Posts Tagged ‘Key West’

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (FKOHT)is about more than just transportation. It’s about recreation.

The trail currently spans more than 70 miles between Key Largo and Key West. More sections of the trail are under construction; and eventually it will stretch the whole way from Key West to the mainland, running parallel to Highway 1.

FKOHT is scenic from start to finish. It’s a beautiful venue for walking, running, cycling, in-line skating, and even fishing. The trail crosses 23 historic Flagler Railroad bridges, many of which now have cantilevered fishing platforms. Anglers will want to check out Channel Two Historic Bridge and the Tom’s Harbor Channel Historic Bridges.

10 Florida State Parks are located along the trail, making it easy to explore different sections of the trail without traversing it entirely by bike or on foot. These parks also provide great opportunities for snorkeling, paddling, and swimming.

While it is true that every traveler wants a unique experience, immersing oneself in the natural beauty of the Florida Keys is an essential part of a Key West vacation. The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail helps people–both travelers and locals–get close to nature. It provides safe opportunities for walking and cycling, and scenic opportunities for fishing and picnicking. In addition, it has many good launching points for kayaks.

Ask the innkeepers about the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail during your next Key West Bed and Breakfast vacation. It’s worth discovering.

Florida Keys Overseas Trail

The Florida Keys Overseas Trail.


Summer Lives on in Florida

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Summer lives on in Florida. Indeed, Florida is one of the only places in the country right now that feels summery. We’ve had our cold snap, thank you, and now we’re all relishing the warmer temperatures.

Vacation Key West, Florida

This could be you, happy in Florida.

You want to be warm, too. You know you do. Cold weather is lovely, especially when it comes with snow and crackling fires. But at present, much of the country is without snow. If you’re there, and not here, you know that chilly temperatures without snow get on a person’s nerves. The solution? Find a Florida Bed and Breakfast to your liking, grab your sweetie, and come on down.

Florida has so much to offer. You can wiggle your toes in sun-kissed sand. You can paddle along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and stroll through the historic town of St. Augustine. You can charter a boat and fish off of Key West, or search for shells on Sanibel Island. Float side by side on the surf. Swim laps in an outdoor pool. Have breakfast, lunch, and dinner out-of-doors. Wear summer dresses and shorts. Leave your sweaters at home.

Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Don’t hesitate. Come to Florida now.


Heavenly Holidays in Key West

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Key West, Florida is a heavenly place to spend the holidays. The weather is glorious, with more sun than clouds, and short, cleansing bursts of rain. Crowds are few. Charm is abundant. Historic homes, inns, and shops drape themselves with holiday lights and ribbons. The mood is relaxed, but festive.

Key West Sunset Wide

Key West. There are worse places to spend the holidays.


Fun Events in Key West

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

There are several fun events in Key West in April, 2011. Don’t spend April wondering when spring will take root in your home town – spend it relaxing in a Key West FL Bed and Breakfast.

April in Key West includes:

  • 30th Annual 7-Mile Bridge Run:  April 9
  • World Sailfish Championship:  April 12 – 16
  • 16th Annual Taste of Key West:  April 18
  • 29th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration:  April 22 – May 11
  • 16th Annual Key West Songwriter’s Festival:  April 27 – May 1

Ah, sunset in Key West.

Wouldn’t you like to be there? Pack your bags and spend April at a Key West Florida Bed and Breakfast.

Christmas in Florida

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Florida, be it in Amelia Island or Key West, Tallahassee or Naples. Florida Bed and Breakfasts across the state welcome old friends and new during this special time.

Disney - Main Street Train Station at Night - With Christmas Decorations

Disney's Train Station, dressed for Christmas

There is snow in Orlando (only in designated areas of course) and a holiday light show at the Miami Seaquarium. There are walking and garden tours in historic Naples, and a St. Nick Open Golf Tournament in St. Petersburg. Historic St. Augustine is lit by more than two million tiny white lights each night – the perfect place to stroll with the person you love.

Christmas means beach parties in Key West and dancing in Miami. It means karaoke and theatre performances in Sarasota. Christmas means tours of festively decorated holiday homes in Ormond Beach and Deland, and ice skating with Santa in Daytona.

If you’re looking for something different this holiday season, head to Florida for Christmas. Instead of plowing the driveway on Christmas day, take a long walk on the beach. Instead of skiing, swim. Give yourself a gift this year: vacation in a Bed and Breakfast Florida.

Festivals Flourish in Key West

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Key West is a fascinating place. The city sits at the southeastern tip of the United States, closer to Havana, Cuba than to Miami. History is evident all around the city, but no where more than the historic district of Old Town, Key West’s original settlement. Structures in this neighborhood date primarily from 1886 to 1912, and range in style from Victorian gingerbread houses to modest bungalows. Key West was the biggest and richest city in Florida in the 1890s, and vestiges of that boom are still evident in the architecture and the attractions. Visit the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens, Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage, and the Ernest Hemingway House, and see if you can learn why a few well-known authors returned here again and again. (more…)

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