18 September 2018

All-New Accommodations and Offerings Among What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West

New offerings awaiting visitors to the Florida Keys & Key West this fall include mermaid and flamingo adventures, a Keyswide sculpture trail and a marine science experience. In addition, Hawks Cay Resort has reopened after a $50 million refurbishmentand the Florida Keys’ largest recreational vehicle resortis once again welcoming visitors. 

14 September 2018

Revelry to Rule at Key West’s Fantasy Fest Masquerade March

According to fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes, “The game’s afoot.” Thousands of costumed revelers are to prove that the game-playing is indeed “afoot” in Key West Friday, Oct. 26, during the Masquerade March that begins at the local cemetery.
14 September 2018

‘Zombies’ on Wheels to Prowl Key West Oct. 21

Several thousand eerily costumed zombies, best known as “the walking dead,” are to abandon pedestrian power for bicycles Sunday, Oct. 21, during Key West’s offbeat annual Zombie Bike Ride.
14 September 2018

Key West’s Glamorous Headdress Ball to Entertain Revelers Oct. 25

Combining entertainment and creative rivalry, Key West’s Headdress Ball typically dazzles audiences with contestants’ flamboyant masks and outrageous headdress regalia. The 36th annual ball is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park.
14 September 2018

Veteran New York Angler Wins Robert-James Sales S.L.A.M. in Key West

Jim Bokor Jr. of Buffalo, New York, earned the title of grand champion angler at the Robert-James Sales S.L.A.M. Tournament that ended Sept. 9 in the Florida Keys.
10 September 2018

Special Olympics Florida–Monroe County to Host Key West Paddle Invitational

Paddleboard enthusiasts can join Special Olympics athletes from around the United States Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14, for competition and camaraderie during the seventh annual Stand Up Paddle Invitational in Key West.
30 August 2018

Runners to Chart a Scenic Course in Key West’s Southernmost Marathon

Entrants in the Southernmost Marathon, Half and 5k, dubbed the “SoMo,” can follow a 26.2-mile, 13.1-mile or 3.1-mile route while enjoying views of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and scenic streets in the continental United States’ southernmost city. All three races are set for Saturday, Oct. 6.
20 August 2018

Florida Keys & Key West ... Laid-Back and Legendary

First-time visitors to the Florida Keys comment almost immediately on the island chain's unique laid-back atmosphere that seems to be a world away from big cities and theme parks.

Key West Overview

Located closer to Cuba than to Miami, Key West is Florida’s independent and irreverent southernmost subtropical paradise. A unique confluence of history, climate, natural beauty, cultural diversity, architecture and unabashed romantic appeal make the island a destination far removed from the everyday world.