The Ultimate Guide to the Gay Florida Keys – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , February 13th, 2019

Gay Florida Keys - The Nomadic Boys

The best sunsets EVER!

We’ve travelled the world extensively, and can hands down say that when it comes to stunning sunsets, the Keys of south Florida is the best place to come. There are of course many other reasons to visit the Keys: the terrific gay scene of Key West, the diving in the many coral reefs, beautiful beaches, and of course the star culinary highlight, the Key Lime pie! But for us, those magnificent sunsets stole the show.

The Florida Keys are a string of thousands of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles (193km) off the southern tip of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The word “Keys” comes from the Spanish word “cayo”, which means ‘small island’.

The Keys begin at the southeastern coast of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami. They then extend from Key Largo, all the way to Key West, which is the westernmost of the inhabited islands.

In this gay guide, we’ve set out the best gay hotels to stay, favourite gay hangouts and best things to do.

Travel in the Gay Florida Keys

Key West is not only the most touristic part of the Florida Keys but also the main gay hotspot of the region. Whilst there are no official gay clubs/bars in the rest of the Florida Keys, there are still plenty of fascinating places to check out.

For the best gay bars, clubs, parties and events, be sure to check out our detailed gay guide to Key West.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Gay Florida Keys Travel Resources

 

Gay Key West – The Conch Republic

Author: , January 2nd, 2015

Gay Key WestKey West is a community that has long defined itself by what it’s not. It’s not like much of the United States, for example. Key West appeals to folks looking to find a life that’s considerably slower and more laid-back–and more tolerant–than what they’ve experienced elsewhere. In 1982, the community adopted the tongue-in-cheek moniker of “The Conch Republic” to proclaim its figurative secession from the mainland, which, locals often remind you, is further away from Key West than Cuba is.

Key West is certainly not like much of Florida, playing home to numerous men and women, many of them LGBT, who have eschewed the right-wing politics of their state. It was Key West residents, for example, who were at the forefront of the Sunshine State’s push for gay marriage, which, as of this writing, is still being litigated. It’s not a place that takes itself too seriously either. Case in point is the cylindrical post marking the southernmost point in the United States, whose resemblance to a certain sex toy leads locals to refer to it as the “southernmost butt plug.”

Like many great destinations, Key West appeals to myriad travelers, whether they’re seeking sports, quiet contemplation or all-out hedonism. Consequently, you’ll find about any level of accommodation, from quiet bed-and-breakfasts, to full-service luxury resorts, to establishments that are essentially bathhouses with hotel rooms.

By Matt Simonette – Full Story at the Windy City Times | Key West Gay Travel Resources

Events in the Florida Keys

Author: , April 5th, 2014

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If you’re planning a trip to Key West, we found a great list of upcoming events for 2014 in the Florida Keys.

The Orlando Advocate reports:

March TBA: Keystock Music Festival. Big Pine & the Lower Keys. Crowds are expected to gather at Lazy Lakes RV Resort, MM 19.8 oceanside, for a daylong event featuring several musical performances. Keystock is sponsored by Lazy Lakes, Homes for Vets Inc., Southernmost Homes and Howard Livingston. Contact Lazy Lakes at 305-745-1079.

March 29: Florida Keys Ocean Festival and Waterfront Craft Show. Key West. The fifth annual event features a kids’ fishing seminar, live animals, education activities, face painters, refreshments, food and local vendors. The show is set to take place at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center on the Truman Waterfront and celebrates the treasured Keys waters and environment. Visit www.keysoceanfest.org.

April 5: 33rd Annual Seven Mile Bridge Run. Marathon. A field of 1,500 runners participates in this annual foot race across what is believed to be the longest segmental bridge in the world. Visit www.7mbrun.com or call 305-743-8513.

April 5-6: Florida Keys Island Fest. Islamorada. The annual event features music, art, food and fun. Island Fest hosts a notable art show with 100 artists and crafters from around the state, great live music and a “Taste of the Islands” competition where the best Upper Keys restaurants compete for coveted awards. Visit www.islamoradachamber.com or call 305-664-4503.

See the rest of the events at the link above.

See the Full Story at The Orlando Advocate

Click here for gay travel resources in Key West.