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The Overseas Highway, Key West

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Experience the sensation of sailing the open seas from the comfort of your own car on The Overseas Highway. The 205 km (128 mi) highway stretches from mainland Florida, carrying U.S. 1 through the Florida Keys on a series of overseas bridges. Roll the windows down and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of vibrant blue water and clear skies. Stop along the way for a snack or a dip in the ocean at one of the many picturesque seaside villages. Don’t miss the famous Seven Mile Bridge in the city of Marathon, one of the longest segmental bridges in the world. Put The Overseas Highway into our Key West trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Key West.
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  • Recently drove this from Miami to Islamorada and enjoyed the scenic views, small towns and vistas of the water to the north and south. Saturday traffic was very crowded with everyone getting away from...  more »
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  • Always wanted to take this drive. Arrived in Miami early on a Friday from Cuba, rented a car and drove down for a few days in Key West. Wish I was a passenger rather than the driver! Spectacular ocean...  more »

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Where to stay in Key West

To explore the best of what Key West has to offer on foot, stay near Old Town, a picturesque neighborhood famous for its streets lined with tropical trees and gardens. Most hotels in this area feature rooftop decks, where you can meet friends for cocktails and enjoy ocean views at sunset. If you don't mind driving to where most of the action is, consider staying at a budget-priced inn or bed and breakfast on the eastern end of the island.
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