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Category: Key West Florida News

Monroe County is the southernmost county in Florida. It stretches more than 100 miles from Key Largo to Key West and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. Its key population centers include Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.

The Florida Keys are renowned for being among the most pre-eminent fishing and diving destinations in the world. Recreation options include fishing, diving, kayaking, camping, bicycling and assorted other water and outdoor sports.

Jules’ Undersea Lodge, The World’s FIRST One!

From Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous, every major travel channel in the world, insane amount of newspaper & magazine articles, to the infamous Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue have all featured this one-of-a-kind WORLD-CLASS attraction! Named after famed novelist Jules Verne who penned such blockbusters as “Journey To The Center Of The Earth”, “Around The World In 80 Days”, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea”, “Captain Nemo”, “From The Earth To The Moon” to name a few… this man is indeed the father of the current...

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Ernest Hemingway’s Doorknob

One of Key West’s best kept secrets! Even though it’s posted on the outside alleyway wall (seen below) it’s not facing the road and can be missed in a heartbeat. This is in fact Ernest Hemingway’s first home in Key West as stated on the hidden sign. This little known fact is available for all at NO cost whatsoever! Just think, Ernest Hemingway himself touched this doorknob 1,000’s upon 1,000’s of times as he entered and exited his first Key West home. Now called Casa Antiqua, his former residence is on the second floor corner directly above the door seen...

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Florida Key’s License Plate Central

License plates, license plates and even more license plates! Old, new, Florida, Wisconsin, Alaska… they’re all here! There’s a number of Florida Keys bars and restaurants that use hang-up gimmicks such as dollar bills, business cards, ball caps, and even bras as their calling card for uniqueness… this restaurant chose license plates. In fact they’ve used them as wallpaper, lampshades, fence décor and even their dinner plates… OK, I made up that last one! Here’s how to find this Florida Keys license place oddity. Pull into the parking...

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5/25/2021 The Rosé Revolution Wine Tasting Event

Join The Studios of Key West for the annual tasting & buying event, a collaboration with BreakThru Beverage, Aspect Wine and The Restaurant Store. Taste over 24 fresh release rosés! This event, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., is spread out to provide a safe tasting environment. Ticket sales will be split into two groups for one-hour tastings at each location: Hugh’s View & the Carriage Trade (533 and 529 Eaton Street). Please plan to arrive on time. Tickets: $25 (limited capacity, no door sales) #floridakeysevents, #floridakeys, #floridakeysflorida

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Oddest Find EVER In Florida Keys!

Absolutely one of my oddest finds ever in the Florida Keys! WOW, talk about unexpected and out of place, this is definitely a fish out of water! Oops, with this being off shore by 20 feet and in the Gulf Of Mexico, I guess it’s literally like a fish in water. It’s finds like this that make what I do so rewarding… “I NEVER know what awesome unexpected new find is around the next corner”… and I LOVE IT! A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the...

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8/12/2021 – 8/15/2021 25th Annual Key West Lobsterfest

Seafood lovers can chow down on Florida’s clawless lobster during a tasty “feast-ival” that features a savory schedule of events ranging from a traditional lobster boil to a lively street fair starring the sensational crustacean prepared in a variety of ways. The flavorful festivities celebrate the bounty of the Florida Keys lobster season that opens Aug. 6. Famous for its sweet and tender meat, the Keys’ spiny lobster often is served steamed with drawn butter, paired with a seasoned stuffing or #floridakeysevents, #floridakeys, #floridakeysflorida

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Gilbert’s Resort “ALL IN ONE”

Here’s a place that has EVERYTHING needed to ensure a fantastic time in the Florida Keys all in one place at this VERY reasonably priced resort! You can take a walk around the grounds enjoying the beautiful ocean views, have some spicy-sauced chicken wings at one of their tiki hut covered tables, dig into an almond-crusted tilapia while dining in their restaurant, wash down the days pleasures with an ice-cold Piña Colada at the waterfront bar, soak in the sun as your toes nestle into the white sandy beach, tie up your sailboat after a romantic sunset cruise at...

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6/19/2021 Truman’s Tropical Fruit Festival

Can you tell the difference between a haden and a kent mango? At the Tropical Fruit Festival, you’ll have the chance to taste all types of mangoes and other tropical fruits, sip tasty cocktails, watch cooking demos and much more. Learn about planting fruit trees and have the opportunity to purchase some to take home. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, Florida’s only presidential museum, 111 Front St., this event includes fresh fruit, a tropical tree #floridakeysevents, #floridakeys, #floridakeysflorida

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