Key West is a tropical destination that people escape to for its warmth, no matter the time of year. Although, in the winter months, some might say it’s not quite warm enough to swim or take part in water-based activities, depending on what weather you’re used to. The “coldest” time of year is still super enjoyable without snorkeling, swimming, and watersports.
Although the southernmost tip of the United States is gorgeous all year round, Key West in December is especially wonderful. Hurricane season is over, and the spirit of the holidays has set in. The festive energy of the season is evident in the way we decorate the city, starting with the Key West Harbor Walk of Lights.