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 Founded on the very day prohibition was repealed, December 5, 1933.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.
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!
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.
Dixie Roadhouse is a fantasic place to go with friends or to make new ones!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.