Road Trip From Miami to Florida Keys

Whenever I thought of my first trip to the Florida Keys, I always imagined doing the drive. Yes, it would be much easier to fly into Key West, but then I would miss all the other Keys!

So how was the drive down? Two words: SO FUN!

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I am not big on driving long distances but I would drive through the Keys any day. There is always something to see, restaurants, boats, water, bridges galore. I don’t get bored looking at turquoise waters.  If you do, then the drive might not be for you. If you enjoy pulling over to get into the water, go boating, or feed tarpons, the drive is for you even more so!

Here are some simple facts about driving down to Florida Keys from Miami:

Length of Time:

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From Miami to Key Largo (first Key ) 1 hour

From Miami to Key West – 3.5 hours estimate without traffic

Gas Stations – Many in Key Largo, Islamorada and Key West

Tiki Bars – Abundance in Key Largo and Islamorada

Older/Retired Community – Pine Key

Best Waters for Snorkeling/Diving – Key Largo

Choppy Waters and Murkier – Key West

Nightlife – Key West

Private Beaches at Resorts– Mostly Key Largo

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Tarpon Feeding – Islamorada

Best Key Lime Pie – Key West

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Seven Mile Bridge – past Marathon

Have you road-tripped down the Florida Keys?

3 Comment

  1. Cool summary. I might do it, too so it’s good to know where to go and how long it takes.

  2. Ahh! This makes me super excited for my trip to Key Largo from Miami in a few weeks! 😀

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