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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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Key West Day Trip from Miami with a Free South Beach Bike Rental
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Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Key West
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Self Guided Key West Day Trip from Miami

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Drive has many beautiful views of water. Traffic can be slow as it is a 2 lane road.. Check to see if any traffic problem ahead if possible.

Reviewed February 6, 2016
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Sebring, Florida
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Sebring, Florida
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016

Drive has many beautiful views of water. Traffic can be slow as it is a 2 lane road.. Check to see if any traffic problem ahead if possible.

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Staten Island, New York
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196 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016

If you drove from Miami, pull over and take a walk and stretch. Saw a school of dolphins around our area. Waters are beautiful.

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thunder bay ontario
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016

So much to stop and explore. Make sure to give yourself time to stop in at some of the attractions and the drive is amazing if you like ocean views

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016

Inconsiderate drivers going far less than the posted 45mph speed limit. One lane, no place to pass. Grin and bear it.

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Miami Beach
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016

I absolutely LOVE the drive to Key West. I've done it probably 100 times, but it's still a thrill! Stop and smell the roses. There is so much along the way!!!! Excellent attractions, FOOD!, outdoor fun!

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2016

In my view, one of the nicest drives on the East coast of the US. Definitely worth doing, the 5 hour drive from Homestead to Key West down route 1 is very scenic and comfortable, with speeds generally around 45 MPH. Try it you'll like it, even better in a convertible.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016

It is an engineering feat worthy of a visit, and in the sunshine there are stunning views. You do not need to drive the whole length to get a good feel for the scope of the building work that was needed and there are some great spots to stop and take it all in along the way.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016

Good but not as great as the Big Sur. Loved the bridges and the restaurants along the way. Not seen a Manatee yet but hopeful!

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016

We drove it from Miami and the drive is beautiful and worth the time.You can even see the old rail tracks along side the highway.You pass through all the Keys and it is beautiful and you meet some great people if you stop along the way.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016

Just the fact that it exists makes it worth driving along. Good to see the birds and the various small islands along the way. And a very relaxing drive!

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