Key West Things to Do


Free or Almost Free* things to do in the Lower Florida Keys

The Florida Keys can be an expensive place to live and visit. This page will try to bring you some of the best, less expensive (* $10 or less for a family of 4), things to do. There are always cheap or free things to do such as window shopping, walking around the block, singing in the shower. That is not what this page will bring you. These Things To Do will have you telling everybody what a good time you had and many of you will never reveal the costs.

These Florida Keys Things To Do are grouped by location:
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Key West

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park Key West

Fees: $6.00* per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $2.00* Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. $4.00* Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle. * Plus $.50 per person Monroe County Surcharge.

The area along the west side of the park is ideal for fishing. The main ship channel is approximately 33-feet deep and provides the angler with access to a variety of saltwater fish. Saltwater fishing licenses are required in Florida.

Shaded picnic areas are available for visitors to enjoy their catch of the day. These areas include tables, grills and several outside shower and bathhouse facilities.

Sunset at Mallory Square Key West Historic Waterfront

Fee: Free

This Celebration includes participants consisting of arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show. Each night around two hours before sunset masses of people, both locals and tourists alike, flock to the water’s edge to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico.

This is a Must See on every visitor to Key West and is also enjoyed by locals.

Key West Cemetery, at Frances and Olivia Streets in Old Town the Dead Center of town. Take a self-guided tour through our burial ground. Plenty of quirky and whimsical history is revealed just by reading the tomb stones.

Key West Botanical Garden on Stock Island MM 4 off College Road on the right side just over the bridge. This is a 11-acre, city-owned garden.

Visiting Hours: Open Daily, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed Christmas, New Year’s day and July 4 Independence day.

Admission: The garden depends upon the generosity of its visitors to ensure that it can fulfill its mission to preserve and protect this important environmental and educational resource. Rates effective January 1, 2013: Adults $7.00 Seniors $5.00 Children Under 12 with parent / guardian Free. Local’s Day: Free to local residents the first Sunday of each month with Monroe County ID. Members Always Free