Overseas Highway - Highway 1
The Overseas Highway is so beautiful especially with the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico on either side! It goes from Miami to Key West and takes you to a tropical savanna environment and provides access to the largest area of coral reefs on the U.S. mainland. Many exotic animals such as the American Alligator, American Crocodile and Key Deer inhabit the tropical islands of the Florida Keys, though we didn't see any when we were there.
As you make your way over the 42 bridges that take you to key to key, stop along the way to enjoy some of the sights! There are spots to pull off to swim, fish or just enjoy a picnic lunch. Also stop by the Key Largo Visitor's Center and grab some brochures to read in your down time to learn more about the Florida Keys!
There are a variety of state parks along the way that you should also check out:
Lastly, the seven mile highway is cool and the history of the Overseas Bridge is pretty interesting! If you are into architecture, click here for more information!
The highlight for us was just walking around and learning about the history of Key West and the influential people who played a part in making the island what it is today. Here are some of our favorite or most interesting spots:
Fort Zachary Taylor
week missions where they can participate in the world's longest running and most detailed coral reef monitoring program.
We love learning and smelling the flowers of the area we are visiting! Here are a couple of the botanical gardens in the Florida Keys:
Food and Drink
What to do with your pets?
And on the activities that we did not want to pass up we took turns with the dog outside so we wouldn't miss out. Just note, no pets are allowed on any beaches, except for the one dog beach on Key West.
For the love of travel and new adventures, we live our lives for the next dream fulfilled!