Key West is an island paradise in Florida. It has more than enough fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. The only problem is that Key West can be a little pricey, which is why we are going to give you our top five budget-friendly recommendations.
1) Use the free trolley service in town 2) Rent bikes 3) Take advantage of low cost or free events 4) Visit the Hemingway Home & Museum 5) Try local restaurants
The trolley is a great way to get around Key West without any hassle. You can hop on and off at will, which makes it perfect for getting from place to place while seeing all of the sights in town. It’s also budget-friendly as there are no additional costs after you purchase your ticket! The best part about renting bikes is that there are no worries about parking. It’s easy and cheap to rent a bike, then just leave it at your destination when you’re done!
There are so many free events in Key West, including the Sunset Celebration every Tuesday night on Mallory Square. You can also enjoy low-cost or free museum admissions for retirement communities like the Harry S. Truman Little White House, or the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.
The food in Key West is a must-try! There are so many amazing local restaurants to choose from that offer fresh seafood and local flavors for reasonable prices, like Sloppy Joe’s Bar where you can enjoy live music while dining on delicious dishes all day long.
Key West is full of incredible Airbnb’s and rentals, but there are a few that stand out.
Keywest has some unbeatable Airbnb’s to choose from! There are cute cottages in the north end where you can hang with iguanas on your front porch or stay at one of those awesome chickee hut resorts by the water. Always opt for staying right downtown so that you never have trouble getting around because traffic here isn’t too bad compared to other places like Miami Beach which takes about an hour just going across town!
There are so many fantastic rentals available, but below are six of the favorites:
Atlantica Beach House – it’s on a private beach with access to kayaks! This one is perfect for families.
The Bungalows – it’s a great option for those who want to be close to the action on Duval Street. Plus, Key West has amazing nightlife and this is right in the middle of all that fun.
Serenity House– as one reviewer wrote “This place was serene!” It’s also very close to the airport.
The Penthouse at Mallory Square – it’s two-bedroom and is on the top of a historic building, which means you’ll have a great view from up high! Plus, there are 360-degree views all around Key West from this penthouse. And if that wasn’t enough, they offer a guided tour of the historic building.
The Beach House – it’s on a private beach with kayaks, bikes, and a pool! It’s an excellent option for those who want to be close to everything but not right in the thick of Duval Street.
LaVida Whitehouse– this is perfect for families or those who want to stay in a large, two-bedroom house with a pool.
Final thoughts on planning a trip to Key West
Key West is a place that you will want to visit again and again. It has not only an interesting history but also many awesome things for travelers of all kinds!
When visiting Key West make sure to stay at least three days and take advantage of the natural beauty Florida’s Key West has in store. We hope you love it as much as it is loved by people who already went!