Key West Old Town: A Kaleidoscope of Life
Dive deep into the legends, history, artistic legacy and natural wonders of one of Florida’s most vibrant cities as you unravel the mysteries of Old Town, Key West.
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Program No. 20902RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

With its distinctive architecture, courtyard gardens and hidden pathways, Key West’s Old Town is a delight to explore on foot. Experience what makes the United States’ southernmost city so unique and what lies behind the quaint facade. With local experts, hear tales of shipwrecks, explore the Hemingway home and get a look at Papa’s favorite bar. Consider President Truman’s love affair with Key West at the “Little White House” and share the spirit of the island with artists, divers, gardeners, historians, musicians, oceanographers and other natives.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking two miles daily on paved sidewalks; some stairs and standing at museums and historic sites.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet numerous Key West residents and hear from them about their home and the cultural scene.
  • Visit the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum to examine artifacts retrieved from a sunken 17th-century ship.
  • Learn about the variety of bird species and exotic flora at the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens.

General Notes

You may be interested in a more leisurely version of this program, "Key West at a Slower Pace: Living on Island Time"(#21797).
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Alex Okinczyc
Alex Okinczyc, a longtime resident of Key West, is an experienced deep sea diver who shares his stories through humor, connecting with his audience and music! Okinczyc brings his treasures from the sea to tell us about his passion for deep sea diving and for Key West.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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