10 Things to See and Do in Key West, Florida


3. Visit the Six-toed Cats at Hemingway’s House

A visit to Key West wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the famous Hemingway House and Museum. This U.S National Historic Landmark is where Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his best works from 1931-1939. Today it is home to over 50 resident cats; many of them with six toes. History has it that Hemingway owned a six toed cat (Snow White) and many of the cats that live here today are direct descendants of that cat. Step back in history and tour the house and grounds with the option of a guided tour or self-guided tour. Discover what legends exist about Hemingway and his family, catch the gardens in full bloom and appreciate the architecture and design that went into the house well over a century ago. And be sure to snap a photo of the legendary six-toed cats.

Hemingway House

4. Eaton Street Seafood Market

You haven’t eaten a true lobster roll until you’ve tried the ones from Eaton Street Seafood Market. Located in the heart of historic Old Town Key West; this market offers fresh seafood caught by local fisherman. Don’t dismiss this market based on its small size or location; the seafood here is to die for. Head over to the market to pick up your fresh seafood to go as long as you have a grill, or take the freshly prepared seafood outside and prepare to be amazed. Eaton Street Market was opened by owners who wanted to support the local fisherman. Take the time to ask about why this market started, how they are helping to support local and any question you may have about seafood, sauce or the Island itself. Friendly service paired with delicious local seafood makes this a must visit dining destination in Key West.

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