Total Driving Time: 3 hours, 11 minutes
Distance Covered: 161.7 miles
Take This Trip If: It’s been too long since you’ve last passed out in a hammock with margarita in hand.
There’s a reason even the most sunny of Floridians love visiting Key West: Its laid-back atmosphere and beautiful surroundings make it one of the best vacation spots in the country. The island boasts warm weather year-round thanks to its Southernmost U.S City status and offers travelers a slower pace of life. For a supremely luxurious experience, check out the Casa Marina Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, which has a sophisticated setting complete with a poolside bar, beach hammocks, and lush grounds.
Although not quite a steal, the Eden House is offers a variety of amenities at a fraction of Casa Marina’s price. Throughout their stay, guests can enjoy complimentary happy hour, outdoor pool (make sure to apply your FREE sunscreen!), koi ponds, hammocks, or barbecue on the small rolling grill. What more do you need for some fun in the sun?
Top Driving Tip: Be prepared for the seven-mile drive to the Keys to feel like a seven-hour drive. The bridge spanning the Florida Keys is usually heavily congested, but does offer some of the most scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean from just about everywhere.