11 September 2016

Authors and Artists Make Key West a Creative Cultural Mecca

Authors and artists, playwrights and poets have long been lured to the romantic 2-by-4-mile island of Key West. Closer to Havana than to Miami, this seductive haven is richly endowed with creativity as one of America’s most fascinating literary and artistic playgrounds.
11 September 2016

Key West’s ‘One Human Family’ Lives Its Official Philosophy

The tiny island at the tip of the Florida Keys archipelago is known around the world for its inclusive recognition that all people are created equal — epitomized by the famed One Human Family motto created by local designer J.T. Thompson.
11 September 2016

Key West’s Year-Round Appeal Means Fabulous Celebrations

Subtropical Key West has a sensual year-round climate as warm as the community’s welcome to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender visitors. The island city is historically frost-free, with an average annual temperature of 77.8 F.
11 September 2016

Getting to – and Around – the Island of Key West is Half the Fun

Traveling to the picturesque island of Key West is a bucket-list adventure in itself. Driving the historic, 127-mile Florida Keys Overseas Highway is considered by many travelers to be the trip of a lifetime.
11 September 2016

Key West Accommodations Offer a Warm Welcome and Enticing Choices

Key West’s accommodation properties are as diverse as the guests who travel to the Florida Keys. Visitors can choose from tropically styled adult-only guesthouses, intimate bed-and-breakfasts, lovingly restored inns, luxury waterfront resorts and casual family-oriented hotels.
11 September 2016

Key West is an Ideal ‘I Do’ Venue for Weddings and Honeymoons

For couples seeking a destination wedding and honeymoon, Key West exudes an exotic ambience for the ultimate romantic getaway — offering a relaxing island experience, exquisite scenery, intriguing history and easy accessibility for travel with no passport required. 
 
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