Must-visit attractions in the old town area of Xijiao Island

Several important attractions on the West Reef Island are not to be missed. Walk and take pictures while recalling history and culture, nurturing the ocean that gave birth to Hemingway literature, the starting point and endpoint of US Highway 1, the ends of the earth, and the homeland known as the sunset. When visiting these attractions, don't forget to leave behind your memories!

Southern post point buoy

As the name suggests, this is the southernmost point in the United States, also known as the "end of the world" of the American continent, only 90 miles away from Cuba. This iconic building, shaped like a buoy, is one of the famous landmarks of Key West and a must-visit spot for tourists to take pictures. Just a few steps away from the building is the famous Southernmost Point Guest House on the island. From the windows of the rooms, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the southernmost point.

Ernest Hemingway home and Museum

Although in recent years, there have been many writers and artists from Xijiao Island, so far, no one's influence can surpass that of the great writer, Hemingway. He worked and lived in this not-so-large courtyard for more than ten years, and completed famous works such as "For Whom the Bell Tolls", "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "A Farewell to Arms". Those familiar with Hemingway may know that he loved cats and once kept around 50 of them at his residence, most of which had six toes. Visiting here, not only can you tour Hemingway's living and working environments, but you can also witness these unique cats and admire the famous "Cat drinking fountain".

Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shope

Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shop is a dessert shop that offers various pies, candies, and cookies. They also produce condiments, juices, soaps, and other household items. Their most popular item is the key lime pie – a must-try!
Sloppy Joe's, opened in 1937, is one of the most famous bars in Key West. It has witnessed the glorious history of Key West and also the brilliant days of Hemingway on the island. With a wide variety of drinks and delicious food, it creates a relaxed and casual restaurant atmosphere for tourists. In addition, Sloppy Joe's also offers unique T-shirt designs that have become a world-renowned restaurant trademark.

Mallory square

Known as the "Hometown of Sunset", watching the sunset here is a must-do for tourists.

El siboney

Xiboney Cuban Cuisine is the most famous Cuban restaurant in West Key, located in the old town area. Their signature dishes include roasted pork, Xiboney steak, Cuban mixed sandwich, and seafood rice, attracting a constant stream of customers every day.