5 things you need to know about Key West
Key West is an island located on the southernmost tip of Florida Keys, about 90 miles from Cuba. It is part of the North America Continent's Florida Straits and it falls under the jurisdiction of city of Key West, Monroe County, Florida, United States. The island occupies a land mass of 3370 acres and its main Duval Street is just 14 blocks long - an equivalence of 1.1 miles. Nevertheless, it is an important tourist destination and below is some things you should know about it.
1. Things to eat in Key West
I know most Americans grow on cheeseburgers and margaritas - but Key West go beyond this. You will get to sample Conch Fritters (some kind of chunks of chewy meat held together by a batter mixed with peppers or spices), Key lime pie, Cuban food, fresh seafood, and novelty sweets. The Key West town bills itself as the best place in the US to sample seafood.
2. The best Key West Attractions are underwater
No tour to the Key West can be complete without putting on snorkeling gear and heading to the depth of the sea. The variety of fish and plants and other marine life that you will see around the coral reefs is rivaled only by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
3. It is home to Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas
America has several natural wonders, but the most spectacular is not the Grand Canyon or the Niagara - it is the Dry Tortugas, which also happens to be US's most remote National Park accessible only by ferry. If you are a military buff, you can throw in a tour to the Fort Jefferson.
4. Parasailing in the Key West
The biggest attraction in Key West is the chance to sail over 500 feet above the island. Trust me; this activity is not for the faint hearted. However, if you want to get your adrenaline pumping again, adorn your swimsuit and reserve a place at the parasailer and you will have it working on the overdrive in due course.
If you want to go to Key West for beaches, then this trip is not for you. The island is a deep water port suitable for docking cruisers and yachts. You can hire a yacht and feel the pleasure that make billionaires buy them.
Key West is simply a tourist island where all activities are geared towards making the visitors stay comfy. Indulge yourself just a little bit and do something that is not mundane at Key West!