A hidden gem! What a surprise this place is. The Eco-Discovery Center is a world class science and natural history museum, offering an excellent introduction to the Florida Keys coastal and marine environment. The Center is run by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and offers state of the...more
Home to Key West's "other" sunset celebration. Most visitors to the island head over to Mallory Square for sunset, but those in the know avoid the crowds and get a much better view at the rooftop bar on the La Concha hotel. The vantage point from up here is stunning - it's one of the...more
Best little island town in the United States! Before the days of the bridges through the Keys, Key West (or Cayo Hueso) lived in perpetual isolation. It eventually evolved into an odd hodgepodge of fishermen, artists, writers and people in hiding or who just wanted to disappear. Charming, tropical...more
Best happy hour specials in Key West! And the best part is, it's a little hidden away so EVERYBODY doesn't know about it. This place has unbelievable oysters and a range of other mouth-watering treats from the sea. Simply amazing quality seafood appetizers at prices you can sink your...more
Very cool and atmospheric locals hang-out, waterfront on Stock Island. This place is hidden behind a maze of shipyards and trailer parks, but it is well worth the hunt! One of my favorite places to eat on Key West.
Very fun and relaxed old pub off Duval Street. Tons of history and atmosphere, along with great live music. Also one of few places in downtown Key West with a few craft beer selections on tap. They had both Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head - after two nights of nothing but rum drinks, I was in heaven!...more
Aside from the turquoise waters, palm trees and clear skies, this is Key West's main attraction. A lively avenue of bars, restaurants, shops and galleries, the place is as fun as it is notorious, and as mysterious as it is touristy. If you somehow miss Duval Street, you've never actually...more
Maybe it's just that I'm getting older or it could be that after decades of coming down here, I'm only now discovering the island's hidden gems, but I'm loving the Seaport a lot more than Duval Street these days. It's a much more chill place to hang out with locals and...more