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Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina - Has Your Lost Shaker of Salt

May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Luxury, Waterfront, Walking Distance, Restaurants, Casual, Key West Hotels, Pool, Resort, Bar & Grill, Upscale Casual

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Parrotheads of the world unite, it’s time to go Back to the Island!! The Westin Resort and Marina Key West has become the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina. This 170+ room resort is the epitome of Key West and now with Jimmy Buffett lending his name to it, only backs up that claim.

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Sloppy Joe's - A Key West Tradition

May 8, 2017 1:52:57 PM / by Key West Express posted in Walking Distance, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town, Bar & Grill, American Cuisine

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What is the first bar that comes to mind when you think Key West? Most likely Sloppy Joe’s,  the famous watering hole of Ernest Hemingway is a Key West tradition steeped in history.  Founded on the very day prohibition was repealed, December 5, 1933.  The bar actually went through a of couple name changes before Sloppy Joe’s was chosen with encouragement from the infamous Ernest Hemingway.

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Key West's Free (mostly) Songwriters Festival

Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Activities, Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor, Night Life

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 The Key West Songwriters festival is the world’s LARGEST event of its kind. The five day music mania begins in early to mid May, with free shows daily as well as some performances requiring reservations.  This is THE must do for music junkies! Some of Nashville’s greatest talents made their debuts in Key West, at the song writers festival! 

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - Does Key West

Apr 5, 2017 4:02:10 PM / by Key West Express posted in Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor, Bar & Grill, American Cuisine, Seafood

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Roadside diners, vintage drive-ins and out-of-the-way "dives" are enjoying a come-back of hipness. Host Guy Fieri travels the country in search of the best greasy spoons.

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Dixie Road House - Cape Coral's Hottest Country Music Club

Apr 3, 2017 3:22:08 PM / by Key West Express posted in Bar, Attractions, Casual, Bar & Grill, Cape Coral, Night Life

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Dixie Roadhouse is a fantastic place to go with friends or to make new ones!

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AQUA - Key West - Where the Entertainment's a DRAG Show!!!

Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Bar, Attractions, Casual, Upscale Casual, Drag Show, Night Life

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AQUA Bar and Nightclub, Key West

A visit to Key West is incomplete without taking in a Drag Show!

Shows at Aqua are fun, sharp, sometimes raunchy and a classic part of the Key West experience. Either grab a seat up by the stage or in the shadows in the rear, you are bound to have a roaring good time. The dynamic, high-energy cast create a fascinating and memorable  evening,  as they perform to famous tunes and outlandish celebrity impersonations!

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South West Florida's Rum - Wicked Dolphin

Mar 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Attractions, Casual, Rum, Cape Coral, Distillery

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Florida, America’s sugar cane capital, has been home to Cape Coral's own Wicked Dolphin Rum since 2012. 100% Florida sugar and local ingredients are used when handcrafting rum in small batches in an American Copper Pot Still (the largest in Florida). Wicked Dolphin Rum is aged in American White Oak Barrels which previously were used for premium Kentucky Bourbon, for anywhere from 3 to 14 years.

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Quick Tips for Seminole Casino - Immokalee

Mar 9, 2017 12:26:21 PM / by Key West Express posted in Bar, Attractions, Casual, Pool, Resort, Bar & Grill, Upscale Casual

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Indulge in some of Southwest Florida’s Exciting Gaming, Entertainment, Luxurious Accommodations, and Decadent Dining at one of the area’s top vacation holiday destinations - Seminole Casino.

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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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