Best Places to Visit with your Family
Best Places to Take the Family in Key West During Summer Vacation
Summer vacation and with it, peak season in the Southernmost City are right around the corner! When you’re not lounging poolside at The Marker or at the beach, we recommend experiencing all that Key West has to offer. Whether you are looking for tried and true tourist musts, from the Southernmost Point or a Conch Tour Train tour, or a memorable adventure on of Fury’s watersport offerings, there is something to make every family vacation special.
The current The Southernmost Point was built in 1983, after years of the small sign marking the spot being repeatedly stolen. Just 90 miles to Cuba, the massive anchored buoy is one of the top attractions amongst visitors in Key West. A family photo with the iconic landmark could make a standout 2016 Holiday card!
Conch Tour Train
Serving more than 15 million guests, The Conch Train Tour has been a top Key West attraction since 1958. Some of the sights included in the tour are: the Waterfront Theater, Key West Shipwreck Museum, Key West Aquarium, and Audubon House, among others. It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser that will allow your family to get the lay of Key West and its rich history.
Key West Marine Park
Great for a family snorkeling excursion along Key West’s Atlantic shore right off of Higgs Beach, the Key West Marine Park is a must visit. As a project between the City of Key West and Reef Relief, an environmental organization, it encourages the protection and appreciation of the natural wildlife wonders of the Keys. Families can rest assured that it’s a safe area to snorkel, as there are no motorized boats, jet skis, or other water vehicles allowed near the area. When you’re done snorkeling, lay out on Higgs Beach for some much needed rest and relaxation. Add this to your itinerary for a fun and educational experience for your entire family, and make sure to bring your GoPro for incredible footage of the reefs, coral, and wildlife!
Watersports in Key West
Known widely throughout Key West, we know your family will love the adventure that Danger Charters offers. Whether it’s sunset sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing, you can choose from a wide variety of packages that Danger Charters has to offer. Uniquely, they offer a private charter option, which anyone from professional fishermen or honeymooning can take advantage of. For behind the scenes action for all things Danger Charters, take a look at their blog!
Key West Key Lime Pie Co.
What is a trip to Key West without a slice of Key Lime pie?! All of the pies at Key Lime Pie Co. are made from natural ingredients, with a 100-year-old recipe! Not only does Key West Key Lime Pie Co. offer a wide range of desserts like chocolate cover Key Lime pie on a stick, but blueberry, blood orange, and mango flavored desserts. In the meantime take a look at their Key Lime Pie inspired recipes – The Key Lime-Coconut Pie is delicious!
Red Fish Blue Fish
From the clever name alone, families can pick up on the whimsical charm of Red Fish Blue Fish. Near Mallory Square, the family can walk over after a day at the Shipwreck Museum or Key West Aquarium. With a specially designated Kids Menu you’ll be sure to find a meal perfect for every member of the family.
Are you visiting Key West and staying at The Marker with the family this summer? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We love to interact with our guests, and make sure to share your vacation pictures on social using #LoveTheMarker. We may feature your beautiful photo on our Instagram!