Key West in Florida is an island city that many people love to pay a visit when they are in the state. Being the county seat in Monroe county, the city is based on several islands, the main being the Key West island and certain nearby islands as well. Fleming Key or Sigsbee Park and Sunset Key are some of the different places that are considered to be part of Key West.
Key West can be accessed from nearby states and places like Miami or Havana in Cuba. This is a port that has several passenger cruises going to and from this island. The city has an airline service as well through Key West International airport. It is a training site for the country’s naval aviation unit. The city houses a central business district, which is along the Duval Street.
The island has a concrete replica created of a buoy that is placed in the cross section of Whitehead and South Streets. It is called the southernmost point for US continent. There is also a claim made on the monument stating 90 miles to Cuba, which is more or less an accurate statement.
Western part of Key West Island is known as Old Town which includes the Key West Historic District. There are several other tourist destinations around the island such as Fort Zachary Taylor, Truman Annex, Mallory Square and Duval Street. These are places where one would find guest mansions and classic bungalows owned by residents of the island. The New Town section is located in the eastern end of the island which comprise of shopping malls, schools, residential areas, retail destinations, ball parks and others. Among places of historic interest Ernest Hemingway House here is a must visit for all tourists.