Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Key West, FL
Key West in Monroe County is the southernmost city in the contiguous U.S. Additionally, it is the most western island connected to the Florida Keys by highway. The area is home to Naval Air Station Key West, which is a year round training site due to its tropical weather. Popular destinations in the city include Old Town, the southernmost point in the U.S. and Casa Marina. The port of Key West is also a popular stop for many cruise ships. Due to its proximity to Cuba, there is also a strong Cuban presence in Key West.
Things to do in Key West
Dry Tortugas National Park:
The Florida Keys are home to one of the most unique and remote national parks in the country, Dry Tortugas National Park. Located about 68 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, this 100-square mile park consists almost entirely of water (99%) and a cluster of seven small islands. Find out what to see and do at the Dry Tortugas National Park here.
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