|The Southernmost House in Key West, Florida
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to Key West Paradise
is a very magical place. If you have visited here before,
you are probably still talking about your vacation here
and have some fond memories of a fabulous Key
West sunset, walking
down an Old Town lane and smelling the jasmine, or singing
along downtown to a popular duo at one of the bars on Duval
If you have never been here before, you are in for
a real treat. There is a Key West
attraction for every person.
We have some of the finest saltwater fishing here. Whether you are an avid fly fisherman
looking for the thrill of sight casting to tarpon as they
cross a beautiful
sandy flat in the Key West backcountry,
or offshore doing
sea fishing and thinking about your fresh seafood dinner
at one of our fine Key West restaurants. Enjoy a relaxing
trip on a smaller charter to view dolphins
in the wild or
to kayak in the
backcountry off Key West.
SCUBA diving and snorkeling in Key West
Diving and snorkeling the coral reefs and wrecks around Key
West are spectaular. Tropical fish are abundant on the reefs
and there is snorkeling available on a sailing catamaran
or schooner out to the reef for a day of fun. Some of the
dive boats here in Key West also offer night dives so the
nightlife on the reef may be observed.
Conch Republic - Key West
Republic was born on 23 April 1982, after the
U.S. Border Patrol blockaded the Keys with a "border". Mayor
Dennis Wardlow seceded from the Union, declared War,
then surrendered demanding Foreign Aid; thusly creating "The
People Who Seceded Where Others Failed".
of Events & Festivals in Key West, FL
One of Key West's best attractions is that no matter what time of the year you
come here, there is always something going on. The Key West calendar of events is filled from January to December with Florida Keys fishing tournaments, gathering
to celebrate the Conch Republic Independence, we even have our own festival each
October, Fantasy Fest. If you have never been to Fantasy Fest you really need
to come down and give it a try. Go visit their website at www.fantasyfest.net for more information.
Key West accommodations -where
Key West is a very fun place and can be as relaxing, romantic, or wild as you
want it to be. There are accommodations
in Key West for every type of traveler.
We have some of the most extravogant guesthouses
and inns with beautiful tropical
landsaping and free form pools. Some of the places make you think you are in
an oasis in a tropical rainforest. You may find it hard to believe you are really
in Old Town Key West.
There are some fabulous full service resorts
in Key West as well. They are
spread out around the island. The resorts offer great vacation packages in
and for romantic getaways. Visit our Key West accommodations section to find
the resort that suits your needs.
Key West has some budget accommodations for those who just want a place
to crash. Again, check out the accommodations section for more information.
Key West Boating and Marinas
It is difficult to think that someone could watch the sun set on the beautiful,
serene waters surrounding Key West without wanting to get closer. Whether for
a ride to the tropical reefs
offshore, a sports fishing charter into the Straits of Florida or the Gulf
of Mexico, a daytime or sunset cruise aboard a catamaran
or tall ship, a nature tour of the backcountry flats, or an excursion to Fort
Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, this is the place to be. You can privately charter
your craft, join a small group, or sign on with a large group ... whatever
you choose. The waters around Key West are beautiful. The romance and adventure
of the seas are here for the taking and sunsets are free for the viewing.
Places to Eat & Drink
in Key West
No doubt about it, for a 2 by 4 mile island, Key West sure
has a lot going on with food and drinks. Last count was over
240 eating and drinking establishments and that was a few years
ago. One thing you can bank on while here in Key West, fresh
local seafood. Outside dining seems to be the favorite because
those restaurants come with a view. Some have a beautiful view
of the sunet, others have a view of Duval Street and downtown
Key West, which can get interesting the further into the eveing
you stay. There are many restaurants off the beaten path. Ask
a local where to eat, everyone has a favorite place here or
a place they would love you to go try. Plenty of bars and drinking
go on in Key West. Find one that suits you and enjoy the surroundings.
Some bars have local bands and music almost all day and night,
others have a calm and quiet atmosphere with a tranquil view
of the Atlantic Ocean.
Estate in Key West
Looking for a second home or a retirement property? The Florida
Keys are easy to get to, and easy for the rest of your family
to come visit. Property in the Florida Keys and Key West
has yielded a tremendous return over past years. Realtors
and property management services are available as well
as a listing of their properties for sale. Key West architecture
models many different places around the country. Whether
you are searching for a tropical getaway in downtown Key
West that is close to it all, a cottage on the beach or the
convenience of a condo where your boat is tied to the dock,
West real estate agents and mortgage
Where To Stay in Key West
Bed and Breakfasts,
Key West Resorts,
Camping & RV Parks,
Gay Friendly Key West Accommodations,
Accommodation Booking Services
Key West Attractions and Activities - things to do and see
West Attractions & Activities,
Fishing in Key West,
Diving/Snorkeling Key West,
Restaurants & Bars
West Services - Everything you need to plan your vacation
West Real Estate,
Key West Wedding Planning,
Places of Worship,
Transportation to Key West,
Cruise Ships that stop in Key West,
Key West Maps,
Florida Keys and Key West Webcams,
Key West Calendar of Events,
Local Key West Daily News
Florida Keys and Key West live webcams
Key West News
October 21 to October 30
Ten-day celebration with outlandish costume competitions, grand parade and wacky sights. Theme for 27th-annual event is Freaks, Geeks & Goddesses.Web Cams!
Parrot Heads in Paradise
"Meeting of the Minds"
Street festival featuring live music. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Margaritaville Cafe, 500 Duval Street.
November 13 to November 20
Key West Offshore World Championships
High-speed powerboats continue Key West's longstanding tradition in a challenge described as the Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing. The final race in the Florida Keys Offshore Triple Crown.
November 25 to December 04
Pirates in Paradise 2005
Key West's Historic Seaport and other venues are transformed into a pirates stronghold with sea battles, a thieves market, sunset pirate sails, a living history encampment and nonstop entertainment.
Key West Holiday Parade
Family-friendly parade through Old Town celebrating the holiday season. Contact: Cheri Smith or Maria Ratcliff 305-292-8135
December. 17 Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade
The holidays magical nautical display of lights and creativity. The judges stand is located at Schooner Wharf Bar. Web Cams!
New Year's Eve Key West Celebrations
Key West celebrates New Year's Eve with a wench drop at Schooner Wharf Bar, the conch shell drop at Sloppy Joe's Bar and the red high heel drop with drag queen Sushi at Bourbon Street Pub. Contact: 305-294-2587