The Overseas Highway, Key West

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. Find out how to plan Key West trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • While going to Key West we flew into Ft Lauderdale and rented a convertible. Top down. Sunglasses. Hat. Sunscreen. And enjoy the view.  more »
  • Unbelievable views of the ocean. Best drive I have ever had in my life. Places to stop and eat and beautiful scenery. Well worth seeing!!!  more »
  • Key WEst may be open for business but the ride down from Miami is a ride through a war zone. They haven't finished the clean up from the hurricane but do charge full price at every mile. Skip the dump...  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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