Key West Harbour, Florida

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Key West Harbour

 

Key West, which is the county seat of Monroe, is an island in the southernmost part of the Florida Keys. In the Continental United States, Key West is the southernmost city. The State Road A!A, the US 1 and the East Coast Greenway all terminate at Key West.


The city was originally calles Cayo Hueso, which means "bone key". The name was coined because, according to some historians, Key Stone used to be an Indian battlefield that turned into burial grounds. The name "Cayo Hueso" is still being used by many establishments and offices in the city.

Today, the island is a popular destination for passenger cruise ships. Many tourists come to Key West through the harbor. In addition, the Key West International Airport also provides airline service to and from the city. Duval Street, Truman Avenue and a large part of northwest portion of the island along Simonton, Whitehead, Greene, Front, Caroline and Eaton Streets make up Key West's bustling central business district. Duval street is home to several restaurants including Sloppy Joe's, Captain Tony's Salmon, Durty HArry's, Hard Rock Cafe, Lazy Gecko and Flying Monkeys.


A popular Key West attraction is the Key West Harbor Inn, which offers a breathtaking view of the harbor. From the luxurious inn, guests can watch ship sails towards the horizon against magnificent golden sunsets.

 
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