The Conch Connection

St. Patrick's Day - A Floridian's Twist

Feb 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Insider, Bar, Activities, Beaches, Fort Myers Beach, Casual, Outdoor, Lunch

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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!

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Fort Myers Largest Festival of the Year!

Feb 2, 2017 1:33:17 PM / by Scott Schofield posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Casual, Outdoor

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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.

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Top 3 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Key West

Jan 24, 2017 3:56:08 PM / by Scott Schofield posted in Luxury, Water Activities, Waterfront, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town, Formal, Lunch, Upscale Casual, Holiday

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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

Louie’s Backyard

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.

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4 Fantastic Things to do in Key West for New Years Eve

Dec 28, 2016 3:34:55 PM / by Scott Schofield posted in Walking Distance, Beaches, Casual, Outdoor

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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!

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Key West Food and Wine Fest

Oct 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Mexican, Activities, Restaurants, Casual, Tours, Italian, Seafood, Steaks

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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.

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Island Wedding Destination...Key West

Oct 10, 2016 10:14:32 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Museums, Luxury, Activities, Waterfront, Casual, Formal, Outdoor, Tours, Resort, Fishing, Upscale Casual

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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.  

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Key West Super Boat World Championships

Sep 26, 2016 9:27:38 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Water Activities, Activities, Waterfront, Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor

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November 6 - 13, 2016

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History of Cuban Cigars and Key West

Sep 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Casual, Old-Town

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Closer to Havana than Miami, Key West has a long history of trade with Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean.  Everything from sponges to seafood and ivory was brought into Key West.  Arguably the most famous import was tobacco.  Along with this tobacco came the elusive Cuban Cigar.

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ParrotHeads are Flocking to Key West - Meeting of the Minds

Sep 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Activities, Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor

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November 3rd - 6th

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WineDine Key West

Aug 16, 2016 5:17:34 PM / by Scott Schofield posted in Luxury, Mexican, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town, Formal, Tours, Bar & Grill, Italian, Lunch, American Cuisine, Steaks

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Not sure what you want for lunch, dinner or in-between?  WineDine Key West is a month long event between September 16th and October 16, 2016 celebrating fine dining at an affordable price. Legendary Key West restaurants offer up three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced for you to experience what makes this islands food so special.  Want to know who's making what, when and where? Give a look at who will be serving up their culinary delights and when! 

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