We took a 3-day trip throughout MIAMILAND, Miami’s expansive great outdoors. Here’s our itinerary to get you ready to explore Miami’s wild side.
While the Sun Shines: Get the sunscreen ready, put on your hat and shades, and fill up your water bottle as you set out on a unique adventure at Everglades National Park. Explore an authentic Native American village and discover the culture and traditions of the Miccosukee tribe. Watch live alligator demonstrations, savor some local bites, or choose handmade souvenirs at the Miccosukee gift shop.
Take a thrilling bike ride at Shark Valley and pedal through the 15-mile Loop Road as you see alligators sunning themselves on both sides of the path. It’s truly an exhilarating experience. (There’s also a tram ride available!) The next ride is made for the adventurer in all of us: brace yourself and blast off on Florida’s famous Everglades airboats. If thrilling airboat rides aren’t your thing, head to the Shark Valley Observation Tower for a panoramic view of the Everglades.
While the Sun Sets: After your airboat tour, unwind with a nature show, watch the birds ascend into the blue skies, then head out to Coconut Grove. Travel back in time on a journey through Miami’s oldest village by strolling through The Grove’s historic neighborhood, and even enjoy a free relaxing yoga class offered weekly in the early evenings.
While the Sun Sleeps: Refresh from your adventurous day at a classic chic or beautiful boutique hotel in Coconut Grove and explore a wide-range of restaurants, moonlit concerts, amazing shops and waterfront parks.
While the Sun Shines: Step into your flip flops and put on your bathing suit to experience MIAMILAND'S wonderful water park made by nature: Historic Virginia Key. This aquatic paradise is just minutes from Downtown Miami and offers something for everyone: paddleboarding, beachfront yoga, kayaking, fishing… even seasonal manatee photo safaris. To dry off, rent a mountain or cruiser bike to ride along the water or on a nature path.
While the Sun Sets: Spend the afternoon at Crandon Park’s Nature Center seeing exotic plants, rare fish, and wildlife at the mangrove exhibit and interactive flora stations. Keep the adrenaline going with a fun game of beach volleyball, and then relax by the beach in a cabana. (P.S. Showers are available!)
While the Sun Sleeps: Drive towards the iconic Downtown Miami skyline and spend your evening there. Refresh from your day at one of the area’s high-rise hotels, and stop by Brickell City Centre to shop at some of the trendiest stores. Enjoy a fine dining experience or take a few steps out and about into Downtown Miami to explore an array of culinary options. If you’re a sports fan, check out the Miami Heat schedule in advance and see if you can score that all-star experience into your itinerary. Seal your epic day with a good night's rest at your Brickell or Downtown Miami hotel of choice before your next day’s extravaganza.
While the Sun Shines: For your last day, seek new adventures in South Beach. Sign up for surfing lessons, or other water sports activities such as boating or jet skiing. Unearth the beauty of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens and take your senses on an aesthetic (and tasty) adventure through a Japanese Garden, an edible garden, and soothing water gardens.
While the Sun Sets: Every adventurous journey has a grand finale: Visit South Pointe Park to get a front row seat to one of MIAMILAND'S most popular shows. Watch the sun exit the stage while it paints each afternoon with a unique combination of colors. Every night is a new, and unexpected JAW- DROPPING performance.
While the Sun Sleeps: Reminisce about your thrills in MIAMILAND over a nice dinner in one of Miami Beach’s many well-known dining spots. Settle down at a hotel on Ocean Drive or anywhere in Miami Beach to wake up to the glistening view of the Atlantic Ocean, then spend the following day relaxing at the beach.
As you can see, MIAMILAND is full of outdoor adventures you never expected and a plethora of activities to fill your days and nights. MIAMILAND is the ideal destination to explore the great outdoors while being just minutes from the city, as well!