Top Things To Do In, On, and Around Our Waters

THOUGH ONE COULD ARGUE IT DOESN’T GET much wilder than naked dancing at Key West’s only clothing-optional bar, Garden of Eden, the true great wilderness of Key West lies offshore. Thanks to its unique location at the confluence of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the waters off Key West offer some of the country’s best snorkeling, fishing, sailing, swimming, diving and […]

Kids’ summer activities designed with parents in mind

When Alice Cooper’s riotously insubordinate single “School’s Out” hit airwaves in 1972, a nation of parents leaned forward in their Oldsmobile station wagons to turn down the radio, grimacing at the thought. Sure, Cooper might think it was fun to celebrate the end of quotidian pencils, books and teacher’s dirty looks — but did he have three kids under the […]

An insider’s look at Key West

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost PointThe corner of South Street and Whitehead Streetsouthernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this nowfamous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continentalUnited States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has been windingits way through the streets of Key Westsince 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.(305) 294-5717sloppyjoes.comThe […]

World’s top gay resort, Island House, is right here in Key West

Ask almost anybody — including PlanetOut, Out and About Magazine, The Travel Channel UK, QX Magazine and at least a dozen other publications and associations — Island House, the award-winning, gay male resort at the upper edge of Old Town Key West, is simply out of this world. The clothing-optional, 34-room complex (offering eight suites with kitchenettes plus three longer-term […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Mango Madness Show and Sale Opening Party, June 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Ongoing through July 23 The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton Street ReMARCable benefit at the Bottlecap Celebrity bartenders Purchase raffle tickets for a Bike tour of Cuba. June 3, 5 to 8 p.m. The Bottlecap 1128 Simonton Street Sh-Booms in Concert June 3, […]

Its namesake never saw it, but Audubon House still worth a look

It’s midway through the tour of Key West’s stunningly pretty Audubon House and Tropical Gardens that the truth comes out: John James Audubon — famed naturalist painter, whose lifelike paintings of bird portraits line the walls of the museum — never actually lived in the Audubon House. But don’t let this spoiler keep you from visiting; indeed, a visit to […]


Stephanie Pino might just say yes

When she first met him, Stephanie Pino told Porch co-owner Chris Schultz, “I’m going to work here someday.” Recently he came to her and told her, “You won.” She’s been bartending at this Key West favorite watering hole for two years now. The Porch is a trendy, upscale craft beer and wine bar that is never short of events, specials […]


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit connections/gallery_ guide.pdf SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK The Historic Armory Studios 600 White St. (704) 819-2487 Paintings by Michael J. Phillips Ongoing SALT Gallery SALT Island Provisions 830 Fleming St. SALT Island on Facebook Featured artist Jill Caldwell Special preview, 6-8 p.m. June 4 Ongoing through […]


Towering Inga tops them all

Imagine a living, 6-foot-plus tall Barbie doll with the same relative bust-to-hip ratio and requisite long, flowing blond hair. That’s the Inga whom I have seen perform, admire and got to know almost two decades ago. She is a Swedish bombshell who arrived in Key West on Aug. 5, 1997, looking like a model for haute couture, albeit with more […]

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