Visiting Key West in September
September Tips, Weather, Events and Deals
September Key West Vacations
The summer crowds may have left the Florida Keys, but the tropical sunshine stays firmly put in September offering a welcoming month for visitors in search of a calm and peaceful vacation. It is also an excellent time of year in which to save and enjoy a special deal during our off peak travel periods following the popular summer months. Labor Day in September offers the perfect chance to indulge in a long weekend break and enjoy a range of activities including our watersports package which will take you on a 28-mile tour around the island. Labor Day is an on peak travel period so if you are looking for a deal, you can find fantastic savings either side of the federal holiday.
As September is a particularly laid-back and relaxing month with schools back open from summer, it is an ideal time for treating a loved one to a romantic break away. Seniors also love to relax and unwind in September when the island becomes more peaceful again following the peak family season, and our senior offer is available during the month and throughout the year.
Key West Weather in September
As the summer heat starts to cool down across the United States, Key West has an average high temperature of 88° F (31° C). Luckily Key West doesn't 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. Sunset Wise Floridians from the mainland flock to the Keys on steamy weekends because the air is usually a few degrees cooler here. The water temperature might be in the mid-80s (30° C) but the sea is nevertheless refreshing for swimming, snorkeling or diving. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in September but the rain rarely sticks around long enough to spoil an entire day.
You might be wondering about the Atlantic hurricane season, which can affect the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States as well as the Caribbean and the Bahamas. The official hurricane season begins June 1st and ends on November 30th. Traditionally, the highest potential for storms is between August 15th and October 15th. However, the daily weather during this period tends to be some of the most beautiful of the year. Parrot Key Resort offers a hurricane clause to protect our guests during this period so please inquire within our call center. No named hurricanes or tropical storms affected the Florida Keys in 2013 and 2014.
Average High Air Temp
Average Low Air Temp
Average Water Temp
Average Sunset Time
|88° F (31° C) ||79° F (26° C) ||86° F (30° C) ||5.9 inches (14.9cm) ||7:45p.m. |
What to Wear in September
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. September sees high temperatures so make sure to bring light, cool clothing. Don't forget your sunglasses, aloe or after sun cream, 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 September Events and Holidays
In September, enjoy a long weekend for the Labor Day holiday, enjoy senior discounts or a romantic escape.
September Federal Holidays and Important Travel Dates
Top Key West Events in September
Book Now: September Packages and Offers
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