Book Now
Check In
Check Out
Adults Per Room
Children Per Room

Key West Family Activities

Explore all of the exciting Key West family activities for all ages and make the most of your Key West family vacation!

Tropical Forest Image

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

The 75-year-old Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is home to 11 acres of “frost-free” botanical gardens (meaning that the majority of the trees retain their leaves even in the dry season) as well as several “champion tree” specimens (as determined by size and condition). Families can stroll through two wetland habitats, enjoy the eight self-guided tours and see up to 23 species of butterflies in two gardens. Near Key West’s only two freshwater ponds, iguanas share the space with frogs and the occasional bald eagle or white-crowned pigeon.

Audobon House Image



Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

At the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens, peruse the collection of hand-colored lithographs and engravings created between 1830 and 1859 by ornithologist John James Audubon during visits to Key West. The mid-19th-century Classic Revival home is furnished with antiques that reflect the elegance and prosperity enjoyed in Key West during its prime. The surrounding gardens provided inspiration for Audubon’s artwork, with the variety of birds that inhabit the property the central focus of many of his pieces. The antique copper lanterns set atop white columns along brick paths winding through the gardens add an air of romance to the property.

Conch Tour Train Image


Conch Tour Train
See the best on the tour that's been entertaining visitors to the Island City since 1958. The Conch Tour Train is one of Florida's most popular attractions, taking you back to the days before civilization when fierce Indians left their enemy's bones to bleach in a tropical wilderness naming the island Bone Key.

Curry Mansion Inn Image


Curry Mansion Inn
Nestled on the grounds of the former Curry estate in Key West, Florida, the Curry Mansion Inn offers guests a relaxed yet luxurious setting-recalling the graciousness of an earlier era. For $5, a self-guided tour of the mansion is available daily.

Danger Charters Image



Danger Charters
When you sail with Danger Charters, you sail to another world and time; to a place where the wildlife is still "wild", and your interaction with nature is intimate and authentic. You feel as if you’ve stepped back in time, back to the days when the Florida Keys backcountry was home to traditional, shallow-draft sailing craft, captained by local water men that had grown up sailing and navigating the notorious shallows and challenging narrow channels of the Florida Keys.
Dolphin Safaris Image Dolphin Safari Charters, Inc.
This 3.5hr trip takes only 6 passengers to see dolphins in the wild. Each dolphin safari is unique and exciting. Watch them sleep, fish & play. Enjoy a nice boat ride, then snorkel & see fish, starfish, stingrays, turtles, patch reef, sponge gardens & more.
Hemingway House Image Hemingway Home and Museum
Explore the tranquil environment where one of America's foremost authors and Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway, penned many of his most notable works. Visit the descendants of his legendary cats. Step back in time with a guided tour of the home and gardens.
Little White House Image Harry S Truman Little White House
The Harry S Truman Little White House is one of Florida's greatest historic treasures. The home was used as the White House of the United States during the Truman administration. Step back in time to experience the house as it was redecorated for President Truman in 1949. Most of the furnishings are original and used by President Truman. A fully narrated guided tour of the site informs and entertains as you visit the site. The canopy of trees filled with twinkling lights bring about magic moments.
Key West Aquarium Image Key West Aquarium
Perhaps one of the most unique aquariums in the world, the Key West Aquarium has delighted visitors since 1934. Open for business during the Great Depression, the Aquarium was Key West’s first attraction. Today, Key West hosts millions of visitors and the Aquarium showcases marine life indigenous to the Florida Keys.
Shipwreck Museum Image Key West Shipwreck Museum
Step back to Key West of 1851 and discover the treacherous world of shipwrecking and how it made Key West the richest city in the United States. Live actors, artifacts, and a 65' lookout tower make the experience one of a kind.
Old Town Trolley Image Old Town Trolley Tours® of Key West
See the best of Key West on this 90 minute tour. These Trolley Tours are Key West’s most comprehensive tours, covering over 100 points of interest. Get off at any of their convenient stops to shop, dine or sightsee then re-board a trolley and it’s on with the tour.
Dry Tortugas Image Yankee Freedom II - Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry
Almost 70 miles, (112.9 km) west of Key West, Florida nestled among spectacular coral reefs, fascinating shipwrecks, and sandy beaches, lie seven undeveloped coral and sand islands called the Dry Tortugas. These islands, along with surrounding coral reefs and waters, make up the Dry Tortugas National Park. Snorkeling, kayaking, camping, legends of pirates and sunken gold have drawn visitors to this national park from all over the world.
Key-west-butterfly Key West Butterfly Conservatory
Feel your stress fade away as you enter our magical world of butterflies. Relax and be amazed as you stroll through our tropical paradise. Walk through a magical and inviting environment filled with hundreds of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature. During your breathtaking journey you will experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, colorful birds, cascading waterfalls and trees that set the stage for the "flowers of the sky." Witness a variety of some 50 to 60 butterfly species from around the world, along with over 20 exotic bird species, all under a climate- controlled, glass enclosed habitat.
Key West Eco-discovery Center Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
With its touch screens, stunning photos, and roomy theater, this educational center has become a hit with families. It's a fun way to learn about reef and mangrove habitats before or after an excursion. The center is operated by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Admission is free.