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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  • October 3, 2017
    Once the keys is to drive west down to key an absolute must! Easy to enjoy! Necessarily drive during daylight hours. In the evening, the line is poorly lit and the ride is so exhausting.
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  • October 2, 2017
    I live in Key West and have driven this about a hundred times. It is beautiful..the speed limits fluctuate often so please pay attention and you are also allowed to do 5 MPH over the speed limit. .......  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    I've seen ancienes photos of this road where the walls on the roads, and by place as vegetation, were less senior, narrower, fewer. So I imagine it takes the security... and even if it's not bad mouth the view and fading a bit the "alone in the world" side, this road is wonderful. Especially in a convertible!
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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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