Unforgettable Family Fun in Key West: A Kid- Friendly Day in Paradise for All Ages
Are you searching for a vacation spot that offers endless fun for everyone, from the little ones to those young at heart? Look no further than Key West! There are so many land and sea adventures waiting for you, and we’ve put a list of them together for you. In case you didn’t know it, this island is the perfect place to create priceless memories with the family. So, let’s dive into a day filled with laughter, adventure, and excitement in paradise! (Photo credit: @Samantha_nicole)
Kick off your day with a delicious breakfast at the Southernmost Beach Cafe, located just steps away from our resort. Enjoy the laid-back beach vibes and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean while sipping on your coffee and setting the tone for a perfect day in paradise. With a mouthwatering menu featuring everything from pancakes to eggs Benedict and more, there’s something for everyone. Watch the kids have a blast building sandcastles on the beach as you begin the day’s fun-filled adventures. (Photo credit: @ludovicachieffo)
First stop: the enchanting Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory! Your family will be amazed by the colorful butterflies, exotic birds, and two majestic flamingos fluttering around in this tropical haven. It’s no wonder this spot is a top attraction in Key West. Adult admission is $13.98, children ages 4-12 are $11.83, and children 3 and under are free.
Next, dive into the underwater world at the Key West Aquarium. Your little explorers will love getting hands-on with touch tanks, watching daily shark and turtle feedings, and learning about the incredible marine life that calls the Florida Keys home. Adult admission is $21.44, children ages 4-12 are $12.24, and children under 4 are free.
Ready for a wild adventure? Book the Fury Island Adventure Eco Tour and discover the hidden gems of the Florida Keys backcountry. Swim in the crystal-clear turquoise waters, unwind on sandy shores, and be captivated by the lush mangrove islands. Adult tickets are $134.95, and children ages 4-10 are $107.95. (Photo credit: Fury Water Adventures)
Time for a sweet break? Head to Duval Street and treat your taste buds to some local favorites. Whether it’s homemade ice cream at Flamingo Crossing, or Key Lime Pie at the Key Lime Pie Bakery, a giant cookie at Matthessen’s, there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth. (Photo credit: IG @nextstopwithkids)
Hop on the Conch Tour Train for a unique and entertaining ride around Key West. Laugh and learn and discover the rich history of this island paradise. There will be many laughs along the way. Adult tickets are $49.83, children ages 4-12 are $19.90, and children under 4 ride for free.
History buffs in the family? Check out the Key West Shipwreck Museum or visit Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, where a day at the beach meets a Civil War-era fort. At the Shipwreck Museum, adult admission is $18.26, and children ages 4-12 are $9.66. For Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, entrance fees are $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people), and $2.50 per pedestrian and bicyclist.
Looking for the perfect spot for your littlest ones? The Splash Pad at Truman Waterfront Park offers endless fun with fountains and a slide, all set against a gorgeous backdrop. A great place to go with your family especially if you have kids under 10 years old. Entry is free, making it an ideal spot for a budget-friendly afternoon.
For an amazing bird’s-eye view of Key West, climb the 88 steps to the top of the Lighthouse. Take in the panoramic vistas and explore the Keeper’s Quarters Museum to learn about the life of a lighthouse keeper in Key West. General admission is $15.50, seniors age 62+, college students, and retired military pay $11.50 with valid ID, and youth ages 7-18 are $7.50. Children under 7 and active-duty military are free.
As the day comes to an end, gather at Mallory Square for the magical Sunset Celebration. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, street performers, and food carts as you watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico, painting the sky with a dazzling array of colors. It’s the perfect way to end your fun-filled, kid-friendly day in Key West.!
Hold onto your unforgettable family fun travel memories and keep the island vibes alive in your hearts and minds, and don’t forget to share your favorite moments with us. #somolife.