You can catch a famous Key West sunset on one of the three outdoor sun decks, two of which are clothing-optional in certain sections. The monument , engraved in Zimbabwe granite, was dedicated in and features the names of over 1, Key West-connected individuals who died during the AIDS crisis. Quotes from Alfred Tennyson, Kahlil Gibran, and others are also carved into the stone. Community members visit the memorial to take a reflective moment to remember the lives lost against the backdrop of the sunset pier. Key West boasts an active community of drag performers, and the Aqua Bar and Nightclub has some of the best drag shows on Duval Street.
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With its many gay-owned inns and gay-friendly hotels , Key West has been a favorite destination among GLBT travelers for decades. Most of the gay bars in town are clustered along colorful Duval Street, in the historic district, which is also home to dozens of fun shops and inviting restaurants, some of them - because they're popular places to socialize - included here. This is the place to go when you're up for a full night of dancing and partying, and also to watch performances by the lovely and talented Aquanettes, arguably Key West's most iconic drag troupe. The elegant back-lit bar is a fun spot for daily happy hour, which kicks off at 5 pm each day. Aqua Idol Tuesdays, and karaoke on Saturday afternoons as well as late Monday and Thursday are popular times to be here, too.
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products and services; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. For decades, the legendary resort town of Key West , at the very southern tip of Florida, has been a magnet with gay and lesbian travelers, many who have ultimately decided to live here.