The month of March brings some of the best weather of the year to South West Florida. While our northern friends are still shoveling snow, here in the Sunshine State we are slathering on the spf 30 and heading to the beach. In the midst of Spring Break and perfect weather falls St. Paddy’s Day, so put on some sunscreen, get your green on and watch a parade!
What does Thomas Edison, mid-February and a 2 week party all have in common? The Edison Festival of Light, of course. Each February the City of Ft Myers recognizes its most famous winter resident, Thomas Alva Edison. He built a sprawling home and laboratory along McGregor Boulevard in 1885. Over the years he also encouraged a number of his friends to make the move south. Henry Ford was his most famous friend who shared the property on McGregor Boulevard known as the Edison Ford Estate.
Make your Valentine feel as special as he or she is! Make memories in Key West by starting aboard the Key West Express. Visitors are drawn to the southern charm and Caribbean influences of this laid-back island city, only 4 miles long by 1.5 miles wide. During the day or at night, the island is alive with sidewalk cafes, world-class restaurants, fishing, watersports, shopping, performing arts, musical entertainment and galleries before the island gathers each evening at Mallory Square for the world renown sunset celebration.
- Enjoy a romantic lunch on the seaside deck at Louie’s Backyard
- Sail off into the sunset aboard a cruise with Fury Water Adventures
- Complete your perfect Valentine’s Day at Better than Sex before retiring to one of Key West’s romantic B&B’s
Now this is one back yard that anyone would love to have. Enjoy mouth watering Caribbean American food as you relax on the fabulous multi-level deck above the sandy beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Whether for lunch, dinner or cocktails at sunset, to toast your Valentine, Louie’s is a culinary experience which has become a Key West tradition.
The party atmosphere is always present in Key West, the ultimate place to ring in the new year. Key
West is one of the few cities that is ALWAYS featured on the live national news feeds. There are certainly many reasons for its allure and popularity. First off it’s WARM!!! Imagine welcoming in the new year wearing shorts and flip-flops…. You can’t get any better than that!
What began as part of a 19th century plan to help protect the southeastern coast of the United States, became Ft Zachary Taylor or just "Fort Zach" for short. During the Civil War, the Union actually seized control of the fort, to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Confederate Army. Originally the fort was completly surrounded by water, with just a small walkway connecting it to the rest of Key West. The fort was completed in the late 1860's, though the upper level was destroyed in 1889 to make way for newer weaponry. The old cannons were then buried within the new outside wall, so that they could save on building materials.
January 25-29 2017
The annual Key West Food and Wine Festival has been recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the top 5 food and wine events that you must attend in 2017. This series of wine and food themed venues showcases a diverse range of wines and inventive cuisine, hosted by their passionate creators at iconic island locations.
Fall in Love all Over Again! Celebrate your romance with Seashells, Sunshine & Sand. Whether your
dream wedding includes glistening tropical waters with sand between your toes, sophisticated sunset elegance at a five-star resort or anything in between that your imagination may create - Key West is the destination from frivolous to formal. Key West boasts over 30 churches of every denomination as well as a multitude of historic landmarks, beautiful white sandy beaches, sailing yachts and exotic gardens. Make memories at Smather’s beach, Higg’s beach, Fort Zachary Taylor historic state park or the gazebo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at West Martello Tower & Gardens.
November 18-27, 2016
Fort Myers Beach hosts the largest sand sculpting event in the state. Considered a "Must See" event and one of the TOP TEN best sand sculpting competitions in the world by USA Today and CNN Travel.