Key West Local Customs

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  • 1. Manners

    I'm sorry I lost info on who wrote these tips of Do's & Dont's for Fantasy Fest. It makes sense, so thanks to the creator whereever they are: Don't wear a mask you can't drink in or costume you...

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  • 2. Sunset festival

    To see the sunset at it's best, you need to be at Mallory Square, where hundreds of tourists gather every night to enjoy the view. Together with the marvellous spectacle, local performers, musicians,...

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  • 3. Key Food

    The one thing we most wanted to eat in Key West was Key Lime Pie. We'd had a yummy one in Charleston from the grocery store, and were eager to see if the local pie was even better. When our shuttle...

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  • 4. Denizens of Duval

    duval street is home to a number of street entertainers looking for tips. you will run into "pirates" with parrots and other costumed street characters. pictured is a guy who tells dirty jokes for a...

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  • 5. Gay and Lesbian Life

    downtown key west has a number of bars that cater to the gay and lesbian tourist. for the gay and lesbian tourist see the attached website. for those uncomfortable with this life style you may wish to...

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  • 6. Cuban Influence

    I loved the authentic Cuban food that I tried in Key West. Be sure to stop by one of the popular Cuban restaurants here for lunch or dinner. I would recommend the El Siboney Restaurant located at 900...

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  • 7. House and Garden Tours

    When we lived in Key West, I went on a house and garden tour. There were a couple old homes and some new ones. I was particularly impressed with one house where they had painted the floor boards of...

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  • 8. Evening strolls

    Look for creative headstones that read, "I Told You I Was Sick" and "Devoted Fan of Julio Iglesias." The cemetery also contains the resting place of Hemingway's friend and fishing captain, "Sloppy...

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  • 9. Old Key West

    When we lived in Key West in the late 60s, the commissary was in an old cigar factory in the middle of town. Now, the commissary is on the base at Sigsbee. I went in search of the old commissary,...

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  • 10. Artists

    In addition to the huge Renior sculpture out front, there are other realistic sculptures around outside the museum. These are free and you don't have to go in to see them. 281 Front Street, Key...

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  • 13. Hemmingway's Polydactyl Cats

    I went to Hemingway's house when we lived in Key West, but I went again because my sister wanted to go and she had never been. We both took photos of the cat's...

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  • 14. Key Iguanas?

    My first trip to Key West was in January 2011. During this two day visit we saw lots of odd Key West Chickens, but little other wildlife. When I returned about...

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  • 15. Key West Feral Chickens

    According to the Key West Trolley tour guide, chickens were brought over in the 1950s by people fleeing Cuba to be used for eggs and food. Once on Key West, the...

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  • 16. Conch architecture in Key West

    Walking around some of Key West's side streets will allow you to discover a type of architecture that is practically unique to the island, usually referred to...

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  • 17. Cats and Chickens!

    Key West's "wildlife" is somewhat different, to say the least - it is estimated that there are thousands of free-roaming chickens on the island, mostly due to a...

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  • 18. Key Chickens

    Around Key West you will see lots of Key lime pie, rainbow flags, and chickens. Often called Key West Gypsy Chickens, these bird are thought to have lived on...

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  • 19. clothing optional clubs and pools

    pictured is the entrance to the garden of eden clothing optional bar on the roof of the bull and whistle. key west has a couple of clothing optional bars and...

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  • 20. chickens

    key west is infested with wild chickens roaming the streets. these birds are protected by law so care must be taken not to run over them. after a long night on...

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  • 21. Mile Markers - US 1 Mile zero

    Mile markers, often called mileposts, may be seen, as the name implies, each mile along the Florida Keys Overseas Highway.They appear on the right shoulder or...

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  • 22. Hemingway Days: July 17 - 22, 2008

    Hemingway Days events includes a Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest, readings and book signings, annual Lorian Hemingway (Ernest's grand daughter) Short Story...

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  • 23. Pirates in Paradise Festival Nov 29 - 30, 2008

    Fort Taylor and the surronding area in the Truman Annex are transformed into a pirates’ stronghold with hundreds of pirate entertainers. Tall ships, sea...

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  • 24. Goombay Festival Oct 17 - 19, 2008

    This festival is held in Key West's Bahama Village neighborhood. Features Caribbean island-style food, handmade African arts and crafts, live entertainment and...

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  • 25. Fantasy Fest: Oct 17 - 26, 2008

    “Pirates, Pundits, and Political Party Animals” is the theme for this year's 30th Fantasy Fest. A packed schedule of costume competitions, promenades and street...

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