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Key West see + do
Much of Key West's sightseeing appeal is centered on the variety of exquisitely preserved historic houses. Cigar makers' cottages are scattered through Bahama Village, while the best examples of Key West's grand late-1800s Conch houses are along Caroline and Greene streets. These wooden homes were raised on coral slabs to avoid flooding and are decorated like San Francisco Victorians with gingerbread wood trim. The most famous homestead on the island is the Hemingway Home, where the author lived in the 1930s. Though the rocky coastal areas mean there is a lack of great beaches, Key West does not want for water activities: Take a day trip to the Dry Tortugas or snorkel right off Duval Street. And though it is a bit hokey, ending the day with a sunset stroll in Mallory Square continues to be a must-do.