Everyone needs a vacation, but foreign travel can be expensive. Key West, Florida, offers something for everyone without the language barriers, passport issues, or other risks common to foreign travel. Your Key West vacation will be different from anything you've done before. Better than any amusement park or camping trip, there are Key West tours and attractions that will have the entire family raving about what a great family vacation they had.
You can take advantage of the current economic crisis as airlines, cruise lines, hotels, and Key West tours lower their prices in an effort to attract tourists. Key West attractions include great museums, live entertainment, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving and you can even rent a kayak to go exploring!
Old Town Offers Good Old Fashioned Fun
Take a stroll through Old Town and look at all the Key West tours you have to choose from. You can learn about pirates, shipwrecks, butterflies, fish, and so much more. Or, you can take a Key West tour by airplane, boat, or bicycle. The scenery will take you away from your daily stresses as you and your family wander through streets populated with tropical fruit sellers, unusual boutiques, dining facilities of every sort, and the occasional street performer, keeping you entertained for days.
Grab an ice cream cone and stroll through Old Town or visit the Butterfly Conservatory and the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens as you decide which Key West attractions you want to see, which shows you want to attend, and which Key West tours you want to experience.
Museums Galore Grab Everyone's Attention
Ripley's Museum is a great Key West tour, far better in person than seen from your living room couch. Another popular Key West attraction, The Shipwreck Historium Museum, will take you back in time and show you how Key West was once the richest city in America. Your children won't read about that in their schoolbooks, but it's true.
The whole family is sure to enjoy the Pirate Soul Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, which offer a unique view of pirates and old time shipping. Before heading for the beach, you simply have to make time for a truly amazing tour of the Key West Aquarium, which boasts an interactive Touch Tank and a 50,000-gallon display of the undersea flora and fauna of the region.
Get Outside And See The Sites
There are so many Key West tours to choose from that you may feel a bit overwhelmed. The best way to start is to take a bus tour of the area. After you get your bearings, you may want to try a Key West airplane tour for a remarkable perspective or a glass-bottom boat ride for an intimate view of undersea life. A Florida Keys tour of the surrounding coral reefs can be breathtaking. There are dinner cruises, sunset cruises, snorkeling, and scuba diving charters, all of which will give you a chance to see dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, marlin, and thousands upon thousands of tropical fish.
You can visit Key West attractions while riding a rented bicycle or electric car or you can explore mangrove forests by kayak where you may see deer and other wildlife. Of course, the beaches are absolute perfection. Saltwater breezes slough through the palm trees overhead as you work on your tan, play in the surf, or comb the beach for shells and other treasures.
As your family sits around the dinner table at home, comparing photographs and memories, you are sure to want to plan another family vacation that everyone can enjoy. A trip to the Bahamas may include a Bahamas dolphin encounter or you may want to head to Mexico for a Cabo fishing trip. Wherever you go, your family will find they can still have fun together creating memories that will last a lifetime.