Miami is known for its bustling city life, and there always seems to be exciting events taking place around you. However, when you stay with us at The Julia Hotel, you can expand beyond the city limits and discover even more of the vibrant coastal neighborhoods. Explore with a fun day trip from your accommodations in Miami Beach to Key West to experience yet another intriguing piece of Florida culture.
Take a Road Trip
Discover a breadth of cultural areas, stunning islands, and the shimmering turquoise waters that envelope the southern tip of Florida on a drive from Miami Beach to Key West. To get from Miami city limits to the last Florida Key is about a four-hour drive along 150 miles of open highway. You will cross incredibly blue bodies of water and briefly pass through each Key with each bridge. The first Key you will come across is Key Largo, and you will want to stop off the highway to experience the culture surrounding this beautiful island oasis. Take a detour and head for the sparkling water to snorkel or hop aboard a glass bottom boat to float over the last living coral reef in North America. Once you have soaked in the breathtaking sites of Key Largo, continue on your journey to Key West.
Incredible Highway Miles
The Florida Keys are connected by the Seven Mile Bridge, which is a uniquely spectacular stretch of bridges that take you past pieces of an original train track route that runs parallel to the highway. Once you reach the vibrant island city of Key West, it will be easy to see why this area is so well-loved. Tropical plants, a melting pot of cultures, and delicious island cuisine greet you the moment you arrive. Stop in at the many local favorites like Sloppy Joe’s Bar, Mallory Square, and explore the hub of Key West attractions on Duval Street.
Adventuring from Miami Beach to Key West
When you want to explore even more of Florida’s vibrant coastal cultures, there is no better way than taking a drive from Miami Beach to Key West. If you would rather travel by sea, several boating options will take you through the calm waters for even more spectacular sights. Stay with us at The Julia Hotel and explore two of Florida’s most popular destinations.