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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!

 

The chickens of Key West: Disney couldn’t do better

If Disney did chickens, they'd be Key West chickens. Arrogant, independent, decidedly territorial, and, OK, cocky, Key West's 2,000 or so chickens -- though who's counting I can't imagine -- rank up there with the six-toed Hemingway cats as tourist magnets and the scourge of locals wanting to sleep in. A visiting friend did a double take one night at dinner at Blue Heaven. "That thing's alive," he whispered, watching one of the resident chickens scratch around under an adjoining table. "It's not one of those Disney re-creations, right?" Finish the column
The chickens of Key West: Disney couldn’t do better

Camping at Fort Jefferson | 10 insider tips no one tells you

Fort Jefferson is one of the most sought-after, most soul-soothing camping experiences on the planet. Fewer than a dozen small sites cluster among the scrub trees just outside the entrance to the fort and a few steps from the Atlantic Ocean. What you need, you bring. What you bring, you take out. Food. Water. Gear. There's no corner store, no takeout delivery -- and most assuredly, no cell service or wifi. Finish the column
Camping at Fort Jefferson | 10 insider tips no one tells you

Where the heck IS Key West?

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...

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Where the heck IS Key West?

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