Miami may seem like a concrete jungle, but there's definitely more than meets the eye in this stunning city. There are dozens of activities and locations for nature-lovers that you can enjoy both in and outside the city. Some of them are more adventure-based, while others are relaxing and give you a chance to escape the humdrum of city life.
The best part is perhaps that many of Miami's parks have a variety of terrains and natural features, from rivers and lakes to beachfront and hills all in one. You'll never run out of backdrops!
Here are some options for you to immerse yourself in Miami's great outdoors for you nature lovers:
Oleta River State Park
Although at present they have habitat restoration underway, the Oleta River State Park is one of the most gorgeous locations to explore in Miami. You can head out on a hike, go biking, paddling or partake in sightseeing. It has 14 miles of multi-use trails that you can explore over a weekend and still come across new sights and sounds.
David T. Kennedy Park
This one in particular is the perfect spot for a picnic. Whether you head out in the afternoon or decide to watch the gorgeous Miami sunset, you'll feel incredibly relaxed and at one with nature when you're at the David T. Kennedy Park. Pack your picnic basket up and make a day trip out to this stunning location.
For a more touristy experience, Jungle Island brings you a wide range of outdoor activities, as well as tours, sightseeing opportunities, and the ability to spot an incredible variety of wildlife. The eco-adventure park has long been a local favorite, and it's the perfect place to head to as a family.
Loop Road Big Cypress National Preserve
Interested in photography, as well as checking out natural reserves and just taking in the magnificence of the Big Cypress? Head to a scenic drive through the loop road where you can get up close and personal with nature, stop for photos or bird and wildlife spotting and admire the beauty of this preservation.
Miami is an incredibly vibrant city, giving you the best of everything. There's nothing you won't find when you're in town—from nature to tourism, shopping and entertainment, food, and culture. This is why we recommend you explore it in every way you can!
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