Mallory Square

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Mallory Square

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Arrive at this square at day’s end to find street performers, food carts and one of the most beautiful sunsets in the United States.

This popular town square, adjacent to excellent dining and lively bars is home to one of Key West’s longest-running traditions. Perched on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, Mallory Square hosts Key West’s Sunset Celebration every evening of the year. Watch as the square bursts with color and sound as hundreds of visitors to the island converge to watch one of the most picturesque sunsets in the United States. Surrounding the square are some of Key West’s best restaurants, great shopping and hotels catering to all budgets.

Arrive at Mallory Square 2 hours prior to sunset to see the celebration kicking off. Street performers spread themselves out across the square. You’ll have the chance to listen to live music, be transfixed by magicians and illusionists or laugh at the antics of clowns. Enjoy an ice cream as you walk around or pick up some local street food from the food carts that occupy part of the square.

Move between artisans booths lining the square as you look for souvenirs. At shops behind Mallory, you’ll find stunning natural shells and sponges as well as art and jewelry.

As the sun gets closer to the horizon all eyes turn toward the gulf. Position your group in a good spot to see pink and red tones flood the sky as the sun disappears. Take a photo to remember the occasion.

After sunset the lively atmosphere around the square continues into the night, with restaurants serving local dishes and cocktail bars providing entertainment and refreshments for the crowds still mingling in the area. This is a great time to meet fellow vacationers and Key West locals.

Mallory Square is a public space located in Key West's harborfront downtown. It can easily be reached on foot or by bicycle from most accommodations on the island. There is a large pay-to-park parking lot but those those arriving for the Sunset Celebration should avoid driving since crowds can make it hard to find a spot to park.

Top Hotels Close to Mallory Square

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 $349 per night from May 19 to May 20
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! (1,388 reviews)
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Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
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 $377 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Key West. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
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Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Pier House Resort & Spa
Pier House Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Duval St, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $435 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Key West. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (993 reviews)
"One of the best hotels I’ve stayed. The staff was amazing, very pleasant and accommodating especially Roman who not only assisted us during our stay but made sure I taxi was set up the day we were leaving at 5:15 am. The hotel was very clean as well as the pool and beach area. Restaurants on the ..."

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Pier House Resort & Spa
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Reviews of Mallory Square

4.4

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 39.276485788113696%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.461240310077519%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

definitely go for the sunset celebration- worth it!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 24, 2020

Tourist trap but charming to toast the sunset, a must do.

3/5 - Okay

Lou

Nov 20, 2019

No activity there during the 4 days we were there. It was deserted

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 25, 2019

It's fun. Been there before in past visits. Seemed like there was more going on in prior visits.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

Do Masson de Pepe

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 25, 2019

Fun and lively.

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Margaritaville Beach House Key West
Margaritaville Beach House Key West
4 out of 5
2001 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $329 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
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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 $377 per night from May 22 to May 23
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Pier House Resort & Spa
Pier House Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Duval St, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $435 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
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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 $349 per night from May 19 to May 20
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Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort
Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort
4 out of 5
Zero Duval St., Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $539 per night from May 30 to May 31
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The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
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4 out of 5
200 William Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $335 per night from May 24 to May 25
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Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
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4 out of 5
601 Front St, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $405 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
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Southernmost Beach Resort
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4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL, 33040
The price is $356 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
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Sunset Key Cottages
Sunset Key Cottages
3.5 out of 5
245 Front Street, Key West, FL, 33040
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