11 September 2016

Sophisticated Shopping, Seafood Cuisine Are Key West Temptations

Since the mid-1800s, the island of Key West has been renowned for its overall refined sense of taste. Wrecking captains salvaged fine cargo goods — silks and laces, wines, silver and gold, exotic trinkets and jewelry — from ships grounded on nearby Florida Keys reefs. Valuable goods from exotic ports were sold at auction to eager buyers.
11 September 2016

World’s Longest Rainbow Flag Brought Recognition of Key West’s Diversity

During Key West Pride in 2003, a 1.25-mile rainbow flag sewn by Gilbert Baker, the creator of the original rainbow flag, was unfurled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original banner’s debut.          
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06 September 2016

Lower Keys Bahia Honda

Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Florida Keys near Big Pine Key, Fla., offers outstanding amenities for vacationers as well as an excellent view of a historic railroad bridge fabricated by the men that built Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway. In an annual survey of American beaches, Bahia Honda was voted the top beach by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a Florida International University professor known as "Dr. Beach." Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Lower Keys Kayak

Paddling among mangrove forests is a popular kayaking activity in the Lower Florida Keys near Big Pine Key. photo by Steve Bly/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Key West Tropic

A pedicab provides transportation past the Tropic Cinema Theater featuring a Seward Johnson metallic statue of Marilyn Monroe in a famous pose. Photo by Mike Freas/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Lower Keys Aerial

A full-frame fisheye lens helps to provide a unique view of the Florida Keys' Overseas Highway as it bisects the Atlantic Ocean, left, and the Gulf of Mexico on the right in the Lower Keys near Big Pine Key, Fla. Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Key West Tennessee Williams

The Key West Gay Visitor Center features a permanent exhibition focusing on Tennessee Williams in Key West, and includes articles, photos, playbills, artwork, and various memorabilia regarding the decades this celebrated writer spent in the Southernmost City. Photo by Mike Freas/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Key West Sunset

Visitors enjoy the performance of a fire torch juggler in Key West, Fla. The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is a daily ritual for visitors to this subtropical island at the bottom of the Florida Keys island chain. Photo by Mike Freas/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Key West Sunset

Busker Will Soto walks a tightrope at the sunset celebration in Key West, Fla. The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is a daily ritual for visitors to this subtropical island at the bottom of the Florida Keys island chain. Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau
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06 September 2016

Key West Southernmost House

The beautiful Southernmost House Historic Inn in the Ocean is among a plethora of accommodations' offerings in Key West. Photo by Mike Freas/Florida Keys News Bureau