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This popular town square, adjacent to excellent dining and lively bars is home to one of Key West’s longest-running traditions. Perched on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, Mallory Square hosts Key West’s Sunset Celebration every evening of the year. Watch as the square bursts with color and sound as hundreds of visitors to the island converge to watch one of the most picturesque sunsets in the United States. Surrounding the square are some of Key West’s best restaurants, great shopping and hotels catering to all budgets.
Arrive at Mallory Square 2 hours prior to sunset to see the celebration kicking off. Street performers spread themselves out across the square. You’ll have the chance to listen to live music, be transfixed by magicians and illusionists or laugh at the antics of clowns. Enjoy an ice cream as you walk around or pick up some local street food from the food carts that occupy part of the square.
Move between artisans booths lining the square as you look for souvenirs. At shops behind Mallory, you’ll find stunning natural shells and sponges as well as art and jewelry.
As the sun gets closer to the horizon all eyes turn toward the gulf. Position your group in a good spot to see pink and red tones flood the sky as the sun disappears. Take a photo to remember the occasion.
After sunset the lively atmosphere around the square continues into the night, with restaurants serving local dishes and cocktail bars providing entertainment and refreshments for the crowds still mingling in the area. This is a great time to meet fellow vacationers and Key West locals.
Mallory Square is a public space located in Key West's harborfront downtown. It can easily be reached on foot or by bicycle from most accommodations on the island. There is a large pay-to-park parking lot but those those arriving for the Sunset Celebration should avoid driving since crowds can make it hard to find a spot to park.
Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Custom House Museum, Duval Street and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. Mallory Square and Key West Aquarium are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Key West Historic District, this beachfront resort is in the city centre, just steps away from Ripley's Believe It or Not, Key West Shipwreck Museum and Mallory Square. Key West Aquarium and Red Barn Theater are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Key West Historic District, this spa resort is steps away from Ripley's Believe It or Not, Duval Street and Mallory Square. Audubon House and Tropical Gardens and Key West Aquarium are also within 5 minutes.
This family-friendly Key West resort is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Duval Street, Audubon House and Tropical Gardens and Mallory Square. Key West Aquarium and Harry S. Truman Little White House are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Key West Historic District, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Duval Street, Harry S. Truman Little White House and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. Key West Aquarium and Key West Shipwreck Museum are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Key West Historic District, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of South Beach, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and Southernmost Point.
Located in Key West Historic District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mallory Square and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Southernmost Point is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
Nestled on the beach, this Old Town resort is steps away from Key West Museum of Art and History, Duval Street and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. Mallory Square and Key West Aquarium are also within 5 minutes.