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Mallory Square
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Mallory Square which includes a bay or harbor and cruising as well as a small group of people

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

Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
4 out of 5
245 Front Street, Key West, FL
The price is $404 per night from May 9 to May 10
Located in Old Town Key West, this hotel is steps from Custom House Museum, Duval Street, and Mallory Square. Key West Shipwreck Museum and Harry S. Truman Little ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"We reserved this place not knowing much about key west, this was our first time in south Florida. Thankfully this resort did not disappoint, great location with friendly staff, clean rooms and nice amenities, this place has it all, would definitely return."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort
Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort
4 out of 5
Zero Duval St., Key West, FL
The price is $889 per night from May 17 to May 18
Located in Key West Historic District, this spa resort is steps from Ripley's Believe It or Not, Duval Street, and Mallory Square. Key West Shipwreck Museum ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Close to shops and restaurants. All within walking distance from one another."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort
Pier House Resort & Spa
Pier House Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Duval St, Key West, FL
The price is $691 per night from May 10 to May 11
Located in Key West Historic District, this beachfront resort is in the city center, just steps from Ripley's Believe It or Not, Key West Shipwreck Museum, and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)
"Location was great! However our room was in a very noisy corridor. If I stay there again I will definitely want a room in another area"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Pier House Resort & Spa
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.

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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
The price is $404 per night from May 9 to May 10
Opal Key Resort & Marina, Key West
Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort
Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort
4 out of 5
Zero Duval St., Key West, FL
The price is $889 per night from May 17 to May 18
Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort
Pier House Resort & Spa
Pier House Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Duval St, Key West, FL
The price is $691 per night from May 10 to May 11
Pier House Resort & Spa
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
601 Front St, Key West, FL
The price is $659 per night from May 11 to May 12
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
Southernmost Beach Resort
Southernmost Beach Resort
4 out of 5
1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL
The price is $567 per night from May 10 to May 11
Southernmost Beach Resort
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
4 out of 5
200 William Street, Key West, FL
The price is $548 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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Heron House - Adult Only
Heron House - Adult Only
3.5 out of 5
512 Simonton St, Key West, FL
The price is $319 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Heron House - Adult Only
NYAH Key West-Adults Only
NYAH Key West-Adults Only
2.5 out of 5
420 Margaret Street, Key West, FL
The price is $209 per night from May 11 to May 12
NYAH Key West-Adults Only
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
4 out of 5
430 Duval St, Key West, FL
The price is $427 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
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.