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Key West: 3-Hour Guided Bicycle Tour with Key Lime Pie

1. Key West: 3-Hour Guided Bicycle Tour with Key Lime Pie

Meet your friendly guide at the local partner’s office and get kitted out with your bike gear. After a short safety briefing it's time to head out on your island paradise adventure to see the very best that Key West has to offer. The first stop of the tour is the iconic Mallory Square, home to a popular nightly sunset celebration. Here, learn about the island’s history of smuggling and the shipwrecks that have crashed on the nearby reef. Next, pass by the presidential gates that lead to Harry Truman’s Little White House, which is known to have been his favorite vacation spot. Continue the tour onto Mile Marker Zero, which is quite literally the end of the road in the USA, then stop outside Ernest Hemingway’s former home where the famous writer penned many of his treasured novels. Head to the Southernmost Point in the Continental USA for a photo opportunity, then complete your circuit of the island as you ride past Higgs Beach, the White Street Pier, the Key West Cemetery, and the historic Seaport. At the end of an unforgettable 3-hour tour, enjoy a well-deserved rest and a slice of traditional key lime pie, an absolute must for any visitor to the island.

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Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

2. Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

Begin your sunshine-filled journey just an hour outside Miami, Florida: on Key Largo. Start the scenic 100-mile drive bypassing the ‘African Queen’, the iconic Hollywood riverboat. Follow in the historical footsteps of the Overseas Railroad to Plantation Key, the smuggler's haven. While there, check out Big Betsy, the giant lobster, and Theatre of the Sea, home of the original dolphin shows. Continue through Isla Morada while learning about the hurricanes, ecosystems, and wildlife of the tropical Florida Keys. Explore Anne’s Beach, Long Key, and Marathon, each of which contains unique attractions. Cross over the iconic Seven Mile Bridge and make sure to check out Fred the Tree, the famous spirit of the Keys. Journey past Pigeon Key and Geiger Beach until you reach the most famous Key of all: Key West. In popular Key West, discover Mallory Square, Truman’s White House, the Hemingway Home, Tennessee Williams’ House, and the historic lighthouse. Wrap up your tour at the Southernmost Point of the Continental US.

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From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat and Transfer

3. From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat and Transfer

Getting to Key West from Miami on your own can be a daunting task, but this trip includes round-trip transfer so you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying. When you arrive at Key West, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the area alone before taking the glass bottom boat out onto the water. Beloved by tourists and locals alike, the area is known for its idyllic Caribbean waters, good weather and stunning beaches. During your free time, explore all that Key West has to offer. There are plenty of interesting and entertaining things to do including visiting the Hemingway House or Mallroy Square. Located by the historic waterfront, it is a place where many gather for a never-planned, always unique daily celebration. Then move on to the highlight of the day, the boat ride. The special boat features a transparent glass bottom which allows you to see one of the world’s largest reefs, home to a multitude of tropical fish and marine life.

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Key West: History and Culture Southernmost Walking Tour

4. Key West: History and Culture Southernmost Walking Tour

Start your journey at the famous Kino Sandals Plaza, where you will meet with your local guide. On your walk listen to stories about how Key West became one of the wealthiest cities in the mid-1800s. Learn about the island’s shipwrecking industry, sponge harvesting, and cigar manufacturing.  The end of the tour will end at a buoy showing the Southernmost Point of the continental U.S. Here, your guide will give you free maps so that you can continue to explore the various shops,  museums, and other points of interest along this section of the island.

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What people are saying about Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

So much fun! The biking was leisurely so you never felt tired. We visited so many interesting places all over Key West. Lauren was our guide and she was very entertaining.

Bill did a great job showing us around key west!! Very informative and fun, and the key lime pie is amazing at the end!

Our tour guide, Bill, was great! We had fun and the bike ride was awesome! Thank you Silvia&Adriano

We had a lot of fun and the tour covered all of the important sites.

Bruce was the best tour guide. Very informative and entertaining.