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The Overseas Highway

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Address: Key West, FL
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A charming 110 mile highway running the length of the Keys.

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US$69.00*
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Key West Day Trip from Miami with a FREE South Beach Bike Rental
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US$49.00*
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Self Guided Key West Day Trip from Miami

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To see the water changes its color while you drive. I've never had in my wildest imagination there were so many shades of blue and green in the ocean, yet it is exactly what you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Have to admit, we were excited to drive from Miami to Key West having seen photos of the Overseas Highway for years. However, it was a little bit of a letdown. There are portions of the highway that provide some nice views, but many times the view is obscured or it's just not as dramatic as the aerial photos make... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

To see the water changes its color while you drive. I've never had in my wildest imagination there were so many shades of blue and green in the ocean, yet it is exactly what you would have dreamed of.

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Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Nice trip all the way down to Key West, though it's a stretch. Some very nice views on mangrove, keys and the ocean.

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Moosup, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Nice car ride! Great to see all the different islands and different animals you might see on the trip to and from Key West!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Could be a little nerve wracking b/c it is only one lane each way, and if you are stuck behind someone slow - - forget it. BUT, you get the chance to stop along the way and look at the different beaches and scenery. The water is unbelievable.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Having the background about the story for building the train line to Key West, it's amazing what was built considering the year it was finalized.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We've made this trip from Miami to Key West several times and on the right days the view us spectacular. Speed limit drops at night and traffic can be problematic at certain times, as you'd expect. We love it and prefer the drive vs flying in to key west

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

It was interesting to see the road that connects so many of the Keys and we went from Key West to Marathon to visit the Dolphin Research Center. We enjoy history so crossing the 7-mile bridge next to the old one was interesting and there is a stop on the side of the road so you can walk the bridge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

If roads are your thang then you are in for a treat whilst there are several different road surfaces on the way down my favourite is the 7 mile bridge while I can't be sure it certainly felt like tarmacadam for its entirety , I would fully recommend looking out of the front window regularly if your driving for the... More 

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Bradford, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

The view on the trip down (and back up) the Overseas Highway are wonderful. It more than makes up for the two way road and the more than 100 miles.

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