03 May 2017

Six State Parks of Upper Florida Keys

Ten state parks throughout the 125-mile-long Florida Keys & Key West island chain include some of Florida’s most appealing waterfront views and beaches. Most parks are only footsteps from Florida Bay’s aquamarine waters to the west and the turquoise hues of the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
03 May 2017

State Parks of the Middle and Lower Keys

In the Middle and Lower Florida Keys, four unique state parks — Long Key, Curry Hammock, Bahia Honda and Fort Zachary Taylor — are easy to explore and offer some of the best recreational opportunities in the 125-mile-long island chain.

The Highway That Goes to Sea

The Overseas Highway, the southernmost leg of U.S. Highway 1 that’s sometimes called the Highway that Goes to Sea, is a modern wonder. In 2009, the roadway was named an All-American Road, the highest recognition possible under the National Scenic Byways program established by the United States Congress.

Florida Keys & Key West: Quick Facts

A 125-mile-long chain of islands that begins just south of Miami, the Florida Keys are connected by the Overseas Highway’s 42 bridges over water — one almost seven miles long — over the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Hemingway Home in Key West

The house and gardens at 907 Whitehead St. are still “home” to one of the United States’ most renowned writers — the late Ernest Hemingway. Now a registered National Historic Landmark, the Spanish colonial villa is open to the public as a museum honoring the island’s most famous literary resident. 

Keys Cuisine Flavored by Indigenous Seafood

Stretching 125 miles into open water, the Florida Keys can boast early settlers ranging from Bahamian fishermen to Cuban cigar makers and New England merchants. In such a rich melting pot, it’s natural that the indigenous cuisine incorporates diverse and delicious influences — with a reliance on an abundant array of fish and seafood harvested from surrounding waters.
11 September 2016

Key West Business Guild is First-Stop Resource for LGBT Visitors

The tiny subtropical island of Key West, luring more than 225,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender visitors each year, has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s most welcoming destinations that celebrates all types of diversity.
11 September 2016

Day or Night, Key West Entertainment Abounds

Key West’s wide array of entertainment — throughout the night, into the wee hours and all day, every day — means it’s challenging to experience all there is to do. LGBT visitors can enjoy theater and music performances, book on-the-water excursions, meet new friends for dining or drinks, attend a drag show, simply “chillax” in the subtropical surroundings and much more.
11 September 2016

Key West’s Renaissance Shaped by LGBT Community

Key West’s offbeat picturesque charm and open, genuinely welcoming atmosphere are among the reasons the island city is so popular among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender visitors.
11 September 2016

Irresistible Key West Warmly Welcomes LGBT Visitors

Imagine a subtropical island paradise in the continental United States with an atmosphere that is equal parts exotic, eccentric and enticing. A destination where rainbow flags fly proudly at homes and over businesses. A place where wildly colorful and fragrant flowers — royal poinciana, hibiscus and bougainvillea — frame historic homes that once sheltered gay and lesbian literary legends including Tennessee Williams, Elizabeth Bishop and James Merrill.