A trip to Key West, Florida is unique and memorable for all ages. The southernmost point of the continental United States is home to many one-of-a-kind attractions, natural beauty and opportunities for family fun. Read on to learn more about how to see Key West on a budget.
While Old Town Key West is the place to be with shops, restaurants and museums, it’s not the most economical location for accommodations. Hotels located in the New Town area of Key West are generally less expensive. Some even offer free shuttles to take you into Old Town, saving you parking and taxi fees.
Ride the Conch Tour Train – www.conchtourtrain.com
So you want to see Key West on a budget? For the splurge of the trip, check out the Conch Tour Train. Fortunately, children age twelve and under can take the tour for free, and adults can save a few bucks by purchasing tickets online. This Key West icon since 1958 takes you to all of the attractions in town, and you’ll learn about the island’s history along the way. Parking can be difficult to find and expensive in Old Town, where many main attractions are located, so taking the Conch Train might actually end up being a time and money saver for your family. With your ticket, you also receive a coupon booklet full of discounts for many local favorites, including restaurants and excursions you might want to work into your itinerary.