Winter is the perfect time to break up your routine with a trip. If you’re in a cold weather location, you owe it to yourself to get away from the gloom of winter and experience the warmth of the sun in Key West. Key West is a fabulous vacation destination year-round but is a hotspot for travelers looking for some fun winter activities that they can’t enjoy in their home state.

At Compass Realty, we’re here to help you plan an unforgettable winter vacation to Key West. Not only do we offer well-appointed vacation rentals throughout Key West, but our local knowledge can help you sort out which activities you want to experience during your winter trip. Here’s a look at some of the best activities you can enjoy on your winter vacation to sunny Key West.

1. A Day at the Beach

No trip to Key West is complete without spending some time at the beach, even during winter. Key West is one of the warmest and sunniest places in the U.S., so a trip to the beach in winter is still an enjoyable experience. Soak up the sun, take a stroll on the soft sand, or enjoy a wide variety of water activities; Key West has everything you need for a perfect day at the beach.

2. Enjoy Bar Hopping on Duval Street

The famous Duval Street needs no introduction; this nightlife mecca is the ideal place for a night of good times. Start at Sloppy Joe’s, a local establishment with roots going back to the 1930s, where drinks are delicious and live music is featured nightly. From there, go wherever the wind blows; you can’t go wrong with any of the enticing bars on Duval Street.

3. Play a Round of Golf

Golfers, pack your clubs because Key West’s pleasant winter climate makes playing golf one of the city’s top activities. Key West Golf Club, a Reese Jones championship course, is a real gem. If you want to stay close to the action on the green, we offer a selection of vacation rentals at the club, many of which are great for families and large groups.

4. Enjoy Historic Sites and Fascinating Museums

History runs deep in Key West. From Mark Twin’s home turned museum to the Harry S. Truman Little White House, there’s no shortage of fascinating history to explore on your winter vacation to Key West. For a broader look at Key West’s culture and history, check out the Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House.

5. Go Snorkeling at Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is a 100-square-mile park located about 70 miles west of Key West, and it is home to some of the best snorkeling and diving in the U.S. At Dry Tortugas National Park, you’ll encounter a thriving population of coral, vibrant fish, shipwrecks, and some larger marine life like sharks and octopuses. This is a must-visit destination if you’re interested in snorkeling or diving.

Cozy Lodging for Your Winter Trip to Key West

To enjoy all of the great winter activities Key West has to offer, you’ll need a place to stay. That’s where Compass Realty comes in; our vacation rentals are perfect for travelers looking to get the most out of their Key West experience. Please browse our collection of rentals online and call 305-292-1881 for more information.