Today's the Day!! That was the famous saying of Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter Extraordinaire!!
Key Limes best known for being the “key” (pun intended) element in world famous key lime pie are celebrated each year at festivals throughout Florida and Key West's is one of the best!
Located on Key West’s famous Duval Street, Irish Kevin’s is one of the most popular bars in all of Key West.
Sloppy Joes, originally located at 428 Greene Street relocated to their new location at 201 Duval Street 80 years ago, on May 5th, 1937!
The famous watering hole of Ernest Hemingway is a Key West tradition steeped in history. On May 5th, 1937 owner Joe Russell was told his rent would increase from $3.00 a week to $4.00 so he, along with bar patrons simply walked around the corner, drinks in hand and moved the furniture. The bar never closed for a moment!
Celebrating its 22nd year, the Key West Songwriters festival is the world’s LARGEST event of its kind. The five day country music mania begins on Wednesday, May 10th having 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!
Summers in Key West get really HOT!!
3 of the best parties for those looking to spice things up!
Sail down to Key West and celebrate your PRIDE for 5 fantastic days and nights. Beginning June 7th and running until the 11th, come and bask in Key West's famous laid back style and flair. Party with friends, family or make new acquaintences and discover Key West's unique philosophy of One Human Family!
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. The restaurants he visits are well-known among locals and visitors looking for authentic area food joints and mom and pop kitchen’s. While at the locations, Guy interacts with customers and staff as well as the chef’s. The first episode aired on April 23, 2007 and the show has grown continuously in popularity.
Who doesn’t love a diner, drive in or dive. Steeped in tradition, aged with consistency and slathered in warm nostalgic sentiment these are a binding ingredient in communities across the nation.
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
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.
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.