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3-Day Key West Getaway: Escape at Margaritaville Beach House

May 7, 2024 2:31:43 PM / by Scott Schofield posted in Activities, Breakfast, Key West Hotels, Pool, Resort, Bar & Grill, Beach Bar, Beach

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There’s no better way to enjoy summer than with a getaway to Key West – and no better way to get there than the Key West Express! Ideal for all travelers, Key West welcomes a variety of visitors in search of its fun, funky, fabulous treasures. Anglers, artists, families, retirees, and everyone in between enjoy exploring the island’s rich history, music, food, and culture, along with an endless stream of summertime parties, parades, concerts, tours and more.

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Captains for Clean Water

Jul 11, 2023 9:15:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Outdoor, Fort Myers, Information

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Started in 2016, Captains for Clean Water is a grassroots nonprofit organization that fights to restore much needed Florida water resources. Committed to uniting the outdoor industry, environmental groups, business community and concerned citizens for the fight for clean water.

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Key West: A Natural Playground for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Jun 30, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Beaches, Outdoor, Fishing, Night Life, Beach, Snorkeling, Cycling Tour, Bikes

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Key West is a tropical island located at the southernmost tip of Florida. It is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and a casual laid-back atmosphere.  When we think tropical AND island.... our minds immediately wander to sunshine, sand between our toes and fresh air. 

There are many outdoor activities to enjoy in Key West.  Most restaurants offer some type of an outdoor spot, whether it be a patio, porch, pool or waterside dining. Outdoor concerts, countless festivals, swimming and sunbathing to fishing and biking. Here are just a few of the best outdoor activities in Key West.

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Everglades City and the Ten Thousand Islands

Jun 6, 2023 9:15:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Outdoor, Tours, Information

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A small town on the edge of Florida's Everglades National Park, Everglades City is  the Stone Crab Capital of the world and gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge.  Florida is famous for its fresh catch seafood with Stone Crabs a seasonal delicacy served hot or cold with lemon, butter or mustard.

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Fun Things to do for FREE in Key West

May 16, 2023 9:15:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Activities, Beach

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Key West, Florida is a popular tourist destination known for its sunny beaches, vibrant nightlife, fishing and recreational water activities. While this eclectic resort island offers plenty of paid activities and attractions, there are also so many free things to do in Key West.  Known as a creative haven for artists, poets and writers, don't miss the opportunity to visit the many galleries and studios as you explore the island.

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Food Trucks in Key West: A Delicious and Affordable Way to Eat

May 9, 2023 9:15:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Breakfast, Lunch, American Cuisine, Seafood, BBQ

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Here we go aging ourselves reminiscing about those old canteen trucks from the 1950's that were on army bases, mobile luncheonettes providing affordable food to blue collar workers outside their place of employment, street food in small push carts offering casual fare, snacks and fast food items on city street corners...fast forward to 2009 and this ever growing, popular, swanky gourmet version of the canteen.  

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Your Key West Staycation Destination

Sep 6, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Museums, Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Outdoor, Fishing, Seafood, Drag Show, Information, Snorkeling

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No matter where you live or what you do, time seems to escape us.  How many times have we referred to "time flying".   Despite our best intentions, popular destinations and points of interest in our own backyard that are enjoyed by visitors are always on our "things to do and see list".  One of the most common phrases we hear, at Key West Express is...  " I've lived in Florida for XX number of years, but I've never been to Key West."  Yes, we get it but,  "Why NOT?   What are you waiting for?" A staycation to Key West is just what the "ho-hum" doctor ordered.

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Things to do in Key West at Night

Aug 3, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Attractions, Activities, Restaurants, Outdoor, Tours, Drag Show, Night Life, Information

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Sunrise through Sunset...before, after and in between...there is always something happening in Key West.  At dusk and after dark, here is a list of things to do in Key West at night.

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The Magic of Coral Spawning

Jul 25, 2022 1:52:30 PM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Outdoor, Sports, Information

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Only ONCE A YEAR, an unusually exciting event happens in the warm waters of the Florida Keys. Which is home to the only living coral reef that exists in the Continental United States.  This teeming backbone of marine life, runs the length of the 125 mile Florida Keys island chain and lies but a short boat ride only 5 miles offshore.

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Annual Key West Lobster Fest

Jul 14, 2022 12:23:10 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Activities, Outdoor, Seafood, Events, Information

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Make your plans for the biggest party of the summer! The 27th annual Key West LobsterFest is being held this year from August 8th until the 11th , 2024.

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