A Key West vacation may seem more like an adult destination. Most people think about the bars on Duval Street, deep-sea fishing, or scuba diving in Key West. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that there are plenty of Key West attractions for the kids in your crew, too.
Bringing History Books To Life At Key West Attractions
There is no shortage of history on the island of Key West and there are many Key West attractions to illustrate it. Your kids have heard stories of pirates, but the Pirate Soul Museum will bring them to life. This Key West attraction gives you the chance to examine real pirate weapons and artifacts up close and will even take you back 300 years for a nautical adventure.
A visit to the Harry S. Truman Little White House gives you an interesting glimpse back in time. Here, President Truman wintered from 1946 through 1952. It's also been used by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton and inventor Thomas Edison. The museum is open daily for fully narrated guided tours. Many other Key West attractions highlight the rich history of this little island.
Key West Attractions Better Than The Nature Channel
Do you have a budding naturalist on your hands? The island is ripe with opportunities to see nature in all its glory. In the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, you can appreciate biodiversity and learn more about the science of nature. This forest has two of the last remaining fresh water ponds in the Keys. It is also a migratory stop for neo-tropical birds coming from as far as South America.
You may find the best way to see Key West with your children is aboard the Old Town Trolley where the ride is part of the fun. You'll learn about over in butterflies, birds, and beautiful flowers. The forest and garden offers educational activities for all ages and is one of the most unique Key West attractions. Here, you will enjoy a 'one of a kind' US tropical forest and garden where you can take in butterflies, birds, and beautiful flowers. The forest and garden offers educational activities for all ages and is one of the most unique Key West attractions.
Are you visiting to see fish? You can plan a Key West snorkel trip with the kids or you can skip the gear and stay dry at the Key West Aquarium. The aquarium is open 365 days a year. Here, you'll see marine life indigenous to the region. Tropical fish and sea life abound and if you time things right, you can see feedings or take a tour.
Are We There Yet?
100 different Key West attractions and points of interest on this 90-minute guided tour. They call it 'transpotainment.' While enjoying the trolley, you can also jump on and off to explore the city at your own pace.
Of course, if you're headed to Dry Tortugas National Park, you'll need to travel by water and there are plenty of Key West charters to get you there. Again, the transportation is a Key West attraction in itself. Take a glass bottom boat or a dolphin cruise and no one is going to ask, "Are we there yet?"
Key West has something to offer for all ages. Choose a family friendly Key West hotel and you'll enjoy lounging by the pool as a family. Schedule snorkeling in Key West and show the kids the underwater wonder that surrounds them. When their teachers ask if this was an educational trip, your kids will say, "Yes! It was fun, too!"