The Florida Keys is famous for its laid back, friendly view of life. And that vibe is reflected in the area’s many pet-friendly attractions. It is quite possibly the most pet-friendly area of the country! 

Add fantastic beaches, pet-friendly dining options, and a climate that encourages outdoor fun. Now you have a location that screams “pet friendly!”

Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

Visiting Key West in the spring shoulder season from March to May gives you the best benefits. The weather is lovely. Prices drop a bit from the winter high. And crowds are smaller. Perhaps most importantly, you’re outside the window for likely hurricanes. 

During winter, you will be rewarded with temperatures that don’t drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius). But crowds of tourists will push prices up.

Summers are hot and humid. And the threat of hurricanes rises in late summer and fall. 


Things Not To Miss

Urban dogs will love the shops, bars, and pet friendly restaurant patios on Duval Street. And nature-loving pets will find dog beaches, tropical gardens, and parks that are easy on the paws. 


 The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden offers over 15 acres of native garden and forest to stroll on trails. And right downtown, you’ll find a mini rainforest at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden. Residents of the garden include rare plants as well as parrots and macaws. 

Prefer to explore from the water? You will find several options to charter a boat, kayak, or paddle board. 

And, of course, you need to celebrate Key West’s famous fiery sunsets. Nightly, Mallory Square fills with entertainers and spectators to bid farewell to the sun. If your dog doesn’t mind crowds, don't miss it.

Or get a quieter but just as beautiful view from the Higgs Beach Dog Park. Your dog will be happy to play with her new friends while you try to capture the sun’s blazing glory with your camera.