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Located closer to Cuba than to Miami, Key West is Florida’s southernmost city, famous for watersports, beaches and lively nightlife.

Be sure to check out Duval Street, one of the most energetic streets, with shops, bars and cafes. It’s also home to Sloppy Joe’s bar, a once-favorite hangout of novelist Ernest Hemingway.

The historic Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is must-see. With walking tours providing the best way to admire the island’s intriguing architecture, courtyards and gardens.

At night, the streets come alive with filled cafes, open-air bars, legendary pubs and world-class restaurants. Drama, musicals and comedy flourish on local stages.

A visit to Key West will have you contemplating why you would ever want to leave what is known as the Conch Republic.