Key West Road Advisory
Regional Attractions & Information...
Key West is a quaint village of pastel-colored cottages, yet it boasts some of the most sophisticated shops, restaurants and entertainment anywhere in Florida. Fabulous Duval Street is less than half a block from the Inn. The Ernest Hemingway House, the Audubon House and Mel Fisher's Maritime Museum are just a few of the fascinating sights to explore within minute's walk of the Curry Mansion. Key West has a beautiful golf course, many public tennis courts and fabulous diving and fishing on North America's only living coral reef. Our staff can help you make arrangements for any activities. Please call prior to your arrival.
Key West Aquarium
A fascinating and exciting experience for all ages. Thrilling shark feedings and group tours are conveniently scheduled for your family's enjoyment.
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society And Museum
The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum displays jewels, coins and gold and silver bars brought up from the wrecks of the Atocha and Margarita. Two Spanish galleons sunk in a hurricane in 1622, 40 miles from Key West. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is a two-story Spanish Colonial house, built in 1851. Hemmingway bought the house in 1931. A 30 minute tour begins every 10 minutes from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Conch Tour Train and The Old Town Trolley
Both offer a 90 minute narrated tour of the Island. The Conch Trains leave from Mallory Square every hour from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Trolley has pickups at most of the major hotels and four stops downtown. It allows passengers to get off one trolley and board another one later. Trolleys run daily every 30 minutes, beginning at 8:45 am and ending at 4:55 pm.
Key West Express
The ferry from Ft Myers and Marco Island arrives in Key West daily just four blocks from the Curry Mansion.
Key West Golf Course
A reasonably priced 18-hole golf course is a short two miles away. You may want to rent a moped or bicycle at the rental shop a half block from the Curry Mansion Inn.
Snorkeling And Scuba Diving
Key West is well known for it's snorkeling and scuba diving. Shops which provide rentals for these activities are located within walking distance.
The city tennis courts lie within a mile of the Curry Mansion Inn and are free of charge for all to enjoy.
Once your long day of Key West activities is complete, you can relax with a game of billiards in our recreation room.
Key West has several iconic shopping destinations such as Kino's Sandals, world-renowed for their hand-made leather shoes and Fast Buck Freddie's known for their unique home furnishings, clothing and gifts. Clinton Square Mall at Mallory Square is an indoor shopping destination with a variety of small shops including the Butterfly Conservatory's gift shop, a pet boutique and clothing. Art galleries are abundant in Key West, especially along the upper half of Duval St. Mallory Square's nightly sunset celebration is also a good place for shopping- jewelry, art and souveniers are all displayed by local artists and craftsman.
Fast Buck Freddie's
Every evening begins at Mallory Dock, where Key West gathers to watch the sun go down. Street performers stage everything from juggling and escape acts to card tricks. The best by far is "Dominique and His Circus Cats". The cats, Spot, Piggy and Mar Sharkey, look like ordinary house pets, however this French man has transformed them into stars in a miniature lion-taming act with flaming hoops and all. Street vendors sell jewelry, basketwork and painted t-shirts.
Sloppy Joe's was one of Hemingway's hangouts. It is a popular spot, though loud and sometimes rowdy, with live entertainment in the afternoon and evening.
Scooner Wharf Bar
Last little bit of old Key West. Enjoy outdoor tiki hut atmosphere. A place where all our local characters hang out.
Captain Tony's Saloon
Captain Tony's Saloon is a block away from Sloppy Joe's and is smaller in size. It was built in 1852 and was used as a morgue and as an ice house. It was also the site of Sloppy Joe's until 1938, when Sloppy Joe's moved to Duval Street.