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The island of Key West packs a lot of punch in its relatively small surface area. To keep tabs on Duval Street nightlife, seasonal seafood, event guides, watersport adventures and more, bookmark the 24 North Hotel Blog.

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Want to get out on the water? Whether that involves a leisurely cruise, snorkeling, or a high-speed jet ski run, our activities guide will point you where to go.

Keep Up With Your Fitness Plans in Key West

Keep Up With Your Fitness Plans in Key West

December 6th, 2018 | Activities

Vacation is a time for relaxation, but you can still maintain your healthy fitness routine while in Key West!  We make it easy here on the island. You can take in the sites of the Conch Republic while staying active, whether pedaling a bicycle through Old Town or paddling a kayak through the mangroves. Here are our favorite ways to stay fit around town.


Shop Local at the Key West Artisan Market

Shop Local at the Key West Artisan Market

December 4th, 2018 | Activities

 

Start your Sunday by eating local and picking up crafts and goods from the Key West Artisan Market. Browse jewelry booths, local pottery, woodcrafts, glass, textiles, and more for the best souvenir. The open-air market is open seasonally at Higgs Beach in Key West, not far from the Southernmost Point Buoy.


Take a Day Trip to Bahia Honda

Take a Day Trip to Bahia Honda

November 15th, 2018 | Activities

Bahia Honda State Park is a popular day trip destination for those vacationing in Key West. Its pristine beaches, kayaking, and snorkeling activities attract thousands of visitors every year. Snorkeling the Looe Key coral reef is excellent for first timers, who can see stringrays, nurse sharks, and other marine life. The uninhabited island is also a great place to check out wildlife, which are Bahia Honda’s only residents.


What to Pack for 'Winter' in Key West

What to Pack for 'Winter' in Key West

October 25th, 2018 | Activities

Here’s a practical list of what to pack for your Key West winter vacation.


Kayaking the Key West Mangroves

Kayaking the Key West Mangroves

October 17th, 2018 | Activities

Mangrove ecosystems are amazing and Key West has plenty of them to explore.


24 Things You Can’t Miss in Key West, Part 2

24 Things You Can’t Miss in Key West, Part 2

October 15th, 2018 | Activities

Here’s the second part of our two-part series.


Your Guide to the Morning After a Night on Duval Street

Your Guide to the Morning After a Night on Duval Street

October 2nd, 2018 | Activities

Did you have too much fun last night?


Lazy Sunday in Key West

Lazy Sunday in Key West

September 18th, 2018 | Activities

Sometimes you need a day off – especially after a night out on Duval Street.


Plan Your Family Reunion Vacation in Key West

Plan Your Family Reunion Vacation in Key West

September 5th, 2018 | Activities

Family of all ages and interests are sure to find something in the Conch Republic.


Traveling to Key West? Follow these Reef-Friendly Practices

Traveling to Key West? Follow these Reef-Friendly Practices

September 4th, 2018 | Activities

Just a drop of sunscreen with BP-3 can cause significant damage to corals. Be in the know to lessen your impact on the coral reefs!


Best Scuba Dive Options in Key West

Best Scuba Dive Options in Key West

August 2nd, 2018 | Activities

Coral reef habitats and wrecks located just miles offshore are all close at hand and swimming with activity.


24 Things You Can't Miss in Key West

24 Things You Can't Miss in Key West

July 30th, 2018 | Activities

Need a vacation? There's a long list of things to do in Key West. Add these to your island bucket list.


A Day at Fort Zachary in Key West

A Day at Fort Zachary in Key West

July 25th, 2018 | Activities

Swim and snorkel, hike trails, tour the fort, and watch the sunset at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in key West.


Animals & Critters Native to the Florida Keys

Animals & Critters Native to the Florida Keys

July 18th, 2018 | Activities

Tiny deer, rabbits named after Hugh Hefner and eye-catching butterflies all make the diverse ecosystems of Key West home.


Get Spooky in Old Town with Key West Ghost Tours

Get Spooky in Old Town with Key West Ghost Tours

June 8th, 2018 | Activities

From the haunted "Robert the Doll," the grave of the original Elvira in Tony’s Saloon, and the creepy story of the real corpse bride, there’s no shortage of uncanny Key West history.


What to do on a Rainy Day in Key West

What to do on a Rainy Day in Key West

June 5th, 2018 | Activities

If you have rainy day back-up plans in your pocket, your island vacation won’t take a backseat to crummy weather.


Get Around: Fun Transport Options in Key West

Get Around: Fun Transport Options in Key West

May 29th, 2018 | Activities

Interested in finding other modes of transportation to get around and see more of Key West? We have you covered.


Treasures of Key West: 400 Years of Shipwrecks

Treasures of Key West: 400 Years of Shipwrecks

May 23rd, 2018 | Activities

Interested to learn more about treasure hunts and see collected artifacts from shipwrecks? Key West is your place.


Hit the Shops around Key West

Hit the Shops around Key West

May 21st, 2018 | Activities

Know where to find souvenirs and gifts true to Key West.


Your Guide to Key West Boat Charters

Your Guide to Key West Boat Charters

April 27th, 2018 | Activities

The best way to see Key West is on the water. Want to see your options ahead of time? Look no further.


Snorkel Key West

Snorkel Key West

April 23rd, 2018 | Activities

Not sure exactly what you’re looking for? Here are the best places to snorkel in Key West.


Key West Routes for Runners

Key West Routes for Runners

March 15th, 2018 | Activities

To keep up with your fitness plans while on vacation, here are some options to switch up your routine and discover routes from all different sides of the island.


Key West Pottery @ Latitudes Supply Co.

Key West Pottery @ Latitudes Supply Co.

March 1st, 2018 | Activities

The Old Town-based ceramics duo accentuates playful, colorful and practical designs with a purely Key West motif.


Part 3: 24 Reasons to Stay at 24 North

Part 3: 24 Reasons to Stay at 24 North

February 23rd, 2018 | Activities

While all the advantages of staying in KW are obvious, we want to list the reasons why choosing 24 North as your place in paradise is the best option.


Top 3 Beaches in Key West

Top 3 Beaches in Key West

February 14th, 2018 | Activities

It’s hard to pick which beach in Key West is the best, as they all have unique advantages.


Enjoying Key West with Kids

Enjoying Key West with Kids

February 14th, 2018 | Activities

There are great options in Key West for you and your family, including indoor and outdoor activities.


Meeting Space @ 24 North

Meeting Space @ 24 North

February 12th, 2018 | Activities

Whether you're organizing a family reunion, planning a wedding, or coordinating a corporate retreat, 24 North Hotel is well-equipped to meet your group accommodation needs. 


Stay on Track with Your Fitness Plans

Stay on Track with Your Fitness Plans

November 2nd, 2017 | Activities

Keep up with your yoga and on track with your fitness plans, and you won’t feel that post-vacay guilt creep up on you.


3 Reasons to Stay in New Town

3 Reasons to Stay in New Town

October 27th, 2017 | Activities

While New Town is more a place of locals, tourists should also enjoy what this part of the island has to offer.


Best Things to do in New Town

Best Things to do in New Town

September 5th, 2017 | Activities

At less than 8 square miles with 25,000 inhabitants, Key West is most known for Old Town and the Duval Street promenade.


It’s Official: Ridesharing Has Arrived in Key West

It’s Official: Ridesharing Has Arrived in Key West

July 31st, 2017 | Activities

Not gonna lie, we at 24 North Hotel are pretty happy that ridesharing has finally made it to Key West.


24 North Picks: Fishing in Key West

24 North Picks: Fishing in Key West

June 12th, 2017 | Activities

Key West may not be known for its beaches, but it is known for its fishing. From the sport fishing capital of the world on Islamorada to numerous hidden gems in the Florida backcountry and in Key West.


The 24 North Guide to Gay Key West

The 24 North Guide to Gay Key West

May 22nd, 2017 | Activities

Back before gay travel was even a thing, Key West set the standard, proclaiming itself THE gay destination.


Bike Key West with 24 North

Bike Key West with 24 North

May 18th, 2017 | Activities

Just 7 miles around and mostly flat, Key West is perfect for a leisurely bike ride. Even more perfect is that 24 North has bikes for rent.


24 North Picks: Golfing in The Keys

24 North Picks: Golfing in The Keys

May 4th, 2017 | Activities

In Key West it’s always perfect golf weather. Here you can count on warm days and the ocean breeze to cool you off while you’re on the links. Being Key West, no one’s really stiff about competition either, which makes the 18 holes a great way to relax while you’re on vacation.


How to Spend Spring Break in Key West

How to Spend Spring Break in Key West

February 15th, 2017 | Activities

Although Spring Break in the Conch Republic might be considered low-key compared to some other Florida destinations, that doesn’t mean Key West doesn’t know how to have a good time. After all, Spring Break falls in the middle of our high season, one of the most gorgeous and lively times on the island. Lucky for us, we get the relaxed crowd, no matter how much we like take our inhibitions three sheets to the wind. Here are some of our favorite spots to hit up during Spring Break


The Cuban Key West: Where to Go for a Cuban Experience in Key West

The Cuban Key West: Where to Go for a Cuban Experience in Key West

February 8th, 2017 | Activities

Key West is the closest you’ll get to Cuba without leaving the country. It’s also a hidden gem for Cuban culture, thanks to its shared history with the island nation. Whether you’re looking for some of the best Cuban sandwiches in the country, or simply want to dance a little salsa, Key West is ripe with Cuban experiences. Here are our picks for the Cuban Key West:


A Romantic Retreat at 24 North

A Romantic Retreat at 24 North

January 25th, 2017 | Activities

It’s always more romantic at the beach. So why not take your Valentine’s Day up a notch, and head down to Key West? We at 24 North have the whole thing planned. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re offering a special package that covers all the bases - on land, sea, and sky.


Hens and Roosters in Key West

Hens and Roosters in Key West

December 28th, 2016 | Activities

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the island’s colorful chickens are an iconic part of Key West. Whether you’re on the beach or roaming around Old Town, it won’t be long before you encounter them. Some Conchs love the chickens. They believe they make Key West the unique destination that it is and part of the Old Key West that everyone talks about. Other Conchs hate them, saying they’re unsanitary and a nuisance.


Shopping in Key West – Christmas Edition

Shopping in Key West – Christmas Edition

December 13th, 2016 | Activities

If you’re headed to Key West in December, chances are you’re going to feel obligated to bring back a few souvenirs, if not some actual Christmas gifts. Luckily, this is Key West, which means you can find some pretty unique presents, courtesy of the one-of-a-kind boutiques scattered across the island.


What to Do on a Rainy Day in Key West

What to Do on a Rainy Day in Key West

August 23rd, 2016 | Activities

Rainy days are bound to happen from time to time, especially in the tropics. While 24 North and its luxurious bedding are well equipped for a day spent on the hotel grounds, here are some other options around the town to keep you out of the rain.


Old Town Key West Shuttle

Old Town Key West Shuttle

August 17th, 2016 | Activities

One of the most convenient amenities at 24 North Hotel has to be the Old Town shuttle. With morning departures every hour, on the hour, and afternoon departures every 30 minutes, hotel guests have all the excitement of Duval Street and historic Key West minus the noise late into the night.


The Sheriff's Animal Farm – Key West
Photo courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Animal Farm – Key West

August 15th, 2016 | Activities

This petting zoo may be located under the detention center at Stock Island, but don’t let that scare you away. This animal farm is like no other in the nation. Home to 150 farm and exotic animals, it also has another curious component – inmates.


Where to Go on Duval

Where to Go on Duval

June 28th, 2016 | Activities

Duval Street, i.e. the “unofficial” downtown of the Conch Republic, is hard to miss. This is where you’ll likely find yourself imbibing a few frozen beverages, or at the very least sauntering down in your search for more frozen beverages. Although there are tourist traps and bars galore lining Duval, there are still plenty of spots on Duval that are well worth your attention. Here are 24 North’s picks for a less inebriated, yet still intoxicating walk down Duval.


24 Things to Do in Key West

24 Things to Do in Key West

June 24th, 2016 | Activities

Ninety miles to Cuba and the southernmost point in the continental United States [unofficially], Key West is a republic all its own. The fun-loving capital of the Conch Republic is never at a loss for humor, drinks or adventure.


24 Things to Do in Key West – Where to Snorkel & Dive in Key West

24 Things to Do in Key West – Where to Snorkel & Dive in Key West

May 19th, 2016 | Activities

With the only living coral reef in the continental United States, Key West is often a popular option for snorkeling and diving. However, as proud citizens of the Conch Republic, we do have our favorite spots to observe marine life. Allow us to suggest some spots on and off the reef.


Outdoor Activities in Key West

Outdoor Activities in Key West

May 19th, 2016 | Activities

Key West was made for the outdoors. While everyone comes to the island to snorkel, Key West has plenty of other outdoor activities that can easily get overlooked.


An Interview with Jorge de la Torriente, of DE LA Gallery

An Interview with Jorge de la Torriente, of DE LA Gallery

May 6th, 2016 | Activities

24 North Hotel is filled with some stellar images, thanks to the work of Key West photographer Jorge de la Torriente. We got a chance to catch up with Jorge and find out a little more about his work in 24 North Hotel.