7 Romantic Getaways & Things To Do In Key West For Couples

Things To Do In Key West For Couples

Undoubtedly, the Florida Keys top the list of best places for a romantic getaway. Dream vacations are made of clear blue water, sand beaches, and swaying palm trees. For even more fun in the sun, add strolling through a tropical forest, enjoying great food, watching a stunning sunset at the Southernmost Point, discovering Historic District, and island-hopping in the sandbars to your ideal vacation plan. Don’t forget the famous Key lime pie – You can’t come to Key West and not get a Key lime pie!

Key West Lighthouse Near Old Town Key West And Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

For your romantic getaway, let’s take a look at the top things to do in Key West for couples.

1) Strolling In A Key West Tropical Forest

Get away from the touristy crowds and spend a couple of hours taking a romantic stroll in a tropical paradise, the Key West Botanical Garden.

The botanical garden is 15 acres of tropical gardens with an emphasis on endangered and threatened trees, plants, and tropical birds. Plants on exhibit are native to the Caribbean, Cuba, and South Florida.

Pick up a map as you enter the garden for information about:

  • Eight self-guided garden tours

  • Two wetland habitats

  • A one-acre butterfly habitat

  • A waterfall with tropical plants

  • The hidden pond

The botanical garden is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Best Things To Do For Couples - Key West Botanical Garden

2) Mallory Square

This lively date night activity won’t cost a dime! A couple of hours before sunset, head to Mallory Square, Key West’s most popular venue.

You’ll see street performers entertain the crowd with music, juggling, acrobatics, and dancing. You may even see a few fantastic pet tricks. Market stalls line the square with vendors selling their handmade wares.

The real star of the show is the setting sun. The bright blue sky of daytime slowly turns red, orange, and peach as the sun dips into the Gulf of Mexico. Watching a stunning sunset is a top experience when you are visiting Key West.

Sunset At Mallory Square, Key West

3) Explore Duval Street

For a great meal with some tasty Key West food, Duval Street is the place to go.

Duval Street is the main thoroughfare of Key West. It’s lined with restaurants, bars, and boutique shops. Try the popular food of Key West, including:

  • Conch fritters and chowder

  • Spiny lobster

  • Key West pink shrimp

  • Cuban sandwiches and ropa vieja

  • The famous key lime pie

Happy Couple Eating Cuban Sandwiches - The Best Food In Key West

4) Key West Nightlife

After the sun goes down, the party comes alive!

You’ll find most of the festive nightlife on Duval street and the surrounding area.

Music lovers can find dance clubs with DJs leading the party, as well as venues where live music is on tap. If you are looking for a night of dancing, grab your dance shoes and head to Aqua, Durty Harry’s, or the Bourbon Street Pub.

Perhaps your preference for a romantic getaway is a quiet wine bar. Look for places like VIV Wine Bar, Vinos on Duval, Grand Vin Wine Bar, and Funky Rooster.

Nightlife On Duval Street

5) Key West Sunset Sail

Enjoy a world-famous Key West sunset without the crowd! Relax and enjoy a quiet time watching the sunset from the water. Sunset boat tours are available as a scheduled group tour or a private charter.

Scheduled group tours are less expensive and typically limited to small groups to provide an intimate experience, but you are still joining a group. For the perfect romantic getaway, book a private sunset sail. Watch for dolphins and other marine life as your captain navigates the waters in search of the perfect spot to watch the setting sun.

Key West Sunset Sail Between The Atlantic Ocean And The Gulf Of Mexico

6) Sandy Beaches In Key West

One of the top reasons people visit the Florida Keys has got to be the sandy beaches, and Key West doesn’t disappoint. Most of the beaches in Key West are made with imported sand so that you will have beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy.

Smathers Beach is the longest stretch of sand in Key West. It’s a great spot to spend a day with public restrooms, picnic tables, watersports, and chair rentals.

Higgs Beach is smaller but still offers public restrooms, watersports, and chair rentals.

Fort Zachary Taylor is one of the best Key West beaches, loved by purists because it’s natural and not made from imported sand.

Smathers Beach In Key West

7) Private Key West Sandbar Tour

For the most romantic vacation in Key West, take a private boat tour out to the sandbars. See the stunning sandbars and beaches on an island-hopping excursion.

The experienced local guides with Laid Back Key West boat trips know all the best sandbars in the Florida Keys. Leave the details to us. You’ll be able to relax in the sun at the sandbars, go swimming, and see the amazing marine life.

Bring your choice of food or drinks. The boat will have plenty of ice, water, and cooler space.

Give us a call or book your private sandbar tour with Laid Back Key West boat trips!

Romantic Boat Trip In Key West

4 hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Live Like a Local!

This is a perfect Key West boat tour to get out on the waters of Key West and do multiple activities. Instead of having to choose one type of activity (fishing, snorkeling, dolphin watching, sandbar tours, lobstering, or a sunset tour) we allow you to create a key west water activities package so you can do exactly what you want, without having to rush due to time restrictions. We want to give you and your family an experience to remember for a lifetime.

700 USD
6 hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Lobster Mini Season

Catch some lobsters before the commercial season begins!
Lobster Mini Season is the last Wednesday and Thursday of July every year. It use to be for the locals only and has become two days where the public can get out there and catch their lobsters before the commercial season begins.

Usually, this means the lobsters are plentiful and catching ones "limit" is fairly easy.

1200 USD
3 hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Key West private sandbar tour

With this trip you, your family, and friends will enjoy a Key West private sandbar tour. We will relax in the sun at the sandbar swimming, walking, and exploring.

Feel free to bring any food or drinks. We will have plenty of ice, water, and cooler space on the boat.

500 USD
3 hours
Group Size
1 to 6

The three hour tour...

If you would like to snorkel and visit a close by sandbar during your wonderful day in Key West this tour is perfect for you.

500 USD