Key West: Mallory Square

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Mallory Square in Key West

Mallory Square has been a port for US Navy ships, a cigar roller’s mecca, and a place to buy sponges from the divers who harvested them. Now this famed square is a place to gather nightly and party while you watch the sun go down.

Mallory Square is the center of Key West’s historic waterfront. It is the home of the nightly Sunset Celebration, the Key West Aquarium, the Historical Sculpture Garden, the Key West Shipwreck Historeum, Cayo Hueso Historeum, Sponge Market, Shell Warehouse, and several other shops and restaurants.

So during the day walk around the square and enjoy the shopping and dining. Then come back at night to enjoy a beautiful sunset Key West style, watch the street performers, and admire the wares of local artisans. This is a great venue for both children and adults with wholesome entertainment that will interest people of all ages.

My favorite parts of Mallory Square…

  • El Meson de Pepe’s – This restaurant has great Cuban food as well as a museum, live music and dance lessons!
  • Being able to walk around with my dog, Indiana Bones.
  • Watching the shark feedings at the Aquarium.

For more information about things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site. You can also visit our Key West Events Calendar to see more details on upcoming special events.

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Island Genn – Your Key West Concierge

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