Whether it’s a girl’s weekend, wedding or corporate event, Key West is the perfect getaway for groups of all sizes. In the laid back Florida Keys, everyone can slip out of their formal wear and into sandals and shades. Funky outdoor venues like Blue Heaven with its roaming roosters and Hogfish Grill with its wooden picnic tables are the antithesis of any banquet hall.
Tropical temps year round makes it easy to plan events at waterfront locales like Hot Tin Roof--known for its stellar sunset views. At Latitudes on Sunset Key, you can even dine with your toes in the sand on the private island under swaying palms.
Fresh-from-the-boat local seafood makes any menu spectacular with Key West pink shrimp, Florida lobster, grouper and hogfish. A popular old-school seafood destination is A&B Lobster House, which dates back to 1947.
Latin influences abound at eateries like El Meson De Pepe where buffets overflow with savory Cuban dishes like roast pork, plantains and flan. Refreshing mojitos replace champagne for those special toasts. Island-infused European tapas can be found the intimate Santiago’s Bodega or the larger Nine One Five. Ensconced in a restored two-story Victorian home, Nine One Five's revelers can linger on the wraparound porches overlooking Duval Street. Hire a steel drum player or a salsa band for added ambience, and your Key West soiree is a guaranteed hit at these group friendly restaurants.