Credit: (Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
Overseas Highway, Miami to Key West, Fla.
About this photo: Driving the 120-mile Overseas Highway from Miami to Key West, Fla., is like piloting a hovercraft.
Driving this 120-mile route connecting the Florida Keys with bridges and causeways is like piloting a hovercraft across the ocean, Jensen says. Originally developed for the Florida East Coast Railway, the route was wiped out by a hurricane in 1935 and converted to a highway. "It's you and the water half the time. You feel like you're floating. It's a wonderful sensory experience." Although it can be driven in just a few hours, take your time to stop at seafood dives and tourist traps along the way. "There are fish and chips and cold beer and that's always a pleasure."