The self-proclaimed "Conch Republic" is one of Florida's most unique and colorful escapes, with a long and fascinating history to match. Here's where to eat, drink, play, and stay in the land of Buffett and Hemingway.
No visit to Key West is complete without a tour of author Ernest “Papa” Hemingway’s home (305-294-1136 or hemingwayhome.com), where he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and Death in the Afternoon. (Don't miss spotting Hemingway's manual typewriter, on display in his writing studio in a tiny outbuildling linked to the house by a catwalk.) And speaking of cats, visitors come as much for the 50 descendents of the author’s own six-toed felines as the tales of Hemingway’s philandering, drinking, and literary habits.