20 July 2020

Late Summer Coral Spawn Represents Circle of Life for Florida Keys Reefs

The hard corals of the Florida Keys reefs have spent eons developing a simple system to perpetuate the species. It’s one of nature’s mysteries that works without human intervention or complete understanding.
20 July 2020

Flavorful Florida Keys Lobster Season Begins Aug. 6

Attention, crustacean fans: Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the start of the eagerly anticipated Florida Keys lobster season.
25 June 2020

Power of the ‘She’: Florida Keys to Commemorate PADI Women Dive Day July 18

According to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, or PADI, scuba diving “opens hearts and minds and offers countless opportunities for self-discovery.” Lady divers looking for a girls getaway to the Florida Keys can come together for shared enjoyment and undersea adventure in honor of the PADI Women Dive Day July 18.
22 June 2020

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West: Welcome Back and Bring a Mask

The Florida Keys & Key West reopened to visitors June 1, with officials urging everyone to take personal health actions to protect against the spread of COVID-19. A Keyswide county ordinance requires that facial coverings must be worn by visitors and residents while in business establishments and other public settings, as well as outdoors when social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.
11 May 2020

Florida Keys Tourism Council Launches ‘Safer@Home’ Video Challenge

Although the Florida Keys remain closed to visitors due to the global COVID-19 crisis, a new social media contest enables travelers to re-create their favorite Keys memories in video form while staying safe at home.
14 April 2020

Keys TDC Launches ‘Safer at Home’ Initiative

The Florida Keys tourism council launched a “safer at home” initiative Tuesday to promote “stay-at-home” directives to combat COVID-19, while also sensitively maintaining awareness of the Florida Keys as a destination.
30 March 2020

Florida Keys and Overseas Highway Remain Closed to Visitors

The Florida Keys remain closed to visitors until further notice, following directives from local government officials based on concerns about U.S. coronavirus threats.
27 March 2020

Florida Keys Officials Establish Checkpoints to Restrict Inbound Traffic

Increasingly concerned about the coronavirus crisis, Florida Keys government officials have established two traffic checkpoints at the top of the Keys that restrict non-residents’ inbound road access.
25 March 2020

Florida Keys Island Chain Temporarily Closed to Visitors

Florida Keys officials have temporarily closed the destination to visitors until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. Throughout the 125-mile-long island chain, lodging businesses and tourism-related entities — including hotels, attractions, beaches, fishing piers, boat ramps and parks — are temporarily closed.
10 March 2020

Underwater Bunny to Stage Subsea Egg Hunt April 12 in the Florida Keys

Divers and snorkelers can support a Florida Keys charity while they “egg-splore” the clear, warm waters off Islamorada during the annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt set for Sunday, April 12.