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The Ultimate Fort Lauderdale to Key West Road Trip

If you live in Fort Lauderdale, you already know the Florida Coast is a paradise with seemingly endless adventures. Fort Lauderdale is nicknamed “Venice of America” and is nestled on the affluent Gold Coast. Although Fort Lauderdale has its own long list of humble brags, your journey to Key West will be the road trip of a lifetime. The drive from Fort Lauderdale to Key West is straightforward, with one road connecting the hundreds of Florida Keys Islands. There are many sights to see along the way beyond your wildest imagination! 


Key West is a serene paradise overflowing with history, natural beauty, world-class festivals, and vibrant nightlife. Read the 1800 Atlantic – Key West blog to learn more about this extraordinary town nestled as deep as you can get in the string of Florida Keys islands. We offer an incredible selection of Key West condos and home vacation rentals. If your heart desires a luxurious Key West condo with amenities like an Olympic-sized heated swimming pool and a lighted tennis court, check out 1800 Atlantic Suites. Check out our Old Town Key West properties if you want to stay somewhere more intimate with a rich history. We can’t wait to welcome you to Key West after your ultimate road trip from Fort Lauderdale!

Top 5 Stops During Your Fort Lauderdale to Key West Drive

  1. Everglades National Park: A little over an hour into your Fort Lauderdale to Key West drive, you’ll be going past this incredible national park. The Everglades National Park is an important home to many rare and endangered wildlife like manatees, American crocodiles, and Florida panthers.
  2. Overseas Highway: Along your journey from Fort Lauderdale to Key West, you’ll come across this iconic spot. This scenic highway connects the Florida Key to the mainland through 42 bridges. It’s the only way to reach Key West by land and has many incredible views. 
  3. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: After one and a half hours of driving time from Fort Lauderdale to Key West, you’ll come by the United State’s first undersea park. Some of the most popular ways to view the coral reef are from the glass bottom boat tour, scuba diving, or snorkeling.
  4. Bahia Honda State Park: This park is a great place to stop along the Overseas Highway. Get out and stretch your legs to unbelievable views of the Florida Keys.
  5. National Key Deer Refuge: The Key Deer are unique to the Florida Keys and are not found anywhere else in the world. They are endangered and the smallest subspecies of white-tailed deer in most of North America. This refuge is an important part of keeping Key Deer safe, and you should check it out along your drive from Fort Lauderdale to Key West.

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