A new nonstop flight to Key West this summer offers passengers the perfect getaway for couples, families or anyone flying solo. Along with the most recognizable spots like the Southernmost Point, Duval Street or the Ernest Hemingway House, there are plenty of other outside adventures. Here are three of our favorites!
Bike ride back in time
One of the best ways to see Key West is on two wheels! The architecture here is like no other. The Barlum and Roberts homes were disassembled and floated to Key West by their shipbuilder owners in the 1840’s. The Island’s historic district has the largest number of wooden structures in the US and you’ll see beautiful examples of towers and balconies on the colorful “Conch” houses.
Day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park
It could be one of the most relaxing days imaginable combining nature and history. Only accessible by ferry or private boat, the Dry Tortugas was named by Ponce De Leon for the many sea turtles surrounding the island. Today you can snorkel right off Fort Jefferson which was built before the Civil War and can still be toured. The Dry Tortugas also has the richest concentration of shipwrecks in North America.
Watch the sunset in Mallory Square
The incredible colors at the southernmost tip of the United States as the sun appears to sink into the ocean is only part of the show. Enjoy live music, great food vendors and just about every kind of entertainer you can imagine. From sword swallowers to acrobats and trained cats… Mallory square is a must.
Lie on the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Air travelers will love this great value if you want to relax on a stretch of beautiful white sand. The park has anything you need for rent. Lounge chairs, umbrellas and snorkeling gear are available for under $50!
Do not miss your chance to catch one of Allegiant’s seasonal routes. Turn your 8-hr drive into a one-hour flight when flying from Orlando Sanford International Airport to Key West International Airport beginning June 4, 2021. Fares are as low as $49 each way.