Say goodbye to 2016 and say hello to the New Year! 2016 has been an exciting year for the Key West Historic Seaport and we would like to take a look back on all the accomplishments we had, remember our historic history, plan how to achieve our New Year’s resolutions and take a look forward to what’s to come in 2017!
The history of the Historic Seaport dates back to the 1700s when Key West became a useful stopping point during coastwise navigation. There was a diversity of marine life in the Keys waters and early mariners and the first settlers of the island soon came to rely on those resources for subsistence and as part of the economic base of the town when it first became established in the 1820s. That tradition continued into the present day. The Historic Seaport was formally referred to as Key West Bight, which is a curve or recess in a coastline, river, or other geographical feature and become home to many industries, including boating, turtle, sea sponge, fishing and shrimping. The Key West Historic Seaport has come a long way since its roots. You can also enjoy weekly live music and entertainment at Schooner Wharf Bar, stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends by shopping at Local Color and you can embrace your adventurous side by booking a trip with Key West Eco Tours!
With 2017 officially here, it’s time to make that New Year’s resolution that you’ve been thinking about and let the Key West Historic Seaport help you stick to that resolution. Whether your resolution is to travel more, take the time for a relaxing getaway, or be more active, the Key West Historic Seaport has you covered any time of the year. Try participating in the19th Annual Key West Half Marathon and 5kJanuary 13, 2017 or the Cow Key Channel Bridge Run on April 2, 2017 to fulfill being more active and healthy this year or check out all of the activities everyone in your family will love with a vacation down in Key West!