Florida Keys
Art & Museums

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Florida Keys Art & Museums

Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Snorkeling

1. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Snorkeling

Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace. You can enjoy water activities, go on a hop-on trolly, stroll the artistic streets, or sit at outdoor cafes. Key West is the home of Ernest Hemingway, and you can visit his former residence. Nearby the cruise port, you can visit Mallory square for shopping. You may also choose to add one of the most popular adventure activities such as hop on hop off tour or the Conch Tour Train, Key West Aquarium, Key West Shipwreck Museum, Sails to Rails Museum, or the Truman Little White House. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

...
From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Snorkeling and Transfer

2. From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Snorkeling and Transfer

Come along on this interesting and varied excursion to discover the southernmost point of Florida. After the pickup at your hotel, travel to the city where Ernest Hemingway once lived. Journey to the water and board a boat to set off on your adventure. Sit back and relax as you travel across the glistening waters and listen to the sounds of the sea. Keep your eyes peeled for the playful dolphins that live in these waters. See them up close in their natural habitat. Then put on your diving equipment and go snorkeling in the coral reef, where you'll see Florida's underwater world right in front of your eyes.

...
From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Transfer

3. From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Transfer

Experience the southernmost city in the USA by land and sea. Explore the many sights, shops, and restaurants in Key West. Soak in the Caribbean feel of the city and take a glass-bottom boat ride over the third largest reef in the world. Enjoy a pickup at your accommodation in Miami Beach in the morning and head towards Key Largo. Go further to Key West over 42 islands and the magnificent Overseas Highway 1, one of the most spectacular roads in the USA. The route crosses many bridges including the Seven Mile Bridge. Reach Key West before noon and enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. The tranquil Caribbean town was once the adopted home of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway.

...
Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Tickets

4. Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Tickets

Since the first Spanish galleons began to traverse the Florida Straits in the 16th century, ships have wrecked along the treacherous reefs of Key West and the Florida Keys. Now, you can learn all about the area’s maritime past with a trip to the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Wrecking and salvaging – the recovery of wrecked ships and their cargo – was the foundation of Key West’s economy during the 1800s. The economic boom it created meant that by the mid-1850s, Key West had become the richest city per capita in all of the United States of America. Learn the history of the region’s shipwrecking past at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum, with two floors of genuine recovered artifacts. See pieces of wrecked Spanish fleets dating back to the 1600s and 1700s, as well as pieces from the Isaac Allerton, wrecked way back in 1856. Guests can even lift a silver bar, which was salvaged from the Spanish treasure galleon Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas. The museum itself is a recreation of the 19th century wrecker tycoon Asa Tift’s warehouse, and includes a 65-foot look-out tower. At the Historeum, you can also expect storytellers in period costumes and an array of audio visual displays that brings the history of Key West to life.

...
From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Snorkeling and Transfer

5. From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Snorkeling and Transfer

Come along on this interesting and varied excursion to discover the southernmost point of Florida. Explore Key West and soak in the Caribbean feel of the city. Enjoy a pickup and drive along the coastal Overseas Highway, traveling through a tropical environment of 42 islands and bridges. See the magnificent Overseas Highway 1, one of the most spectacular roads in the USA. The route crosses many bridges including the Seven Mile Bridge. Then, explore the local marine life with its colorful reefs on a snorkeling trip. Have some free time in Key West to explore the island before returning to Miami Beach in the evening.

...
Truman Little White House: Key West

6. Truman Little White House: Key West

Presidents, Prime Ministers and royalty have visited the Harry S. Truman Little White House in Key West. You can be next by taking a tour of this stunning historic building. No trip to Key West is complete without seeing the Harry S. Truman Little White House. Built in 1890 as quarters for the Naval Base Commander and Paymaster, the Little White House has now taken its place in history. In 1912, President William Taft visited the house, and in 1918, Thomas Edison lived there for several months as he worked on inventing new weapons for the war effort. Always at work, the President met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worked on the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine, and continually attended to his duties while enjoying the magnificent setting in Key West. It's said that he was friendly with the locals and fit right into the island lifestyle. Today, visitors from all over the world are able to get a glimpse into Truman’s world, see where he and Bess entertained guests, where critical meetings were held, and how the business of our government was conducted in this lovely historic building.

...
From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat and Transfer

7. From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Glass Bottom Boat and Transfer

Getting to Key West from Miami on your own can be a daunting task, but this trip includes round-trip transfer so you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying. When you arrive at Key West, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the area alone before taking the glass bottom boat out onto the water. Beloved by tourists and locals alike, the area is known for its idyllic Caribbean waters, good weather and stunning beaches. During your free time, explore all that Key West has to offer. There are plenty of interesting and entertaining things to do including visiting the Hemingway House or Mallroy Square. Located by the historic waterfront, it is a place where many gather for a never-planned, always unique daily celebration. Then move on to the highlight of the day, the boat ride. The special boat features a transparent glass bottom which allows you to see one of the world’s largest reefs, home to a multitude of tropical fish and marine life.

...
Key West: Sails to Rails Museum Admission

8. Key West: Sails to Rails Museum Admission

Located in the historic Key West Bight, discover this state-of-the-art museum with hands-on exhibits, raw footage, unique artifacts, and the only scale model of Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park. As you travel through this interactive timeline of Key West history, uncover the history of sponging, turtling, fishing, cigar making, and tourism that put Key West on the map. Touch a genuine silver bar from the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha that sank full of gold, silver, and emeralds during a hurricane off of Key West in 1522. Get to know Henry Flagler, John D. Rockefeller’s partner in Standard Oil, in the original paymaster’s railway car from the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway. Inside the Maggie Atwell House, see the only remaining wooden structure built by the FEC, learn about the backbreaking work of building the railroad over the open ocean and the mosquito infested mangrove swamps of the Florida Keys. For the younger set, the museum offers an area full of hands-on activities, picture-taking opportunities, and the National Park Services Junior Ranger Program.

...
From Miami Beach: Key West Tour with Options

9. From Miami Beach: Key West Tour with Options

Join this exciting and varied excursion to the southernmost point of Florida. Travel to amazing landmarks like the Overseas Highway 1 and unwind on the warm shores of Key West. After pickup at your hotel in Miami Beach, head to Key Largo, Key West, and then to the magnificent Overseas Highway 1. Cross famous bridges, including the Seven Mile Bridge. If you don't wish to have hotel pickup, start your adventure in Key West. Arrive at Key West before noon and enjoy free time to explore the city on your own. See the Caribbean town that was once the adopted home of writer Ernest Hemingway. Visit his favorite bar, “Sloppy Joes,” or the old Victorian house where he once lived. Travel to the buoy marking the southernmost point of the USA, just 145 kilometers from Cuba. On your way back to Miami Beach, experience the unique atmosphere of the Overseas Highway 1. Choose to take a glass-bottom boat trip where you'll see the reef and observe the diverse underwater world of the Florida Keys. Alternatively, take a dolphin-watching boat trip and admire the playful animals up close in their natural habitat. Then, put on your diving equipment and snorkel in the vibrant coral reef.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Florida Keys

Want to discover all there is to do in Florida Keys? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Florida Keys

The bus drive was okay (I would give one star less). I followed my group because I thought our guide would bring me to the right place, but apparently the rest of the group took their tours somewhere else. I did the dolphin and snorkeling tour with Fury Water Adventures. The boat tour was amazing - I went with Captain Anna and we saw dolphins very close to the island, that’s why she took us out close to the reef snorkeling. After we were done snorkeling we were offered beer, wine, mimosas and sodas (they expect a tip at the end of the tour, but I would have tipped them anyways). We headed back with the bus at 6.15pm and I got off around 10.20pm in Miami Beach.

I almost didn't book this tour because of the negative feedback, but I'm glad I didn't pay attention to that. This was the best tour EVER!!!! I loved everything about it. Marlena and Oscar were excellect guides and were very helpful and knowledgable. Don't listen to the negative comments!!! I would recommend this tour a hundred times over!! When I come back in 6 months I will be booking this tour again!!!

Pro: Day trip to Key West was good. Our travel guide Louis was REALLY courteous, PROFESSIONAL, HONEST and accommodating. The trip was long, but relaxing. The driving was excellent. Overall a very nice experience worth the money. Con: none

Lilly and Moises were amazing staff members! Very informative and friendly!

Very kind and helpful guide the fury boat ride and snorkeling was a blast