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Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

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Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

Basically, want to see the art deco buildings and just drive through the Miami Beach area and stop for dinner and come back.

Several questions: Better to go on a Sunday or during the week?

I-75 or 41?

Looks to be about a half hour longer to take 41.... which would be more enjoyable?

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1. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

I-75 is a means to an end. US 41 is more interesting and offers places to stop and explore. Weekends offer less traffic issues. Most folks are going to advise against making it a day trip.

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2. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

I would suggest you stay over night in MB because it is a long drive.

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3. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

That's a lot of driving time, but if you don't mind seeing the sights from the car (which means the driver doesn't get to see much more than the adjacent traffic), then it is certainly do-able. Go on a weekend day.

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4. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

Thanks all for the advice!

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5. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

It's a 2.5 hr drive tops ... easily doable in a day but it will be a long day with the sightseeing. Maybe go via 41 and come back via I-75 ($3 toll). South Beach (with the art deco buildings) will be more interesting on a weekend with the added feature of people watching.

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6. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

Thanks AhHah... that's pretty much what I was thinking! Glad to have your opinion also.

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7. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

You're welcome. Other considerations for the drive along hwy 41: Shark Valley and the Clyde Butcher Art Gallery if interested. Google them for details.

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8. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

Also Trail Lakes/Skunk Ape Headquarters. Cool Wildlife exhibit, awesome Orchids & Fun.

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9. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

Definitely 41 going..... great tips and thanks for taking the time to post.

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10. Re: Taking a day trip from Ft. Myers Beach to Miami Beach...

Miami beach is awesome. The water is totally different, clear and gorgeous. I would stay over!

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