The southernmost point in the United States, Key West is famous for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches and historic sites. Don’t miss Duval Street, one of the most energetic strips of shops, bars and cafes in all the land. Did we mention Sloppy Joe’s bar, a favorite hangout of novelist Ernest Hemingway? And, for the more sober-minded, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (look for the celebrated six-toed cats). Indeed, walking tours are the best way to see the island's intriguing architecture, courtyards and gardens. Start in the center of town at the Key West City Cemetery, which offers a glimpse of Key West's past and its offbeat sense of humor, as exhibited by gravestones that read, "I told you I was sick," and "At least I know where he's sleeping tonight."
Ft. Zachary Taylor