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“Lovely drive - enjoy the views” 4 of 5 stars
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The Overseas Highway
Key West, FL
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Ranked #17 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A charming 110 mile highway running the length of the Keys.
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“Lovely drive - enjoy the views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Take your time and enjoy the views as you drive along this interesting road. This road connects the mainland and many keys with lots of bridges, including the famous "Seven Mile Bridge". Yes, it really is 7 miles long.

To each side of you is clear blue-green water, smaller islands, and boats. Some of the older bridges are no longer in use for vehicles, but the state of Florida allows pedestrians to walk on them and fish off of them.

Do watch the speed limit signs, as the posted speed varies quite a bit along the way.

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“The prettiest drive in the U.S.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

On a sunny day the ocean sparkles in every color of blue -green. Take your time and enjoy the ride.

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2009

The last 60 miles (closest to Key West) is far more scenic than the northern end of the Overseas Highway. Traffic can be light or heavy and be prepared for bad drivers everywhere. It's a much better drive if done during daylight hours, also beware of key deer on one island - there are signs.

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“Breathtaking views that go straight to your soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

My husband and I just got back from driving to Key West from North Carolina. Whoever said the drive from Key Largo to Key West is boring is either blind or half dead. The views are spectacular and will absolutely take your breath away. The next best thing to heaven. Take this drive and you will never forget it. We live in the mountains of North Carolina which has a beauty of it's own but the drive through the keys cannot be surpassed. If you can ever experience this drive you must do so as it will remain in your heart forever

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“What a great drive!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

My boyfriend has always wanted to do the drive to Key West in his Jeep with the top down. Well, we did it this past week and it was an awsome experience! Not much to see in lower Florida, but once you hit Key Largo, its quite a ride! Lots of resorts, expensive houses and kitchy shops and restaurants. But, once you get some of the views of the water, wow! Just amazing! It did not seem like a long ride because there's just so much to see. We'd do it again in a heartbeat!

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