Top Outdoor Fun Activities in Miami for Ultimate Fun
Glittering hotels and nightclubs, upscale restaurants, rooftop bars, clothing-optional beaches, sunbathers, bikini-loving celebrities, and supermodels. Still guessing? Off course, you are in Miami.
Miami saw a record number of international tourists in 2017. According to Miami Herald, 15.9 million travelers visited the destination. Wondering how to make your Miami vacation special?
Here are some vibrant yet affordable things to do in Miami once you’re ready to step off the beach.
#1. Snorkeling at Avalon State Park
If you know swimming, then nothing would please you more in Miami than snorkeling in the Atlantic water at Avalon State Park. Explore the rare yet mesmerizing sea life beauty that stays in oblivion. Avalon State Park has a wonderful history. The place that serves today as a recreational spot was once a strategic secret place of the U.S. Navy for providing training during World War II.
Want to play with the waves? Either carry a surfboard, paddleboard, surfing kayak or similar rigid item or rent it. As no lifeguards are deployed so it’s you have to be very careful about safety. If your stomach is craving for some food, you don’t need to leave the placed. The place is lined up with affordable restaurants and food courts.
Location: State Road A1A North, North Hutchinson Island FL 34949Fees: $2 per vehicle, pedestrians and bicyclists. Please use the honor box to pay fees.Hours: 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
#2. Swimming at Venetian Pool
Take pleasure of swimming in the largest freshwater pool in the United States. The pool presents an incredible example of environmental conservation. Unlike traditional brick and concrete pools, Venetian Pool is made out of coral rock. Surrounding ambience comprising of lookout towers and waterfalls, loggias, porticos, a signature bridge and palm trees adds icing on the cake. Sprawling over 4 acres (16,000 m2), the pool is four to eight feet in depth and houses around 820,000 gallons of spring water enough to help you make the most of it.
The pool is closed on major holidays
Location: 2701 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-460-5306
Fees: Adults: $5.75 | Child (3-12 years): $4.75 Hours: vary by season
#3. Walking & Biking Tours in Wynwood
You are in a virtual Havana. Wynwood has to offer a variety of tours including Art Deco Segway Tour, Miami Beach Bike Tour, Sunrise and Sunset Segway Tour, South Beach Segway Glides and much more. Make your way on foot or bike through coconut groves, historic buildings and street vendors offering handcrafted items. While you traverse the eco-friendly tracks, you are likely to get exhausted. No worries! You are spoiled by choice. The place is dotted with restaurants and breweries. Wynwood is regarded as the city’s most happening districts and a popular weekend getaway. Review their event calendar before you book your plane tickets to Miami to save big.
Location: South Beach
Fees: Adults: $59 | Students (21 and under): $49
Hours: Starts at 2:00pm
#4. Swimming and Diving at Madison Blue Spring State Park
This crystal clear, first magnitude spring pool was voted #1 swimming hole in the country by USA Today in 2015. The pool measures 82 feet wide, 25 feet deep, and a 150-foot long. Wondering about the secret of its fresh water? The pool derives its water from the Withlacoochee River. The picturesque setting featuring hardwoods and pines traversed by wild animals is the perfect place to let you have Instagram worthy pics of your vacation.
Need to know a bit about the history of Madison Blue Spring? Once the place used to serve as a fresh water source for the local inhabitants.
#5. Picnic at Alice Wainwright Park
This 28-acre park sits at a few minutes from Kennedy Park. The place grabbed media headlines ever since Sylvester Stallone and Madonna made it their home. This is the favorite of families looking for the perfect picnic spot. The park is blessed with plenty of green space thanks to palm and gumbo limbo trees. It also features athletic and recreational facilities. Love basketball? Enjoy with your family or join the buddies. It’s imperative to learn a bit about the history of the park. The park was built as part of the 1972 Parks for People Bond.
Location: 2845 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-856-6794
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
#6. Night Camping at Jolly Roger RV Resort
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If you are on a group travel, this is the place to be. Jolly Roger RV Resort spreads over an 11-acre area featuring more than 160 sites. Apart from spending the night in the nature’s lap, you have access to a range of outdoor activities like Jet Skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming outdoors, and boating.
Location: 59275 Overseas Highways, Marathon, FL, 33050
Fees: $90.00 – $230 per night
How To Reach Miami
Miami International Airport (MIA) primarily serves the city. The airport is hub of American Airlines, Miami Air International, and Xtra Airways. You can easily find domestic flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL), Austin, Texas (AUS), Baltimore, Maryland (BWI), Birmingham, Alabama (BHM), Boston, Massachusetts (BOS), Denver, and Colorado (DEN) to name a few from Miami. The airport also connects all key destinations in Canada, South America, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Middle East Region.
About the Author: Dindayal Gupta is a travel blogger, history and movie buff besides being a great foodie. He focuses on historical and adventure travel and endeavors to explore the uncommon things about a place. His blog includes his travel experience and advice for travelers. Professionally, he manages the content marketing strategy at Cheapfaremart, a travel agency based in Florida.