Miami to Key West: Sights to See
If you are among the many Miami natives wanting to make the short trip from South Beach to Key West, you will find there are a number of ways to undertake the trip. The drive can be as quick as three hours, but Miami traffic can push it north to four hours or even longer. With potentially eight hours of driving, it does not bode well for a one-day trip. However, it is becoming a regular favorite for long weekends or short vacations.
Stopping Off Points
One of the most famous places to stop along the way is “The Tiki Bar”. More than a place to grab a drink, vacationers can simply stop to stretch their legs or stay the night. Those willing to plan ahead of time can rent boats/jet skis, go snorkeling, and even swim with dolphins.
The Seven Mile Bridge may not be the same stopping off point in terms of enjoyment, but it remains a spectacle to notice as you cross. Connecting the Middle Keys to the Lower Keys, Seven Mile Bridge was among the world’s longest bridges when constructed. If you are wanting to take a final stop before making the closing drive into Key West, the original bridge constructed in 1909 is open to pedestrians and cyclists.
Upon reaching Key West, visitors will find a number of attractions well suited for a brief stay. Duval Street offers a vibrant night life as a complement to the regular hustle and bustle of the island during the day. Many local restaurants have adapted traditional Caribbean cuisine while others remain oriented around those flavors.
Few Miami natives will make the trip for the beaches. Key West does offer a place away from home though, perhaps the most important aspect of a vacation. Well-equipped to provide a lively few days away, the few hours of travel will be well worth it.