Key Biscayne
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Accessed via the Rickenbacker Causeway, this small island grants a rich taste of Miami's coastal charms. Crandon Park, on the northern end, is known for its marina, golf course, tennis center and beaches. The residential Village of Key Biscayne,...  Read More

Although many people are familiar with the southern Everglades, not many realize that Loxahatchie is a much-diminished northern portion of the preserve. Complete with wet prairies, sawgrass marshes and swamps, the refuge harbors abundant...  Read More

This beautiful recreation area is a great place to get away from it all. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy miles of walking trials and mountain bike trails, a peaceful man-made beach area, a designated fishing area and a fun playground for the kids....  Read More

Key West

The words "Key West" may conjure up images of Jimmy Buffett lazing on the beach with a margarita or Ernest Hemingway hunched over a typewriter or lounging in a bar. These impressions aren't far from the truth. The pace is decidedly relaxed, the...  Read More

Maximo Gomez Park

Also known as Domino Park, Maximo Gomez Park is situated right in Little Havana, and is a popular hangout with area residents. Named after a general in the Cuban Liberating Army of the late 1800s, the park is a festive and busy gathering place,...  Read More

Fort Lauderdale
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Commonly referred to as "The Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale is also considered the yachting capital of the East Coast and is home to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. While the wealthy city stands on the cutting edge of fashion and...  Read More

This park has something for everyone. You can enjoy the beach, take a stroll along the boardwalk or relax on the fishing pier. There's even a playground for for the kids!

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

If the constant urban buzz wears thin, this park makes an ideal escape. About two hours south of Miami, it was founded in 1963 as the country's first underwater preserve. At the visitor center, immerse yourself in the area's ecology and natural...  Read More

The second largest national park in the contiguous US, the Everglades covers more than 1.5 million acres. It's a fantastic place to view different species in their natural habitats: tropical fish, colorful birds, giant tree snails, and an array...  Read More

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park, the largest marine park in the National Park System, offers a reprieve from the crowds that you find at most other area attractions. The majority (95%) of its over 170,000 acres is underwater. On the land that remains...  Read More