Walk up to 1 mile today on paved sidewalks. We will use a trolley to visit the Hemingway House
At the hotel.
We will take the trolley to Tennessee Williams exhibit. Learn about playwright and author Tennessee Williams from a local expert. Next, we will visit Hemingway House. There, a local expert will lead us through the former residence of one of America’s most iconic writers, whose personal life was as colorful as any of his characters. Ernest Hemingway first visited Key West in 1928, arriving from Havana. We will learn about the lives and times of Hemingway and his wife Pauline in Key West, and about the house itself. Personal touches are still visible throughout the house, from European antiques to trophies and skins which are the legacy of Hemingway's African safaris. It was at the house that Hemingway produced some of his best known works including “To Have And Have Not” which is set in Key West. Descendants of his six-toed cat still flourish there.
At a local restaurant with the group.
After the lunch, we will set out on a guided excursion walking Key West's streets, taking in its intricate architecture and vast array of colors. Hear from local experts about the Key West's rich history of the US Navy presence as well as the heyday of the wrecking, sponging and cigar industries.
A plated meal at a restaurant near Mallory Square.
This evening, we will be at the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Dock. In Key West, watching the sun go down is a daily ritual accompanied by a festival with arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, vendors, and a crowd of thousands of locals and visitors alike. People begin gathering about two hours before sunset for this multi-cultural “happening” that embodies the spirit of Key West.