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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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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

A one hundred mile long strip mall. Tailor made for tourists. It is too bad that the development of this prime and pristine stretch of highway could not have been developed with an eye towards beauty and not the commerce extravaganza that it turned into.

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Sandusky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Very nice ride to Key West. Several nice areas and eateries to stop and take in. Watch out for speed traps and pedestrians as well.

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Fly into Miami or Ft Lauderdale and DRIVE out to the Keys! It's one of the prettiest drives you'll ever take. The Keys offer a special hue of pale green water that I really haven't ever seen anywhere else, and when the sun is bright and shining, The Overseas Highway is like a drive through a jewel box of sparkling... More

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Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

First time driving to the Keys and the Overseas Highway is the only way to get there. The road, for the most part is in excellent condition and the views from the bridges are amazing. Traffic at times bogged down due to "Looky Lou's" checking out what the people to the side of the road were doing but that is... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The drive down to Key West is the best part of our trip. It is such a breathtaking scene. There are so many interesting spots to see along the way.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I have visited Key West multiple times, and have driven from Miami and flown into Key West directly. In my experience, the drive down is the perfect start to a vacation in Key West, and I have enjoyed the drive down much more than flying in directly. It takes a little bit to get out of Miami and the turnpikes... More

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Clermont, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

unfortunately for the person driving you don't really get to enjoy the views as you drive down this magnificent road on a 2 hour drive from key largo to key west but it is not stressful as you do see some of it however some parts are in need of some repair and watch out for the idiots in rv,s... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The geography is so unusual and the road is so well maintained, that it is a pleasure. Lots of "ticky-tack" business, but a few good ones so check in advance. It is long, especially if you start from the airports, try to stay over night in Key Largo, then enjoy the day trip out to Key West.

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Mobile, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing views. It's a slow drive (40-50mph) so enjoy the scenery. Nice little towns on various keys to stop and explore.

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Edmonton,AB
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to have enjoyed great weather as we travelled to and from Key West along the Overseas Highway. At first I was unsure how we would enjoy the trip because our first impression of Key Largo was not good - full of touristy Tshirt stores, in your face billboards and no water in sight. But as we carried... More

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