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Sunset over the Seven Mile Bridge.

Road Trip: Florida Keys Mile-Marker Guide

UPDATED and REVISED. Our comprehensive Overseas Highway mile-marker guide leads to spectacular views, things to do, places to go and places to hide, hidden harbors and funky tiki bars. The ultimate road trip guide.

Marathon Seafood Festival: Fresh stone crabs

Marathon Seafood Festival: March 10-11, 2018

The Marathon Seafood Festival calls itself the Original Marathon Seafood Festival to emphasize it’s the real deal – indigenous and authentic. Marathon is a fishing town, and you don’t get fish any fresher than here, unless you catch it yourself.

Best Florida Keys beaches; even some you don’t know

Best Florida Keys beaches; even some you don’t know

Beaches in the Keys aren’t as common or as wonderful as many expect, but there ARE some great beaches where you can swim — and snorkel — if you know where to go. Let us take you there.

How many shades of blue? The Old Seven Mile Bridge

Old Seven Mile Bridge closed for 9 months; Pigeon Key still open

The Old Seven Mile Bridge will be closed for repairs from July 5, 2016 into 2017. The historic island in the middle — Pigeon Key — will be open for visitors, who are ferried to the island by boat.

Tamara Scharf on the Bahia Honda Bridge with the Old Bahia Honda Bridge in background. Photo courtesy Tamara Scharf.

Walking from Key Largo to Key West:  Six days solo on the Overseas Highway

Sure, the Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys is a scenic drive. But wouldn’t it be beautiful to take it really slowly and see everything? That’s what Tamara Scharf did. She walked from Key Largo to Key West, alone and in six days. Here’s her story, with tips on how you can walk the best sections she experienced.

The Historic Long Key Bridge on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail.

Biking the Florida Keys: Overseas Heritage Trail has safe & scenic sections

Everyone wants to bike through the beautiful scenery in the Florida Keys, but the Overseas Heritage Trail isn’t entirely complete or entirely safe. We found four terrific segments, however, that give you a fun day’s ride and a sampling of all the Keys has to offer.

Nick Ziegler takes flight off Curry Hammock.

Curry Hammock State Park has grown up, and just in time

Curry Hammock is off the well-traveled Overseas Highway, hidden on a small island in the Florida Keys NEAR Marathon. But if you stop and smell the sea breeze, you’ll find excellent camping, kayaking, kiting and a swimming beach safe for the kids.

Oceanside camping at Bahia Honda is highly sought after. This is campsite #64, limited to tents and popup trailers. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Best tent camping in the Florida Keys

While there is no shortage of campgrounds for RV’s in the Keys, it’s another story for tents. We pick the best campgrounds for tents.

An out-of-the-way tiki bar:

Three Florida Keys restaurants that are hard to find but worth it

Three of my favorite stops in the Keys are a little hard to find, and that’s part of their charm. They’re off the Overseas Highway in neighborhoods — and they’re worth discovering.

Key West beach. (Photo by Jenn Deering Davis)

Free beaches in the Florida Keys: Our map helps you find the best

As you drive through the Keys, here’s where to stop and dip your feet in the surf. We include all the best Keys beaches (both free and admission-fee) on our map.

A not so shy Key deer approaches me on my bike.

Florida Keys wildlife: How to see dolphins, sea turtles, Key deer

Your drive down the Overseas Highway can be your own personal Florida Keys Road Trip for Animal Lovers. From endangered Key deer to colorful Key West chickens, here are eight places to delight in the animals and wildlife of the Florida Keys.

Almost in the Keys!

Road food along the Overseas Highway

You won’t go hungry on your road trip through the Florida Keys. There are hundreds or roadside eateries serving fresh local fish and other home-made Cuban-influenced Keys favorites.

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