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The Conch Connection

Florida's ONLY Water Park on the OCEAN

Mar 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Outdoor, Kids

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Yes, you read that correctly!  We've all been to or seen the typical "water park" that's evolved into a playground of water fun including oversized swimming pools, waterslides, water tunnels, wave pool and the requisite lazy river. BUT, this one is like no other anywhere!! 

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Key West's Southernmost Buoy - A Tale Throughout the Ages

Mar 22, 2021 3:08:40 PM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Waterfront, Walking Distance, Outdoor, Information

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Definition of a "Buoy" - "an anchored FLOAT serving as a navigational mark, to indicate reefs or other hazards or for mooring".   The southernmost buoy's claim to fame is being one of the most photographed and visited attractions in the United States.  The buoy is an impressive 12' tall, 7' wide and made out of approximately 4 tons of solid concrete!

The current marker actually didn't exist until 1983 when it was commissioned and installed by the City of Key West and painted by local artist Danny Acosta.

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What To Do in Key West - For History Buffs

Feb 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Old-Town, Tours, Information

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While Key West can't take the crown for the oldest settled city in Florida, it does have one of the more interesting and wide ranging historical pasts of almost any place in the state. Whether you're looking for tales of pirates, shipwrecks, US Presidents or Civil War era historical significance, Key West has a little bit of it all.

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Key West in a Day - For Art Lovers

Jan 26, 2021 3:22:15 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Walking Distance, Lunch, Information

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Can I go for just one day? ...and the answer is YES !   This wonderful island oasis is a perfect escape for a day or an extended stay.  You'll just need to do a bit of pre-planning, so you're not wandering the island aimlessly.... although that can be fun too!

Key West's eclectic and colorful heritage has for centuries attracted great writers, artists, poets and musicians.  If you're an art lover, then Key West will certainly be right up your alley.

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Secrets You Don't Know About Historic Key West

Aug 28, 2020 12:53:14 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Old-Town, Tours, Information, Beach, Kids

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Key West is positively a real-life Shangri La! The tiny island is approximately 4 miles long and 2 miles wide however, it can keep a “history nut” occupied for hours, days…..even weeks! Whether your interest is in the original settlers and inhabitants, politics, nature, architecture, famous residents or visitors including poets, writers, singers or pirates and treasures, marine life or quirky culture, Key West will have something to pique your interest.

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Social Distancing in Key West

Jul 23, 2020 10:50:10 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Information, Cycling Tour, Bikes

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Corona Virus has forced us all to adjust how we work & play.  Key West provides the perfect respite with sand between your toes and sunshine on your face on this idyllic island oasis.   Relax,  rejuvenate, mask up and social distance as you escape to the vacation spot of Pirates, Poets & Presidents. 

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The Most Unforgettable Things to Do in Key West in the Summer

Apr 8, 2020 12:59:08 PM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Waterfront, Walking Distance, Beaches, Casual, Old-Town, Shopping, Beach, Snorkeling

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There are so many fun, exciting, and historical things to do in Key West, that even despite challenging times, tourism has stable growth!

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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 Bar, Walking Distance, Casual, Old-Town, Tours, Bar & Grill, Holiday, Events

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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 Key West Express posted in Museums, Attractions, Activities, Walking Distance, Old-Town, Tours

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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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On Tap at the Key West Brewfest

Jul 14, 2017 5:46:36 PM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Waterfront, Walking Distance, Beaches, Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor, Bar & Grill, Events

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Annual Key West BrewFest

September 2 - September 6, 2021


The past Key West BrewFest events have been so much fun and an amazing success for the local charities, the committee is teaming up to bring it to you again! Between 150 and 200 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic.

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