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“Very worthwhile drive”

The Overseas Highway
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US$69.00*
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Key West Day Trip from Miami with South Beach...
Ranked #29 of 191 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: A charming 110 mile highway running the length of the Keys.
Reviewed 28 February 2008

The previous writer said the drive was boring. I must say the opposite. We enjoyed it tremendously. There is perhaps no other drive like this anywhere in the world. You get to drive right above the ocean which really does sparkle on a sunny day. Seeing the birds was great. The tropical vegetation is wonderful. There are lots of places where you can stop and have a walk. So many islands are there for you to explore. We drove through a few residential neighborhoods just to check out the wonderful houses and the unique architecture. Duck Key was especially enjoyable but a bit too spendy for us to think about buying any local property. It was fun to see the boats at the shore and in the many canals. Plus the Keys is not just Key West but many other islands which are also popular. We had a great lunch on Marathon coming in and on Key Largo going back. I suppose that if you just drove straight through it can perhaps be done in two hours. We took our time, enjoyed the scenery, smelled the flowers, and had a ball.

10  Thank unclelouie
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Reviewed 7 February 2006

Don't waste your time driving the overseas highway. Fly into Key West and walk or rent a bike. This is 100+ miles of scrubby islands interrupted by the occasional stretch of causeway. While the water is certainly beautiful, you can see plenty of the same surrounding Key West. There is one word for this drive - BORING!

5  Thank Ed K
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Reviewed 18 September 2004

For the first half of the drive through the Keys you are usually on causeways and roads sourrounded by communities or foliage and do not have a true sense of place other than the occasional glimpse of the sea off to a side. But when you begin driving over the long bridges and see the watery expanses dotted with islands near and in the distance you realize that you really are driving out into the sea. The remnants of Flagler's railroad trestles add an eerie quality and the journey sometimes seems surreal. You truly recognize how remote and isolated Key West is from the mainland.

26  Thank SZ
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