Sure, you've seen plays on Broadway. Perhaps you've visited the museums of Washington, DC. Maybe you've been wine tasting in Napa or went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. But when it comes to culture, the United States southern most city offers a breed of culture like nowhere else. It's where folk-style and first-class talent collide. There are plenty of things to do in Key West and plenty of ways to get a taste of this unique island culture.
From The Bars To The Pops
When you think about things to do in Key West, your musical impression probably leans toward an acoustic guitar in a local hang out. Maybe you think about sipping a margarita while you sing along with a musician in flip-flops with two-day stubble. That's certainly one option when it comes to things to do. In Key West, however, you may be surprised to learn that you can also hear a Key West Pops concert where the orchestra may perform Sondheim and Wheeler's 1973 Broadway hit, A Little Night Music, or perhaps you'd like to hear the Key West Strings perform Bach or Schubert at one of the gallery openings.
With A Stroke Of The Brush
High on any artist's list of things to do in Key West should be the wide selection of galleries displaying local art. Key West inspires artists of all sorts and here you can spend a lazy afternoon admiring the photos, paintings, drawings, or sculpture of local artists. In Key West alone, there are over 50 galleries with dozens more located on the smaller Keys.
Tell Me A Story
Writers may inspire your Key West trip. Home to such big names as novelist Ernest Hemingway and playwright Tennessee Williams, their legends still loom large in Key West. You can visit the home of Ernest Hemmingway where his famous 6-toed cats are protected and welcome visitors. Include in your "Things to do in Key West" list a visit to Robert Frost Cottage where the poet spent many winters. In fact, if you time it right, you can even enjoy the Robert Frost Poetry Festival held each year. Sharing and critiquing sessions are scattered about the island if you find yourself penning a word or two about the place that has inspired so many.
If it's culture you seek, Key West abounds. Even where you stay will add to the texture of your visit. A Key West bed and breakfast, inn, or hotel will offer gracious accommodations for every kind of traveler. There are so many things to do in Key West, you may find you linger a little longer or plan a more extended stay on your next visit. While you're here, be sure and check out phenomenal Key West snorkeling or try diving in Key West.
Once you've soaked up the inspiration in Key West, you may also enjoy Bahamas attractions or Grand Bahamas tours. Get a taste of life in the lower latitudes!