Take a day trip from Miami to Key West

Key West

Why not take advantage of your time in Miami to visit Key West for a day? We’ll show you how!

If you’ve never heard of Key West, it’s the largest city in the Florida Keys and surely the most visited island. Located 260 km from Miami and 150 km from Cuba, it’s close to both Havana and Miami, and is therefore heavily influenced by both cultures.

Key West can be discovered for the beauty of its colonial architecture, for its seaside activities, and for discovering the famous home of writer Ernest Hemingway just around the corner. Take a day trip to Key West from Miami today, and enjoy a unique opportunity during your stay to discover the tales and legends that have enchanted this island for centuries.

Maison d'Ernest Hemingway à Key West

Ernest Hemingway’s house

An escape just a 4-hour drive from Miami

The trip to the island of Key West is already a highlight of this tour. You’ll cross 42 bridges over the Atlantic Ocean, including the famous Seven Mile Bridge, 11 km long.

The bridge is world-famous, so much so that it has been featured in such world-famous films as « True Lies », « Licence to Kill » (James Bond) and « 2Fast 2Furious ». Once you’ve arrived in Key West, the charm of the Caribbean will quickly get the better of you.

You’ll be able to discover the little charms of this famous island, discover street artists, enjoy a drink on the terrace of a café or restaurant, or visit the house of author Ernest Hemingway, which overlooks the waterfront.

Key West

Extraordinary free time in Key West

There’s so much to see and do on the island(especially in terms of sports) that the few hours you have available will seem like a very short time. As you stroll around, you’ll be able to soak up the typical Caribbean atmosphere with :

  • A style from another century
  • Quaint little stores like Duval Street
  • Open-air cafés
  • His escapes on the water aboard a boat in the bottom is designed entirely of glass and is transparent to admire what is the third largest coral reef in the world.
  • Snorkeling and parasailing opportunities
  • Sublime beaches such as Smathers Beach
  • His visits to tropical gardens such as Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden.
Key West

For those who prefer to stay on land, this tour offers a tramway ride on the « Conch Train », with many stops to admire Key West’s landscapes, monuments and old town. This day trip from Miami to Key West lasts around 12 hours, departing at 7.15 a.m. each day.

The best thing is to plan a night there to watch the sunset at Mallory Square Dock, and then you’ll be right there with the locals, who keep up the festive spirit every night.