There's an incredible amount of things to do in Miami. Everyone knows about the beaches, shopping, and night life. But what about the rest of Miami? We're home to some of the most unique places on earth. From the Everglades to the 3rd largest coral reef in the world... we have amazing parks that let us easily and comfortably visit the unique nature South Florida offers. And in addition to exploring parks and nature, we have some of the best annual events (Coconut Grove Art Festival, Art Basel) and outdoor activities in the country. Here's some of our favorite things to do in Miami we'd like to share:
Head out of Florida's southeastern most tip on a 23' powerboat for the day. When you get to Jones Lagoon, your trip continues on a paddle board as you watch for amazing wildlife as you paddle over to the Maritime Heritage Trail. Surrounded by clear beautiful blue water, you'll snorkel a shipwreck and coral reef filled with brilliant sea life. It's very possible you'll see sea turtles, sea rays, tons of beautiful reef fish, and possibly even dolphin! Your guide will share history of the area, talk about why this amazing nearly-entirely underwater national park is so special, point out the habitats and wildlife you'll be boating/paddling/snorkeling through. An experience you won't forget, and you'll have the opportunity to take some amazingly unique photos! For more info on the day trip, visit the Biscayne National Park Institute website.
Located in the south end of Miami heading to Key Largo, consider pulling over off US1 for a couple of hours at Cauley Square, a small Old Florida village established in 1903. Located on ten acres filled with lovely gardens, trails and fountains. Enjoy a lovely afternoon shopping at unique artist, antique and clothing shops. Eat at the Tea Room, Village Chalet or Latin Corner, They also feature live music and art festival events periodically, as well as host wonderful wedding and photography location/events. Cauley Square Historic Railroad Museum website.