Saturday, May 23, 2015

United States Highway 1

If you are looking for an exciting road trip, you can begin one here at 490 Whitehead Street in Key West, where US Highway 1 starts. After about three hours, you will get to Miami, and you will already be tired of bridges.  Continue north, and you may visit Washington, D. C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston before Highway 1 stops at Fort Kent, Maine, on the Canadian Border. You will have traveled 2369 miles, making Highway 1 the longest North-South road in the United States.

If you aren't too tired by then, you can turn around and return to Whitehead Street in Key West, where U. S. Highway 1 ends across the street from where it starts.

After driving nearly five thousand miles, you may be in need of food and refreshment.  You can find plenty in Key West.

The Green Parrot Bar, established in 1890, was already 40 years old by the time Highway 1 was completed in the 1930s.  It happened to be in the right place at the right time to be able to take advantage of this claim to fame.