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Kids Free Florida Keys for Families Sept 7 Through Oct 15 2021

Parents, kids, grandparents and extended families can explore [mostly Key West] Florida Keys attractions, tours, watersports and other offerings while participating in a value-added program that provides free admission and opportunities for children age 12 or younger. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 15, the Kids Free Florida Keys program is spearheaded by…

10 Florida Keys Locals Reveal the Best Places to Eat – Drink and More
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10 Florida Keys Locals Reveal the Best Places to Eat – Drink and More

Looking for the best Florida Keys places to eat and drink? Here are suggestions from 10 Florida Keys Locals. Teri JohnstonPHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN E. MCDONALD Where to Meet Locals According to Teri Johnston, mayor of Key West When Teri Johnston was sworn in as mayor of Key West last year, the occasion made headlines around the…

What’s New in the Florida Keys for Fall 2019
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What’s New in the Florida Keys for Fall 2019

The Florida Keys with community efforts to sustain precious natural resources through the Connect & Protect initiative, continue to unveil ways to preserve the Keys’ environment and connect visitors who love the outdoors to the island chain’s unmatched beauty. Efforts to replant and preserve coral along the Florida Reef Tract are ongoing. In addition, two new eco-stay properties, tucked…

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Kids Free Florida Keys Available for Families Through Oct. 13

Through Oct. 13, visiting families can explore Florida Keys attractions, tours, watersports and other offerings with a value-added program that provides free admission for children age 12 or younger. Called Kids Free Florida Keys, the program was created by the Key West Attractions Association. Families can visit KidsFreeFloridaKeys.com to download coupons for visits to nature-themed and historic…

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Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehab Center Monthly Lecture Series

With native tropical flora of the Florida Keys being impacted by a growing population and urban development, the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center has begun sponsoring a conservation lecture series, “Wings N’ Things.” The next presentation will feature guest speaker Lynn Miller, Ph.D., wildlife education director at the South Florida Wildlife Center, which is…

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Key West Festival – Food – Wine – History and Fun

Creative cuisine, premium wines and unique events in a subtropical island setting await attendees Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 23-27, at the 2019 Key West Food & Wine Festival. The 10th annual Key West Festival celebrates Key West’s rich culinary culture and historic sites. Scheduled events showcase local chefs’ artistry, indigenous Florida Keys ingredients, fine wines…

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7 Experiences to Savor Only in the Florida Keys

Florida Keys locals and in-the-know visitors often greet the news of some particularly offbeat happening by grinning, nodding and sagely murmuring, Only in the Florida Keys. FLORIDA KEYS — Florida Keys locals and in-the-know visitors often greet the news of some particularly offbeat happening by grinning, nodding and sagely murmuring, “Only in the Keys.” The phrase…

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8 Only in the Florida Keys Bucket List Events

Every day is an adventure in the Florida Keys, where the subtropical climate and scenic natural setting create an ideal backdrop for high-energy activities no matter what the time of year. Visitors easily enjoy watersports and energetic eco-adventures, unparalleled offshore diving and organized sporting challenges for endurance-sports enthusiasts, but also enjoy a little wackiness while…

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5 Cultural Celebrations to Experience Only in the Florida Keys

While the Florida Keys & Key West are widely known for their vibrant natural beauty, easygoing atmosphere and year-round warmth, they also entice scores of visitors to enjoy cultural events that can be experienced only in the Keys. Showcasing the island chain’s heritage as a haven for creative spirits, they range from celebrations of resident…

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Sea Turtles will always have the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys

As long as sea turtles remain on the Earth, they will always have a Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys. The Turtle Hospital’s deed is now permanently restricted to remain a place for turtle care, thanks to its creator. Turtle Hospital founder Richie Moretti wanted to make sure the facility he started outlived him. So in February, he…