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Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy at the Key West Historic Seaport

Eager to help residents and businesses get back to work and on the road to economic recovery, the City of Key West has worked tirelessly to ensure all city operations adhere to best practices and guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately, all Key West restaurants and retail establishments are allowed to be open, provided they follow all rules to protect the health and safety of guests, employees, and the public. You can read the latest directive in full, but we’ve made it easier for you in this post by highlighting the key rules and recommending some dining [...]

#ThrowbackThursday – Five Fun Facts About Key West History

#ThrowbackThursday - Five Fun Facts About Key West History 1. The City of Key West was incorporated in 1828. Monroe County was created in 1823, but it wasn’t until 1828 that the City of Key West was officially incorporated. The 1830 Census revealed a population of 517 - we've certainly grown since that time! 2. The first U.S. president to visit Key West was Ulysses S. Grant in 1880. While Harry S. Truman is the President most often associated with Key West, the first U.S. president to visit Key West was actually Ulysses S. Grant. President Grant visited [...]

Key West Historic Seaport Summer Day Trip!

Key West Historic Seaport Summer Day Trip! If you are like most of us, you’ve had to make some adjustments to your travel plans with everything that’s been going on over the past couple of months. With that said, I think we can all agree that we’re in serious need of some sun, sand, and serenity...it sounds like time for a road trip! Well, it’s your lucky day, because we have the perfect solution: Take a day trip to the Key West Historic Seaport! Read on for our recommendations on where to eat, drink, shop, and play to [...]

Key West Historic Seaport Updates!

Historic Seaport Updates!  Six weeks ago government officials decided to shutdown nonessential businesses, waterways, beaches and various other outdoor recreational outdoor facilities. As of Monday, April 27th, Key West residents can now once again frequent beaches, parks, and recreational facilities throughout the island. While the island of Key West is closed to nonresidents, Key West locals can now enjoy the reopening of the first phase amid COVID-19.  “While responsibly distancing themselves, we hope that by easing some restrictions on public space our residents can enjoy the natural environment Key West has to offer,” City Manager Greg Veliz said [...]

Preparing for Hurricane Season: How to Protect a Home

Preparing for Hurricane Season: How to Protect a Home Florida is usually a target for storms, forcing thousands of individuals to evacuate with many fleeing to shelters.  Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and frequently peaks from late August through September. “A storm that appears benign and doesn’t trigger an early evacuation makes a sudden turn, increases speed or intensifies significantly, and we are left with no time to get off the rock. The Labor Day storm of 1935 and more recently, Hurricane Michael, are prime examples, says  Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers”. We need to be prepared. [...]

Key West Historic Seaport Updates!

Historic Seaport Updates!  The Key West Historic Seaport’s roots have laid down the foundation for a modern yet preserved and thriving seaport. Conveniently located in Old Town Key West, the Historic Seaport has traditionally honored its past while holding on to its character, evolving into 20 acres of world-class dining, one of a kind shops, live music, museums, year-round events and a variety of watersports and fishing excursions.  In lieu of recent events, several of the Key West Historic Seaport restaurants have modified their hours of operations to continue to serve our community. Below you will find a [...]