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What To Do in Key West - For History Buffs

Feb 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Old-Town, Tours, Information

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While Key West can't take the crown for the oldest settled city in Florida, it does have one of the more interesting and wide ranging historical pasts of almost any place in the state. Whether you're looking for tales of pirates, shipwrecks, US Presidents or Civil War era historical significance, Key West has a little bit of it all.

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Key West in a Day - For Art Lovers

Jan 26, 2021 3:22:15 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Walking Distance, Lunch, Information

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Can I go for just one day? ...and the answer is YES !   This wonderful island oasis is a perfect escape for a day or an extended stay.  You'll just need to do a bit of pre-planning, so you're not wandering the island aimlessly.... although that can be fun too!

Key West's eclectic and colorful heritage has for centuries attracted great writers, artists, poets and musicians.  If you're an art lover, then Key West will certainly be right up your alley.

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Mario Sanchez - and his "Studio Under the Trees"

Nov 20, 2020 2:57:31 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Activities, Information

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Have you ever had a memory so vivid and real that you could put that visual memory, in every detail, to pencil and paper? Well, Mario Sanchez was just such an artist.

You may not have heard of him before, but you'll soon discover that Mario Sanchez was a man to remember and is a great part of Key West's historical and legendary art scene.

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Fun Family Vacation Ideas for the Whole Crew

Oct 21, 2020 10:52:22 AM / by Key West Express posted in Museums, Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Waterfront, Beaches, Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, Outdoor, Fort Myers, Information, Beach, Kids

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126.1 million people visited Florida in 2018, making it one of the premier tourist destinations in the world.

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Best Couple’s Vacation Spots in Florida

Sep 11, 2020 12:49:26 PM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Activities, Waterfront, Beaches, Casual, Outdoor, Fishing, Shopping, Information, Beach

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Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Florida offers endless vacation ideas for couples. From romantic getaways to luxury retreats, the Sunshine State has it all.

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World's BEST Sea Shelling - Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Sep 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Waterfront, Outdoor, Fort Myers, Beach, Kids

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Sanibel Island, located in Southwest Florida, off Fort Myers, has been crowned by experts as the best U.S. shelling spot, as well as one of the best in the world (according to Coastal Living). Collecting Sanibel seashells is a favorite pastime for beachgoers from around the world. Because of the abundance of seashells found on Sanibel and Captiva, they have rightfully earned the reputation as the "Shell Islands".

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Secrets You Don't Know About Historic Key West

Aug 28, 2020 12:53:14 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Old-Town, Tours, Information, Beach, Kids

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Key West is positively a real-life Shangri La! The tiny island is approximately 4 miles long and 2 miles wide however, it can keep a “history nut” occupied for hours, days…..even weeks! Whether your interest is in the original settlers and inhabitants, politics, nature, architecture, famous residents or visitors including poets, writers, singers or pirates and treasures, marine life or quirky culture, Key West will have something to pique your interest.

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What to do in Key West for Couples

Aug 6, 2020 10:51:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Museums, Luxury, Beaches, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town, Formal, Breakfast, Upscale Casual, Night Life, Beach

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Your romantic adventure begins the moment you step aboard the jet powered catamaran of Key West Express. Take in the sunshine and warm ocean breezes from the sundeck as you cut across the Gulf of Mexico enjoying a snack from the galley or refreshing beverage from the bar.

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Social Distancing in Key West

Jul 23, 2020 10:50:10 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Information, Cycling Tour, Bikes

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Corona Virus has forced us all to adjust how we work & play.  Key West provides the perfect respite with sand between your toes and sunshine on your face on this idyllic island oasis.   Relax,  rejuvenate, mask up and social distance as you escape to the vacation spot of Pirates, Poets & Presidents. 

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9 Most Instagram Worthy Places in Key West

Jul 11, 2020 4:30:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Outdoor, Information, Beach, Kids

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Planning your next Key West trip? Scoping out the best places to eat or finding that perfectly, idyllic resort with all the amenities? Well, once you get there, you'll want to document your trip and all that you did and saw. There's nothing like making friends and family envious of your good fortune, while taking a wonderful sailing trip to the tropical oasis of Key West, Florida. To help you in your pursuit of finding that perfect spot, that is that " oh so " Instagram perfect, we have our recommendations on this very important issue!

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