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“Overseas Highway - worth a trip”

The Overseas Highway
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Key West Day Trip from Miami with a Free South Beach Bike Rental
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Owner description: A charming 110 mile highway running the length of the Keys.
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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“Overseas Highway - worth a trip”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed in Key Largo for 9 days in January and used the Overseas Highway throughout our stay as it's the only way to move between Keys.The trip from Key Largo to Key West is 100 miles and it takes 2 hours due to the speed limits along the way.
At the beginning of our stay I stuck to the speed limits but found local vehicles were bunching-up behind me, getting very frustrated and overtaking despite the no passing rule. The solution was to drive like the locals and add 5mph to whatever speed limit was in force! The views from the highway are not as good as you might expect as the sea is obscured by vegetation and buildings for most of the route. However, you do get to see the sea on the many bridge crossings.
As to Key West, it's probably worth going once and after a couple of hours you'll probably want to get out. Like most famous resorts, it's expensive, overcrowded and over commercialised. The fact that it has a deep sea port means there is a constant stream of the dreaded cruise liners dumping thousands of people onto this overcrowded Key.

Visited January 2014
Thank Mike R
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Lady Lake, Florida
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“Take your time and enjoy”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Homestead on our first night. Then, we drove the Overseas Highway to Islamorada - stopping along the way at nature trails, beaches and a glass bottom boat trip. After two nights there, we drove to Key West. It was a great way to break up the trip and experience the beauty of the Keys.

Visited January 2014
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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“amazing drive!”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

It was a amazing drive on the overseas highway! The left side of the road was blue and right side was green. It was so beautiful and relaxing drive.

Visited January 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Drive”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Every year we fly into Fort Lauderdale and drive the highway and it never gets old. The views are so beautiful. We have all our places to stop along the way.

Visited June 2013
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Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Need to go at least once! ”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in the Keys so had to drive the entire highway down to Key West at least once. If you don't like bridges, this is not the drive for you. Many places for photo opps along the way.

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