TripAdvisor reviews show that this amazing destination is the cream of the crop!

Perri Ormont Blumberg
June 20, 2018

Key West is one of those places that can make you feel like you’re far, far away—if only for a few days. Located at the southernmost tip of Florida, the island has low-key beaches where anything goes. The fresh air and "Conch Republic" attitude are enough to make your trip with your gal pals a true getaway. Stay right in the thick of things, just off Mallory Square, at the Ocean Key Resort & Spa. Take a day trip to the Key West First Legal Rum Distillery for a little education and libation. Dine at The Stoned Crab for fresh seafood and Cero Bodega for Latin flair. During the fall, that Key West breeze will send you into a state of utter calm, even with your crazy girlfriends.

Jennifer Davick

Edging out many, well, other excellent cities, Key West, Florida has been named TripAdvisor's "Most Excellent" Place to Travel Worldwide, which is now in its eighth year. Worthy for praise for far more than its swoonworthy key lime pie, the Florida Keys getaway is the southernmost city in the continental US. Rounding out the "Most Excellent" cities overall list was New Orleans in the #10 slot, the only other American city to make the cut (Reykjavik and Edinburgh secured the #2 and #3 spots, respectively). To determine the winners, TripAdvisor used a comprehensive algorithm to look at quality, quantity and recency of reviews on the site, as well as the business' tenure on the site from April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018.

"TripAdvisor is the place consumers go to plan and book their trips, and study after study has shown the site's impact on travel purchasing decisions," said Neela Pal, Trip Advisor's vice president, brand marketing, in a company press release. "When travelers see a Certificate of Excellence sticker or certificate on display, they immediately know that the business has a track record of offering highly rated guest or diner experiences. Now, with our 'Most Excellent' lists, we're excited to reveal the destinations where travelers are most likely to encounter these excellent businesses." 

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In addition to winning the "Most Excellent" Cities Overall category, Key West also came in first place for "Most Excellent" Cities for Restaurants, and #8 for "Most Excellent" Cities for Experiences.

That girlfriend getaway to the Florida Keys is looking even more tempting now, now?