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Looking for a Gym….

Key West won’t have a giant gym like Crunch Fitness, but you can definitely find what you need.   Our gyms are smaller, but still great!  Here are a couple of places we like… Continue reading “Looking for a Gym….” »

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Best Way to See the Island….Bicycle

Key West is only 2 miles wide and 4 miles long.  It is quite small….so just park your car and leave it!   Historic town or “Old Town” is the prettiest area for sightseeing.  Continue reading “Best Way to See the Island….Bicycle” »

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Get Your Yoga On…..

Getting a little stretch and/or exercise in during your vacation can actually help you relax.  We have some great ideas for you….. Continue reading “Get Your Yoga On…..” »

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Sunsets at Fort Zachary Taylor…Magical

Sunsets in Key West are some of the best you will ever enjoy.  They make us feel like we are witnessing something truly grand.    It also feels amazing healing to watch them too….soothing to the soul…magic to the eyes.   If you get the chance, visit Fort Zachary Taylor our national beach and park.   Continue reading “Sunsets at Fort Zachary Taylor…Magical” »

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Help Yourself Organic Store and Eatery

One of our favorite places to eat these days located three blocks down from Alexander’s Guesthouse on Fleming Street.   Serving up a great selection of vegetarian foods, smoothies, green juices and little country store with lots of healthy goodies to snack on.  Continue reading “Help Yourself Organic Store and Eatery” »

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Key West PrideFest

Key West always likes to show it’s PRIDE!!  While we actually show our Pride all year, we still enjoy setting aside time to invite the whole world to join in!!   Continue reading “Key West PrideFest” »

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Fantasy Fest in October….Key West’s Carnival!

Key West’s October Fantasy Fest is something for everyone….mostly adults however:))   It is Key West’s version of Carnival!  It began back in 1978 and has grown over the years into a major event now.  Continue reading “Fantasy Fest in October….Key West’s Carnival!” »

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Gay Spring Break

March and April 2014

Gay Spring Break in Key West attracts LGBT students and their friends from March through  April to the beaches and the clubs of our beautiful tropical island.  Take a break for spring break in a place that embraces individuality, diversity, and openness all year long! Continue reading “Gay Spring Break” »

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What’s Cooking with Charles!

Fun Cooking Class and Poolside Dinner

hosted by Charles

(A La Julia Child style)

$45 per person

at 

Alexander’s! 

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American Boy Key West

A great store with “nicer” Key West memorabilia and stylish gifts to take home.  They have created their own line called American Boy Key West which includes great sporty shirts as well as many other items. Continue reading “American Boy Key West” »

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The Green Pineapple

The Green Pineapple was born from a vision to promote sustainability through an eclectic offering of beautiful and conscious consumer goods from around the world. Continue reading “The Green Pineapple” »

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Dog 30

1025 White Street Key West, FL 33040. Feel free to give us a call at 305.296.4848 if you’d like to talk to us. Continue reading “Dog 30” »

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Leather Master

418 Applerouth Lane
Key West, FL 33040-6535

Maintaining a 30+ year proud tradition of hand crafting leather in Key West, Florida – made in the USA! Continue reading “Leather Master” »

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Blue~Clothes for Women

Located near the historic seaport district in Old Town Key West, blue – Key West is the island’s premier contemporary clothing boutique. A walk into this store will calm the senses and ignite the imagination

 

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Dogs On Duval

Find a little treasure for your pooch!

 

800 Duval St Key West, FL 33040

(305) 296-8008

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Fairvilla Adult Costume and Toy Store

 

 

520 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040-6658

(305) 292-0448
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Sugar Apple


917 Simonton Street
Key West, FL

Your complete source of herbs, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, literature and hard-to-find items for a healthy lifestyle.  Walk in window to order a healthy take out lunch!  Have a healthy rejuvenating picnic in the sunshine!

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Evolution


701 Duval Street
Key West, FL

Club style clothing with beach-y flair!

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The Key Lime Shop

Don’t miss The Key Lime Shop, located at the corner of Greene Street & Elizabeth Street which, as the name implies, makes and sells items made from the legendary local citrus fruit.  They will ship right to you!

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Besame Mucho

Besame Mucho at 315 Petronia Street, right off of Duval,  offering a romantic collection of international delights including French beauty products, exotic chocolate, housewares, and original jewelry.  Ooooh La, La.

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Waterfront Playhouse

Phone: 305-294-5015
Email: garysymons@att.net
310 Wall Street/PO.Box 724
“The Best Professional Theater in Florida” FLORIDA MONTHLY MAGAZINE, 2010

Waterfront Playhouse

 

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Tropic Cinema Downtown off Duval

Our favorite little movie theater and they serve beer and wine too!  Great Marilyn Monroe statue right in front. Continue reading “Tropic Cinema Downtown off Duval” »

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The Studios of Key West


Phone: 305-600-1406
Email: jay@tskw.org
600 White Street
Our mission is to support local creative people, celebrate the island’s unique heritage and sense of place, and foster new collaboration and artistic production.

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The Key West Pops


Phone: 305-296-6059
Email: kwpopsinfo@cpmcast.net
PO Box 6206
Since October of 1999, the Pops has been producing some of the most popular and successful concerts given in Key West.

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Tennessee Williams Theater


Phone: 305-295-1520
5901 College Road

Tennessee Williams Theatre for Performing Arts, Concerts, and is the place to enjoy Professional Arts.

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South Florida Symphony Orchestra


Phone: 954-522-8445
Email: jlorber@southfloridasymphony.org
221 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Starting in Key West, Sebrina Maria Alfonso created a concept which allowed a small, but cultured community, to enjoy the privilege of a first class symphony.

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Reef Relief


Phone: 305-294-3100 * Fax: 305-293-9515
Email: reefrelief@gmail.com
PO Box 430
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improve and protect our coral reef ecosystem. Visit the Reef Relief Environmental Center at 631 Greene St Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm.

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Red Barn Theater

Phone: 305-296-9911
319 Duval Street

Established and intimate small theater featuring live productions. Details the season’s performance schedule at their Duval Street location.  What great shows they put on!

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Paradise Ballet Theatre Presenters


Phone: 305-294-2943 * Fax: 305-294-7740
Email: j.stahl@bellsouth.net
@ Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center
Producers of the popular, local version of “Nutcracker Key West” ballet every other year at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center.

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Original Ghost Tours of Key West


Phone: 305-294-9255 * Fax: 305-294-5175
430 Duval Street
Tours depart nightly from the Crowne Plaza La Concha Hotel at 430 Duval Street. Lantern led evening stroll down historic Old Town’s shadowy lanes and discover the ghosts, ghouls and legends of our haunted Island paradise.

Original Ghost Tours of Key West

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Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden


Phone: 305-296-1504
Email: kwbgs@kwbgs.org
5210 College Rd
Outdoor living museum with rental facilities for events, ceremonies, and parties.The only “frost-free” botanical garden in the continental United States.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory


Phone: 305-296-2988 * Fax: 305-296-2901
Email: info@keywestbutterfly.com
1316 Duval Street
Take a stroll through a tropical paradise…walk through an exotic and inviting environment filled with hundreds of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature – butterflies.

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

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Key West Art & Historical Society


Phone: 305-295-6616 x 106
Email: gsidoti@kwahs.org
281 Front Street
Enjoy our colorful Art & History: Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, 938 Whitehead St., Custom House Museum of Art & History, 281 Front St.

Key West Art & Historical Society

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Hemmingway’s House


Open 365 days a year.
From 9:00am to 5:00pm.
907 Whitehead Street,
Key West  FL  33040 U.S.A.

Email:  info@hemingwayhome.com

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Harry S. Truman Little White House


Phone: 305-294-9911 * Fax: 305-294-9988
Email: bwolz@trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
111 Front Street
Florida’s only presidential museum, the Harry S. Truman Little White House has hosted presidents, prime ministers and kings. As President of the United States, Truman spent 11 of his working vacations at the house. Open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary


Phone: 305-289-2288
Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys (SFFFK) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to provide and sponsor education, training and research programs for the education of the public to understand how unique the coral reefs adjacent to the Florida Keys are and the importance from an ecological and economic point of view that they be protected.

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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center


Phone: 305-809-4750
End of Southard ST at the Truman Waterfront
Experience the plants and animals of the Keys, both on land and underwater, many of which are found nowhere else in the United States. Open Tuesday – Saturday 9-4. Free Admission.

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Conch Tour Train


Phone: 305-294-5161 * Fax: 305-292-8993
Email: conchtrain@historictours.com
301 Front Street
Entertaining visitors to Key West since 1958. Over 100 points of interest on our fully narrated 90 minute tour covering historic Old Town. 100% Money Back Guarantee.

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CityView Trolley Tours of Key West


Phone: 305-294-0644 * Fax: N/A
Email: greg@cityviewtrolleys.com
330 Elizabeth St., Key West
offers luxury trolley tours of Old Town Key West. We avoid the Hotel District and concentrate on the history of this island paradise. Also available for private charters and shuttle service.

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Blu Q Catamaran Gay Sailing for Men


Phone: 305-923-7245
Email: info@bluqkeywest.com
201 William Street
Voted # 1 All Gay Watersports Activity in Key West. Sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking & Sunset Adventures.  This is a men only trip, except for the Sunset cruise which is Gay and Lesbian.

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Venus Charters Gay & Lesbian Boat Tours


Phone: 305-304-1181
Email: info@venuscharters.com
Garrison Bight Marina
We offer the finest in personalized, eco-friendly charters. Snorkel trips to the reef, dolphin watching in the Gulf, or back country and exploration.

Venus Charters

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Gay Trolley Every Saturday Morning!

Departs Every Saturday at 11am

Enjoy a FABULOUS  tour of Key West…with a twist.  A gay twist that is! Get a unique tour of Key West and learn about our colorful history that includes the famous and the infamous. Every Saturday at 4pm.  Tickets can be purchased at Alexander’s Guesthouse front desk or at the Key West Business Guild located at 5113 Truman Ave.    For more information http://www.gaykeywestfl.com/featureevent.cfm?id=16

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Bring Fido on Vacation

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with Fido in Key West? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, dog friendly activities, and restaurants that allow dogs in Key West below. Or, visit the Key West Dog Forum to talk to local dog owners about the best places to bring Fido in the city.

There is a whole webpage for Fido Friendly Places…..just click here…

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Virgilio’s Key West Martini Bar


Phone:  305-296-8118
524 Duval behind Trattoria Italian Restaurant
Great martini’s in a sparkling garden bar.  Live music nightly, salsa, reggae, blues.
Martini Mondays are fun!

Virgilio’s Key West Martini Bar

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801 Bourbon Street


Phone: 305-294-4737 * Fax: 305-293-9644
801 Duval Street
The legendary 801 has been a part of the Gay Key West landscape for over 30 years. Enjoy the downstairs bar or the upstairs nightly cabaret that features the largest drag house on the island.   Drag Shows nightly.

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Speakeasy Rum Bar


Phone: 305-296-2680
1117 Duval
This landmark offers an elegant and romantic retreat. The Speakeasy Inn was the home of Raul Vaquez, who was a cigar selector at the Gato cigar factory. Raul’s true passion was rum-running between Key West and Cuba. Enjoy spectacular cocktails while watching the passers by on the wrap around porch.  Rum Bar open daily from 11 to 11 (or later).

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Schooner Wharf Bar


Phone: 305-292-3302
202 William Street at Historic Seaport
This funky, open-air bar offers the best musicians, freshest seafood, and unique special events.

Schooner Wharf Bar

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The Porch


Phone: (305) 517-6358
429 Caroline Street, right off Duval.
Key West, FL 33040
Open Mon-Thu 11am-1am; Fri-Sat 11am-2am; Sun 12pm-1am
With a variety of craft beers and fine wines served by a cool and chill staff there is a never ending supply of good times waiting to be had.  A locals favorite.

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Point 5 Lounge @ 915 Restaurant


Phone: 305 296 0669
915 Duval Street
Groovy little wine and tapas place on the 2nd floor overlooking Duval…Serves drinks and tapas until 2am!

Point 5 Lounge @ 915 Restaurant

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Pearl’s Patio Bar & Grill


Phone: 305-292-2450 * Fax: 305-292-8511
525 United Street
Open noon–10pm on Sunday–Thursday, noon to midnight on weekends. Great Happy Hour Mon-Sat, 5-7pm. Friendly, comfortable tropical setting. Gay-friendly, straight-friendly, lesbian owned and operated.

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La Te Da


Phone: 305-296-6706
1125 Duval Street
Enjoy our beautiful Garden Bar, our entertaining Piano Bar, or one of the many great performances upstairs the Cabaret at La Te Da.

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KWEST Men


Phone: 305-292-8500
705 Duval Street
Voted “The most changeable bar in Key West” During the day it is a very popular “Cheers” bar with a Happy Hour from 3-9 pm. At night the shutters come down, the music and lights change as strippers take to the stage from 10 pm. Open to 4 am .

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Island House Bar + Cafe


Phone: 305-294-8859
1129 Fleming
The café and bar at Island House are set in lush tropical gardens beside the resort’s clothing optional pool. Men Only.
Island House Bar + Cafe
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Sloppy Joe’s

201 Duval Street
9am-4am
Live music and entertainment…and Hemingway’s old haunt!

Sloppy Joe’s

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Hog’s Breath Saloon


Phone: 305-296-4222
400 Front Street
Hog’s Breath is better than no breath at all! Good times and great entertainment and fun, not to mention the drinks and food are outstanding! Check out our online Hog Shop and Hog Cam.  Staple of Key West!

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Grand Vin Wine Bar


Phone:  305 296-1020
1107 Duval Street, Key West
Great selection of wines and a big front porch to enjoy one afternoon and watch the world go by.  Call to check hours.

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El Meson de Pepe


Phone: (305) 295-2620
410 Wall Street @ Mallory Square
Have some Tostones with Picadillo on top, a Mojito and swing to some great Cuban Salsa! Live Salsa Music and Delicious Mojitos at their outdoor bar from 6:30-8:30 daily for the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square.

El Meson de Pepe

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Cork & Stogie


Phone: 305-517-6419 * Fax: 305-517-6420
1218 Duval St
Boutique wine, craft beers, and one-of-a-kind cigars are offered in friendly atmosphere. Watch Key West go by on our large porch. Music on weekends.  Open Daily 10am-11pm

Cork & Stogie

 

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Bourbon Street Pub


Phone: 305-296-1992 * Fax: 305-293-9644
724 Duval Street
The hottest video and dance bar in Key West we are open 6 days of the week from 11:00 am to 4:00 am Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 am, with Happy Hour Specials daily until 8:00 pm and dancers on the bar nightly at 10:00 PM.

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I Love the Nightlife…I Got to Boog-ay…

Aqua Nightclub
Phone: 305-294-0555 * Fax: 305-294-0750
Email: aquakeywest@aol.com
711 Duval Street
Key West’s largest gay dance club, drag shows with the Aquanettes, Karaoke, Dueling Bartenders, Happy Hour Trivia, Texas Hold’Em and Live Entertainment. Three Bars including an outside wet bar.  Open til 4am.

 

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Bottle Cap Lounge


Phone: 305-296-2807
1128 Simonton Street
Your Lounge, DJ Nights, and Live Bands.

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Bobby’s Monkey Bar

Phone: 305-294-2655
Email: gizmodads@aol.com
900 Simonton Street
Gay locals’favorite watering hole. Open noon-4am daily. Pool table, jukebox, karoake, special events frequently.

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Spoil your soul with the best things in life: Dessert, Wine & Romance…


Better Than Sex is a full service dessert only restaurant and lounge unlike any other.  A little gem nestled on Petronia Street, just off Duval, it incorporates homemade desserts, sexy ambiance, hot waitstaff, and live guitar music.

Continue reading “Spoil your soul with the best things in life: Dessert, Wine & Romance…” »

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Tapas from Around the World…

When we think of tapas, we think small portions,very small portions.  Not so at Santiago’s Bodega, while still remaining in the “tapa” category, the portions are just right for sharing, the salads are overflowing and the wine is ever pouring!  

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Table With A View Please…

A view of the ocean, great food, casual elegance, these make the ritual of dining even more Divine.

While there are many restaurants in Key West, here our the ones that really draw our attention…  

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When I Seafood…I Eat It…

When guests visit Key West, many ask…”Where can I get the best seafood?”  Here are our secret places…off the beaten path:

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Audubon House


Phone: 305-294-2116
Email: audobonhouse@audobonhouse.org
205 Whitehead Street
Weddings, tours, Audubon prints, and Tropical gardens.

Audubon House

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A Taste of the Mediterranean in Key West

AZUR Restaurant is a unique dining experience featuring Mediterranean specialties. Whether you choose our shaded terrace or the comfort of our cool blue dining room, please join us for a hearty breakfast featuring a few new twists, an al fresco lunch by the waterfall, or an intimate dinner with offerings including old favorites and new creations. For a completely different dining experience in Old Town, AZUR is a must on your list of innovative-chef restaurants in Key West.

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Dry Tortugas

Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the USA about 68 statute miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys.   Planes leave daily from Key West’s International Airport for a quick 40 minute flight out to this wonderful sanctuary.   The water is glorious and it is so peaceful.

Visit the front desk at Alexander’s and we can tell you about the plane ride or ferry which will take you to the Dry Tortugas.

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Tropical Heat Party For Men

Every year in August, Tropical Heat kicks off in Key West with an all-male weekend celebration!!  It gets a little spicy with parties featuring adult entertainers, dancers and fantastic DJ’s.   Continue reading “Tropical Heat Party For Men” »

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Hello Friends!! Pridefest June 6-10, 2012

PRIDEFEST 2010 Key West welcomes visitors from around the world! Join us for fun and festivities on Duval or relax by the pool and catch just a few events. The heartbeat of Key West still beats LOUD AND PROUD!!

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