New Year, Historic Adventures!

Say goodbye to 2016 and say hello to the New Year! 2016 has been an exciting year for the Key West Historic Seaport and we would like to take a look back on all the accomplishments we had, remember our historic history, plan how to achieve our New Year’s resolutions and take a look forward to what’s to come in 2017!

The history of the Historic Seaport dates back to the 1700s when Key West became a useful stopping point during coastwise navigation. There was a diversity of marine life in the Keys waters and early mariners and the first settlers of the island soon came to rely on those resources for subsistence and as part of the economic base of the town when it first became established in the 1820s. That tradition continued into the present day. The Historic Seaport was formally referred to as Key West Bight, which is a curve or recess in a coastline, river, or other geographical feature and become home to many industries, including boating, turtle, sea sponge, fishing and shrimping. The Key West Historic Seaport has come a long way since its roots. You can also enjoy weekly live music and entertainment at Schooner Wharf Bar, stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends by shopping at Local Color and you can embrace your adventurous side by booking a trip with Key West Eco Tours!

2016 was the year of the Key West Historic Seaport website makeover! The renovated website has a fresh new look stocked with new pictures, upcoming events in Key West, and even has a detailed event toolkit to help you plan your next vacation, getaway, or event! There was also a video shoot at the Key West Historic Seaport to show-off all of our one-of-a-kind shops, delicious dining eateries, watersport excursions, and everything else you could find  here. You can watch the finished video on our YouTube channel or on our website homepage. 2016 was the year we dove into the social media world. Did you know we have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account? Stay connected with the Key West Historic Seaport and follow us on social media!

With 2017 officially here, it’s time to make that New Year’s resolution that you’ve been thinking about and let the Key West Historic Seaport help you stick to that resolution. Whether your resolution is to travel more, take the time for a relaxing getaway, or be more active, the Key West Historic Seaport has you covered any time of the year. Try participating in the 19th Annual Key West Half Marathon and 5k January 13, 2017 or the Cow Key Channel Bridge Run on April 2, 2017 to fulfill being more active and healthy this year or check out all of the activities everyone in your family will love with a vacation down in Key West!

We would like to congratulate DeLucca Events for receiving a special events grant from the Monroe County Tourist Development Council [The Florida Keys & Key West], in conjunction with Key West Food & Wine Festival, Out Clique, DMC travel of Miami, ADEPT Strategy & Public Relations and House of Art, to kick off the 1st Annual REvolution LGBT Art, Food, Wine & Cultural Festival September 7-11! For a trip that is like no other that combines the two most desired tropical destinations in the world that embrace the LGBT community, Key West and Havana Cuba. Check out this epic event in September 2017!

2016 was full of upgrades, adventures, and fun but 2017 will be the year of fulfilling our New Year’s resolutions!

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