Duval Street

Duval Street featuring signage
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Along one of the southernmost streets in the continental U.S., enjoy a lively area filled with shops, pubs, restaurants and lots of sidewalk acts and vendors.

Coming to Florida’s Key West and not experiencing Duval Street is missing one of the area’s most important commercial roads. It’s the main street on the island. Visit at any time. At the end of the day, when the heat abates and beachgoers have packed up, the street truly comes into its own. Being bored on Duval Street is a rarity.

Near the northern end of the street is Mallory Square, a congregation point where the daily sunset has all eyes cast to the spot where the sun first touches the ocean horizon. Don’t blink as you watch for the elusive split-second green flash.

Stores and eating establishments along the street have charming façades behind which you’ll find items that you may not find elsewhere. As might be expected, stylish beachwear is very much in demand, with an excellent selection of merchandise.

A carnival atmosphere is perpetually present on the 1.3-mile (2-kilometer) street, particularly at night, with people-watching always a popular pastime. Street revelers wearing colorful costumes reach a peak in October during the 10-day Fantasy Fest. The street belongs to people, bicycles and scooters, with cars being directed away from the area. Rent a bicycle from one of the many operations located along the strip.

Look down so you don’t trip over any wild roosters that call Key West home. Any efforts by this bird to wake people up on the drag is in vain, as Duval Street seems never to go to sleep. On the subject of drags, nightly drag queen shows are held at a few establishments.

Ernest Hemingway made another local animal famous, the six-toed cat, when the author lived in the area in the 1930s. See them at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and take the house tour. Everything Hemingwayesque is promoted up and down Duval Street, including a bull run every summer to commemorate the city’s famous resident. Even though the bull isn’t real, legions of Hemingway look-alikes will have you reaching for your camera.

Top Hotels Close to Duval Street

The Gardens Hotel
The Gardens Hotel
4 out of 5
526 Angela Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $227 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly B&B in Key West. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (794 reviews)
"Everything is clean and fresh. Needs an ice machine."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

The Gardens Hotel
Southernmost Beach Resort
Southernmost Beach Resort
4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $256 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Key West. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,967 reviews)
"Beautiful weekend"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2022

Southernmost Beach Resort
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
4 out of 5
430 Duval St, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $269 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Key West. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,496 reviews)
Great place to stay in Key West.
"Excellent location. Very friendly staff. Clean room. No issues at all. Will stay here again."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
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Duval House
Duval House
3 out of 5
815 Duval St, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $148 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Duval House
Southernmost Beach Resort
Southernmost Beach Resort
4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $256 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 31
Southernmost Beach Resort
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
4 out of 5
430 Duval St, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $269 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
The Gardens Hotel
The Gardens Hotel
4 out of 5
526 Angela Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $227 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
The Gardens Hotel
Paradise Inn Key West - Adults Only
Paradise Inn Key West - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
819 Simonton Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $163 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Paradise Inn Key West - Adults Only
The Cabana Inn Key West - Adults Only
The Cabana Inn Key West - Adults Only
3 out of 5
413 Applerouth Lane, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $209 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
The Cabana Inn Key West - Adults Only
Duval Inn
Duval Inn
3 out of 5
511 Angela Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $159 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Duval Inn
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
4 out of 5
245 Front Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $314 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
902 Whitehead St, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $279 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.