Key West is not an expensive place to visit, unlike a typical island escape. There are many free and inexpensive activities that you can do on the island. You’ll find that Key West is easy to do on a budget.
Celebrate The Sunset Key West’s beauty is that Mother Nature is completely free. Take the entire family to Mallory Square before sunset to see street performers who train cats and dogs to jump through hoops. You will find food stands selling cheap conch fritters, mojitos, and craftspeople selling their handmade goods. The backdrop is the famous sunset in Key West.
Enjoy A Beach Day
Key West is a great place to enjoy the sun, surf, and sand. The southern end of the island has beautiful beaches that offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Take a picnic and some food from Fausto’s grocery store to enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Smathers Beach.
Window Shopping And Ping Pong
Window-shopping in Bahama Village, home to some of the most adorable boutiques on the island is a great activity. Grab a quick lunch at La Creperie for an affordable price, then head across the street to Blue Heaven for spiked pink lemonade. This fun local bar offers ping-pong at no cost.
Old Town Trolley
A Trolley Tour of Old Town is a fun and affordable way to see the area. These tours include fascinating stories about the island and are informative. The Old Town Trolley is a great way for you to get around town. You can hop on and off at various stops along the tour.
Act Like A Key West Local
The best way to experience Key West’s culture, key west events and art galleries is to visit them. You can find them at the southern end on Duval Street and along White Street. Be sure to stop by popular spots such as Archeo Gallery, Cuba. Cuba!, Harrison Gallery, and Wyland Gallery offer free access to Key West art.
Two-Wheeled Tour Of The Island
Rent a bicycle and explore Key West off the beaten track. Renting a bicycle is far cheaper than renting a car, and you can reach all the Old Town attractions within 5-10 minutes. It is the best and most efficient way to travel around the island.
Discover History In A New Way
Key West Cemetery is located in the heart of Key West’s Old Town. It offers a fascinating insight into the island’s past. You will find pamphlets in the box that will guide you through this historic cemetery. The epitaph “I told you that I was sick” is a must-see.
B.O. Fish Wagon Is A Great Place To Eat
B.O.’s Fish Wagon, Caroline Street is a great place to grab a cheap and delicious lunch. The ramshackle restaurant serves some of the finest local fish. For a delicious and hearty lunch, choose a Mahi/grouper sandwich that’s fried, blackened, grilled, or served on a Cuban roll with Keylime aioli.
Green Parrot Offers A Drink
The Green Parrot in Key West’s most loved bar. Part of this is due to the fact that drinks are affordable. The laid-back dive bar boasts live music and darts, as well as a pool table and darts. You can stop by for a quick afternoon drink or a night out on the town. You can even get a free bag of freshly popped popcorn with your drink.