From the picturesque palm trees and tantalizing turquoise water, to the roaming roosters, eclectic décor, and diversity of the locals, Key West is a place where you can feel free to be who you want and come as you are!
Time, in essence, comes to a halt when you arrive. When Jimmy Buffet said “It’s 5:00 Somewhere,” he must have been sitting in Mallory Square, watching the breathtaking view as the sun sets in the southern most point of the United States. On this island, that stretches approximately 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, you are welcome to do nothing at all, or anything you want… the possibilities are endless. Enjoy diving, fishing, or golfing on a course designed by Rees Jones; discover gingerbread mansions, the John Audubon House, Ernest Hemingway’s home, or walk through tin-roofed conch houses; go parasailing, boating or bike riding; and best of all, grab a bite at some of the most unique and succulent restaurants in America! I personally recommend brunch at Blue Heaven, where you can dine at a picnic table in their backyard among the greenery, with the wandering chickens and roosters, for a mouthwatering meal!
“Drag shows, commitment ceremonies, water excursions, late night parties, beaches, clothing optional resorts, and the only gay & lesbian historic trolley tour make our island the preeminent LGBT vacation choice. But the best part about our town is our open and accepting attitude. “One Human Family” is our city motto, and our closets are only used for our costumes!” Perfectly stated by the Key West Business Guild Office & Visitor Center.
For event information and all things Gay Key West related, surf on over to: gaykeywestfl.com. This simple and organized website, clearly allows you to browse events, accommodations, restaurants, attractions, shopping and nightlife activities. Not to mention, they have an incredible photo of their Key West Pride celebration that includes a rainbow flag held by hundreds!
If you have been lucky enough to experience “island life,” then I’m sure Key West is on your top 10 list of favorite destinations! If not, I would certainly recommend adding this fantastic, flavorful destination to your bucket list.