Everything you need to know for the best Key West visit
So many friends ask us what to do and where to go when they visit that we put together our personal favorites. Before you book your tickets to our island paradise, take a few minutes to explore our planning guides, our tips, suggestions — and cautionary tales. You’ll be glad you did!
There's a refrigerator magnet in my kitchen that says: How to live on an island. Expect company. For sure. When we moved to Key West full time in 2012, we extended casual invitations to friends and acquaintances. Come see us if you're ever...Finish the column
The 10 Key West Must-Dos The Conch Train Number One by a landslide. Take the Conch Train tour. Do it first thing. Sure, it’s a “touristy” thing, but we locals do it all the time (we get to ride free on the first Sunday of the month). The Conch...Finish the column
Everything you didn’t know you needed to know about Key West We are often asked by friends to suggest things to do and places to go when they visit Key West for the first time. We put this together to help you plan your perfect island vacation....Finish the column
There it was next to the fireplace and opposite the Christmas tree. Blue and shiny and ready to ride. My first grown-up bicycle. No training wheels. I walked that bike a thousand miles. Got really good at it, too. It took me two years to learn...Finish the column
Where is Key West? Thought a little geography lesson might be helpful. See that blue dot down at the bottom? That's Key West. Our island is 163.8 miles southwest of Miami. Tampa on the west coast is closer to Melbourne on the east coast (145...Finish the column
You know how polite people invite house guests to come stay a while? And, how polite people smile and say "sure" and never show up? That's not Key West. Nope, invite house guests to Key West and they actually come. As Ed and I tell each other,...Finish the column
I'm pretty sure Key West weather makes transplanted residents crazy. After a year in the southernmost city, I have no idea what month it is. I stopped obsessively watching The Weather Channel because nothing changes. Eighty degrees, sunshine,...Finish the column
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