The Overseas Highway, a 113-mile drive along Route 1 connecting the Florida Keys offers the ultimate road trip for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, alike. The highway was historically developed for the Florida East Coast Railway in 1912, but it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1935. As a result, road construction turned the route into a beautiful, winding highway. This trip only takes a few hours, spanning from Miami to Key West, Florida. Make sure to carve out some stops for fishing, eating freshly caught seafood, enjoying a picnic and catching beautiful sunsets along the way. And don't skip stretching your legs and taking in spectacular scenery at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Seven Mile Bridge and Bahia Honda State Park.