Key West is one of the best destinations for those wanting to experience the Caribbean without leaving the United States. Here, you’ll enjoy a similar tropical climate with bright blue skies, palm trees, lots of sun, picturesque beaches, and a laid-back island vibe. Key West definitely won’t disappoint partiers, with its hopping nightlife going all year long. But it also offers plenty for everyone else, including art galleries, shops, and beautiful palm-lined streets with gingerbread mansions and tin-roofed conch houses that were once home to Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, and Jimmy Buffet. Hemingway’s house is a designated literary landmark and museum. Activities like golf, fishing, diving, and other watersports are popular during the day, as well as the sunset celebration held every evening in Mallory Square, where jugglers, animal acts, and tightrope walkers perform just before the sun sets into the Gulf of Mexico.