Escape the Tourist Crowds: 5 Peaceful Oases in Key West

Key West is more than just a beach town.

There are many historical and cultural attractions to explore.

You can take a walking tour to learn about the literary history of Key West.

The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is a great place to see butterflies and birds.

Dry Tortugas National Park is a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, and bird watching.

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is a beautiful spot with a beach, history exhibits, and Civil War armaments.

The Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters offer stunning views of Key West.

Harry S. Truman spent almost 200 days at his Little White House in Key West.

Visitors can take a tour of the Little White House to learn more about Truman and his presidency.

The Little White House also served as command headquarters for the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War.