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Six Iconic American Road Trips to Take This Summer

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Mark Ellwood, Gaia Filicori of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 6: Florida’s Overseas Highway is a 127.5-mile highway that connects Miami to Key West. It’s about a four-hour drive across countless coral and limestone islets, so take your time and stop often to sightsee, picnic, kayak, or swim. Watch out for the 7-Mile Bridge: a long, narrow bridge that makes you feel like you’re soaring over the water.Where to stop: Stop in Tavernier to access the Conch Reef, a Sanctuary Preservation Area that’s rich with tropical fish and coral—perfect for snorkeling and shallow dives. Conch Republic Divers offers twice-daily reef and wreck dives. Where to eat: When you’re in the Keys, you need to get key lime pie, naturally. We recommend [Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe] (https://www.keylimeshop.com). Where to stay: [The Inn at Key West] (http://theinnatkeywest.com) (rooms from $189). On the quieter northern edges of the town, comfortably away from the hubbub of Duval Street. It has a pool (a rare amenity in the Keys) and a poolside tiki bar.

Overseas Highway: Miami to Key West

Florida’s Overseas Highway is a 127.5-mile highway that connects Miami to Key West. It’s about a four-hour drive across countless coral and limestone islets, so take your time and stop often to sightsee, picnic, kayak, or swim. Watch out for the 7-Mile Bridge: a long, narrow bridge that makes you feel like you’re soaring over the water.

Where to stop: Stop in Tavernier to access the Conch Reef, a Sanctuary Preservation Area that’s rich with tropical fish and coral—perfect for snorkeling and shallow dives. Conch Republic Divers offers twice-daily reef and wreck dives.

Where to eat: When you’re in the Keys, you need to get key lime pie, naturally. We recommend Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe (https://www.keylimeshop.com).

Where to stay: The Inn at Key West (http://theinnatkeywest.com) (rooms from $189). On the quieter northern edges of the town, comfortably away from the hubbub of Duval Street. It has a pool (a rare amenity in the Keys) and a poolside tiki bar.

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