The trip from Miami to Key West is no less than mesmerizing! You will cross 42 bridges and 43 islands, including the very famous 7 Mile Bridge that you saw in flicks like License to Kill, True Lies and Up Close and Personal. You will also hop past thirty two beautiful islands before you reach Key West. As soon as you get off your shuttle in Key West, you will get a whiff of the Caribbean atmosphere complete with quaint little benched cafes, street artists and small eateries.
Take a One Day Tour of Key West from Miami on a Double Decker Bus
Have you been in Miami for a while and are looking for something new to do, but don’t have a lot of time? You could head down to Key West if you have a day to spare. Key West is located about 170 miles from Miami and has several interesting attractions that are worth visiting. The drive there takes about three hours, so you can head there early in the morning, explore the quaint city for a few hours and head back at night. You can book a Miami to Key West shuttle to get to Key West. Shuttles operate between the two cities regularly, are a comfortable travel option and are light on the wallet too.
Enjoy the Ride on the Seven Mile Bridge
Whether you take a shuttle from Miami to Key West or drive there yourself, the drive on the Seven Mile Bridge is memorable, to say the least. The bridge is about 7 miles long and gives you breathtaking views of the sparkling ocean and the various tiny islands that dot the area. It takes about 3 hours to get there.
Key West Attractions: There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied in Key West. You can choose to visit the local Seaquarium or go snorkeling or scuba diving. Key West has some very good museums where you can learn more about the history and culture of the city and region. The city also has a lot of historic buildings that are worth visiting.
Here is a brief look at some of the activities tourists enjoy pursuing in Key West:
Snorkeling: There are plenty of coral reefs in and around Key West, so snorkeling and scuba diving are favorite tourist activities. Key West has some great shipwrecks where you can find some beautiful coral. Snorkeling is easy to pick up and you don’t require any prior experience to snorkel. You can easily rent some snorkeling gear in Key West.
Duval Street: Duval Street is party central in Key West. You will find some great bars here. You have the chance to talk with fellow travelers and the locals. Mallory Square on Duval Street is, perhaps, the most popular area in the city. You will find the “Sunset Celebration” happening here in the evening on the pier. Hundreds of tourists gather at Mallory Square to view the sunset, eat street food, and watch street performers.
Museums: Key West has several museums that are worth visiting. The Ernest Hemingway House and Museum, Mel Fisher Museum and the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens are some of the most popular. If you booked a Miami to Key West shuttle, you will be picked up at night from Key West. Taking a shuttle is convenient as you have the option of being picked up and dropped off at your hotel. You can also sign up for day tours of Key West which will take you to see many of Key West’s top attractions in the little time you have.