As spring break approaches, families are on the lookout for the perfect destination that caters to both relaxation and excitement for all ages. Look no further than the tropical paradise of Key West, Florida, where sun-soaked beaches, vibrant culture, and a plethora of family-friendly things to do await. 

The team at Compass Realty offers accommodations in Key West that are suitable for the whole family. With our local insights, we’re helping you plan an unforgettable spring break vacation to Key West; here’s our guide to the best family-friendly activities in the area.

Explore Historic Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

No matter your family’s interests, they can find something to enjoy at Historic Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. Offering one of the finest beaches in Key West, this state park attracts beach lovers with its welcoming waters and pristine sand. However, there’s much more to explore than just the beach. Fort Zachary Taylor has Civil War-era history, which also makes it appealing to history buffs. You can easily spend a whole day exploring the park’s many family-friendly things to do, making it ideal for spring breakers in Key West.

Go Dolphin Watching

Embark on an unforgettable dolphin watching adventure in the warm waters surrounding Key West. Several tour operators offer family-friendly excursions where you can witness these playful creatures in their natural habitat. It’s an educational and thrilling experience that will create lasting memories for both kids and adults.

Snorkeling at Dry Tortugas National Park

For families seeking more adventurous, family-friendly activities near Key West, consider a day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park. Accessible by ferry or seaplane, the park is a snorkeler’s paradise with its clear waters and vibrant marine life. Vibrant-colored coral pops underneath the waters, and fascinating marine life like squid, grouper, tarpon, barracudas, and sharks. This is the third-largest reef system in the world and makes for an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Visit the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory 

The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is home to a treasure trove of natural wonders that’s bursting with color. Marvel at the kaleidoscope of colors as hundreds of butterflies and birds flutter about in a lush, tropical paradise as you walk through the conservatory. The kids will be delighted to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures.¬†

Experience the Mallory Square Sunset Celebration

Wrap up your day with a visit to Mallory Square for the famous Sunset Celebration. Starting two hours before sunset, street performers, local artisans, food vendors, and talented musicians bring a festive atmosphere to Mallory Square. The whole family can enjoy the festivities before watching the spectacular sunset paint the sky with remarkable hues of orange and pink.

Spring Break Accommodations in Key West

Key West offers an ideal blend of relaxing and exciting family-friendly things to do, making it a premier spring break destination. You can start planning your spring break to Key West by booking your lodging with Compass Realty. We offer well-appointed vacation rentals in some of Key West’s most popular locations, with homes that can accommodate up to 12 guests. To book accommodations for your upcoming spring break to Key West with us, please make a reservation online or by calling 305-292-1881.