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The Overseas Highway

Key West, FL
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Ranked #16 of 85 attractions in Key West
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A charming 110 mile highway running the length of the Keys.
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Eastern Shore, AL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Take the time to take it all in on a leisurely drive in the keys. Roll the windows down, smell the salt air and just look.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have driven down the Keys..we have flown into Key West. We drove this time. Best advice we can give: PLEASE allow plenty of time. It is less than 200 miles from Miami, but it is not a freeway. It is a narrow 2 lane highway. We saw so many people obviously late to get somewhere. They were so stressed... More

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NH
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110 reviews 110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I was thinking it was going to be a two-lane highway with ocean on both sides the whole way down. It was a lovely surprise! Lots to do on the way down, leave time for meandering. Nice towns on the way down to stop along the way

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Key West, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Driven several times at daylight and also at nighttimes. Haven't seen more stars at once as on a rest area in complet darkness on clear night in the Keys - try it out incredible experience

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful drive! Oddly enough, the cloudier the day the better the ocean looks! Bring your camera!

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West Chester, Pa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Should make plans to stop off rather than drive the entire length to Key West. otherwise, a picturesque way to drive to your destination

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful drives. If they could out in more passing lanes, or more turn offs it would be great. Construction is still an issue.

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Barrie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I fell in love with driving across this highway the first time I traveled on it. It makes a amazing sunset drive in a convertible heading to Key West. Definitely feels like the Caribbean.

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Paramus
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A great drive, totally worth if you have not been to the Florida keys before. The drive is especially enjoyable once you hit Long key and the seven mile bridge, the views on a clear day are just breath taking. Make sure you stop and check out the old bridge before going over the new one. Also Bahia Honda State... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

which is to say it takes forever to get from Homestead to KW. But you gotta do this once, Give yourself a lot of time. Get provisions from WalMart in FL City, about 4 hrs to KW...stop in Marathon at 7 Mile Grill for lunch, or Bahamas Mamas (mm 22), etc.....all good. DON'T speed, they will get you, so don't... More

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