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Key West 2018-08-07T08:36:40+00:00

Enchanting Key West has two mottos that express the truth about this gay paradise at the southernmost tip of the USA. The first is “One Human Family” and the second is “Almost Perfect – Never Normal.”

There is no community on earth that socializes as well as Key West, mixing straight and gay into one fabulous cocktail of fun and frolic. Although Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1819, and Henry Flagler built a railroad that linked Key West to the mainland in 1912, the city has never became fused – at heart – with the rest of the United States. Flagler’s railroad was swept away by the Great Hurricane of 1935, and, in 1982, Key West proclaimed its independence as “The Conch Republic.” This was a brief effort, mostly in jest, yet expressive of the pride it takes in its unique personality. Over the decades, Key West business has evolved from shipwreck scavenging, to military installations, and finally, to tourism, without overly glorifying the workday. Key West continues its constant desire to embrace and enjoy its visitors.

Having dodged the brunt of Hurricane Irma, Key West is up, running and ready to receive you. Pack lightly and get ready to relax on the beach, by a pool, on a Duval Street bar stool or pausing on a sidewalk to banter with the dazzling drag performers luring you into their venues. Jump on a bicycle or scooter, take a boat tour, paddle a kayak or go snorkeling or parasailing. Peruse the many fine shops and galleries, and finally, make the most difficult decision of your Key West day, selecting a restaurant from among so many delicious offerings.

Given the fact that Key West is entirely flat and compact, renting a bicycle is the way to go. Ask your innkeeper or host to arrange this for you. On the first day of your stay, to get the lay of the land, take one of the colorful and live-narrated trolley tours. You’ll want to do a selfie at the Southernmost Point Mile Marker Zero. You’re only 90 miles from Cuba, but don’t try to swim there. It took legendary lesbian swimmer Diana Nyad five attempts before she succeeded, conquering the currents, sharks and jellyfish in 2013! Take a few minutes to visit the AIDS Memorial on the White Street Pier where Key West remembers those lost to the plague. Tour Ernest Hemingway’s gracious home. (Will you spot any of the famous polydactyl cats that roam the grounds?) Climb the historic lighthouse for a spectacular view of the island. Check out the Butterfly Conservatory or the botanical gardens. Join the nightly ritual watching of the sunset over Mallory Square. Book a tour on the BluQ catamaran for a day of sailing, swimming or snorkeling. For the adventurous who don’t mind getting up early, take the ferry to the Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles from Key West, where you will tour the 18th century Fort Jefferson. While there, enjoy snorkeling its gorgeous reef.

It’s easy to get lazy in Key West. The leisure-minded love to stretch out on the gay beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. The epitome of the ultra-relaxed Key West visitor is the man who checks into the sublime gay men’s guesthouse and spa, Island House Key West. He may sheepishly admit to never leaving the premises for a week! The convivial daily poolside happy hour at Island House attracts a crowd of locals and guests from elsewhere on the island. A short walk from Island House is Equator Resort, an excellent and elegant clothing-optional resort for men.

Do you prefer a quiet time in Key West or would you rather be there when the sequins and feathers are flying? Check the calendar on the municipal website or the calendar of the Key West Business Guild for the annual Key West festivities, including Fantasy Fest, Pride, SMARTRIDE, the Headdress Ball, Bear Weekend and “Bone Island Bare It All”; and choose accordingly. Need help planning your visit? Contact the reliable and experienced professionals at HEtravel. Hanns Ebensten, the founder of this Key West business, was the father of the gay travel industry. HEtravel has been the world leader in gay travel for decades. They can put it all together for you.

The locals don’t slouch when it comes to gay activism. When two Key West bartenders tried to get married at the City Clerk’s office and were refused a license, their suit became the first court case to overturn Florida’s prohibition of same-sex marriage. Proving the Key West “One Human Family” thesis, their lawyer was a straight, female, Republican, Roman Catholic who took on their case without hesitation and won it before a conservative Latino judge!

You’ll find that Key West is a gay visitor’s perfect combination of lazy and lively. No matter what part of the LGBT spectrum you inhabit, you’ll be welcomed in Key West.

— Tony Adams


TAG Approved:

24 North Hotel
3820 N Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040
305-320-0940
24northhotel.com


Casa Marina, AWaldorf Astoria Resort
1500 Reynold St.
Key West, FL 33040
305-296-3535
casamarinaresort.com


Crowne Plaza La Concha
430 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-296-2991
laconchakeywest.com


Doubletree by Hilton Grand Key Resort Key West
3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040
800-222-8733
doubletreekeywest.com


Fairfield Inn & Suites at The Keys Collection
3852 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040
305-320-0910
marriott.com/eywfk


Gates Hotel, The / Key West
3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040
305-320-0930
gateshotelkeywest.com/


Hilton Garden Inn – The Keys Collection
3850 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 33040
305-320-0920
keywestthekeyscollection.hgi.com/


Island House for Men
1129 Fleming St.
Key West, FL 33040
800-890-6284
islandhousekeywest.com/


Marker Key West, The
200 William St.
Key West, FL 33040
305-501-5193
themarkerkeywest.com/


Pearl’s Key West
525 United St.
Key West, FL 33040
800-749-6696
pearlskeywest.com/


Reach, The – A Waldorf Astoria Resort
1435 Simonton St.
Key West, FL 33040
305-296-5000
reachresort.com/


Santa Maria Suites Resort
1401 Simonton St.
Key West, FL 33040
866-SANTA KW
santamariasuites.com/


Southernmost Beach Resort Key West
1319 Duval St.
Key West, FL 33040
800-354-4455
southernmostresorts.com/


Alexander’s Guesthouse – 1118 Fleming Street // 305-294-9919 // www.alexanderskeywest.com

Casa Marina Resort – 1500 Reynolds Street // 305-296-3535 // www.casamarinaresort.com

Courtyard By Marriott – 3031 North Roosevelt Blvd // 305-296-6595 // www.mariott.com/eywcy

Crowne Plaza Key West – La Concha – 430 Duval Street // 305-296-2991 // www.LaConchaKeyWest.com

Cypress House – 601 Caroline Street // 800-525-2488 // www.cypresshousekw.com

Equator Resort – 822 Fleming Street // 800-278-4552 // www.equatorresort.com

Heron House – 512 Simonton Street // 800-294-1644 // www.heronhouse.com

Heron House Court – 412 Frances Street // 800-932-9119 // https://heronhousehotels.com

Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa – 601 Front Street // 800-554-9288 // www.hyatt.com

Island House Cafe for Men – 1129 Fleming Street // 305-294-6284 // www.islandhousekeywest.com

Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel – 3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard // 305-296-8100 // “www.beachsidekeywest.com

Key West Vacation Rentals – 1075 Duval Street // 305-296-9292 // www.vacationrentalskeywest.com

La Te Da – 1125 Duval Street // 877-528-3320 // www.lateda.com

Lighthouse Court Guesthouse (All Welocme) – 902 Whitehead Street // 305-294-9588 // www.lighthousecourt.com

Marquesa Hotel – 600 Fleming Street // 800-869-4631 // www.marquesa.com

New Orleans House – 724 Duval Street // 888-293-9893 // www.neworleanshousekw.com

Simonton Court Guesthouse – 320 Simonton Street // 800-944-2687 // www.simontoncourt.com



Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

205 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-2116
audubonhouse.com

A visit to the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens is an exploration into local history and folklore, while the gardens offer a lush one-acre view of tropical foliage. You will enjoy viewing the works of John James Audubon, world-renowned naturalist; with 28 first edition Audubon works in the home. The Audubon House & Tropical Gardens offer a relaxing, educational environment for families and visitors of all ages.  Open daily 9:30am – 4:15pm


Blu Q Charters for Men

200 Margaret Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-923-7245
bluqkeywest.com

Blu Q offers two trips per day during most days of the year. The morning trip is usually a snorkel trip or a snorkel combo trip including kayaking.  It’s a half-day trip of approximately 5 hours and includes all the gear, lunch and beverages. The afternoon trip is a two-hour sunset trip with a harbor tour and includes beer, wine, and sodas.  Check out website for our current schedule.


Ernest Hemmingway Home & Museum

907 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-1136
hemingwayhome.com

Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West for more than ten years. Step back in time and visit the rooms and gardens that witnessed the most prolific period of this Nobel Prize winner’s writing career. Educated tour guides give insightful narratives and are eager to answer questions. Wander through the lush grounds and enjoy the whimsy of the more than forty cats that live here.  Open daily 9am – 5pm.


Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum

111 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-9911
trumanlittlewhitehouse.com

Since 1890, history has left its mark on the Truman Little White House. Initially, it served as the naval station’s command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. In 1946 the historic building first served as the winter White House of President Harry S. Truman and a site for the Cold War response by later presidents. Today, the Truman Little White House is a public, living, Key West museum as well as a retreat and place of government business by our nation’s leaders.  Open daily 9am – 4:30pm.


Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

1316 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-296-2988
keywestbutterfly.com

Feel your stress fade away as you enter our magical world of butterflies. Relax and be amazed as you stroll through our tropical paradise. Walk through a magical and inviting environment filled with hundreds of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature. During your breathtaking journey you will experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, colorful birds, cascading waterfalls and trees that set the stage for the “flowers of the sky.” Witness a variety of some 50 to 60 butterfly species from around the world, along with over 20 exotic bird species, all under a climate- controlled, glass enclosed habitat.  Open 9-5 daily.


Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

1 Whitehead Street
305-292-8990
keywestshipwreck.com

Wreck Ashore! With these words, enter the world of 1856 Key West… the era of the wreckers. At the Key West Shipwreck Museum you will step back into time as you discover Key West’s unique maritime heritage and how it became the richest city in the United States. The Key West museum combines actors, films and the actual artifacts from the 1985 rediscovery of the wrecked vessel Isaac Allerton, which sank in 1856 on the treacherous Florida Keys reef.  Open daily 9:40am – 5:00pm.


Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

200 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-2633
melfisher.org

A museum that showcases gold, silver and treasure recovered from shipwrecks in the new World. View treasures from the Atocha, Santa Margarita, St. John’ Wreck and the Henrietta Marie.  Open Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5pm, Weekends and Holidays 9:30am – 5pm.


Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden

518 Elizabeth Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-0015
nancyforrester.com

Nancy Forrester, artist, teacher, environmental activist, and plant & animal lover, has been rescuing, rehoming orphaned parrots for 30 years.  Join Nancy or Steve Snyder from 10 to 11 am daily for a special presentation “Parrot 101” when guests can take pictures of uncaged birds, hold them and ask questions. They gladly welcome families with children and animal lovers to the Secret Garden to interact with their magnificent South American macaws (four of which are critically endangered) and their other parrots. 11am to 3pm is Self-guided Educational displays include each parrots story.


Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

108 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-293-9939
ripleys.com/keywest

You Think It’s Weird Out There…Wait till you see what’s inside! Key west is newly renovated! Stop by to see over 50 brand new exhibits and new galleries.  Open 10am – 9pm daily.


Venus Charters

Garrison Bight City Marina
711 Eisenhower Drive
Key West, FL 33040
305-304-1181
venuscharters.com

Venus Charters is a Key West boat excursion company that specializes in offering private charters that cater to the unique desires of each group.  They depart daily and are always ready for an adventure!  Fishing, snorkeling, sunsets, weddings or dolphin watching… Venus Charters is there for you.


Featured Bars & Clubs

1 Saloon – 504 Petronia Street // 305-294-4737 // www.801bourbon.com/1saloon.html

801 Bourbon Bar – 801 Duval Street // 305-294-4737 // www.801bourbon.com

Aqua Nightclub – 711 Duval Street // 305-294-0555 // www.aquakeywest.com

Bobby’s Monkey Bar – 900 Simonton Street // 305-294-2655 // www.facebook.com/Bobbys-Monkey-Bar

Bourbon Street Pub – 724 Duval Street // 305-293-9800 // www.bourbonstreetpub.com

Casablanca At Bogarts – 904 Duval Street // 305-296-0637 // www.casablancakeywest.com

Convenience Store – 705 Duval Street // 305-292-8500 // www.kwestmen.com

Hog’s Breath Saloon – 400 Front Street // 305-296-4222 // www.hogsbreath.com

Island House Cafe for Men – 1129 Fleming Steet // 800-890-6284 // www.islandhousekeywest.com/bar-cafe/

La Te Da Crystal Room – 1125 Duval Street // 305-296-6706 // www.lateda.com

Pearl’s Patio – 525 United Street // 305-292-1450 // www.pearlspatio.com

Virgilio’s – 524 Duval Street // 305-296-8118 // www.virgilioskeywest.com



A & B Lobster House – 700 Front Street // 305-294-5880 // www.aandblobsterhouse.com

BadBoy Burrito – 1128 Siminton Street // 307-292-2697 // www.badboyburrito.com

Cafe Marquesa – 600 Fleming Street // 305-292-1244 // www.marquesa.com

Cafe Sole – 1029 Southard Street // 305-294-0230 // www.cafesole.com

Camille’s  – 1202 Simonton Street // 305-296-4811 // www.camilleskeywest.com

Conch Republic Seafood Company – 631 Greene Street // 305-294-4403 // www.conchrepublicseafood.com

Hard Rock Cafe Key West – 313 Duval Street // 305-293-0230 // www.hardrock.com

Kelly’s Caribbean Bar & Grill – 301 Whitehead Street // 305-293-8484 // www.kellyskeywest.com

La Te Da Restaurant – 1125 Duval Street // 305-296-6706 // www.lateda.com

La Trattoria / Virgilio╒s Bar – 524 Duval Street // 305-296-1075 // www.latrattoria.us

Louie’s Backyard – 700 Waddell Avenue // 305-294-1061 // www.louiesbackyard.com

Mangoes – 700 Duval Street // 305-292-4606 // www.mangoes.com

Martin’s  – 917 Duval Street // 305-295-0111 // www.martinskeywest.com

Pisces Seafood Restaurant – 1007 Simonton Street // 305-294-7100 // www.pisceskeywest.com

Square One Restaurant – 1075 Duval Street // 305-296-4300e // www.squareonekeywest.com


Art Galleries and Museums

Audubon House – 205 Whitehead Street // 305-294-2116 // www.audubonhouse.com

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum – 907 Whitehead Street // 305-294-1136 // www.hemingwayhome.com

Ghost Tours – 430 GreeneStreet // 305-294-9255 // www.hauntedtours.com

Gingerbread Square Gallery – 1207 Duval Street // 800-784-9536 // www.gingerbreadsquaregallery.com

Haitian Art Company – 605 Simonton Street // 305-296-8932 // www.haitian-art-co.com/

Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum – 111 Front Street // 305-294-9911 // www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com

Helio Gallery Store – Gardens Hotel – 814 Fleming St // 305-294-7901 // www.heliographics.com

Joy Gallery – 1124 Duval Street // 305-296-3039 // www.joygallery.net

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, The – 1316 Duval Street // 305-296-2988 // www.keywestbutterfly.com

Key West Shipwreck Historeum – 1 Whitehead Street // 305-292-8990 // www.keywestshipwreck.com

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum – 200 Greene Street // 305-294-2633 // www.melfisher.org

Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden – 1 Free School Lane at 518 Elizabeth Street // 305-294-0015 // www.nancyforrester.com

Sharon Wells’ Key West Light Gallery – 1203 Duval Street // 305-294-0566 // www.kwlightgallery.com

Whitehead Street Pottery – 322 Julia Street // 305-294-5067 // whiteheatstreettpottery.com

Wings Of Imagination – 1316 Duval Street // 305-296-2988 // www.wingsofimagination.com


Bookstores

Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West

533 Eaton Street
305-320-0208
booksandbookskw.com
Open 10 am to 6 pm daily


Key West Island Books – 513 1/2 Fleming Street // 305-294-2904 // ww.keywestislandbooks.com
Truman Books and Videos – 922 Truman Avenue // 305-295-0120 // www.trumanadult.com

Car Service / Limousines

Keys Limousine Service – 7 First Street // 305-294-2800 // www.keyslimo.com
Sunshine Rentals – 1910 North Roosevelt // 305-294-4724 // www.sunshinescootersinc.com

Coffee Shops

Coffee Plantation – 713 Caroline Street // 305-295-9808 // www.coffeeplantationkeywest.com
Sippin Internet Cafe – 424 Eaton Street – 305-293-0555 // www.sippinkeywest.com

Event Planning

Chapel By The Sea Stress Free Weddings – 901 Fleming Street // 305-292-5177 // www.chapelbytheseakeywest.com

Health / Beauty

Headlines Hair and Nails – 1075 Duval Street #15 // 305-296-6373 // www.headlineshairkeywest.com
Key West Aloe – 1075 Duval Street // 305-517-6365 // www.keywestaloe.com
Nailtini Nail Bar & Day Spa  – 817 Duval Street // 305-294-4443 // www.nailtinikeywest.com

Health Clubs / Gyms

Old Town Fitness – 1010 Truman Avenue // 305-292-3999 // http://oldtownfitness.com
Paradise Health & Fitness – 1706 North Roosevelt Boulevard // 305-294-4120 // www.paradisehealthandfitness.com

Jewelry

Little Switzerland – 271 Front Street // 305-293-8600 // www.littleswitzerland.com
Sunlion Jewelry – 513 Duval Street // 305-226-8457 // www.sunlion.com
Whitfield Jack Jewelry – 200 Elizabeth Street // 305-294-7092 // www.jewelrygenius.com

Real Estate Services

Century 21 Greg O’Berry – 701 Caroline Street // 305-294-6637 // www.fkren.com/c21accommodations/
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate – 1201 White Street // 305-296-7727 // www.realestatefloridakeys.com
Doug Mayberry Real Estate – 1075 Duval Street // 305-292 – 6155 // www.dougmayberry.com
Jim Hogan – 219 Simonton Street // 888-436-7011 // http://www.remax.com
Key West Realty Inc. – 1109 Duval Street // 305-294-3064 // www.keywestrealty.com
Preferred Properties of Key West – 520 Southard Street // 305-294-3040 // www.preferredpropertieskeywest.com
Property Management of Key West – 1213 Truman Avenue // 305-296-7744 // www.vacationkeywest.com
Prudential Knight-Keyside Properties – 336 Duval Street // 305-294-5155 // www.prukeyside.com
Roger Cousineau – 211 Simonton Street // 305-304-2698 // http://www.century21.com
Sally O Boyle Realty –  1107 Key Plaza #307 // 305-296-9955 // www.so-real.com
Schmitt Real Estate Company Coldwell Banker – 1201 White Street // 305-296-7727 // www.realestatefloridakeys.com

Recreation

Blu Q – 201 William Street Dock E // 305-923-7245 // www.bluQkeywest.com
Eaton Bikes – 830 Eaton Street // 305-294-8188 // www.eatonbikes.com
Sebago Watersports – 205 Elizabeth Street // 395-294-5687 // http://www.keywestsebago.com
Subtropic Dive Center – 1605 North Roosevelt Boulevard // 305-296-9914 // www.subtropic.com

Shopping

Flowers by Gilda – 901 Simonton Street // 305-292-3130 // www.flowersbygildakeywest.com
Graffitti Menswear – 701 Duval Street // 305-295-0003 // www.graffittikw.com
In Touch with You – 706A Duval Street // 305-294-1995 // www.inntouchinkeywest.com
Key West Madhatter – 253 Front Street  // 305-294-1364 // www.kw-madhatter.com
Key West Pottery – 1203 Duval Street // 305-900-8303 // www.keywestpottery.com
Leather Master of Key West – 418 Appelrouth Lane // 800-565-9447 // www.leathermaster.com
Little Red, The – 901 Caroline Street // 305-396-7582 // www.thelittlered.net
Salt Island Provisions – 830 Fleming Street // 305-896-2980 // www.saltislandprovisions.com
Sugar Apple Health Food Store – 917 Simonton Street // 305-292-0043 // www.sugarapplekeywest.com
Towels of Key West – 806 Duval Street // 305-292-1120 // www.shop.towelsofkeywest1.net
Wings Of Imagination – 291 Front Street // 305-296-2922 // www.wingsofimagination.com

Tattoos

Paradise Tattoo – 627 Duval Street // 305-292-9002 // www.paradisetattoo.com
Paradise Tattoo – 5160 US Highway 1 // 305-292-9110 // www.paradisetattoo.com

Theaters

Red Barn Theater – 319 Duval Street // 305-296-9911 // http://www.redbarntheatre.com
Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Theater – 5901 College Road // 305-296-1520 // http://www.tennesseewilliamstheatre.com

Transportation Services

Five Sixes Taxi – 6631 Maloney Ave // 305-296-6666 // www.keywesttaxi.com
Green Leggs – PO Box 2188 // 305-747-9363 // www.greenleggs.com
Moped Hospital – 601 Truman Avenue // 305-296-3344 // www.mopedhospital.com
Perfect Pedicab – 400 Whitehead Street // 305-292-0077 // http://www.perfectpedicabkw.com

Travel Services / Tours / Sightseeing

HE Travel Inc. – 626 Josephine Parker Drive // 305-294-8174 // http://hetravel.com
Hip Tourist, The – 903 Simonton Street // 305-292-3332 // www.thehiptourist.com
Island Aeroplane Tours – Key West International Airport // 305-294-8687 // www.seefloridaonline.com/islandaeroplane/

Wine & Sprits

Bottle Cap – 1128 Simonton Street // 305-296-2807 // www.bottlecapkeywest.com
Key West Winery, The – 103 Simonton Street // 305-292-1717 // www.thekeywestwinery.com
KWEST Liquors – 705 Duval Street // 305-294-5995 // www.kwestliquorstore.com

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
323-860-5200

aidshealth.org


Gay & Lesbian Visitor Info Center – 513 Truman Avenue // 305-294-4603 // www.gaykeywestfl.com

Key West Business Guild – 513 Truman Avenue // 800-535-7797 // www.gaykeywestfl.com

Key West Chamber of Commerce – 510 Greene Street // 800-527-8539 // http://www.keywestchamber.org

Key West Information Center – 201 Front Street // 888-222-5090 // http://www.keywestinfo.com

LGBT Center of Key West – 513 Truman Avenue // 305-292-3223 // www.glcckeywest.org

Metropolitan Community Church – 1215 Petronia Street // 305-294-8912 // http://www.mcckeywest.com

Monroe County Tourist Development Council – 1201 White Street // 305-296-1552 // www.fla-keys.com



Key West Gay Pride

keywestpride.org
June 6– 10

Celebrate PRIDE on a tropical island that is legendary for its laid back style and its open and accepting atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to party with friends, travel with family, or get lost in the magic of our tropical island, rediscover Key West and discover how one island’s One Human Family philosophy has created one of the most integrated and unique communities in the world. Show us your pride, we will show you our Key West Pride!  Join the parade at 5pm on Sunday June 10th.


Key West Tropical Heat

Tropicalheatkw.com
August 15-19

TROPICAL HEAT is Key West’s HOTTEST event for men! The temperature is not the only thing that will rise during Tropical Heat. The all-male theme parties, pool parties, and adult-oriented entertainment promises to be HOT! August on the Island is always HOT, but during Tropical Heat it promises to be STEAMY! Four days of hot guys and fun, the best way to experience Key West.


Key West Womenfest

Womenfest.com
September 5-9

Just before the school year starts in earnest just as the last rays of summertime finally set just before the holiday season begins to rev up Key West welcomes women from across the globe to an annual celebration that has become one of the largest gatherings of lesbians and friends in North Americas Womenfest! Each year thousands of ladies come together over the Labor Day weekend and stay for a wide range of activities and events during four days of revelry and fun. Key West boasts restaurants that offer remarkable cuisine year round, watering holes that offer authentic, tropical libations and shops that can’t be found anywhere else. Of course the most popular activity during Womenfest usually involves a chaise lounge, a good book, sunscreen and a killer margarita.


Fantasy Fest

October 19-28
fantasyfest.com

Fantasy Fest is an annual 10-day party in paradise for grown-ups. Started in 1979 by a small group of Key West locals, the party was created to bring visitors to the island in what was a typically quiet, but beautiful season. It worked. Fantasy Fest has grown every year since its inception and is now the wildest extravaganza around! Fun-loving revelers from around the globe bring their creativity and imaginations as they descend upon Key West each year in October for 10 days filled with costuming, parades, libations, and excitement!  The 2018 Theme is : “OH…THE GAMES WE PLAY!”  Whether you are a single player, multiplayer, or just a player, this year’s theme is sure to get your cranium creating some costume ideas. Become your favorite game show host, bring to life your childhood board games, or transport yourself into your most loved netherworld. The ideas are endless, so roll the dice on your favorite game to play and meet us in Key West for a game worth playing!


Key West Headdress Ball

headdressballkeywest.com
Last week in October


Hot Pink Holidays
hotpinkholidays.org
1st Week in December

Hot Pink Holidays brings the holiday season to the island paradise! For shoppers looking for great discounts, then you’ll love this four-day affair. Key West will be packed with retailers offering unbeatable deals for the bargain shopper.


Premier Transportation Services
Dennis Centorbi
Director, Global Sales
312-576-6957
dennis1@premierdrivesglobal.com
premierdrivesglobal.com

For over 20 years, our dedicated and loyal staff at Premier Transportation Services has provided award winning services to our clients.  Whether a wedding, sporting event, night on the town, corporate event or just a ride to the airport, Premier Transportation has you covered. Our fleet includes sedans, limousines, Vans, SUVs, as well as Mini buses, Limo, Executive or Motor Coaches… something for everyone.  Dispatchers are available 24-7/365 days a year.  Premier Transportation is a proud member of IGLTA.


Brightline

gobrightline.com

Brightline is the new benchmark for train travel in America.  As the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States, Brightline is here to connect you with the people, places and new experiences that South Florida has to offer.  Brightline  provides express service connecting you to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and planned future service to Orlando. Brightline has blended premium train travel and hospitality to make your ride an experience like no other.  It’s the easiest way to travel through South Florida!

Brightline Stations:

Fort Lauderdale Station
101 NW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Parking Garage – 300 NW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

West Palm Beach Station
501 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Parking Garage – 511 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Miami Station
600 NW 1st Ave., Miami, FL 33136
Parking Garage – 161 NW 6th Street, Miami, FL 33136


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