GETTING WED HERE

Here we propose the best ways to get hitched in Paradise


ACCORDING TO THE KNOT, THE PANTHEON of all nuptial-related knowledge, the Florida Keys rank in the top 50 locations for destination weddings in the world. This should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever visited the beautiful island chain, with our sandy beaches, clear water, and statuesque palm trees swaying in the breeze. The popularity means that wedding season, […]

The Key West Gallery Guide



Key West is an artist’s utopia. Vibrant colors, stunning landscapes, dynamic wildlife and a culture that embraces art in all its incarnations are just a few of the infinite reasons why creators of all types flock to the island seeking inspiration. And though you can hardly walk a block down Duval Street without stumbling over an artisan peddling his crafts […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

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 you might […]

MAP IT OUT Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train  303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key […]

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 […]

MUSIC SCENE

Jason Lamson: The making of a musician


If you want music to be a part of your life, then you have to be dedicated. Dedicated to practicing, dedicated to hustling, dedicated to promoting, dedicated to the dream. It’s not something that happens overnight. Jason Lamson knows this well and is dedicated to all of those things — except the promotion aspect sometimes gets away from him. He […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Comedy Key West presents  Joey Medina  Aug. 2-3, 8:30 p.m. The BottleCap 1128 Simonton St. www.bottlecapkeywest.com Comedy with Kathy Gilmour  and friends  Aug. 4, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Happy hour with the Key  West Art & Historical Society  Historian  Porter and the Pirates Aug. 7, 4:30 p.m. The Waterfront Brewery 201 William […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

    Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.com Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers www.aquakeywest.com Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers www.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu www.blackfinbistro.com Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. […]

Two new exhibitions open Aug. 2 at The Studios of Key West


The Studios of Key West opens two new shows celebrating the natural world during this month’s First Thursday event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. An exhibition of the luminous nighttime photographs of renowned artist Matt Stock will be on view on the Sanger Gallery, while and small format watercolors created by students of Susan Sugar’s summer solstice workshop will be […]

NOT-TO-MISS ATTRACTIONS

Audubon House & Tropical Gardens 205 Whitehead St. 305-294-2116 or 877-294-2470 www.audubonhouse.com Original lithographs of John James Audubon’s drawings are on display at this former home of shipwreck salvager Capt. John Geiger. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St. 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. Custom House […]


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