The Drive to Key West is a Bucket List Must
You know the old saying, it isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey? Well that even applies when you are planning a vacation to the most beautiful party capital in the world. Key West! And, yes, this is a top contender for the most beautiful drive in the U.S.A.
The Florida Keys has been consistently listed on so many of the Top 20 most scenic drives in the U.S., and, not surprisingly, our exquisite island of Key West made it to #1. Yes, there are certainly some beautiful places to see from behind the wheel in this four-climate country of ours. For example, the Maine Coast is not to be missed if you are planning to be in the Northeast. With rocky shores, and pretty old lighthouses dotting the coast, along with plenty of bird and boat watching, this is Old New England at its finest.
Another incredible journey to make is the California coast: from Redwood Highway, to Yosemite, and beyond, the sights in the sunny, blue-sky state are sure to make for a memorable ride. And of course the red rocks of Arizona are a winner, if you want to get a cruise-the-open-road, Thelma and Louise kind of vibe.
But let’s be honest: the most stunning, jaw-dropping view that is sure to take your breath away is the drive along the Overseas Highway as you make your way to Key West. This 110-mile highway actually runs the length of the Keys, and you can drive to every single island if you are so inclined. So if you are flying into Miami, do yourself a favor and rent a convertible at the airport, put the top down, your shades on, blast some tunes, and put the pedal to the metal. You will remember your journey into Key West forever.
The Most Beautiful Drive Drive in the U.S.A.
Article by Dianne Spoto Ackerman