Local Bed and Breakfasts in Key West get in the spirit of things and offer Summer discounts for visitors attending this month's Mel Fisher Days.
Online PR News – 16-July-2010 – – For those in town for Key West's Mel Fisher Days, Summer deals on accommodations couldn't come at a better time. Memories of the famous treasure diver pervade Key West all year round, but during Mel Fisher Days, the town celebrates this local hero who fought so hard to uncover buried treasure in the ocean near Key West. Local accommodations are getting into the swing of things by offering discounts to visitors in town for the festival, which lasts for three days. Beginning July 16, Mel Fisher Days welcomes visitors who want to celebrate or learn about a man who did so much to uncover centuries old wrecks and the treasure that went down with them.
Kicking off the celebrations for the weekend will be a block party on Friday from 6 to 9 pm. Parts of Duval Street will be blocked off for pedestrian-only traffic for three hours. A local Florida Keys band will provide free music. Exact location is the 200 block of Duval, which is where the larger bars and most famous bars are found. Key West bed and breakfasts and Inns in the area are especially more likely to be offering Mel Fisher Days discounts. Even the places that aren't participating in the Mel Fisher Days discount promotion might consider a discount.
But for a sure thing on discounts, head for the Key West Quality Inn. Make sure to look up other things visitors like to do in Key West as well, like touring Fort Jefferson, the historic Civil War area fortress located at Dry Tortugas National Park. Other hotels participating in the Mel Fisher Days discounts can be found online as well. Be sure to mention the Mel Fisher Days discount. "Everyone seems to love Mel Fisher, and we're happy to offer discounts to those in town to celebrate his life" says Michelle Bandolina, who works front desk at a local Bed and Breakfast.
Festivities continue on Saturday when visitors can board the floating casino for a day, the Party Cat, and play Texas Holdem Poker from 8pm til 2am. Prizes are Atocha coins.
For divers, who count among some of Mel Fisher's top fans from around the world, Sunday offers a Diver Reunion Bash at the Westin hotel in Key West. Guests can meet crew from Mel Fisher's treasure boats. In fact, Mel Fisher Days make the perfect framework for a Florida Keys diving vacation... visitors can attend the festivities and also book a seat on a dive boat heading out to John Pennekamp State Park, one of the most popular dive spots in the Keys. Flying into Fort Lauderdale or Miami and making a pit stop in Key Largo for a day of exploring the Park are the perfect preamble to attending the Mel Fisher Days out in Key West, 100 miles to the west and a beautiful drive.
Those interested in planning a vacation around Mel Fisher Days can also fly directly into Key West and bypass the rest of the Florida Keys. Key West Scuba Diving is truly exciting now, with the new Vandenberg dive site. This 527 foot ship was intentionally sunk to become the world's second largest artificial reef and today is the number one choice for divers visiting the Southernmost City. Key West bed and breakfasts offering the Mel Fisher discount hope to encourage diver travelers to take advantage of the great combination and visit Key West this week.