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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are so many fun, exciting, and historical things to do in Key West, that even despite challenging times, tourism has stable growth!
Key West celebrates this annual St. Patrick's Day Event every March 17th.
The original “Bar None Suds Run” was established in 1979 by Rick Dostal and continues to this day! Some of the bars have changed and the “Run” was renamed a “Crawl” but, Saint Patty’s day has always been an event to celebrate and (hopefully) remember. Click on the link below for stories by a few who evidently have some recollections!
With all the different options that you have for a Key West Vacation, what should you do and see on your trip to paradise?
Annual Key West BrewFest
September 1 - September 5, 2022
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.