The Conch Connection

Pirates and Wenches and Gold, Oh My!

Oct 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Fort Myers

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Pirating in Florida

Florida is well-known as a haven for pirates. The history behind Florida’s pirates is quite fascinating….

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Key West Welcomes Visitors Back After Hurricane Irma

Oct 13, 2017 10:37:43 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers

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It has been a few harrowing weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.   Through the kindness of friends, strangers, neighbors, first repsonders & utility workers, everyone has united to make Key West whole again.  On October 1st, Key West officially reopened to welcome all to this island paradise.  

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Food Trucks - There & Back Again

Aug 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Casual, Outdoor, Breakfast, American Cuisine, Seafood, BBQ, Events

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UNIMAGINABLE CUISINE AND KOOKY CULINARY CREATIONS 

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Grass Skirts and Hawaiian Shirts

Aug 10, 2017 4:55:16 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Outdoor, Events

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Summer can be hot in Southwest Florida with not many outdoor events.  This weekend you are in luck as Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda will be hosting a “cool” event that is fun for adults, kids and families! Celebrate the sub-tropics at Fishermen’s Village’s “TikiFest” this Saturday, August 12th! 

Fishermen's Village is a waterside event center popular for hosting many cultural events and home to a variety of popular choices for shopping, dining, entertainment and fishing.

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5 Best Places for Breakfast on Fort Myers Beach

Jul 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Restaurants, Fort Myers Beach, Casual, Breakfast, American Cuisine

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Our Best Picks for that Most Important Meal of the Day! !

Breakfast is a treat most ordinarily many do not have time to savor in our busy day to day lives.  As you awake with a cup of coffee in hand and a leisurely walk along the sand at the waters edge of  Fort Myers Beach, which yummy option best starts your day is a tough decision. 

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Tie the Knot (a fishermans knot) in Key West!

Jul 25, 2017 12:43:05 PM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Fishing, Sports

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Go Once and you’ll be HOOKED!


Key West is the ultimate Florida fishing getaway. One of Key West’s most notable novelists, Ernest Hemingway, was an avid fisherman. Key West is one of the most popular game fishing areas in all of North America, attracting visitors from all over the globe. The area also has some of the best spearfishing anywhere. Whether it’s snorkeling or SCUBA, grab your gear and get ready.

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On Tap at the Key West BrewFest

Jul 14, 2017 5:46:36 PM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Waterfront, Walking Distance, Beaches, Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor, Bar & Grill, Events

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8th Annual Key West BrewFest

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Monday, September 04, 2017


The last 7 Key West BrewFest events have been so much fun and an amazing success for the local charities, the committee is teaming up to bring it to you again! Between 150 and 200 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic.

Scheduled Thursday, August 31st  through Monday, September 4th, 2017 the festival is to feature nearly 200 beers and ales including unique microbrews. They are showcased at beer dinners, brunches, happy hours, pool parties, late-night after parties, and of course, the oceanfront  Signature Tasting Event.

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Spectacular Places to Watch a Florida Sunset

Jul 11, 2017 2:15:59 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Waterfront, Beaches, Fort Myers Beach, Casual

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Like snowflakes, no two sunsets are ever alike. There is no shortage of places around the world to watch our favorite star sink beyond the horizon, igniting the sky with radiant hues that cast magic over the surrounding scenery. However, whether you are overlooking the ocean from beach, pier or boat….Florida offers some of the most spectacular places to view the vibrant range of colors that infuse the sky and shimmering sea – perhaps with a green flash, if you’re lucky.

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Key West Embraces Its Cuban Heritage

Jul 7, 2017 3:41:15 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider

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90 Miles to Cuba

Cubans have been living in Key West for more than 150 years. Since Ponce de Leon landed in 1513, Florida and the Florida Keys really belonged to Spain….with a few occasions when France and England laid their claim. In 1815 Spain sececed Florida to the United States.

Book your Key West Cuban Escape Now! ! 

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Fantasy Fest Parade - Special Event Cruise

Jun 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Events

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It's not too SOON to book this popular cruise. Saturday, October 28th.. depart from Fort Myers Beach at 10am and then leave from Key West at midnight!

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