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New Flagler Railroad Exhibit Premiers

New Flagler Railroad Exhibit Premiers January 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
On Jan. 22, 1912, the first Oversea Railway train steamed from the Florida mainland through the Florida Keys to Key West, marking the completion of the railroad connecting the previously isolated islands with the mainland and each other. Ninety-nine years later, the Key West Museum of Art & History...

Lionfish: An Edible Enemy

Lionfish: An Edible Enemy January 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Who knew? Pluck the spines off the little buggers and you get a fanciful feast of fish. The Florida Keys-based Reef Environmental Education Foundation has released “The Lionfish Cookbook,” designed to encourage the removal and consumption of the invasive Indo-Pacific red lionfish. It features...

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West January 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Hotels, Attractions and Historic Sites, Oh My! Check out these latest cool things to see and do in the Keys … Marathon‘s Island Hoppers helicopter tours has added to its menu of aerial adventures. Located at the Marathon Airport, 9850 Overseas Highway, Island Hoppers offers charters and sightseeing...

Former President Jimmy Carter Releases Turtle

Former President Jimmy Carter Releases Turtle December 28, 2010 | What's New | Read More
During a Christmas holiday vacation in the Florida Keys, former President Jimmy Carter helped release a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle. Former President Jimmy Carter, left, holds a juvenile green sea turtle next to his wife Rosalynn Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla....

Santa Dives into the Florida Keys

Santa Dives into the Florida Keys December 20, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Photos by Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau A scuba diving Santa Claus submerged off Key Largo to deliver a bit of holiday cheer to inhabitants of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Santa Claus was played by Spencer Slate, owner of Key Largo’s Atlantis Dive Shop, who has been donning the jolly...

First Undersea Park Turns 50

First Undersea Park Turns 50 November 9, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Key Largo is humming with activity as it prepares for visitors marking the occasion with a trip to the park at the gateway to the Florida Keys. The creation of America’s first underwater preserve, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, is to be celebrated Dec. 1-11 in Key Largo. World-renowned oceanographer...

Accessible Florida Keys

Accessible Florida Keys November 8, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
A Florida Keys vacation means getting away to a unique destination characterized by friendly people, seafood-based cuisine, laid-back atmosphere and warm and sunny weather all year long. In the Florida Keys & Key West, visitors will find people and amenities to help them meet service needs based...

Cheers to New Upscale Lodgings in Key West

Cheers to New Upscale Lodgings in Key West November 8, 2010 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
Affordable elegance is a key message at the Silver Palms Inn, Key West’s newest boutique hotel, that opened Oct. 7 in historic Old Town. The silver thatch palm, a rare and elegant tree native to Florida, inspired the name of the property that offers 50 deluxe contemporary guest rooms and suites surrounding...

New Hotel Open in Marathon

New Hotel Open in Marathon November 8, 2010 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
Marathon’s newest lodging property, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 13201 Overseas Highway, is open  and will accept walk-ins and rooms both booked directly with the property as well as the main reservations system. Smoke-free and pet-friendly, the newly constructed hotel has 134 rooms and...

Catch a Sunset at Sea in Key West

Catch a Sunset at Sea in Key West October 14, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Key West’s Sebago Watersports, renowned for offerings including snorkeling, adventure cruise and champagne sunset catamaran excursions, recently introduced private catamaran yacht charters for guests seeking an exclusive on-the-water experience. Passengers cruise on the elegant 41-foot Sebago Pelican,...
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