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Best Scenic Route Naples to Florida Keys

Best Scenic Route Naples to Florida Keys

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1. Re: Best Scenic Route Naples to Florida Keys

Rt41 has the better scenery but is a little slower. you can check drive times using Google Maps/directions.

Then take rt1 thru the keys, lots of nice views/places to stop. Plan your stops on the FL Keys forum.

Stops, Everglades Nat Park, shark valley. In the keys you'll like Islamorada, marathon, pig pine key, Bahia Honda state park.

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2. Re: Best Scenic Route Naples to Florida Keys

Take US41, aka the Tamiami Trail. It goes along the edge of the Everglades and is much more scenic than I-75s Alligator Alley. Take 41 accross the state to 997 aka Krome Ave, take Krome south into the Florida City/Homestead area where it ends at US1 to take south through the keys.

Along 41, there are a few places worth stopping. The Oasis Visitors Center is around mile marker 55, give or take a mile or two. They have a small nature exhibit inside, and a deck over the water to check out the gators.

Also is the Indian Casino at the intersection od 41 and 997, and airboat tours along 41.

Takes a little longer than 75, but not too much. The scenic drive is worth the extra 30 minutes, or how ever much longer it really does take IMO.

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3. Re: Best Scenic Route Naples to Florida Keys

FYI aside from trash hills there are no inland mountains in S FL.

Naples to Key West you might be better off with US41. I-75 is another option but offers less in the way of sights to see.

Skip the Casino at all costs.

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Its one of the few places people can still smoke indoors, IMO the smell is overpowering.

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