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A world away, and yet so close you can taste it.

Few destinations in the world have the allure of this legendary island. Key West is synonymous with the word Vacation. You just have to say the words, "Key West" and you see faces light up all around you. Not because of its geographical significance as the southernmost point in the United States. But because of the unique individuals who have each lent their character to the collective character of this one-of-a-kind vacation destination. Which is why so many people who have come to visit over the last 100 plus years, have decided never to leave.

Key West truly has something for everyone, which is why Key West vacations are geared for every demographic and budget. Vacations in Key West can goes from morning, to night…right into the next morning for many of its visitors. Yes, the nightlife here is famous for bringing out the island fever of even the most bashful wall flower. And it all begins as the day ends, when the whole island seems to gather for a nightly Sunset Celebration on the Mallory Dock. Once the musicians, mimes, artists and jugglers take their last bow, its time for locals and visitors alike to find their way into favorite sidewalk cafes, open-air bars, world-famous pubs and world-class restaurants. Still others take to the theaters to enjoy the drama, musicals and comedy that flourish on the stages of the ever-vibrant Key West.

Pink HouseNo matter what your nightly pleasure, one thing is almost certain. Another glorious Key West day is right around the corner. Spend part of your Key West Vacation offshore on one of the islands many fishing guide boats or private charters. Golf at nearby Key West Golf Club, a course beautifully designed by Rees Jones. Marvel at the fabled treasure of the galleon Atocha. Pay a visit to the historic Bahama Village neighborhood. Patronize the arts at dozens of galleries exhibiting the work of the island's prolific talent. Or simply walk in the footsteps of Thomas Edison, Harry Truman, and Tennessee Williams as you stroll the palm-lined streets lined with gingerbread mansions and tin-roofed conch houses.

Orange BuildingHowever you choose to see the town, you'll discover that old town Key West is one of America's true architectural and botanical treasures. On even the tiniest lanes, the locals have faithfully restored old wooden homes and adorned them with lush tropical trees and flowers.

It doesn't matter what time of year you decide to plan your Key West Vacation, there are always things to do in Key West. Review Beachside's blog or the Key West news and information section of the web site to decide the best time for you and book a one of our Key West Hotel suites with luxury accommodations today.

Tomorrow's Key West - Our Commitment to Preserving the Natural Wonder of the Keys

The precious natural resources which make up the delicate ecosystem of the Florida Keys are constantly threatened. At Beachside, we continue to adopt as many "green" practices as possible in order to preserve this natural wonder. In addition to that, Beachside has also been mentioned as one of Key West's most eco-friendly hotels in Florida to plan your Key West Vacation stay.

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