Looking for new Miami places to go?
These are some of our FAVORITE hidden Miami gems!
Some are places off the beaten path...
Others are top Miami destinations.
And all are well worth the visit!!
Check back often... we add to this list frequently!
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
So much to do, so much to see! Kayaking, walking, biking, camping. Trails, lodging, fantastic visitor's center has all the information to get you started. You'll never see the rare and glorious wildlife at home and free here, anywhere else!
The south end of Everglades National Park (in Homestead) has a great Visitor's Center that's at the entrance. Get a map there, and tour the small museum, displays and presentations (FREE!).
To drive through to the very tip of Florida (no, not Key West, that would be another 3 hour drive south through the Florida Keys) will take you to Flamingo. It's a beautiful spot filled with trails, lakes, and some great fishing. But prepare for mosquitos. AMAZING wildlife viewing, depending on the time of year.
Further to the north... make sure to visit Shark Valley, and we recommend taking the tram tour or rent a bike! You WILL see TONS of alligators right up close right along the pathway you're walking/riding on!! This is one of our top Miami Places to Go!
ROBERT IS HERE
Family owned fruit & veggie stand... since 1960. Besides stocking up on the freshest, tastiest fruits and vegetables... you'll have to try the BEST milkshakes in town... from strawberry to mango to Key Lime, dragonfruit and guava and everything in between!! Go out back and visit the Emu's, goats and iguanas!
Do you like to ride a road bike? Robert's is a popular Miami Places to Go destination for group rides! It's located in the heart of Miami's agricultural/farm area.
Robert is Here Fruit Stand
FLORIDA KEYS WILD BIRD CENTER
Located at mile marker 93.6 in Tavernier since 1984! Just a 45 minute drive south from Miami, straight shot, you can't get lost!! It is located bayside, and is the primary place for injured birds to be rehabilitated. It is also home to plenty of healthy birds and other wildlife. Run almost entirely on private donations... this place is full of meandering boardwalks taking you past some fantastic wild birds throughout their natural habitat and mangroves. It's worth the visit!
Florida Keys Wild Bird Center
Located on Biscayne Bay between Downtown Miami and South Beach (Miami Beach). Visit penguins, tigers, ligers, flamingoes, monkeys, kangaroos, crocodiles and so much more! Get close up and personal with many of the animals and birds here... and speak directly with their human caregivers! Beautiful park offers plenty to see and do. There's even a giant water slide (dry slide in winter) to enjoy!
Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, this beautiful house, The Barnacle, was built in 1891 and offers a glimpse of Old Florida. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. The park offers everything from yoga by the sea, to live music and dancing, and more!
The Barnacle, Coconut Grove
Located on historic Old Cutler Road along Biscayne Bay, this beautiful 444 acre estate is an environmental, archeological and historical preserve. From canoe rides to butterfly hikes, and nature guided tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. Check out their website... they often have local experts giving presentations on Miami history. Learn about the Brickell Family, the Flaglers, Julia Tuttle and so many others that helped develop the Miami as it is today.
Located on the barrier island of Key Biscayne, Crandon Beach is over two miles of pristine sand and water... continuously rated as one of the top ten beaches in the nation! Cabanas rent for just $37.50 per day (and have a shower!), beach is wheelchair accessible, surf is calm (great for small children) because of the large sandbar just offshore. Eco-tours come self-guided or take a tour with an expert! The wildlife from birds to butterflies to plant life to sea life - is abundant. Crandon Park features a large carousel, play area and there are tennis and golf facilities. This beach and park area offers something for everyone, and is simply spectacular in it's nature and beauty. It's one of our TOP favorite places to visit in Miami!
Crandon Beach - Miami-Dade Parks Site