For Seby he went ga ga over linguine with clam sauce, and for me, it was all about the fillet mignon. Obligatory key lime pie for dessert of course!
Overall a fantastic meal: delicious food and attentive staff. Guys, this is the west-facing side of South Florida — it's made for sunsets!
The sunsets are one of the best we've ever seen in all our travels. We recommend making this a thing during your trip, whether you watch it at Mallory Square or on a romantic sunset cruise, make sure you watch it every evening — it's truly magnificent! There is, of course, lots to do in Key West, so we've summarised a few of our favourites here:. There are many sunset cruises to choose from, but we strongly advise going for one of the more expensive ones, such as the Schooner America sunset cruise , which is the one we did. The more expensive it is, the less crowded it will be and also the quality of the drinks and snacks will be much superior — champagne with fresh shrimps, yes please!
The sunset is so famous in Key West that every evening in Mallory Square there is a whole celebration for it! This was definitely one of our favourite spots to watch the sunset in Key West because we had the unique backdrop of the cruise ships in the background. As well as being the hub of the gay scene of Key West, Duval Street is also a great place to stroll and for shopping. It has many different boutique shops, galleries, souvenir shops and novelty shops selling some of the funniest T-Shirts we've ever seen!
It's also quite interesting seeing Duval Street during the day — a far different vibe from the evening when the bars start to open up. We always love to use food as a way to discover the local culture in every new place we visit. There is a unique story behind every dish you eat. We then headed to the Bahama Village around 3 hours from Key West where the locals go to escape the city and learnt more about the island's historic culinary influences.
My Seby loves butterflies! Especially the big bright blue ones. So imagine his joy at seeing a whole bunch of them flying about, feeding on old brown bananas. It's set in a greenhouse-like garden where all the many multicoloured butterflies fly around, going about their daily business.
We recommend trying out your phone camera's slow-mo setting to try and get a shot of a butterfly taking off! One of Key West's most famous gay residents was playwriter, Tennessee Williams He lived in Key West for 34 years and left his mark here, which is celebrated in this fascinating museum. The museum is dedicated to his life's work through an extensive collection of photographs, first edition plays, books, rare newspaper articles and videos.
The Southernmost Point of Key West is honoured by a colourful signposted buoy, which gets pretty busy! There is always a queue of people waiting to get their photo with this vibrant landmark, particularly at sunset. For this reason, we recommend going at dawn when the colours in the sky are quite spectacular and there are far fewer crowds, or consider doing a guided tour with a local, which includes a stopover here.
He was famous for being as lavish with women he had 4 wives as he was with his interiors! At one point he had peacocks wandering around the gardens. Today, the museum grounds are particularly famous for their very photogenic! We've put together some handy hints and tips to help you plan your own trip to Key West.
Read on to find out everything the gay traveller should know before they go. How to get there : Most will either arrive here independently by flight , road trip like we did or via one of the many cruise ships that dock here. If you're flying in, you can prebook your airport pickup online , which we definitely recommend doing to minimise stress.
Getting around: We recommend you walk wherever possible as Key West is small enough to navigate by foot. When we drove over, we left our car parked in the hotel the entire time as finding parking here is hard and can be quite expensive! There are touristic conch trains that go around Key West which are fun to try out. Travel insurance: Travel insurance is a must! We always recommend getting it before you head off to ensure you're covered for anything that could possibly go wrong. Their coverage is very comprehensive and it's easy to make a claim online. Safety and Security: No matter where you are, you can encounter danger when travelling.
Their service covers everything from advice to evacuation in the case of weather emergencies or unforeseen events. Accommodation: There are many excellent accommodation options in Key West. Sightseeing and adventure: For more inspiration, we recommend checking out the tours on GetYourGuide. They always inspire new ideas and the booking process is super easy. When to visit: It's always tropical in Key West! Sunshine and heat throughout the year is the norm, which makes Key West a place you can visit throughout the year. The only thing we'd point out is that the hurricane season is between June to November, so bear this in mind before going.
Here's our gay map of Key West which includes all the gay bars, clubs, hotels and sightseeing highlights we've mentioned in this post. Use it to plan your own amazing gay trip to Key West!
Stefan is the co-founder, editor and author of the gay travel blog nomadicboys. As a travel nerd, he has explored more than 80 countries across 5 continents. What he loves the most about travelling is discovering the local gay scene, making new friends and learning new cultures. Stefan is also a qualified lawyer, having practised as a commercial property litigator in London for over 10 years.
He left his lawyer days behind to work full time on Nomadic Boys with his husband Sebastien.
Find out more about Nomadic Boys. Awesome article!! Gay Travel tips Blog About Who are we? Work with us Contact us Subscribe. This post may contain affiliate links which means if you make a purchase through one of these links, we will receive a small commission. Read our disclosure for more info. Covered in our travel guide show. Why we love it A gay man's clothing-optional paradise! Pool parties on Wednesdays and Sundays Lots of cruising areas Has a pool, gym, sauna and a steam room.
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