This state park is more natural than it has been for decades. Enjoy the terrific beach and tropical hammock, tour the historic lighthouse, dine at restaurants with great views and walk or bike trails.
The Kampong is an intimate and charming tropical estate and gardens, built by one of Florida’s most interesting characters, David Fairchild.
Venetian Pool is one of those “only in Florida” sites that is worth a visit if you’re in the area – especially on a hot day. Even if you are only there for the day, you feel as though you are on vacation in a tropical oasis.
After a dozen years, a prehistoric Native American archaeological site is saved and opened as a park. It makes a nice stop on a walking or bicycle tour of the Brickell area of downtown Miami.
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.
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.