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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


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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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


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


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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RokIsland Fest 2023 - Classic Rock Returns to Key West

Jul 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Attractions, Activities, Waterfront, Outdoor, Events


The very first RokIsland Fest was held, January 14-17th, 2022 brought some of the biggest bands on the planet to the tropical island of Key West for an unforgettable 4 day event that featured headlining acts by BIG names such as Cheap Trick, Night Ranger, Bret Michaels, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, Dokken and so many more. Due to the over the top success of this event, the festival committee decided to add another day to RokIsland Fest 2023.

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Food Truck Park Madness in South West Florida

Jun 3, 2022 3:59:11 PM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Casual, Outdoor, Lunch, Information, Kids

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Foodies Rejoice!  Lee County and Bonita Springs is joining the long list of cities that are developing a full fledged Food Truck Park to tantalize your tastebuds late 2022 or early 2023.

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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


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


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


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


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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