key west
October 23, 2010 8:39 PM   Subscribe

has anyone driven hwy 1 to key west from Miami? any suggestions on where to stop along the way?
posted by matrjety to Travel & Transportation around Miami, FL (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Yes! Except, it's past my bedtime, but I'll give you some answers tomorrow.

Pro-tip: pay the $1 toll to take card sound road.

Eat at Squid Row in (I think) islamorada.

Obey all posted speed limits, especially where it's 45 mph.
posted by bilabial at 8:43 PM on October 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

Yes! But I didn't really like the way I did it, in kind of a rush. Allow yourselves plenty of time. And bring the camera.
posted by Miko at 8:48 PM on October 23, 2010

Bahia Honda is quite pretty and has a little beach. Key West doesn't really have much in the way of beaches.
posted by zxcvz at 8:54 PM on October 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

Feed the tarpons at Robbie's. (At minimum, watch others feed them.)

See Betsy, contender for World's Largest Lobster, and the art co-op behind her.

Eat at Made 2 Order Cafe if your schedule permits. It's really good!

Go to the Coral Castle.
posted by hansbrough at 9:08 PM on October 23, 2010

I was disappointed, but maybe we should have stopped along the way. There are some profoundly beautiful views for stretches, but there are also some long stretches where you might as well be on your way to Plant City- if you can't see the water, it's just more Florida road. Fire station, Arby's, mattress store, bar, Taco Bell, lawn & garden store, public school, warehouse, church, McDonald's, etc., seemed to cover about 2/3 of the drive for me, but it was definitely a very A -> B drive.
posted by paul_smatatoes at 9:46 PM on October 23, 2010

stuffed pig in marathon
posted by patnok at 6:10 AM on October 24, 2010

As mentioned above, take Card Sound Road. Really. Just do it.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 7:21 AM on October 24, 2010

Seconding the Stuffed Pig.
posted by sundrop at 7:47 AM on October 24, 2010

Seconding Bahia Honda. And any water-front restaurant in Marathon.
posted by matty at 8:25 AM on October 24, 2010

Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key
posted by heatherly at 8:32 AM on October 25, 2010

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