Florida Keys Tourism – Love It or Leave It

Early Florida Tourism In the early 1900s, thousand of tourists were coming to Florida. They came to stay in the new hotels, rest in the warm weather, enjoy the natural beauty, and some even came to recover from illnesses. Many wealthy people, such as Thomas Edison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Henry Ford, built winter homes […]
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3 Boutique Hotels in The Florida Keys

The temperatures have been letting us know it’s summer for quite some time now, but it’s not too late to get in on the season’s hottest deals. Those of us lucky enough to call South Florida home are also fortunate to have America’s tropical island oasis right on our back doorstep: the Florida Keys. While […]
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Florida Keys Tourism Report First Quarter 2017 The High Season

Monroe County Tourist Development Council’s most recent Smith Travel Research report shows Florida Keys Tourism is doing just fine. The Florida Keys continued with Florida’s best average daily rate. during the first quarter of 2017, at $315. The report on Florida Keys Tourism, with data from January through March 2017, provides a look at the average […]
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My 3 Favorite Things To Do in the Upper Florida Keys

I have been in love with the Florida Keys most of my life. Having been born and raised in South Florida, the natural beauty of the area has captivated me since early childhood. The fortune of growing up in a boating family instilled me with an unending need to experience nature to it’s fullest. The […]
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Contestants Pucker Up for the Key West Conch Shell Blowing Contest

Making music with a conch (pronounced “konk”) shell might seem quite unusual, but dozens of people tried it Saturday afternoon, during Key West’s 55th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest. When the “Conch Honk” concluded, Delaware’s Jayne Challman and Key West musician Steve Gibson were declared the adult winners — after each one coaxed not just […]
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A week in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys arc off the state’s southeastern tip like a long strand of tiny beads on a silver chain. Or at least I thought so years ago, looking at the map after watching John Huston’s film classic “Key Largo.” The “beads” are, of course, the islands, and the “chain” is the 113-mile Overseas Highway […]
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Things to Do in Kid Friendly Florida Keys

With its azure blue waters, swaying palm trees, year-round warm temps and bright blue skies, Kid Friendly Florida Keys makes for the perfect tropical escape. Two state parks, a national park and a national marine sanctuary offer plenty of opportunities to explore and learn. Plus it’s easy to reach, at just a little over an […]
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Florida Keys & Key West Festivals and Events 2017

Hardly a weekend goes by in the Florida Keys & Key West without a special event or festival taking place. Providing entertainment and enjoyment for visitors virtually throughout the year, the Festivals and Events celebrate everything from the Keys’ colorful history, artistic culture and quirky ambiance to underwater wonders, outdoor adventure and tasty cuisine. While […]
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The Most Expensive Luxury Hotels in Florida – #1 Little Palm Island

The Florida Keys is home to the three most expensive hotels in the Sunshine State with #1 Little Palm Island. This is the finding of a new survey conducted by Miamihotels.org. In determining the rankings, the survey compared luxury hotels based on their cheapest available rate for a double room during the month of February […]
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KeysCaribbean Resorts Special Discounts for February Fun in the Florida Keys

February in the Florida Keys features fun events to be found only in the tropical islands off Florida’s southern tip. KeysCaribbean Resorts salutes four unique Keys events and features special offers to enjoy a getaway to the Keys in February. “The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save” special discount offers a lower […]
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5 Fun Things to Do in Islamorada in the Florida Keys

Measuring only 20 miles long and, in some places, barely 150 feet wide, Islamorada is a collection of islands located in the Florida Keys. Legend has it the area was named by Spanish explorers who, upon seeing the purple sky at sunset and the purple bougainvillea, called it “isla morado” or purple island. Islamorada is […]
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Unexpected Luxury and Comfort in the Florida Keys – Playa Largo Resort

The Florida Keys are known for many things; luxury accommodations are not one of them. For the most part, people come to the keys to revel in the gorgeous scenery and laid-back, salty, and somewhat gritty lifestyle. Nevertheless, paying hundreds of dollars for a dirty motel room just never made sense. Enter Playa Largo Resort, […]
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Winter Weather Forecast Could Start the Winter Migration Early

If you are already, or soon to be, overcome by cold, snow and ice, it’s time to finalize those plans for your migration to the Florida Keys. Here are some questions to see how the Winter Weather Forecast affects your plans. How much Winter weather does it take to convince you to head South? When […]
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Amara Cay Resort Opens Pool to Locals on Anchors Aweigh Sundays

Amara Cay Resort has a new pool and a new program. Locals are now welcome to spend Anchors Aweigh Sundays lounging at Amara Cay’s new 3,200-square-foot, zero-entry pool. It’s free, of course. With 125 pool chairs, there is plenty of room for tourists and locals alike to enjoy the Italian-inspired and seafood specialties of Oltremare […]
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3 Key West businesses Band Together Offer New Eco-Foodie Experiences

The Stoned Crab, Three Hands Fish, and Key West Legal Rum partner to create “Chef Distilled” and “The Three Hands Experience” packages to be offered beginning in the Fall of 2016. Taking a stand against the increasingly homo­genized American tourist experience, three local Key West businesses are banding together to offer two new ‘eco-foodie’ experiences […]
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Florida Keys Fishing Tournaments Calendar – September to December

Florida Keys Fishing Tournaments offer a variety of competitive fishing opportunities throughout the year. Whether one wants to prowl the reefs and wrecks for yellowtail and grouper, stalk the backcountry in search of bonefish, tarpon or permit, or troll the blue waters for dolphin and sailfish, there’s a tournament to fit the bill. The calendar […]
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Playa Largo Resort & Spa The Newest Resort in Key Largo

The first new full-service resort in Key Largo since 1993 has opened its doors. Playa Largo Resort & Spa, a Marriott Autograph property, opened about nine months behind its original opening date. Prime Hospitality and Shaner Hotels broke ground on the 14.5-acre property in early 2014. The 144-room resort, at 97450 Overseas Highway, is on the bay […]
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Most Beautiful Small Towns to Visit in the U.S. – Key West # 6

Many travelers get caught up in visiting large, popular cities around the world to sightsee and explore new places. Although often overlooked, small towns [Key West] often provide the greatest insights into local culture and enable travelers to engage with locals in uncommon ways. America was built upon small towns, and fortunately, many of them […]
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Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

Thinking of visiting the Florida Keys? Contributing writer Margot Black planned a road trip with her family, and discovered some family-friendly activities and hotels along the way.  I had not traveled to the Florida Keys since I was a little girl and was excited to plan a trip there with my own family in tow. […]
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