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1st time driving from FT Lauderdale...

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1st time driving from FT Lauderdale...

Flying into FLL on Dec 26th, renting a convertible and driving to Key West. We aren't in any particular hurry so I'm wondering where we should stop along the way? Food/Drink, Shopping, Scenery, etc?

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1. Re: 1st time driving from FT Lauderdale...

Check the right hand column for suggestions ---------> top right. Also, take a look on the "Florida Keys" forum for the same question and some different answers.

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They say don't speed and you should be ok. Stop at as many bars and shady places as you can. You will be back as I have. Stop at the places that look rough, they aren't. Google maps will show you some and you will find some but have fun!

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3. Re: 1st time driving from FT Lauderdale...

Be sure to educate yourself with FL's cashless tolls, stop at Publix in Key Largo grab yourself a picnic lunch. Eat it at Anne's Beach near Islamorada. Stop and feed the Tarpon at Robbie's.

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4. Re: 1st time driving from FT Lauderdale...

The website for the rental car toll paying program for the cashless tolls: www.sunpass.com/rentalcar

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5. Re: 1st time driving from FT Lauderdale...

We love stopping at Bahia Honda, and when in a hurry just a quick pull off picnic next to the water.

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6. Re: 1st time driving from FT Lauderdale...

I will be flying in the same day at FLL but not until 8:30 PM so I won't be able to enjoy the ride through the keys to KW in the daylight. I hope to be able to leave early enough on the way back to FLL on the 31st to enjoy the drive and stop at some cool places on the way. Enjoy the drive in your convertible, I opted for the more economical route with a sedan.

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