A vibrant and picturesque vacation destination, this little island has big draw for attracting visitors from around the world.
Beyond the tourist traps however, is a well-guarded collection of local hotspots.
The Keys have a well-earned reputation as a rebel's paradise thanks to our long history of pirates, wreckers, and smugglers. Mix in notable figures like President Truman, John J. Audubon, and Ernest Hemingway and you've got a strong splash of nostalgia to top off the allure of this place.
Despite its small size, Key West holds many points of significance for the United States. One in particular is, “The Southernmost Point in the Continental U.S.A.”
As seen by the sizeable marker erected on this “southernmost” point (or close to it anyway, I explain later) it’s a title that we hold with equally sizable pride here in Key West.
The story of how this giant buoy-shaped hunk of cement came to be however, is rather fitting I think, of a festive and vibrant place like Key West.