16 September 2020

Sculpture Trail Enhances Island Chain’s Landscape

Creativity is seemingly built into the DNA of the Florida Keys. Without even stepping inside a gallery or studio, visitors exploring the island chain can encounter an eclectic variety of open-air artistry. Prime among the outdoor creations is a collection of thought-provoking large-scale sculptures.
13 August 2020

Divers Can Help Keys’ Ocean Ecosystem and ‘Take a Bite Out of Lionfish’ During REEF’s Upper Keys Derby

Divers can help preserve the Florida Keys’ native reef fish populations during the fun, socially distanced Reef Environmental Education Foundation 2020 Lionfish Derby. Scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 10-13, the derby challenges participants to capture and remove as many non-native lionfish as possible from Keys waters.
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.