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Key Weird: Conch Mayor Water Skis from Key West to Cuba

Key Weird: Conch Mayor Water Skis from Key West to Cuba

November 8th, 2018 | History

In 1978, the island’s then-mayor McCoy was inspired to make the 100+ mile journey because of a challenge from a local reporter and chance conversation with President Jimmy Carter. Thirty years later, famous long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to Key West. Here’s another aspect of what makes Key West known as “Key Weird.”


A Look at the Florida Coral Reef

A Look at the Florida Coral Reef

November 6th, 2018 | History

The coral reef off the coast of the Florida Keys is the third-largest in the world and the only living reef in the continental United States. Each year, thousands of tourists visiting Key West snorkel the reef to swim with tropical fish and check out diverse coral species. Here’s a look at its diverse habitats, ways to visit it, and reef-friendly practices that will ensure its longevity.


What to Pack for 'Winter' in Key West

What to Pack for 'Winter' in Key West

October 25th, 2018 | Activities

Here’s a practical list of what to pack for your Key West winter vacation.


Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen to Play at the Sunset Green

Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen to Play at the Sunset Green

October 24th, 2018 | 24 North News & Events

The laid-back, outdoor concert features longtime friends and musicians for an evening of songs and story-telling.