Florida Keys Summer Means New Outdoor Activities and Ways to Reconnect with Family and Friends

FLORIDA KEYS — With a welcome resurgence of summer family travel, the Florida Keys & Key West continue to be in demand as a top bucket-list destination that’s known for wide open spaces, a variety of outdoor activities and scenic vistas of sea and sky.

Summer is set to bring new nonstop flights into Key West International Airport. In June, six airlines — Allegiant, American, Delta, Silver, JetBlue and United — are to operate 24 routes to Key West International … Read the rest

Americans Are Showing More Confidence in Travel


According to a recent survey by Morning Consult, Americans are showing increasing confidence in recreational travel. Whereas attitudes toward travel in 2020 were cautious and wary, attitudes as we enter the first quarter of 2021 are showing signs of renewed confidence in travel across generations.

Perhaps this is attributable to the fact that there are three approved vaccines currently being administered in record numbers across the nation, but it could be just as much a function of pent-up frustration … Read the rest

Winter in the Florida Keys & Key West Ushers in Sunny, Breezy Outdoor Experiences

FLORIDA KEYS — Winter may bring snowy or freezing weather to many U.S. locations, but the 125-mile-long Florida Keys island chain ushers in subtropical warmth and a variety of outdoor and cultural activities for visitors.

Keys resorts continue to undergo rebranding, renovations and expansions, adding suites for families that allow social distancing while reconnecting with loved ones.

New seasonal winter flights into Key West include daily nonstop service from Houston on United Airlines, and daily service from Boston, Orlando and … Read the rest

Florida Keys Officials Urge Visitors to Wear Masks and Follow Health Directives

FLORIDA KEYS — Florida Keys officials and businesses remind visitors that carrying and wearing facial coverings and practicing social distancing continue for the island chain to protect against the spread of coronavirus, despite the easing of some statewide restrictions.

“We ask our visitors to continue protective measures such as wearing facial coverings, social distancing when they are close to others and frequent hand-washing,” said Stacey Mitchell, director of the Florida Keys tourism council. “The beauty of the Keys is that … Read the rest

New Offerings Mean a Relaxing, Fun-Filled Autumn in the Florida Keys & Key West

FLORIDA KEYS — This fall, new offerings greet visitors traveling to the Florida Keys & Key West, with 125 miles of places with wide-open spaces stretching over scenic islands and vistas of turquoise sea and sky.

The Keys continue to evolve with new and upgraded resorts offering an increase in villas, suites and cottage accommodations providing space for social distancing among families and small groups.

Florida Keys tourism officials urge visitors to take personal health responsibility and embrace protective measures … Read the rest

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West: Welcome Back and Bring a Mask

FLORIDA KEYS — The Florida Keys & Key West reopened to visitors June 1, with officials urging everyone to take personal health actions to protect against the spread of COVID-19. A Keyswide county ordinance requires that facial coverings must be worn by visitors and residents while in business establishments and other public settings where there is a roof overhead.

The ordinance permits restaurant and bar patrons to remove their masks while seated and eating or drinking. It is not mandated to … Read the rest

Florida Keys Officials Reopen Island Chain to Visitors

*Note to editors: A collection of nine spot images depicting reopening in the Upper Keys Monday can be downloaded at: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/zBhgbrk0z2. Included is a drone aerial of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway and other images.


ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — The Florida Keys reopened to visitors Monday, June 1, after being closed to nonresidents since March 22 to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 during the global pandemic.

Reopening measures included the removal of health checkpoints on two roads into … Read the rest

Florida Keys Tourism Officials Unveil Ad Campaign as Keys Target June 1 Reopening to Visitors

FLORIDA KEYS – The Monroe County Tourist Development Council is easing into an advertising campaign to help restart the Florida Keys’ tourism-based economy when the destination reopens to visitors Monday, June 1. 

The date for the return of tourism flow to the island chain, announced by Monroe County officials Sunday night, is to coincide with the suspension of checkpoints on two roads leading to the Keys from the South Florida mainland. Arriving passenger screenings at Key West International and Florida … Read the rest

Key West International Airport Upgrades Facilities, Gets More Flights

KEY WEST, Fla. — Key West International Airport, serving visitors traveling into the Florida Keys from 13 U.S. cities, is implementing $28 million in upgrades and adding more departure seats.

Renovations include creating a new family restroom and pet relief station, upgrades to existing restrooms, increasing U.S. Customs and Border Protection space and modernizing baggage conveyors.

Airport upgrades also include a runway length and taxiway extension to 5,075 feet long, an overflow aircraft parking ramp, reconfiguration of the fuel truck … Read the rest

Sustainable Offerings, Added Flights and Renovated Resorts Among What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West for Winter 2019-20

FLORIDA KEYS — This winter the Florida Keys continue to spotlight sustainability and responsible tourism as new resorts open, new low-impact tours and experiences are created and a new app is unveiled to promote safe driving and highlight eco-attractions.

Here’s what’s new:

Keys Sustainability

On Big Pine Key the 2-acre fruit farm Grimal Grove, billed as the first breadfruit grove in the continental United States, is scheduled to open Jan. 11 as an agritourism venue, breadfruit research site and … Read the rest