Key West, the southernmost point in the United States, has long been known as a gay getaway and is even considered by many to be the original gay vacation spot. It is an island paradise located in the Gulf of Mexico, perfect for a romantic vacation this Valentine’s Day.
Key West is full of amazing things to see and do, but we have picked out some of our favorite romantic activities.
Liquid lunch at Latitudes on Sunset Key
Enjoy romantic cocktails on a private island 500 yards off the coast of Key West overlooking the Gulf of Mexico where tiki torches illuminate the night sky magnifying the glorious Key West sunsets.
For more info visit: www.sunsetkeycottages.com/key-west-restaurants/latitudes
Climb the Key West Lighthouse
If you’re up for a climb, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Key West and the ocean. The Key West Lighthouse was built in 1825 to help the many ships entering the port avoid the hazardous reefs. Today, you can climb the 88 iron steps to the top of the tower for a scenic look at what the lighthouse keepers watched over for more than 120 years.
For more info visit: www.trolleytours.com/key-west/lighthouse
Enjoy dessert at Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant
This famous dessert bar offers an extensive menu of decadent treats in a dimly lit, intimate space. Reservations are definitely required.
For more info visit: www.betterthansexdesserts.com
Take a sunset cruise with fine wines
A sunset cruise is a Key West classic, so why not do it right on the last boat built in Key West: the luxury catamaran Argo Navis? Fine wines, craft beers, artisan cheeses and charcuterie, and small-batch chocolates are the perfect accompaniment to the natural spectacle.
For more info visit: www.sailschoonerhindu.com/sailing-charters/key-west-sunset-sail
Enjoy a sunset bike ride to Ft Zachary Taylor Park
Widely considered the best beach in Key West, Ft Zachary Taylor Park is a National Historic Landmark that played a significant role in Florida’s early development. Follow the path all the way down to the rock jetty… most of the gays will be there!
For more info visit: www.fortzacharytaylor.com
Relax and unwind with a couples massage at “The Top Spa”
Rejuvenate and find serenity at the highest point in Key West. Perched among the clouds high above the island, the beautiful panoramic views and floor to ceiling windows will take your breath away.
For more info visit: www.laconchakeywest.com/spa
Enjoy cigars and whisky in a plush leather lounger
The picturesque harbor views and comfortable yet classic furnishings at Berlin’s (upstairs at A&B Lobster) creates the perfect atmosphere for winding down a romantic night. Nowhere else on the island will you find a better place to sample a rare cigar, sip a fine cognac, and spend quality time together.
For more info visit: aandblobsterhouse.com
Island House Resort
Island House benefits from an amazing location and offers gorgeous rooms, a stunning pool, a gym, a hot tub and an award winning cafe! Island House is gay owned and operated since 1976, and that helps to make sure that your needs are anticipated, not just met.
Visit islandhousekeywest.com to book
Alexander’s Guesthouse is a lovingly restored Key West Conch house built in 1902, boasting beautiful, original pine floors and stately windows. Decorated with a tropical elegance, a homey atmosphere is thoughtfully created. Alexander’s is a retreat for the soul… comfortable beds with crisp white linens, a pool and jacuzzi to melt cares away, delicious breakfasts to rejuvenate with and a friendly Happy Hour where guests are invited to mix and mingle with complimentary cocktails.
Visit alexanderskeywest.com to book