Best times to visit Key West

Visiting Key West is all about timing & priorities. As natives, we know when the best times are to visit… not just the best weather, but also the best prices! Here’s your guide to knowing what peak season is, when to visit if you’re watching the wallet, and also when to expect rain. Along with each month, we’ve included a list of key events.

The best time to visit Key West is between March and May. The winter crowds will taper off, the hotel rates become reasonable and the weather is remarkably similar to winter’s blissful 70s and 80s. Speaking of winter – that season is the island’s busiest and priciest. The rainy and humid summer months see the fewest tourists but the best hotel rates. The trade-off might be worth it, but you’re still gambling against hurricane season (June to November). Also, beware that rates will surge during special events like Key West Pride and Fantasy Fest.
— US News Key West Travel Guide

Key West Weather


Key West Weather: March-May

During the months of March, April and May, skies are clear, temperatures are perfect (mid-80’s by May). This is the best time to visit the Key West! Not to mention, rates taper off before the rainy season, so you can take advantage of lower prices.

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Key West Weather: June-August

This is the rainy season, therefore we see less tourism (which is great for those vacationers who don’t want to deal with too many tourists.) Room rates are low, therefore we still get visitors. The weather is still great (80’s and 90’s) - just pack an umbrella.

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Key West Weather: September-November

Hurricanes are a possibility during September, October and November. Most tourists avoid Key West during this time, but nothing can deter those bargain hunters! The deals are unsurpassable during these months. =

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Key West Weather: December-February

Prices peak during these months. As the cold fronts spread throughout the rest of the US, Key West enjoys incredible weather in the 70’s. Not to mention, beach views. Therefore, the best way to get a deal during these months is to plan ahead (and work with a travel agent who has insights into where the secret deals are!)

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