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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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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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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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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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Five 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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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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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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