Come to Key West and Ring In New Year 2016!
It’s been a long journey, but 2015 is almost over! This past year was filled with laughs and sighs, lows and highs, and now it’s coming to an end. What better place to bid adieu to 2015 and say hello to 2016 than the beautiful shores of Key West! We have excellent celebrations planned to ring in the New Year and our new Vacation Pass will give you the perfect way to start off your year right! We’ll even supply the noisemakers! So what are you waiting for? Make your plans to be with us in Key West today!
For more information on the best activities, restaurants, and hotels on Key West, visit www.keywestattractions.org!
Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joe’s!
The ball drop in Times Square isn’t the only famous New Year’s Eve tradition! Every December 31 since 1993, a giant conch shell drop on the roof of Sloppy Joe’s has signalled the beginning of a new year! Back then, according to artist and former Key West resident Tobias McGregor, “everyone would just wander around Duval Street, celebrating the New Year when their watches read midnight.” McGregor approached Sloppy Joe’s with his idea for dropping the conch shell, and the rest, as they say, is history. The Conch Shell Drop has been featured on CNN and is entering its 23rd year! Come out to Sloppy Joe’s and celebrate a New Year Eve tradition at “A Key West Tradition!”
Sloppy Joe’s is a true Key West tradition. The bar has been in operation at the corner of Duval and Greene Streets since 1937, and was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. Virtually unchanged since its opening, it is a must-visit for anyone coming to Key West. For more information on Sloppy Joe’s, visit www.sloppyjoes.com!
Get Your 2016 Vacation Pass!
If you’re taking a trip to Key West in the new year, the 2016 Key West Vacation Pass is a must-have! There are many different places to see and explore throughout the island, but vacation costs can increase quickly. That’s why we’ve put together this handy Vacation Pass! It’s filled with discounts for many excellent Key West destinations, including the Little White House, Barefoot Billy’s jet ski tours, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum!
The Vacation Pass is $49 plus $6 shipping and handling, and can only be purchased online at www.keywestvacationpass.com. Blackout dates are posted online as well. Visit the website today, and we’ll see you on the beach in Key West!