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Take This Road To Nowhere In Florida To Get Away From It All

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime, the ultimate Florida road trip, and one of the most beautiful drives in the world?

The beauty of this road is so famous that you’ve probably already guessed which one we’re talking about. The Overseas Highway stretches over 100 miles from the mainland near Miami to the southernmost Key West. It connects the Keys along the way, with plenty of gift shops and restaurants for road trippers.

Floating over the limitless stretch of turquoise water and blue sky as far as the eye can see is an incredible experience itself, and there’s no reason to rush. Stop in the dive capital of the world, Key Largo, and visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. If diving isn’t your thing, the park has an aquarium and glass-bottom boat tours. As you continue your drive, you’ll find plenty more diving spots, museums, and attractions. Stop by Marathon’s Turtle Hospital, Grassy Key’s Dolphin Research Center, and maybe even spot an endangered Key Deer from your table at Big Pine Key’s No Name Pub.

In between stops, roll down the windows and take in the sights of Florida’s only nationally celebrated All-American Road. You can marvel at the historic railroad that runs alongside the highway, and even explore pieces that have been converted into the fishing piers and walking paths of the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. Or if you love the meditative experience of a long drive, just drive and feel your worries melt away. Either way, time the last leg of your trip to coincide with the sunset for one of the most spectacular displays you’ve ever seen. Here’s just a little of the beauty of the Overseas Highway:

Want to find a scenic road near you? Check out these 12 Scenic Florida Roads that are perfect for your next road trip.

Victoria W
Victoria is a staff writer for OIYS.