's included: free WiFi, daily housekeeping
• Extras & Activities: swimming pool, bar
• Board: breakfast available
• Price: from $420 per person for 2 nights (based on double occupancy)
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