Upper Keys

#Attractions: Have a house guest & need something to do? Like SPF, we’ve got you covered

From top to bottom (Key Largo to Key West), these are some of the best attractions in the Keys. They are a place to get out of the sun and do something different. Theater of the Sea MM 84.5 Whether you’re there to see a show or interact with animals, the Theater of the Sea […]

#Events: Here ye, here ye … here is a social calendar you don’t want to miss

July 4th – Fireworks Shows There are four major fireworks shows in the Keys. The Upper Keys show, off Blackwater Sound, is set to start at 10 p.m., and the best seating can be found at Sundowners, Senior Frijoles restaurants, Carribbean Club, and the Marriot Key Largo Bay resort. The show in Marathon is staged […]

#Diving: You’re a wreck! Get on the ‘Wreck Trek’ or become a reef explorer

Contributed Thousands of scuba divers and snorkelers visiting the Florida Keys each year now can enjoy two new underwater programs spotlighting the Keys’ coral reefs and shipwrecks. Each offers a specially created souvenir journal and the potential to win prizes for discovering the island chain’s subsea wonders. First-timers, families and fun-loving outdoors groups can enjoy the […]

#PartyOnWayne: Top 6 summer party accessories

• Inflatable Duck – Nothing says, “I came to party, but I’m also practical and want to just float, and not swim,” quite like the inflatable duck. • Coozie – Remember that trip you took to Key West, and you miighhht have had a few too many, but your friends watched out for you and […]

#Recipes: Two cold cocktails for one hot summer

By Alex Press On hot summer days, people get thirsty and need an ice-cold drink to cool them down. In the heat a craft beer is probably too filling, your ice cubes will melt in your Jack and Coke and experienced Floridians know the effect of drinking wine all day in a sun chair. There […]

#Question: What will you do on your staycation?

Weekly Staff In most of the continental U.S. summertime means backyard BBQ’s, hanging by the pool and corn on the cob. In the Keys, our habits are a little different — hunting for underwater, edible treasure or bobbing around in crystal blue waters next to the boat. Visitors often marvel, ‘Wow! Every day must be […]

#SummerReading: The Sixth Extinction (An Unnatural History)

(Editor’s Note: Summer Reading is a new Weekly column featuring what local notables are reading this season. What are you reading? Email [email protected]) George Neugent Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent has a bunch of books on his bedside table, but he’s currently enthralled by “The Sixth Extinction.” “It’s not a bunch of gobleygook and heavy […]

#ImOnABoat: How to channel your inner Sporty Spice this summer

Flats fishing This is called “skinny water” fishing and anglers take out small boats, one or two fishermen plus a captain, to hunt the gamefish of the Keys flats. They’re after permit, bonefish, tarpon and they use light tackle or fly rods. $350 half day/$550 full day Offshore fishing Go big, or go home. This […]

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