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The Overseas Highway

Key West, FL
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Ranked #17 of 84 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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Tampa, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Loved the differences among the various Keys we visited. I believe Florida DOT is ruining the ambiance of the Keys lifestyle by adding additional lanes to this roadway. They should leave it as it is. It and the Keys are not able to handle a population glut. The roadway should stay as it is as a pressure valve to over-populating... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is the third time I have taken this journey and I just love the drive. It's just all about the drive. Sea on either side of the road (for the most part), long bridges and a very pleasant ride. Hired a convertible so took a leisurely drive.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Drive was good. Had lunch at Sunset Raw Bar and Grill. Very good. Photographed the seven mile bridge both old and new.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took a day trip from Key West to Key Largo and enjoyed all the keys, who knew there were so many! Beautiful water, homes, boats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It's a great drive, relaxing, beautiful, especially on a sunny day. To me, just as historic and iconic as route 66.

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North Branch, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

While taking the Keys shuttle the drivers give some history and point out landmarks and tourist stops on some of the keys so take note for future trips :)

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Traveling to/from Key West is always fun. It's hard to imagine there was a time when you can go there by train!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Drove the length of this highway at least 8 times during our stay last week. It is a beautiful drive once you hit the middle and lower keys. The first few islands you can't really tell you're on an island because of commercialisation but one you hit the middle and lower keys the views open up and it's a beautiful... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My first time driving to Key West @ it's a great drive with friends. It's cool to see the old bridge. Make sure to buy gas in Key Largo because the price will increase the closer you get to Key West. There will be stop & go traffic, but at least the drive is scenic. Stop at the tarpon spot!... More

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our favorite drive in the RV...our ahhh moments seeing that gorgeous water and knowing what's to come. It can be a long slow ride at tines, but the peace, beauty, and serenity make it worthwhile, over and over again!

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