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Rock Out at the Florida Keys Underwater Music Festival

Jul 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Water Activities, Activities, Outdoor, Snorkeling

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Fabulous funky fun ONLY IN THE KEYS.   About 30 miles north of Key West is Looe Key, where they host the annual Underwater Music Festival. Yes, you read that right UNDERWATER...  Ok, granted that no one is really playing an actual instrument but, jamming to your favorite watery favorites with homemade replicas typically fish or shell based by design. 

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Six Odd Things To Do In Key West

Jul 8, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Attractions, Activities, Tours, Information

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The saying " Where the Weird go Pro" could not be more fitting for Key West.  There are countless odd and off-the-wall things to occupy your time, in addition to the typical touristy and laid back island life options of things to see and do.  Altogether earning Key West, Florida the reputation as a world renown vacation destination.

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YES - Key West is Kid Friendly!

Jun 28, 2021 10:04:20 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Beaches, Information, Kids

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These days it's a challenge to find something to do with with the younger ones on family getaways.  Do you seem to spend most of the day standing in lines waiting for the next roller coaster or to meet and greet their favorite (for today) animated movie character? Well, not so when you visit southwest Florida, where you will have a totally new and exciting way to discover one of the state's most memorable gems... KEY WEST

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Fabien Cousteau Comes To The Florida Keys

May 26, 2021 9:45:33 AM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Information, Snorkeling

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World renowned oceanographer and son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien, recently came to the beautiful reefs, off the Florida Keys. His family's legacy of oceanic conservationism, exploration, education and technological advancement came with him.

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How To Get Around Key West And Make The Most Of Your Vacation

Apr 15, 2021 10:05:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Activities, Old-Town, Outdoor, Information, Bikes

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Being able to hop in our own car and head off on a moments notice, is one of those facets of life that we all take for granted. We're all a bit apprehensive about leaving "old Betsy" behind and relying on others to get us where we want to go and when. 

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Fun & Free - Key West in Two Days

Apr 9, 2021 4:16:57 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Outdoor, Tours, Information

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Key West, Florida.... There is so much to see and do on this island oasis, the Southernmost Point of the United States. What to choose?  How to decide?  S.O.S! We're here to give you a hand with just a few of the best things to make the most out of your 2 day vacation.

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Florida's ONLY Water Park on the OCEAN

Mar 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Outdoor, Kids

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Yes, you read that correctly!  We've all been to or seen the typical "water park" that's evolved into a playground of water fun including oversized swimming pools, waterslides, water tunnels, wave pool and the requisite lazy river. BUT, this one is like no other anywhere!! 

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Key West's Southernmost Buoy - A Tale Throughout the Ages

Mar 22, 2021 3:08:40 PM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Waterfront, Walking Distance, Outdoor, Information

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Definition of a "Buoy" - "an anchored FLOAT serving as a navigational mark, to indicate reefs or other hazards or for mooring".   The southernmost buoy's claim to fame is being one of the most photographed and visited attractions in the United States.  The buoy is an impressive 12' tall, 7' wide and made out of approximately 4 tons of solid concrete!

The current marker actually didn't exist until 1983 when it was commissioned and installed by the City of Key West and painted by local artist Danny Acosta.

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A First Timers Guide to Key West

Mar 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Old-Town, Information

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So, you're thinking of a vacation to Florida's Southernmost Island, but you're not sure what to expect! The most striking thing about the island that you'll first encounter is that the populace is a little bit of everyone. Famous celebrities to the average Joe. Island natives who've never left the island to world travelers. And every walk of life in-between.  Sit back, relax and enjoy...it's island time.

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Your Key West Snorkeling Guide

Mar 8, 2021 5:23:39 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Waterfront, Beaches, Outdoor, Sports, Information, Beach, Kids, Snorkeling

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Famed for its surrounding glistening, turquoise, crystal clear waters, Key West is an international destination for snorkeling, diving and fishing.   If you're like me, then you remember Jacques Cousteau and his fantastic underwater adventures.  Or.... If you don't know who that is (google him!!), then maybe David Attenborough and his modern day explorations into our undersea wonders, will thrill you.  

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