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Florida is one of the awesome tropical paradises in the United States of America. Yet beaches, stunning views, a fantastic climate and wild areas like the Everglades National Park are not everything you will find there. I in fact strongly encourage you to rent a car to treat you to a road trip from Miami to Key West.
While there’s a Miami to Key West bus, in fact, it won’t let you stop to all the places we’re telling you about in this article. Having your own car, on the contrary, will allow you to have much more fun, as you’ll be able to stop along the road: believe me if I tell you that there are so many things to do and see on this Florida road trip itinerary. An example? I don’t know if it’s your thing, but I particularly liked to take photos of the mail boxes: people here have the cutest marine inspired mail boxes ever!
Distance from Miami to Key West
Your road trip from Miami to Key West is over but there’s still so much to do and see.
Walk over to the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum. It’s the place where the writer lived until his death. If you love cats you won’t forget so easily this place: about 50 of them live here! I remember going to the ticket booth and finding this beautiful (and chubby) black and white cat at the window. Cats will clearly take over the world.
While you are in Key West don’t miss the chance to do some super-awesome reef snorkeling with a professional, or if you are feeling adventurous, treat yourself to a jet ski ride to see Mallory Square and other attractions from the ocean!
A slice of Key lime pie in Key West is a must. They make this pie using the small limes native to Key West, which are juicier and way more scented. You can stop at the Key Lime Pie Company for a generous slice. Believe me if I tell you that you’ll never forget their lime pie!
Spending a night in Key West is mandatory unless you are on a day trip from Miami. One of the hottest activities in the area is bar hopping on Duval Street, one mile long and packed with small bars and old Victorian mansions. The sunset at Key West is spectacular, so grab your margarita and walk towards the Southernmost Point, the red, black and yellow marker at the corner of South and Whitehead streets. The marker itself is one of the most photographed spots on the island. From this point you will be able to watch and photograph breathtaking sunsets… or sunrises, if you’re an early riser!
So, are you planning a road trip from Miami to Key West? Do you want to help other travelers with your suggestions? Either way, drop me a line!
If you’re also going to spend some time in Orlando, you might find some useful info in my article on how to plan a trip to Disney World Orlando to save money without giving up on the fun.
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