Road tripping from Miami and through the Florida Keys.
From Key Biscayne, we rented a car and took off early in the morning (to avoid traffic) down Route 1. First, I think its so amazing that a single highway connects all the islands of The Keys. Then, driving through them all (3 hours from Miami to Key West) was one amazing experience for the books.
Our first stop was in Marathon. We were following our stomachs and landed in the annual Marathon Seafood festival. As you can see in the video above (towards the end), we had our fill of lobster, conch fritters and steamers. Yum. Also, in Marathon, The Turtle Hospital, where you can visit sea turtles in care.
From there, we drove straight down to Key West, over the famous Seven Mile Bridge (see gif below). The water was just so refreshing to witness.
Once, we arrived in Key West, our first order of business was to park and walk to the Southernmost Point of the USA. Cuba is only 90 miles from here! Then, we headed west to Fort Zachery Taylor Historic State Park, where we found the wooden signage on a tucked away beach and watched the sail boats from the top of the fort. Getting hungry, we found a delicious Caribbean Latino spot called Bien, and ordered up roasted corn and plates of flavorful goodness (Cuban pork dinner and Caribbean chicken bowl).
Once we were stuffed, Andy and I moseyed on over to Mallory Square for the Sunset Celebration. There were plenty of street performers vying for your attention as well as vendors of all kinds. We found a nice spot to watch the sun go down with a mojito in hand. It’s simply the best way to end a full day of adventure.
P.S. One of the most fascinating keys we drove through was Pine Key, the home of Key Deer! How did those deer get there?!
P.P.S. Clips of the Florida Keys road trip after all the outfits in the video!