The Conch Connection

Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Family Fun in Key West

May 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Attractions, Museums, Beaches, Tours, Outdoor

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Summer Time is Family Time


The kids are out of school and it is time to plan a vacation.  Key West is the ideal getaway filled with activities and adventure to make smiles and memories for guests of all ages!

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Annual St. Patrick's Day Key West Pub Crawl

Feb 18, 2018 11:01:06 AM / by Key West Express posted in Events, Holiday, Bar & Grill, Old-Town, Casual, Bar, Tours, Walking Distance

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Previously known as....

Key West Suds Run

Key West  celebrates this annual St. Patrick's Day Event  every March 17th.

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Top 5 Things to do in Key West

Jan 11, 2018 3:42:10 PM / by Scott Schofield posted in Old-Town, Activities, Attractions, Museums, Tours, Walking Distance

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With all the different options that  you have for a Key West Vacation, what should you do and see on your trip to paradise?

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There's GOLD in the Waters off Key West

Jun 7, 2017 11:56:29 AM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Museums, Insider, Old-Town, Tours, Walking Distance

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Today's the Day!! That was the famous saying of Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter Extraordinaire!! 

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Fort Zachary Taylor - Part of Key West's Long and Illustrious Civil War History

Dec 5, 2016 10:09:48 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Beaches, Tours, BBQ, Outdoor, Activities, Waterfront

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What began as part of a 19th century plan to help protect the southeastern coast of the United States, became Ft Zachary Taylor or just "Fort Zach" for short.  During the Civil War, the Union actually seized control of the fort, to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Confederate Army.  Originally the fort was completly surrounded by water, with just a small walkway connecting it to the rest of Key West.  The fort was completed in the late 1860's, though the upper level was destroyed in 1889 to make way for newer weaponry.  The old cannons were then buried within the new outside wall, so that they could save on building materials.

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Key West Food and Wine Fest

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

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January 23-23 2019

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 2019.  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 Tours, Casual, Formal, Luxury, Resort, Fishing, Museums, Outdoor, Activities, Waterfront, Upscale Casual

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Celebrate your romance with Seashells, Sunshine & Sand.   Some people dream of this day forever and should be one of the most memorable moments of your life.  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, America's Caribbean Island Paradise offering year round weather, breathtaking water views and an abundant array of options will make your special day exactly as you imagine. 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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Wine Dine Key West

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

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Not sure what you want for lunch, dinner or in-between?  WineDine Key West is a month long event between mid September and the middle of October celebrating fine dining at an affordable price.  If you're looking for a great Key West excursion, in the cooler months, but aren't quite ready for Fantasy Fest. Well, this just may be for you.

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? Head on over to their Facebook page, below, and find out all of the info you'll need. 

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