Keys Reefs Are an Underwater Paradise for Snorkelers

FLORIDA KEYS — Featuring vivid coral reefs teeming with exotic sea creatures, the Florida Keys offer a ready-made vacation paradise that attracts almost 800,000 snorkel and scuba aficionados each year who can’t wait to get into the water and explore — even as first-timers. Snorkeling requires a mask, snorkel, fins for propulsion and inflatable snorkeling […]

Special Museums and Attractions Weekend Friday Through Sunday, Aug. 25-27

FLORIDA KEYS — The seventh annual Florida Keys & Key West Museum and Attractions Weekend event, providing free or value-added admission passes to participating museums and attractions in the island chain, is set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 25-27. Organized by WLRN, south Florida’s National Public Radio affiliate, in partnership with the Florida Keys tourism […]

Key West's Fantasy Fest Brings Costumes, Creativity and Craziness Oct. 20-29

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Attendees at Key West’s renowned annual Fantasy Fest can anticipate creative costuming, offbeat artistry and a blend of colorful new events and longtime favorites for masked and costumed revelers. Themed “Time Travel Unravels” and scheduled Friday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 29, the 2017 festival features several dozen masquerade balls, […]

Open-Water Swim for Islamorada's Alligator Lighthouse Set for Sept. 23

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Hundreds of solo and relay-team swimmers are expected to conquer the fifth annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday, Sept. 23, a unique open-ocean endurance swimming challenge in Atlantic waters off Islamorada. Individuals and two-, three- and four-person teams have up to seven hours to complete the 8-mile roundtrip course. Participants must […]

Key Largo's REEF Fest to Celebrate Florida Keys Marine Conservation

KEY LARGO, Florida Keys — REEF Fest, a celebration of marine conservation’s positive impact on the Florida Keys and around the world, enables ocean aficionados to experience social events, eco-adventures and presentations by renowned marine experts Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, in Key Largo. Hosted by Key Largo-based nonprofit Reef Environmental Education […]