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

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Nice drive down to the keys, just be patient!

Beautiful scenic drive from ft lauderdale to Key West. Speeds are up and down and at times can be trying if you get behind a slower vehicle. That said, you're on vacation. Take a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sunnygirl110
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Maryland, USA
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Maryland, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenic drive from ft lauderdale to Key West. Speeds are up and down and at times can be trying if you get behind a slower vehicle. That said, you're on vacation. Take a deep breath, stop off for a bite and enjoy. If you're not happy doing that, fly to Key West direct! We really enjoyed the drive. You... More 

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Mount Nebo, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only way to get to Key West!!!! Nice drive, sometimes crowded, but great sight seeing. Travel at a slower road pace and enjoy seeing most of the keys before getting to Key West. Experience some of the local restaurants while going.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The overseas highway can be frustrating to drive at times depending on traffic, but there are beautiful views everywhere you look. So many places to eat and things to see on the way down to Key West. I have driven it at least 30 times by now and there are still so many places I want to stop at but... More 

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Is paved with sunshine. As soon as you enter the Keys, most find that adhering to the speed limit (55 and below) is not an issue. Every bridge offers vistas of blue green water and serenity. It's always a true pleasure drive.

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Forney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long drive. Speed limit varies between 35-55 mph. Many parts of the road are only 2 lanes. Get ready for a lot of traffic and things to see.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy fun drive and great scenery. Just hope you don't get behind somebody slow, most of it is 1 lane each way and no passing. 55 MPH max speed. Don't be in a hurry and you'll be fine. It's the journey, right?

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most scenic roads I have ever had the joy of driving on, take your time with it enjoy it, do some research and stop on the way, there is loads to see, from beaches to shops to food to the theatre of the sea!

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice, slow-paced drive from Key Largo to Key West. Don't be in a hurry. Lot of "dive" bars along the way, so stop and enjoy the views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best ways to experience the Florida Keys. Driving US1 over-seas highway like flying or sailing over the water on four wheels.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had only seen the highway in the movies, it was fun to drive down to key west, stopping along the way to shop and eat. The bridges that run parallel to the highway were the railways that initially connected the islands to the mainland.

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