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Visions of Bogart and Bacall will come to mind here. Road trips don’t come more spectacular than the Overseas Highway. You may ask wistfully, Why? Well, it links Miami on the mainland with the 180-kilometer-long Florida Keys island chain.
Adventurous visitors need to head straight to Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States. Along the way are secluded islands, historic shipwrecks and some of the best fishing holes, turtles, dolphins and North America’s smallest species of deer. But wait.
Travel just 40 minutes up the road, Big Pine Key’s a peaceful reprieve from the frenetic activity of Key West.
A majority of the Florida Keys, are built from fossilized coral reefs. However, Big Pine and the Lower Keys are composed of limestone strata where you’ll find some of the Florida Keys’ most unique flora and fauna.
Lastly, if you head to the No Name Pub, a seafood and pizza restaurant that’s been a Big Pine Key institution since 1936, your trip will be complete.