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Key West Travel Guide

For such a small place the island has some big attractions, suitable for all the family, yet the island is small enough to visit all them relatively easily. The Ernest Hemmingway House was home to the famous author when he wrote some of his best-known novels. The Audubon House is an authentic home from the 19th century, fully restored and remodelled; authentic antiques and paintings by famed naturalist John James Audubon can be found inside. The Key West Historic Tour traverses the island and gives a fascinating visual insight of life on the Keys. Be on the lookout for the best places to enjoy conch, its a local specialty, and for some an acquired taste. The residents of Key West have devised innumerable ways of serving this sea creature, most of which are worth a try.

While it is uncertain whether or not President Truman ever sampled conch, he often vacationed in a small house at the naval base located on Key West, and his reasons for visiting are much the same as for today's visitors: sunshine, relaxation, and beaches. Truman's hideaway is open for tours, adding one more item to the list of fun things to do in Key West. This small town is perfect for families looking for a great beach holiday in an interesting and manageable location.

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