Key West & Florida Keyes.
Key West is an island and city in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent. The city lies at the southernmost end of U.S. Route 1, the longest north-south road in the United States. Key West is the southernmost city in the contiguous United States and the westernmost island connected by highway in the Florida Keys.
The island is about 4 miles long and 1 mile wide, with a total land mass of 4.2 square miles. Duval Street, its main street, is 1.1 miles in length in its 14-block-long crossing from the Gulf of Mexico to the Straits of Florida and the Atlantic Ocean.
The city is the county seat of Monroe County. The city boundaries include the island of Key West and all or part of several nearby islands: Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island.
Key West is 129 miles southwest of Miami by air, about 160 miles by car, and 106 miles north-northeast of Havana. Key West is a port of call for many passenger cruise ships. The Key West International Airport provides airline service.
The central business district is located along Duval Street and includes much of the northwestern corner of the island. The official city motto is “One Human Family.”
Plenty to see and do. Stay overnight while you’re on the road. You are guaranteed not to be disappointed.