Wednesday, 06 June 2018 08:00

Must See Things in Key West Part 12 Featured

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For the last year, we’ve shared with you some of the best places to check out while visiting Key West, and we’re going to keep going. There’s so much for you to experience down here on the island.

From the historical sights to festivals, Key West is a vibrant place to be. Each month, we enjoy sharing with you some must-see places to explore during your trip here to Key West.  It’s more than just sunshine and sand!

June is a great time to explore Key West, because the crowds are dying down, and the weather is hot!

If you’re coming to Key West by boat, dock with us or rent a boat at Florida Marina Club’s Key West Harbour. Key West is the ideal place to travel around by boat. If you need a place to stay or looking to grab a bite to eat, Key West Harbour is home to fine dining options, and private suites that provide guests with a luxurious, private getaway. 

Below, our team at Florida Marina Clubs has listed two more spots for you to visit and check out during your next trip down to Key West and Key West Harbour.  

Audubon House and Tropical Gardens –  In this house, the works of the famous ornithologist John James Audubon are kept. There are antique furnishings in the house from Europe. The property is one acre filled with tropical plants such as orchids and bromeliads. If you like history, this is the place to be. It was built in the 1840s by Captain John Huling Geiger for his family. It was almost torn down in 1958 but was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, an educational nonprofit. The house shows you what life was like for the wealthy back in the ship wrecking industry era. The Museum commemorates Audubon’s 1832 visit to Key West and shares his artwork. The museum is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Adults cost $12, students cost $10, children ages 6-12 cost $5 and children 5 and under are free. The museum is located at 205 Whitehead St.

Caroline Street –  Caroline Street is considered to be an iconic and historically important road. It’s one of the island’s oldest roads. There are houses, inns, and historic landmarks on this road. It’s in Old Town Key West. Some notable places on the street: Dr. Joseph Y. Porter’s home: he was the first public health inspector in Florida. The Curry Mansion Inn was built for the prominent Curry family in 1855. The Airways Building served at the original Pan American world Airways office in 1927. Jimmy Buffet song “Woman Goin’ Crazy on Caroline Street” is a reference to this road.

Come back to the blog in July to read about more sights in Key West! 

If you love Key West, explore it by boat! Boating around Key West is an easy way to get around. Florida Marina Club’s Key West Harbour location is ideally located (near downtown Key West) has dry and wet slip storage options for your boat, along with dining options. Looking to stay a night or two or three? Key West Harbour has luxurious private oceanfront suites. Come explore our marina today! Click our Key West Marina  page or call our Key West Harbour office at 305-292-3121 for more information.  

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