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Race away with the 38th annual Key West Super Boat world championships

WELCOME TO KEY WEST! What’s that constant humming in the air, you ask? Oh, that’s just the Super Boat International World Championships, the pinnacle of international offshore powerboat racing. During the Super Boat International, the telltale whine of speedboat engines echoes around the island like a tiny, intra-aural helicopter buzzing incessantly in your ear. And for those watching up close, […]

Waterfront Playhouse announces brilliant 2018-2019 season

Key West is full to bursting with entertainment options every minute, every day of the week. Drag shows, live music, comedy shows, critically acclaimed plays … choosing can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start Those in the know, however, typically begin their planning by checking out a tried-and-true option for world-class entertainment: The Waterfront Playhouse. […]


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 […]


Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South and Whitehead streets www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train  303 Front St. 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s  […]


Surfside dining at Salute! On the Beach

One of the greatest luxuries when visiting Key West is being able to sip a cocktail and have a delicious meal in the great outdoors, while a gentle breeze causes the palms above you to rustle and the sound of the waves lapping against the sand transports you to a world where deadlines, obligations and responsibilities no longer exist. Although […]

Hand-painted nutcrackers on auction at Studios of Key West

No matter how you feel about Christmas decorations on display in big-box stores before Thanksgiving, ‘tis the season for snowflakes and sugar plum fairies. Fortunately, we Keys-dwellers still get to experience the warmth of the season (both the feelings and the climate) while skipping the finger-numbing snow shoveling thanks to Joyce Stahl’s biennial production of “The Nutcracker,” a colorful tribute […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Key West Bear Weekend Nov. 8-11Various locationswww.keywestbearweekend.com Men of Paradise A benefit for Samuel’s HouseNov. 10, 12 p.m.Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel3841 North Roosevelt Blvd.Call 305-296-0240 x118 for tickets Songwriters Speakeasy Series: C.W. Colt, Cayman Smith- Martin and Jeff Clark Nov. 11, 7 p.m.Key West Theater512 Eaton St.www.thekeywesttheater.com NFL Sunday Nov. 12, 12 p.m.Mary Ellen’s Bar420 Appelrouth Lane […]


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. $3 well […]

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 the Audubon House offers […]


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