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Your "Key"

This 480-seat theatre is the largest theatre facility south of Miami, featuring recent performances by the New York City Ballet and the Irish Rovers. Whatever you choose, it's guaranteed to leave you with a smile.

The "Key" to getting around

With the exception of putting your feet in your favorite sandals (which they encourage you to use for transportation,) Key West has numerous options to choose from when needing a way about town. The Old Town Trolley fleet modeled after the San Francisco cable car departs every half-hour, taking visitors on a narrated tour of this historic melting pot. Something really different is the ability to rent an electric car. Available for half or full days, pick-up and drop-off service is provided throughout the island.

 

The "Key" to cuisine

Your palate will never be the same. Key West incorporates delicious dining with a reliance on the local harvest. Lobsters are claw-less in the Keys, with the meat being sweet and tender. They are usually served with drawn butter and are quickly becoming a local favorite.

Although a piece of Key Lime pie is customary, the encouragement is to try something new, such as  Ropa Vieja, a name that literally means "old clothes" though it tastes like heavenly shredded beef. You just can't leave Key West without trying a Cuban sandwich, made from pressed meat and cheese in between thick bread. These are found at take-out stands throughout the island.