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Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his best works while living on Historic Route 1, in the Florida Keys. These include "Death in the Afternoon," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "To Have and Have Not," and "Green Hills of Africa."

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Discover colorful and unique tourist spots by driving Historic Route 1. Showcasing communities rich in history and natural beauty, this storied stretch of road allows you to slow down and get a sense of place.

Make it a point to see the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park — America's first undersea park and one of the world's best places to admire marine life. Pose and take a photo by the southernmost marker in the continental U.S., the perfect way to start or end your road trip. Experience Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square — Florida's premier nightly arts festival. Travel through time on the cobblestone streets of St. Augustine. Stop by the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, where "Papa" wrote some of his best works. Marvel at gold coins and other recovered sunken treasures at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. Or hear lions roar at Lion Country Safaris, the nation's first cageless zoo.

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