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Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

1. Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

Begin your sunshine-filled journey just an hour outside Miami, Florida: on Key Largo. Start the scenic 100-mile drive bypassing the ‘African Queen’, the iconic Hollywood riverboat. Follow in the historical footsteps of the Overseas Railroad to Plantation Key, the smuggler's haven. While there, check out Big Betsy, the giant lobster, and Theatre of the Sea, home of the original dolphin shows. Continue through Isla Morada while learning about the hurricanes, ecosystems, and wildlife of the tropical Florida Keys. Explore Anne’s Beach, Long Key, and Marathon, each of which contains unique attractions. Cross over the iconic Seven Mile Bridge and make sure to check out Fred the Tree, the famous spirit of the Keys. Journey past Pigeon Key and Geiger Beach until you reach the most famous Key of all: Key West. In popular Key West, discover Mallory Square, Truman’s White House, the Hemingway Home, Tennessee Williams’ House, and the historic lighthouse. Wrap up your tour at the Southernmost Point of the Continental US.

Key West 2.5-Hour Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt

2. Key West 2.5-Hour Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt

If you’re looking for a way to turn Key West into a giant game board, Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of Key West. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way around the well-known and the overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while discovering Key West’s art, culture, and architecture. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, solving clues, completing challenges, and learning about local history along the way. The adventure begins at the Historic Seaport and takes you on a well-designed course down Duval Street, in and around Mallory Square, and through a famous cemetery and other unique sites. The tour involves a bit more than 2 miles of walking. Using a smart phone as your guide means that you can start when you want and determine your own pace of play. Stop for a burger in paradise or a slice of key lime pie – you’re on your own schedule! Offered at a fixed price for a group as opposed to per person pricing, this city tour/game is a great value for those on a budget.

Key West: Self-guided old town treasures walking tour

3. Key West: Self-guided old town treasures walking tour

Find out why Key West attracted so many cultural legends on a self-guided walking tour of the quirky old town. Starting from Mallory Square, follow the precise directions of your audio guide mobile app to learn the fascinating history behind the people and places that make the island so special. Starting from the Memorial Sculpture Garden in Mallory Square, you’ll discover the stories behind Key West’s most famous sights, including the residence of former President Harry Truman, Florida’s oldest bar, the hotel where Tennessee Williams stayed for ten years and the so-called longest street in the world. Along the way, you’ll learn how salvaging shipwrecks transformed the city, why the buildings’ aesthetics are so strictly controlled, how the city became known as the ‘Conch Republic’ and why there are so many chickens running around.

Key West: Audio Tours to Walk, Bike, or Drive in Key West

4. Key West: Audio Tours to Walk, Bike, or Drive in Key West

Turn your phone or tablet into a local tour guide and take advantage of this self-guided audio-guide tour to discover Key West at your leisure. Sightsee at your own pace, avoid being herded in a crowd, and linger only in the places that truly interest you. Choose between bike, walking, or car tours, so you explore in the exact way you want. Local knowledge, historic photos, and links to websites rest at your fingertips. Read about each stop or put in your headphones and enjoy a GPS-driven audio tour. Each tour option is carefully researched to give you an authentic, immersive Key West experience. As you walk, cycle, or ride, your phone or device alerts you to historical and cultural landmarks, ecological facts, scenic side routes, and worthwhile attractions, as well as good places to eat and restroom stops.

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What people are saying about Florida Keys

This was a great way to learn about the surrounding area while driving to Key West. We stopped at multiple places along the way because of the app and we didn’t regret a single one. Take your time and enjoy! Some of my favorite memories are because of the stops we made.

App worked as expected and gave a great overview of sites as we approached them. Offered good suggestions on places to stop along the way.

Family fun

This was alot of fun! It was educational and helped hit the highlights of Key West I would definetly recommend this!

Great app for seeing some of the sites on the drive to Key West.

I little cheesy at times, but good fun for the family.

I little cheesy at times, but good fun for the family.