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Key West Hotel has Your ‘Keys’ to a Romantic Getaway!


A guide to romantic Key West activities

Who says you have to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day when some of the best deals for lovebirds are in early and late February! Parrot Key Resort is a popular Key West hotel for couples and is ranked as one of the top three romantic hotels in Key West, according to TripAdvisor. It’s not just our romantic sunset pier, spacious accommodations, tropical gardens and private poolside dining that draws lovers to Parrot Key—the resort is most well known for the complete serenity that couples feel upon stepping foot inside our Key West resort.

Many couples never leave Parrot Key during a weekend retreat but, for some, the fanciful colors and electric happenings of Key West beckon. A chorus of activity buzzes from sidewalk cafés and historic downtown streets while couples meet the Florida sunshine, rich history, galleries and sunset celebrations, with a warm embrace.

Whether you decide to stay nestled in the most spacious guest rooms in Key West at Parrot Key Resort, or explore the island’s unique vibe, we’ve got more than one reason below to spend February in Key West with the one you love.

February Offers at Parrot Key Resort

A Romantic Guide to Key West

1. ‘Sea’ Romantic Panoramic Views of Key West
The Key West Lighthouse Museum and Keeper’s Quarters were completed in 1847. The lighthouse originally guided mariners through the treacherous Key West waters until it was decommissioned in 1969. Today both the Lighthouse and the Keeper’s Quarters have been restored to show visitors what life was like for a lighthouse keeper in the days before electricity and automation. Couples can climb an 88-step circular staircase to the historic lighthouse deck for a romantic panoramic view of Key West and observe historic artifacts, photos and journals. www.kwahs.com/lighthouse.htm

2. Get Lost in a Secret Garden
The 19th-century Key West Audubon House and Gardens were originally built by shipwreck salvager Captain John Geiger. Now a museum, the Audubon House showcases both the Audubon connection and Key West’s early years. The antique-filled house contains nearly 30 first-edition Audubon works and adjoins a gallery featuring 500 Audubon lithographs. Walk hand in hand through the gardens surrounding the Audubon House, which contain a breathtaking variety of tropical foliage, native plants and exotics. www.audubonhouse.com

3. Enjoy a Three Hour Lunch
Romantic Key West sidewalk cafés abound and offer their take of the local specialties, many offering mini versions of their award winning evening menus. No rush. With a couple of glasses of fine wine, crafted beer or a frozen island concoction, the afternoon is now on the right track. Truly a romantic Key West experience and a paradise found. Make sure to try the conch fritters and key lime pie with your sweetheart. http://bit.ly/VivPF4

4. Watch Dolphins in the Wild
Let your heart skip a beat as you pass through the blue waters of Key West into the playground of wild dolphins. Watch as the sea fills with their shapes and energy. Delight in watching dolphins romp, feed and play. Hundreds of dolphins call the waters of Key West home and you can share the memorable and romantic experience of seeing dolphins in their natural habitat with Dolphin Safari Charters. www.safaricharters.com

5. Get a Taste of Romance on a Dinner Cruise
Indulge your senses with an Islescapes Dinner Cruise, featuring exquisite gourmet dinners, impeccable service and a romantic setting aboard a beautifully restored 33 foot motor yacht. The Key West dinner cruise starts off with a brief tour of the harbor and then the captain finds calmer water to enjoy your delectable dinner. During the meal, enjoy a famous Key West Sunset on Islescapes which was named one of the most romantic Key West restaurants by Key West Magazine! www.islescapes.com

More Romantic Key West Treats

  • Walk from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean along Duval Street
  • Stop by Sloppy Joe’s for a mojito at Ernest Hemingway’s favorite hang out
  • Visit the southernmost point and take a romantic photo
  • Spend an afternoon at the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
  • Visit Ernest Hemingway’s former home and meet his famous polydactyl cats
  • Take the Conch Tour Train – a great way to see Key West
  • Wander hand in hand around the historic Seaport district
  • Attend a sunset celebration at Mallory Square
  • Sail, kayak, or snorkel with Danger Charters in a secluded, personalized, and natural setting
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