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Two highlights of a Virginia Key kayak trip: Close up with the Miami Marine Stadium and Miami's stunning skyline.

Kayaking Virginia Key: Miami skyline views plus surprising natural splendor

A Virginia Key kayak outing offers an amazing combo – views of the Miami skyline rising out of Biscayne Bay in one direction, mangrove lagoons with shore birds in the other. An extra treat: It’s the best way to see the old Miami Marine Stadium.

Coconut palms on Crandon Park Beach

Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park Beach is postcard-perfect

Crandon Beach Park is the Miami that you see in magazine ads, tourism brochures and movies. Relax on the picture-perfect beach, picnic under the canopy of live oaks, visit the gardens and ride an antique carousel.

At Fairchild Tropical Garden

Fairchild Tropical Garden: $7.50 admission on Sundays in August

Miami’s paradise of tropical plans, Fairchild Tropical Garden, normally charges $25 adult admission. But during August 2013, Sundays are only $7.50. Explore the rain forest, edible gardens and the “Wings of the Tropics” exhibit.

Oleta River State Park offers respite from Miami’s urban bustle

Oleta River State Park offers respite from Miami’s urban bustle

Tucked away in the dense urban crunch of North Miami is a vast natural environment where you can paddle your kayak or canoe, ride your bike on challenging “mountain” trails, hike backwoods paths, or just relax on a broad beach that sweeps the shore of Biscayne Bay.

Egret in Biscayne Bay

Exploring Biscayne Bay by canoe or kayak

Biscayne Bay is a boater’s paradise, and that includes those with kayaks and canoes. These quiet paddlers can explore bird rookeries. A Barry University professor has captured close-up photos of many birds during her paddles.