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 … Read more

Here’s to Flipping out for Flip Flops

For Florida Keys residents, flip flops are likely the most basic and yet most popular item in the closet. This comfortable and durable footwear is a staple in the Florida Keys but as Jimmy Buffett wrote in “Margaritaville,” blowing out flip-flops is a real thing. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, of the 198,437 … Read more

Key West Among Top Five U.S. Destinations for 2021

Tripadvisor has named Key West among the five most popular domestic destinations in its 2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards. Key West ranks just behind New York, New York; Maui, Hawaii; Las Vegas, Nevada; and New Orleans, Louisiana, as best destinations in the United States. It is one of two Florida cities on … Read more

Conch Honkers to Vie for Victory in Key West March 7

Festivals and Events Conch Republic

It’s not a stringed instrument, a percussion instrument or the musical choice of virtually any “American Idol” contestant. Nonetheless, the conch shell takes center stage in Key West’s music scene each spring, when several dozen hopefuls vie for victory in the annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest. Set for noon Saturday, March 7, the 58th annual … Read more

Win a Florida Keys Superfan Coral Reef Restoration Eco-Adventure

Florida Keys Superfan

For travelers seeking “voluntourism” opportunities to help sustain the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, the “Florida Keys Superfan” eco-adventure giveaway offers an enticing prize. One entrant is to win a five-night vacation that includes accommodations, eco-attractions and diving experiences to plant corals. The winner is to discover how divers can serve as … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Bungalows Key Largo All-Inclusive Adults-Only New Resort

In Key Largo, the Florida Keys’ first-ever “all-inclusive” resort — the adults-only 12-acre, 135-unit Bungalows Key Largo — opened in late December. Located at mile marker 99 bayside, the property features 1,000 feet of shoreline, the Zen Garden Spa, two in-ground pools, a fitness Tiki hut, three piers for 40-foot-long boats, 800-square-foot individual bungalows and 4,000 … Read more

Ten Keymandments Florida Keys Visitors Guide

While the Bible’s Ten Commandments advise people what NOT to do, these “Ten Keymandments” are designed to guide visitors in what you CAN do to have meaningful, memorable vacations while respecting and helping preserve the Florida Keys environment. An education campaign focusing on the preservation of the environment is being introduced to motorists entering the … Read more

A Relaxing Stay at Long Key State Park

As I’m writing this, we have now been to all of the Florida State Parks that allow camping in the Florida Keys. Each one has something about it that makes it worth visiting. Of course, all of them are substantially cheaper than the private parks in the Keys. But you’ve got to plan ahead because … Read more

7 Florida Keys Hotels Full of Caribbean Charm

 These Florida Keys hotels are blessed with warm sunshine, fresh seafood, and stellar beaches—and are the perfect passport-free alternative to the Caribbean. A Caribbean getaway can mean good things like relaxing on an island, soaking up the sun, and swimming in clear blue water. But it can also mean long flights, passport hassles, and endless customs lines. … Read more

Florida Keys Rules You Should Know

The Florida Keys are a fragile and unique environment brimming with life and complex ecosystems.  Numerous state and federal regulations exist to protect the Florida Keys and surrounding ocean. Florida Keys Rules. Frequent reports of wildlife violations prompted us to create this guide to the many environmental protections that everyone, visitors and residents, should know.   … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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