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.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a Hard Rock T-shirt, a Coach bag, or a pink flamingo punchbowl, you’ll want to carve out time for a leisurely stroll down Key West’s main drag, Duval Street. Sure, it has its share of souvenir stalls, but you’ll also find good local artwork as well as crafts and clothing from around the globe.
Be sure to stop in Gallery Key West (824 Duval Street; 305-292-0046) and 7 Artists (604 Duval Street; 305-293-0411). And don’t miss Fast Buck Freddie’s (500 Duval Street; 305-294-2007). Even a beer-deprived husband will get a kick out of the whimsical housewares and tropical-print clothes.