It was a very hot day
1. Southernmost point
The place where you have to wait in line just to take 2 pictures and then you have to leave to give space to other people, who want to take the best Insta photo. It is a unique, painted buoy that marks the southernmost point of the US, and it is only 90 miles away from Cuba. Some people might say that they can see Cuba from this point, but we’ve only seen the ocean all around us. It was built in 1983 and became one of the top photographed places in the United States.
2. Sunset cruise around Key West
One of my favorite activities in Key West and I highly recommend you to go on is a sunset cruise. It is absolutely gorgeous, an amazing experience to go around the island, look at it from every aspect. The tour guide probably will tell you awesome secrets, that only locals know. Some of the cruises offer food and drink included in the price, on our boat we got sushi, dessert, champagne, beer, cocktails – we could not ask for better! And don’t forget to mention the stunning sunset with hundreds of other boats, jet-skis, tiki-floats. So relaxing and romantic experience, if you go with your partner.
3. Key West Lighthouse
The Key West Lighthouse is the 15th oldest lighthouse still standing in the US. If you are willing to climb up the 88 steps to the observation deck, then you will have one of the best views in Key West. You can take some pictures from the top of the lighthouse, but personally, I liked it better from the ground. It gave me the feeling of a little old town, just as I felt myself the whole time in Key West. It’s cute, it’s old and feels like you are in another world.
4. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
You will be able to take some magical pictures of the fort, but what’s more instagrammable is the beach of the state park. The water is crystal blue, the sun is shining continuously and you don’t want to leave this beautiful place. I wish we had some more time there, but we were on a quite tight schedule to see everything, so we just did a quick photo shoot and left. If I would have had more time there, I definitely would stay for at least a day to spend on the beach just relaxing.
5. Butterfly museum
I was always obsessed with butterflies. If you share this same passion with me, you will love the butterfly conservatory in Key West. They keep 50-60 different butterfly species, 20 exotic bird species in a magical environment full of plants, trees, and flowers. As you walk through the path, you will meet hundreds of butterflies and take amazing pictures with them. If you are a big flamingo fan, you can capture some of them as well and put on your Instagram, I guarantee the success.
One extra tip:
Rent out a little car for yourselves, it is much easier to go around with this, so you don’t have to walk under the hot sun.
Everybody on the street asked us how we got it and told us how good we looked in it!