Getaway Guide: Weekend Trip to Key WestBeing in the southernmost point of the continental United States opens up myriad excellent options for weekend getaways. Key West may be a small town, but visitors can count on having big fun in the Conch Republic. This area is both a symbol for Old Florida glory and tropical delight, and it's the perfect weekend destination for any traveler. Popular attractions such as the Ernest Hemingway home are within walking distance of some of the best lodging in the city. Visitors may enjoy a delicious meal while marveling at the expansive views of the ocean. Shop, party or embark on an adventure in the water.