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South Florida has always been a must-visit travel destination. With Miami being the major city and hub for so much culture and atmosphere, and Key Largo, just an hour south and the home to iconic coastal locations, vistas, and resorts, travelers making a trip to south Florida can easily experience both.

Travelers should take advantage of this five-day road trip from Miami to Key Largo, so they can get the most out of their south Florida experience.

Day 1 - Arriving In Miami

Miami is an always popular travel destination with its incredible beaches and popular nightlife. With easy access to Miami International Airport, Miami will be where this road trip kicks off. Once travelers have settled in, they should definitely go and enjoy this always happening city. However, travelers should make sure to have their rental car and be checked into their hotel first!

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Transportation

Having a rental car will be important for making this trip possible, but it won’t be the only transportation option available to travelers while they are in Miami. Miami has a variety of public transit options as well as taxis and taxi ride apps that can help travelers get around.

Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove

Brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani are hospitality leaders and theirMr. C Miami Coconut Grove Hotel is stunning, with breathtaking views of the Biscayne Bay and Coconut Grove skyline. The hotel also features an Italian dining concept rooftop Bellini Restaurant and Bar.

  • Address - 2988 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133-6011
  • Contact - 1 (305) 614-3653
  • Customer Rating - 4.5 out of 5
  • Per Night - $268 (estimate)
  • Book Now

Day 2 - Miami

Miami is always hot during the summer with scorching nightlife thanks to the city’s strong Latin influence. The city is home to beautiful beaches, delicious food, and a fun, vibrant atmosphere.

Related: Islamorada Vs. Key Largo: Figuring Out Which Sunshine State Destination Is Perfect For You

Things to Do

Miami is full of ways for travelers to spend both their days and nights. Some places for travelers to check out may be the Miami Design District, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and Miami Beach of course.

Palat

Palat represents the newest of the Aldo Family of Restaurants, and it is located in Buena Vista, Miami, right next to the Design District. Palat comes from a family of fantastic restaurants and offers its neighborhood and surrounding city some delicious Italian food.

  • Address - 4702 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137-3124
  • Contact - +1 786-953-7577
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Pappardelle Pasta with Veal Ossobuco
  • Menu

La Camaronera Fish Market

La Camaronera Fish Market is a Cuban Michelin Star restaurant and a cozy little spot for travelers to grab some fresh seafood. This restaurant isn’t overly fancy, but it serves some fantastic fish, it is an absolute must-eat for those traveling through Miami.

  • Address - 1952 W Flagler St Little Havana, Miami, FL 33135-1615
  • Contact - +1 305-642-3322
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - The Conch fritters
  • Menu

Day 3 and 4 - Key Largo

So close, and yet it feels so far from the hustle and bustle of Florida’s mainland. Key Largo has been the setting of Hollywood movies, it's a scuba diving hot spot, and it's the home to an abundance of wildlife. Travelers visiting Key Largo can both get close to nature while enjoying resort living in Key Largo.

Things to Do

Travelers to Key Largo have so many adventures available to them. Some of them include snorkeling the infamous "Christ of the Abyss" statue in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and fishing. They can also partake in an incredible Water Table dining experience where patrons eat with their legs in the ocean while watching the iconic Keys sunsets.

Related: What To Know About Snorkeling In John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo’s Best Reef

Harriette's Restaurant

Travelers looking for breakfast or lunch should stop by Harriete’s Restaurant. They offer a traditional menu of American classics with huge burgers and pancakes bigger than most people's heads.

  • Address - 95710 Overseas Hwy BS, Key Largo, FL 33037-2046
  • Contact - +1 305-852-8689
  • Cost - $
  • Must-Try - Chicken Fried Steak and Biscuits
  • Menu

The Fish House

Travelers looking at simply delicious fish should visit the Fish House. They serve lunch and dinner. The fish they serve is always fresh and never disappoints.

  • Address - 102401 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
  • Contact - +1 305-451-4665
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Black and Bleu
  • Menu

Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Playa Largo Resort & Spa is a must-stay while in Key Largo. They offer their guests the best variety of dining and rooming options in Key Largo while also helping its guest get the most out of their adventure.

  • Address - 97450 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037-2209
  • Contact - +1 (305)853-1001
  • Per Night - $359 (estimate)
  • Customer Rating - 4.5 out of 5
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Day 5 - Back To The Airport

With this five-day Floridian adventure coming to the final day, travelers can hopefully enjoy Key Largo for just a bit longer before returning to the airport and marking the official end of this adventure.