Banana Bay Resort
1.3 miles away from EYW
2319 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL
Banana Bay Resort in Key West Florida is an adult-only property offering an outdoor swimming pool and direct beach access. Free WiFi also is available. A microwave and refrigerator are also included in each room. Featuring a bath or shower, the private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer. A fitness center, hot tub, and barbecue facilities are accessible to all guests of the resort. There are vending machines for added convenience. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is just 5 minutes’ drive away. Moreover, guests who stay here will be only 2.9 km from the famous Duval Street.
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Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square is a is a nightly arts festival at Mallory Square Dock in Key West, Florida. Every evening before sunset, a celebration takes place at Mallory Square. It captured the attention of literary geniuses like Mark Twain and Tennessee Williams.
The Key West Sunset Celebration invites everyone to participate. Watch the glowing pink and red sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico horizon. Gather with magicians, jugglers, clowns, psychics, musicians, and food vendors, for an incredible cultural experience. Among the performers are famed guitarist and vocalist, Mustafa, Dale the Sword Swallower and Dominique the Cat Man, featuring his tightrope-walking cats.
It is a combination of friends and talents that has enchanted tourists and locals alike. The nightly party has the beauty, history, and passion that has been immortalized in art, literature, poetry, and photography.
Join the crowds of people that congregate at the water’s edge to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico.
Nightly Event: Mallory Square is open from 7am – 12 Midnight.
Sunset Celebration takes place every day, beginning about 2 hours before sunset.
Mallory Square is about one mile to the Key West Lighthouse.
Ernest Hemingway House
The Ernest Hemingway House, known today as the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, was the residence of author Ernest Hemingway in Key West, Florida. The house is at 907 Whitehead Street, across from the Key West lighthouse, close to the Southern coast of the island. It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1968.
The Hemingway home is a Spanish Colonial structure built in 1851 and it was constructed of native rock hewn from the grounds. The home was in shambles but both Hemingway and his wife could see past that, appreciating the grand architecture of the home. In the early 1930s, the restoration of the home turned it into the National Historical Landmark that is visited by thousands of tourists today.
Hemingway lived in this house from 1931 to 1939 and today it is a private, for-profit landmark and attraction. It is famously populated by polydactyl cats, that are descendants of Hemingway’s original cats.
It is believed that Hemingway did some of his best work in this house. Namely, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.” Additionally, the novel “To Have And Have Not,” and non-fiction “Green Hills of Africa” were also written there.
When Hemingway and Pauline divorced in 1940, he took up residence in Cuba. He continued to visit Key West during until his death in 1961. Throughout the years, Key West has been home to many writers and artists. However, none has had a presence and influence as profound as Ernest Hemingway.
Tours of the House and Gardens
Rates include a 30-minute guided tour.
6-12 yrs: $ 6.00
5 and under: Free
Persons Under 16 Must Be Accompanied by An Adult 18 Years Or Older
No reservations are needed. The museum is open daily, 365 days a year, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Key West Lighthouse
The Key West Lighthouse opened in 1848 with a woman as its Keeper. This is something that was unheard of during the 19th century. In the following years, the Lighthouse underwent a number of upgrades including the installation of a Third Order Fresnel Lens, an extension to the tower which allowed the light to be seen from a farther away, the Keeper’s Quarters was added, and lastly the electrification of the light.
In 1969, the U.S. Coast Guard decommissioned the Key West Lighthouse. The reason for this was that a full-time Keeper was no longer a needed due to the changing technology. Today, this watch tower of the sea stands as a museum dedicated to Key West’s maritime heritage and to the brave folks who kept the light burning through the war and treacherous weather.
Today, visitors can walk up the 88 steps to the top of the light as well as explore the belongings, photographs, and words of the lighthouse Keepers and their families.
The Key West Lighthouse is within walking distance to the Ernest Hemingway House.
American Airlines – 800-433-7300Book Airline Now
American Airlines provides service to Key West, Miami, Washington National, and it also provides seasonal service to Charlotte.
It operates its largest hub at DFW International Airport, with other hubs located in Charlotte, Chicag-O’Hare, Los Angeles, Miami, JFK, LaGuardia, Phoenix, Philadelphia, & Washington D.C. Additionally, they also fly to 80 domestic and 83 international destinations.
American has more than 80 years experience flying the friendly skies. Millions of customers are flown to their destinations each year on the airline. It is also a founding member of the Oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own.
- Baggage Information: 1-800-535-5225
Floating Sea Cove Resort
12685 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
Floating Sea Cove Resort is in the city of Marathon in the Florida Keys. It is in an environmental reserve and it offers bungalows on land and floating rooms on docked houseboats. A fishing pier, boat ramp, and boat docks are also provided. Additionally, free parking is available. Curry Hammock State Park is just a mile away. All bungalows and floating rooms feature free WiFi and a small refrigerator along with air conditioning and a private bathroom. TVs with cable channels are also available in each room. Guests can relax on the deck during their stay at Floating Sea Cove Resort Marina. They can also enjoy the property’s gardens. Located on the Overseas Highway, this resort is a 10 minutes’ walk from Abyss Dive Center.
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United Airlines – 800-864-8331Book Airline Now
United Airlines is one of the biggest airlines in the USA and it provides seasonal service to Newark and Chicago O’Hare airports. Also, it runs about 100 scheduled flights between Florida, the Bahamas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia. It is also one of the largest airlines in the USA.
The airline was once owned by The Boeing Company. It merged with Continental Airlines in 2010. Additionally, as a member of Star Alliance and UExpress, it has independent code-share agreements with a number of other airlines. These include Aer Lingus, Germanwings, Hawaiian Airlines, and Jet Airways among others.
Baggage Information: 1-800-335-2247
Coconut Mallory Resort Key West
Less than 1 mile to EYW
Coconut Mallory Resort Key West is about 2 miles from historic Duval Street and 1 also mile from the Key West International Airport. The property features 2 outdoor pools, a hot tub, and apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. Coconut Mallory Resort and Marina apartments include a flat-screen TV and microwave. The apartments also feature a private balcony. Guest at the Coconut Mallory Resort can rent bicycles and even water sports equipment. The property also offers access to the Coconut Mallory Marina. It is just eight minutes from the Key West Shipwreck Museum. Also, the Audubon House and Gardens is just four miles from the hotel.
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Silver Airways – 801-401-9100Book Airline Now
Silver Airways is a U.S. Airline that operates about one hundred scheduled flights between Florida, the Bahamas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia. Moreover, the company is owned by Versa Capital Management, LLC, a Philadelphia-based private equity investment firm. The airline headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale Florida and they also have a maintenance facility at Orlando International Airport. Additionally, they also offer daily flights to Key West and Cuba.
The airline’s fleet is comprised of modern, state of the art aircraft with reliable, fuel-efficient jet-turbine engines.
Silver Airways at a Glance:
- Over 22 Saab 340Bplus aircraft (34-seat capacity)
- More Bahamian destinations than any other US airline
- Alliance partnership with United
- FAA Part 121 Certification
Delta Airlines – 800-221-1212
Delta Airlines has daily flights to and from EYW to major U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Miami. The airline also provides service to Atlanta from Key West.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Delta is one of the major airline operators in the US. Delta and its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 flights every day.
The airline was founded in 1924, originally in Macon, Georgia. Additionally, from its inception, it has grown into one of the largest airlines in North America. It is now one of the few airlines that flies to all six continents of the world.
The Delta app offers many features to make your air travel easier. From easy checking in and flight times to ingenious ideas for when you reach your destination, the Delta app offers it all.
- Baggage Information: 1-800-325-8224