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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.

Florida City: Ultimate Florida Bundle Self-Driving Tour

2. Florida City: Ultimate Florida Bundle Self-Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, you can choose which tours to do in what order. You can do them all at once, or save them for separate visits! Your tour of the Keys starts at Key Largo and goes all the way to Key West. Along the way, you’ll get to see some unbelievable wildlife along the keys, from marine life at America’s only living coral reef to wild flocks of flamingos if you’re lucky. You’ll cruise across densely-populated Keys packed with shops and restaurants, as well as almost totally uninhabited ones full of unspoiled nature. And, of course, you’ll pass by tons of white sand beaches perfect for taking a dip in the warm Atlantic. The tour also gives you insight into all sorts of wild history, like who had the impossible dream of connecting all the Keys in the first place. Plus, hear about President Truman’s “winter White House,” an iconic giant lobster, and other secrets of the island chain. Finally, you’ll end up on Key West, the perfect place to catch a sunset surrounded by great food and great music. Your tour of the Everglades starts just northeast of the park. As you drive through the park, you’ll learn how this unique landscape formed, what tribes once called it home, and much more. Want to learn about the Everglades’ unique wildlife? You’ll hear about gators, crocs, wading birds, and much more—including some creatures of local legend! You’ll also pass by incredible boardwalk trails like the Gumbo Limbo and Anhinga Trails, which let you stroll through the lush wilderness and see the local critters in their natural habitat. If you’re bringing a boat, you’ll also find a canoe trail that’s perfect for adventurous travelers. Plus, get your camera ready for stops like the Pa-Hay-Okee Lookout Tower—which boasts a panoramic vista of the “river of grass”—and West Lake Trail, featuring clear views across a large and often very active lake. Finally, you’ll arrive at Eco Pond, a favorite haunt of wading birds, softshell turtles, and, of course, alligators. Your tour of the Everglades concludes just past this pond. Your tour of Big Cypress begins on the outskirts of Miami. While you drive, you’ll get to know the Seminole tribe who fought to hold onto this land and hear about the modern-day struggle still playing out over protecting Big Cypress from destruction. You’ll walk the scenic trails of Kirby Storter and H.P. Williams Parks, featuring incredible subtropical surroundings and plenty of wildlife. Or, if you’re more adventurous, you can wade into the swamp itself on the Gator Hook Trail. Meanwhile, your tour will take you along the secluded Loop Road, where rumors abound about gangsters and musical legends. Plus, pay a visit to the smallest post office in America on your way! The Big Cypress tour concludes at the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center. All three tours offer something truly special. So come see what you’re missing!

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What people are saying about Key Largo

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.

The app was very easy to use and very helpful. I would recommend using this app to learn about the area and the sites to see.

Love that its a stop and go tour. And it automaticly plays when you pass by hte spot.

Lots of fun information for the long drive to Key Wedg!