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Family Fun in Key West!

In this blog we explore fun family things to do in Key West! The places we talk about are here in Key West permanently and you can enjoy them year around. Plan a visit to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Located in NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West, the Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges. Admission is always free, so be sure to stop by for

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What to do in Key West this weekend

For a little town Key West has plenty of things to do. With today’s post we are sharing five activities you might consider for your weekend fun! So here we go: 1. Check out newly renovated Key West Theater at 512 Eaton Street. The season opener “Bones and Pie” will run through February 14. For tickets call 305-295-7676 or go to www.keystix.com. 2. The temperatures took a major dive this week and dropped to not very tropical 68F°. But that’s what the participants of Annual Polar Plunge wished for. The event takes place at 12 PM Saturday at Higgs Beach

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Key West Craft Show runs Saturday and Sunday

One of the Keys largest and most anticipated craft shows is right around the corner. The 30th annual Key West Craft Show will run from 10AM to 5PM Saturday and Sunday at the intersection of Caroline and Whitehead streets in Old Town , Key West. The show will feature an array of wares and crafts from all over the United States. Many of the community’s favorites will be returning along with a number of new and exciting artisans and craftsmen. The Key West Art Center sponsors the show as an extension of its support of local arts. The Art Center

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January 2015 – our weekly favorites

Today’s blog is dedicated to places to visit while vacationing in Key West. We are going to give you the top five hot spots that are worth spending your precious vacation time on: 1. Key West Cemetery: because it has tombstones and memorials in just about every style. Generations overlap with a grave from the 19th century up against one from the 1990s. Markers are made out of wood, metal or brick. You could call it chaos. But it’s the real Key West in death as in life – never boring! Learn more from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation’s cemetery

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January 2015: Our Monthly Favorites

Key West kicks off the new 2015 with welcoming writers and readers for The 33rd Annual Literary Seminar. Themed “How the Light Gets In, Literature of the Spirit,” the Seminar will explore literature’s relationship to the inexplicable — life’s essentials, what lasts and what is at the heart of us — through poetry, essay, fiction, and even silence. Writer’s workshop program takes place January 11-15 at San Carlos Institute on Duval Street. Every year in January our tropical climate invites literary types to flock to our island for warm weather, great food, eclectic culture and good reads all at the

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December Favorites

In a few days we will wave our goodbyes to 2014 and cheer to ring the new 2015!. The outgoing year was remarkably positive in bringing new lives to the old houses in historic Key West by Old Island Restoration Foundation. A special shot out goes to the project at 322 Duval Street known as the Oldest House in Key West. Built in 1829, the house has survived fires and hurricanes over the years but is now in need of major repairs which include: critical foundation and floor support, plumbing and electrical, leaking roof and gutter repair. A portion of

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Our December Favorites. Where to eat, drink and have fun!

If you wish to celebrate the holidays in style, Pisces is the place to go! Café Des Artistes, now Pisces the renowned restaurant in the heart of Key West, was opened by restauranteur Timothy Ryan in 1983. A veteran of the Washington D.C. restaurant scene, Ryan was one of the first to bring fine dining to the Tropical out post of Key West. Café Des Artistes has always been known for its excellence and delicious seafood offerings one of which, the award winning Lobster Tango Mango has been the most famous signature dish for over 15 years. Of course, the

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Tis The Season! Here Come Our December Favorites!

The spirit of the holiday season comes alive in the Florida Keys & Key West with festive events and functions spreading cheer in our subtropical island. From Key Largo to Key West, the calendar is packed with events designed to celebrate the holiday spirit — including Lighted Boat Parade featuring vessels whose decorations range from traditional greenery to offbeat salutes to the season. Here are some of our favourite holiday highlights, all spiced with a characteristically Florida Keys flair. Kick off your holiday season with The Lighting of the Harbor Walk. The free event is on Thursday, December 4th at

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Wining and Dining at Little Palm Island Resort’s Dining Room

The executive Chef and culinary team of the Dining room at Little Palm Island Resort describe the food as the eclectic, seasonally fresh menu, Modern Tropical Cuisine vibrantly blended French and Pan Latin flavors like yellow tail snapper ceviche with passion fruit and coconut gelee. You want to continue with a main course of roasted pork tenderloin with corn, black bean, sweet plantain and bacon hash served with a mango mojo. Among the locals Sunday brunch has been popular for quite some time. It is offered every Sunday from 10 AM till 2:30 PM. If you want to turn your

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International Sand Art Competition

The Casa Marina resort is hosting the 2014 International Sand Art Competition over Thanksgiving weekend. The competitors sculpt their masterpieces made from just sand and water. This free event continues throughout the weekend. Visitors can watch the artists sculpt from 9am till 5:30 PM daily. The sculptures will be lit in the evening. Six renowned sand sculptors, all decorated artists from around the globe will convene on the sand at the Casa Marina beach during the International sand Art Competition. Sculptor’s Tip: Fill a bucket with sand and water and use the sludge to make sand pancakes. If you let

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