Aqua Nightclub is one of the most popular nightlife haunts in the city. Known for its live music events, karaoke and other entertaining events; the club has amassed a large fan following. The place with its fun vibe, is known to be among the best for singles as well as LGBT, making it a convivial place to visit. If you are one of those people who love to tap their feet to dance numbers, Aqua Nightclub is your place to be. So when you are in the city and want to ring in the night with fun, frolic and laughter, head to Aqua Nightclub.
The Hemingway Home & Museum was the residence of the renowned author Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was known both for his grander-than-life personality and his amazing writing, including the books The Sun Also Rises and Farewell to Arms. The rooms and the collections on display give you an insight into the life of this famous writer. Keep a look out for the museum's many polydactyl (six-toed) cats that are rumored to be descendants of Hemingway's pet cat Snow White.
If you're a fan of the delicate winged creatures, then this is definitely the place for you. The Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, which treats visitors to amazing sights and smells of mother earth, has a climate controlled enclosure for about 60 species of butterflies. The colors, size, shape, history and lifespan can be studied at the Learning Center - a great experience for children and adults alike. The gallery and gift shop have lots more in store.
Once a morgue and later an ice-house, this lively spot is one of the city's most popular bars and is said to have been the original Sloppy Joe's, entertaining author Ernest Hemingway. Jimmy Buffet sang here for a while in the beginning of his career and now live bands play nightly, who knows, perhaps you will hear the next Buffet. Stop by for a drink, or just to take a look at the "Hanging Tree," located inside the bar.
For movie buffs, this cinema serves every purpose. Showcasing award-winning films and conducting courses in digital media and other areas, the Tropic Cinema has helped create awareness about cultures globally. It also hosts birthday parties, anniversaries and other occasions. Festive occasions call for a celebration and this is the place to be! See website for showtimes, ticketing info and more.
Irish Kevin's is all about having fun. Featuring live entertainment and friendly staff, it's a cool place top hangout grab a beer and some food. The owner Kevin (we should have guessed!) arrived in the US in 1992 and previously performed on Duvall street, finally with his dream intact(dream of opening a watering hole) he is the regular attraction at the bar, with sing-a-long numbers and comedy skits. Also performing every night is singer/entertainer Jared Michael Hobgood.
Put on your bathing suit, pack your picnic basket and get ready for an exciting journey to one of America's most out-of-the-way National Parks. On the two hour journey, pig out on the mouth-watering continental breakfast, in addition gain knowledge about the park and its surroundings. Relax in the air-conditioned lobby on the main deck and look out at the eye-catching Marquesa Islands, or say hello to the dolphins. For the deep sea lovers, snorkeling gear is available on the ferry. Check the website for more details.
The Waterfront Brewery is one of the biggest breweries in Key West serving customers a wide range of beer such as their signature Crazy Lady, Truman Double IPA and Pallina, that have been brewed on-site. The brewery also has an extensive menu featuring appetizers, salads, soups, handmade sandwiches, entrees, and dessert. The Waterfront Cuban sandwich, Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi, and the Bahamian White Conch Chowder are some of the must-tries from the menu. The brewery also offer tours around the facility for people who wish to know more about their brewing processes.
Located right in the middle of crowded Old Town Key West, this place is an "island in the stream." Owner Nancy Forrester has somehow managed to face down the pressure of development and the tree-tearing fury of hurricanes in order to keep this 30-year-old garden pristine and magnificent. Here you will see the tropics in all its foliage glory with exotics such as orchids nestling in branches, huge ferns, bromeliads, red ginger, pink heliconias and a "sunburn" gumbo-limbo tree. Bring a picnic lunch and tour the onsite art gallery, as well. Admission is USD6.
The Piano Bar at La Te Da is for those who want to have an entertaining time without any pretense. This lively watering hole and entertainment spot will keep you in splits with their hilarious shows. Be the funny antics of Dave Bootle, Christopher Peterson's fabulous impersonations, drag shows and cabaret, you will enjoy the night with these engaging acts and good drinks.
If you find yourself somewhere on the south end of Duval Street, exhausted by the heat and longing to escape to the water, try this tiny beach. Despite its name, this strip of sand bears no resemblance whatsoever to the famed South Beach of Miami Beach, but it has its own delights on a hot day. Parking is a problem around this small but popular area, so if you're staying in a nearby resort, it's best to walk. You can also walk to a number of restaurants in the vicinity.