The Florida Keys are overflowing with resorts, restaurants and attractions. Narrowing down your Keys vacation will be tough, but one option that you may to consider is Key West. Old Town Key West offers an exciting night life but also has some fund tourist spots for those who are looking for daytime activities. Here is just one way to vacation in Key West.



Chelsea House Hotel in Key West

Hotel Type: Boutique

I recently stayed at the Chelsea House in Key West. I had a good size room that featured a king bed, chair, bureau, nightstands and extensive walking space. The room was located on the second floor and there was no elevator but my bags were carried up the stairs for me. There was also a large wrap around porch off of my room to share with two other rooms. The wall air conditioner kept the room very cool and created the white noise that I appreciate for sleeping. My room was located at the back of the house where things were quiet. Other guests mentioned experiencing noise from people on the streets through the night. A free breakfast is offered around the pool and it included cereal, oranges, bananas, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, some bakery items and coffee and tea.

Number of rooms: 48, most with one bed.

Nightly rate: Approximately $350+


  • Camille’s Restaurant
    • Voted best crab cake benedict.
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and take-out.
    • Menu
  • The Stoned Crab
    • Focus on sustainability and using local suppliers.
    • Seafood specialty
    • Breakfast, lunch dinner
    • Menu
  • Hogfish Bar & Grill
    • Family owned restaurant located on the pier
    • Local dishes
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar
    • Menu


  • Conch Train Tour
    • Runs 9am – 4:30pm
    • 4 stops with a commentary sharing information about the area.
    • Cost: Approximately $30 per adult (1 day). Children 12 and under are free.
  • Old Town Trolley Tours Key West
    • Runs 9am – 4:30pm
    • 13 stops with a tour guide
    • Cost: Approximately $30 per adult (1 day). Children 12 and under are free.
  • The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
    • Open sunrise to sunset
    • Download the app for an interactive tour
    • Cost: $13 per adult; $6 per child
  • Mallory Square
    • Mallory Square is a place to shop, visit museums, grab a bite to eat and wander to the pier. Visit in the evening to take part in the Sunset Celebration.
  • Fury Key West
    • Eco tours, snorkeling, jet ski, parasail and more
    • Varied prices and times

This is just one example of a Key West getaway. Share your suggestions in the comments.

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29 Replies to “Stay, Eat, Go: Key West”

  1. I’ve never seen “crab cake benedict” put together before, but now my mouth is watering lol This looks so fresh and clean and yummy

  2. I’ve travelled through the Keys once and was enthralled, absolutely beautiful. Key West was a must of course but I do wish we’d had more time for the Keys.

  3. Voted best crab cake benedict at Camille’s restaurant?? that’s it that goes on the bucket list of places to check out! sounds delish. and looks like a beauty of a place too

  4. I’ve never been to Key West in Fla. but been some other cities there. The pics are beautiful and the food….well I’m drooling looking at all the yummy food! I so want to go to Fla. again one day…maybe this might just be the spot to go!! 🙂

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