A Nestled Zen Oasis in Key West If you’ve had a good time with the crowds at Mallory Square and Duval Street but feel like you want to take the tempo down a notch, we have just the spot for you: The Key West Garden Club at West Martello Tower.
That’s “Fort Zach” to the locals, btw. Fort Zach occupies 54 acres of the west end of Key West, and is open to the public from 10am-5pm for a very nominal fee. Equipped with beach gear rental, a proper café, and aquatic activities, this is a great family spot to
Why are we so charmed by these island homes? All throughout Key West, you’ll find crisp, clean homes that feel like a page ripped straight out of a 1940s “Island Vogue” magazine. Set amid lush tropical gardens, most of these original coastal cottages reside on small lots and tend to
It’s probably safe to say that most people venture into the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory for the obvious reason: butterflies. But if you like plants, even just a little bit, you will no doubt enjoy discovering a variety of tropical species found here. From orchids and ferns to
It’s not just about butterflies! In this unique enclosed ecosystem, the butterflies rule the aerial domain. But underfoot, and sometimes alongside the butterflies are their fine feathered friends. Koi fish, turtles, flamingoes and an assortment of other birds await at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. See for yourself…
Butterflies: Creatures of Delicate and Ephemeral Wonder Moving from egg to larva to pupal chrysalis before enjoying only 1-2 weeks of life as a winged adult, butterflies have long been revered as amazing creatures. Their transformation, grace, and delicate beauty has helped cement their place in human art, culture, and
All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.~Ernest Hemingway We thought this would be just another house tour. We certainly didn’t think our tour guide would be so full of enthusiasm and obscure facts that he really brought Ernest Hemingway
By far, our favorite pier in Key West was the White Street Pier, and it wasn’t because it was a few blocks’ walk away. (Scroll to the end to see our favorite night shot, btw.) Almost 1/4 mile long and built in 1960, the White Street Pier has an incredible