Visiting Key West in May
May Tips, Weather, Events and Deals
May in Key West
Make way for Mother's Day in May and pamper mom with a relaxing break at Parrot Key Resort. With Memorial Day also nestled within the month, May provides the ideal month in which to enjoy a long weekend escape to paradise. Before the island really starts to heat up for summer, you can enjoy warm, sunny days in May with a welcoming balmy breeze which makes it a perfect time of year to enjoy the tropical climate. You can also make the most of extra savings by booking your vacation early out of peak season. There are plenty of onsite and offsite Key West watersports activities to discover, alongside our Key West resort deals and "Super Discounts".
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Key West Weather in May
The island starts to warm up in May with an average high temperature of 85° F. At the peak of summer, the average high temperature is 89° F. Even when temperatures are high, Key West is fortunate not to have any super-highways or urban sprawl to radiate the sun's heat. Not only that, but our islands are surrounded by cooling ocean waters. By late May, the season's first thundershowers start popping up. Rarely do the storms stick around long enough to spoil an entire day.
Average High Air Temp
Average Low Air Temp
Average Water Temp
Average Sunset Time
|85° F (29° C)||76° F (24° C)||83° F (28° C)||3.5 inches (8.9cm)||7:58 p.m.|
What to Wear in May
Pack your summer gear, including flip flops, a swim suit, shorts and a light shirt, but it's always wise to bring light layers that you can add to your wardrobe when needed. If you go boating for example, bring a light jacket. May can see high temperatures so make sure to bring light, cool clothing for daytime activities. Don't forget your sunglasses, aloe, sun screen and a hat to protect you against UV rays. For your convenience, a Walgreens store is located adjacent to Parrot Key Resort if you forget any warm weather essentials.
Major May Events and Holidays
In May, enjoy a long weekend for Memorial Day or join us for a Mother's Day escape. Don't forget to try exciting events like the Key West Songwriter's Festival.
May Federal Holidays and Important Travel Dates in 2017
- May 14: Mother's Day (USA)
- May 29: Memorial Day
Top Key West Events in May
- May 10-14, 2017: Key West Songwriters Festival
- May TBC 2017: Kamp Key West
- May TBC 2017: Key West Air, Land and Sea Poker Run
- May TBC 2017: Keys 100 UltraMarathon
- May TBC 2017: Dolphin Masters
- View all May 2017 Events
Book Now: May Packages and Offers in Key West
- Stay 3 Nights Offer: Stay a minimum of three nights and save more on your visit at our luxury waterview resort.
- Book in Advance and Save More: Save more when booking at least 7 days in advance at our Key West hotel.
- Tropical Weekday Retreat: Save when staying Sunday through Thursday nights at our Key West hotel.