Possibly the most popular memento (purchased) that leaves Key West after Fantasy Fest. It’s kind of ‘been there, done that’ mentality. Will the shirt be worn back at home? Perhaps, just choose wisely. Capt Tony’s Famous Quote may seem funny at the time, (“All you need in this life is a tremendous sex drive and a great ego. Brains don’t mean s***.”) but won’t go over well at a little league baseball game.
Wonderful taste treats with the flavor of the Key Lime. Though Key Limes are not grown commercially in Key West any more, they are probably served in more variations here than any where else that I can think of. Stop by Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe for free samples.
Affordable and functional. This little shop at 107 Fitzpatrick Street still uses traditional hand made techniques to assemble the natural leather sandals. Even if you are not in the market for shoes, stop by the shop and watch the crafters at their trade. using the same techniques for generations. Kino Sandals has been made in Key West since 1966.
Ah, so close to Cuba, yet so far… Key West is actually closer to Havana (106 miles) than it is to Miami (127 miles) but don’t plan on buying any Cuban Cigars here. You’ll find several cigar stores in Key West, many still using the hand rolled method used by Cuban immigrants from generations ago.
The real coins will cost you an arm and a leg, but many shops offer replicas, some even made from made from Atocha treasure silver bullion. If Spanish coins aren’t your thing, perhaps a little sea creature on a chain or for a charm bracelet would make for a nice memento.