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What to Do in Key West


Golf Key West

in Things You Should Do
I don’t really understand the game of golf or the allure it seems to hold for so many. Perhaps it’s because I almost killed some poor man with an errant swing of my club (I was showing off my amazing swing on a sidewalk), but I have no real interest…

Valentine's Day in Key West

As if Key West didn’t already have enough love and romance, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and many are looking…
New Years in Key West

New Year's Eve in Key West

Most of America tunes into Times Square to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, while the frozen crowd of New Yorkers…

Which Way to the Beach?

I remember quite well my first trip to Key West. I was a naïve, inexperienced traveler fresh off the family farm in western…

How to Key West

Conch Republic

The Conch Republic (that's “konk”)

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If you’ve spent any time in Key West or have done any reading to prepare for a future visit, you’ve no doubt heard of conch. The word is pronounced “konk” and I want to rip off my ears every time I hear someone say “conch”, pronouncing the “ch” at…

Silly City Ordinances?

In the aftermath of Fantasy Fest, I recall the countless conversations about public nudity with people unfamiliar with the…

Key West Roosters - A Chicken Civil War?

A visit to Key West gives a whole new perspective to the term "free range chicken." Fifty percent of the Key West wants the…

Culture or Cruise Ships: The Future of Key West

One of the biggest controversies to embroil Key West seems to be gaining momentum. The question is, how will it end? Cruise…

Key Wested: Key West History

The Mariel Boatlift

I’m no Rhodes Scholar by any stretch of the imagination but I thought I’d received a…

The Secret Past of Key West’s Audubon House

The property located at 205 Whitehead Street in Key West is now known as The Audubon…

The Heritage House

The property located at 410 Caroline Street has a colorful past and remarkable history.…

Key West Cigars: A Smokey History

Cigars seem to be everywhere in Key West. Stroll down Duval Street and you’ll see several…