Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

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The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is located right off the Overseas Highway on Stock Island just east of the main island of Key West.  This wonderful oasis is the only place in the continental United states that never has frost. Enjoy the tropical flora and fauna of which many are endangered or threatened.  The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden strives to protect this natural environment and educate visitors of the importance of native Floridian species. 

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Bernstein Park

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Bernstein Park is a public recreation park located just south f the Overseas Highway on Stock Island in the Keys. The park features baseball, basketball, and soccer areas with a concession stand. This park has been home to the Key West Rugby Club for over 0 years.  Families can come out and enjoy a leisurely afternoon picnic at the park and let the kids play at the bright red playground. There are 2 barbecue grills at the park for public use.  The play equipment is not shaded so be careful during the summer or the hottest parts of the day.

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Bayview Park

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Bayview Park is located in a residential Key West neighborhood in the center of town. The park features 5 tennis courts, a large open field, basketball courts, playground and the Pepe Hernandez softball field.  Ample parking is located on the perimeter of the park that is both pull in and streetside parallel spots. There are plenty of shady areas to enjoy a picnic as well as a pavilion for use. Restrooms are located within the park. Bayview Park is home to the CO-ED games year round during the week as well as the Boys' and Girls' Youth Club.

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Wickers Sports Complex

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Wickers Sports Complex in Key West is located just north west of the Key West International airport on the corner of Kennedy and Flagler. The park is home to 17 male softball teams that play their yearly season at this field. For adults who are over 30 years old, there are also teams that play here twice a week. It's a wonderful way to keep active and show your kids a thing or two. The large football feld hosts a youth football league that plays from August to December. The children who participate are as young as 7 and run up to age 14.

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MLK Community Pool and Community Center

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MLK Community Pool & Community Center was named in honor of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. This wonderfully well-maintained pool is FREE for use by all visitors to Key West and residents. Cool off or swim laps as you take in the gorgeous ocean views. The park is located at the intersection of Thomas and Catherine Streets. There is ample streetside parking on both streets. Get off the beaten path and enjoy Key West like a local. The pool is open from 9-7 Monday through Thursday and 10-6pm Friday to Sunday.

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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson consists of seven small islands full of natural splendor and historical significance. Located about 70 miles off the coast of Key West these secluded and pristine islands are home to gorgeous sandy beaches, a historic fort, and spectacular native birds and fish. Spend a day excursion from Key West lapping up the sun as you lay on the sandy beaches, exploring the coral reef or by taking in an informative historical tour of Fort Jefferson.

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Old Town Trolley

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Old Town Trolleys in Key West have been providing guests with "Transportainment" for over 33 years. Their fun and informative guides can lead you around 15 miles of Key West Island. Save your tootsies, sit back, relax, and enjoy the narrative of over 400 years of history. Weather it is a scorching sunny day or there's a downpour, taking a trolley ride around ton keeps you fresh and comfortable. The tour lasts 90 minutes but you can hop on or off at any of the 12 stops. Buy your tickets online and save money.

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Clarence Higgs Beach Park

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Clarence Higgs Memorial Beach is an over 16 acre beach park located in Monroe County at the end of the Florida Overseas Heritage Trail. It is just west of Smathers Beach and adjacent to the Key West Wildlife Center in downtown Key West. This beach is more than just a gorgeous place to spend the day under the South Florida sun, it is also a historical site with significant features that date back to the post-Civil War era.

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary NOAA

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The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary NOAA is impossible to miss if you've ever gone into the water in the Keys. The waters of the Marine Sanctuary surround the upper and lower keys and protects the 3rd biggest reef system in the world. Come and explore the underwater shipwrecks, fisheries and seagrass beds that are great for recreational pursuits like fishing, boating, diving, and snorkeling. There are almost 1,700 islands that make up the Keys surrounded on the edges by native mangrove trees.

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Smathers Beach

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Smathers Beach is the largest publc beach in Key West. This municipal beach stretches about a half mile long and features a volleyball area, picnic tables, and restrooms. Visitors can wash away the salt and sand with fresh water showers. This beach is a popular destination for Spring Breakers. If you'd like a little adventure on the water, you can rent jetskis from Smathers Beach or bring out your boat since Smathers does have a boat ramp.

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