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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  • Even in wake if Irma, glad we drive her yesterday. While heartbreaking to see the evidence of devastation, life affirming nonetheless to see life returning to hear normal along this great American roa...  more »
  • Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction. The drive from Miami to key West is currently somewhat less exciting. Much has been destroyed, some spots locked. The seven miles bridge walk however is open. Makes you worry, in key West a little paradise awaits you anyway
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  • We drove from Fort Lauderdale (be sure to get a Sunshine EZ Pass....RT 75 to US1 is a toll road...the penalty is $25 per toll violation...the Pass is available if you rent a car)....  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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