I already posted about my favorite things to do in Key West. Now, for all the things that you can do on a budget…
1. See all the typical Key West landmarks.
The Southernmost Point. Get your picture taken with the famous monument, and grab a snow cone from the vendor that is always there on the street. Trust me, you’ll be hot enough to want one.
Mile 0 of highway 1.
The Sunset Celebration on Mallory Square.
2. Shopping! Both window and otherwise.
There are plenty of touristy stores where you can find souvenirs and handy travel underwear..
Or you can pop some tags in one of the many thrift stores…
3. Go see the Key West Aquarium.
It’s tiny, but well worth the $15 entry fee. You can even get cheaper tickets if you pre-purchase them online.
There’s a petting tank with stingrays and other ocean critters..
You can feed some fish and see some pretty large sharks…
4. Grab a cheap book for charity and do some reading in the sunshine.
On your way down the Keys, you’ll pass Baby’s Coffee…
…stop in and grab a drink, I recommend the chai iced latte, but all the drinks are good..
… then grab a book and give a donation. If you have any books with you that you’ve already finished, here is the perfect place to drop them so another traveler can enjoy them…
… Then go sit by your hotel pool or the beach with your chai iced latte, read your book and work on your tan.
5. Play pool at the Green Parrot.
The Green Parrot isn’t right on Duval, which makes it more of a locals hangout. “Locals hangout” can also be translated too “full of strange Key Westers who make for good entertainment via people watching.”
I’d love to hear any other suggestions!