Miami, Florida, USA
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Miami is located in the state of Florida on the Atlantic Ocean coast in the southeastern part of the state. The main attraction in Miami is the tropical weather and picturesque beaches. Miami Beach is known for the white sand and warm water stretch from One Washington Ave. with great views of Miami and the cruise ships, all the way to North Miami Beach. With more than 200 Parks and two national Parks, the activities are endless with a chance to explore the sunny beaches, mangroves, water sports, hiking, nature trails, sightseeing, boating, water activities, snorkling, scuba diving, windsurfing, paddleboarding, yoga, art and even domino games. Known as the Sunshine State, the year round sunny skies of Miami bring visitors from all over the world. This tropical paradise is an ideal travel destination for those looking for the beach, dining, shopping, attractions, arts, cultural, sports, parks, outdoor activities, cruise ships or nightlife.
6747 Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne 33149
808 acre park with two miles of beach on the Atlantic Ocean side. Also has a marina, golf course, tennis, amusement center, picnic, and nature center.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne
1200 Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne 33149
400 acres with more than a mile on the Atlantic ocean. Activities include boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, bicycling, hiking, and viewing Cape Florida Lighthouse.
Virginia Key Beach Park – South Entrance
4020 Virginia Beach Drive Key Biscayne 33149
Off the Rickenbacker Cswy. in Biscayne Bay also occupied by Miami Seaquarium. The beach is a little rocky and grassy. With playground and carousel.
Virginia Key Beach – North Entrance
3701 Rickenbacker Cswy. Key Biscayne
Matheson Hammock in Coral Gables
9610 Old Cutler Road Miami 33156
630 acres next to Fairchild Tropical Garden featuring a man-made atoll pool, which is flushed naturally with the tidal action of adjacent Biscayne Bay. The park also operates a snack bar and restaurant of historic coral stone and also has picnic pavilions, nature trail, and a marina.
Ocean Drive 5-15th
The center of South Beach with Various climbing coponenets, slides, equipment and kids swings. 12th Street is the best place for the gay scene. Other activities include roller blading, enjoy dining at the sidewalk cafes, experiencing the historic Art Deco architecture and people watching.
South end – North side of Rickenbacker Cswy. This natural off road beach with concession stands and free parking is located in between Brickell, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne with amazing skyline views. The Best place for windsurfing in Miami. Also a dog friendly beach.
Collins Avenue from 88th to 96th Street. Well maintained beach and great for shell collecting with concession stands, picnic tables, restrooms and shower.
10800 Collins Avenue Miami 33154
Pristine white sand beach 1.4 miles long with lifeguards year round. The northern third of the beach at 108th Street is family friendly clothing optional between lifeguard towers #12 and #16. Also fishing, kite flying, marina and boat launch, picnic shelters, and tennis courts. Bark Park is located on the west side of Collins Avenue, with a grassy space for dogs.
North Shore Open Space Park
Collins Avenue from 78th Stree to 87th Terr. Miami 33141
With 34 acres, it is the largest State Park on Miami Beach. There are picnic tables, barbecue grills, trees, greenery, walking trails, a dog park and ample metered parking.
Sunny Isles Beach and Pier
Located in the north part of Miami Beach, this 1.4 mile beach is from 157th – 193rd Street.
Newport Fishing Pier is located at 16501 Collins Ave. Miami 33160.
Art Deco District in South Beach
1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 672-2014
Bass Museum of Art
2121 Park Avenue Miami Beach 33139 (305)673-7530
Charles Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157 (305) 235-1668
Coconut Grove Shops and Restaurants
28655 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33033 (305) 248-6345
Coral Gables Historic District
Everglades Alligator Farm
40351 SW 192 Avenue Homestead, FL 33034 (305)247-2628
Everglades Safari Park at Everglades National Park
26700 SW 8 St, Miami, FL33194 (305)226-6923 http://www.evergladessafaripark.com/
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
A tram tour of the sprawling tropical gardens.
10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156 (305)667-1651
Freedom Tower & Museum of Cuban history
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 237-7700
Fruit and Spice Park
Tropical botanic garden with 35 acres of exotic fruit, herbs and spices.
24801 SW 187th Avenue Homestead
Frost Art Museum
At Florida International University
10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199 (305) 348-2890
1 24050 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33187 (305) 559-2255
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177 (305) 253-0063
101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130 (305)375-1492
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 400-7000
Lincoln Road Miami Beach
Lowe Art Museum
At the University of Maimi
1301 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, FL 33124 (305)284-3535
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 673-7256
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 373-5437
Miami-Dade Public Library
101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130 (305)375-2665
Miami Museum of Science
3280 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33133 (305) 646-4400
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (305)361-5705
Miccosukee Indian Village
Mile Marker 70 Old Tamiami Trail, Miami, FL 33194 (305) 552-8365
14805 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170 (305) 235-1611
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132 Omni (305)375-3000
Viscaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129 (305)250-9133
12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177 (305) 251-0400
Zoological Wildlife Foundation – private tours only
16225 SW 172nd Ave, Miami, FL 33187 (305) 969-3696
Tours and excursions
All About Miami Tours
Big Bus Tours
Kelley Deep Sea Fishing at Haulover Marina
Miami Beach Parasail
Miami Pirate Duck Tours
Miami Sailing Charter
Miami Watersports Paradise
Ocean Force Adventures
Thriller Miami Speedboat Tours
Biscayne National Park
With offshore barrier reefs and some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling areas in the country. A three hour glass bottom boat tour available. The land and sea areas are only accessible by boat.
9700 SW 328th St. Homestead
Everglades National Park
The largest subtropical wilderness with a network of wetlands and forests along with many trails for kayaks and canoes and where camping is available year round.
40001 State Highway 9336 Homestead
The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove
3485 Main Highway Coconut Grove, Florida 33133 (305) 442-6866
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
The southern end of Key Biscayne and a lighthouse.
1200 S. Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne
A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park and “Sense of Wonder Nature Center
A 15 acre wildlife sanctuary.
3701 SW 72nd Avenue Miami
Alice C. Walnwright Park
Beautiful views of Biscayne Bay.
2845 Brickell Ave. Miami
Amelia Earhart Park
A farm village and petting zoo.
401 E. 65th Street Hialeah
Bayfront Park and Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami
301 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL (305) 358-7550
800 acres with a marina, golf course, tennis, amusement center, picnic, and nature center.
6747 Crandon Blvd. Key Biscayne
South beach deco tourist area with pool, basketball and tennis courts.
1000 12th Street Miami Beach
Matheson Hammock Park
Full service marina and sailing school.
9610 Old Cutler Road Miami
Maximo Gomez Park
A lively spot in Little Havana where mostly Cubans play dominos for hours.
801 SW 15th Avenue Miami
Tennis, kayak, paddle boarding, sailing
750 NE 55 Terrace Miami, Fl 33137
Oleta River State Park
With more than 1000 acres for hiking, camping, cabins, bike trails, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and picnic areas.
3400 NE 163rd Street North Miami Beach
A 9 acre park with a view of Biscayne Bay.
2820 McFarlane Road Miami
A playground, swan filled lake, petting zoo and a miniature water park.
11000 Red Road Pinecrest
South Point Park
The very southern tip of Miami Beach with open space for watching the cruise ships.
1 Washington Avenue Miami Beach
Basketball, tennis, baseball, football, fishing, fitness course and an equestrian center.
7900 SW 40th Street Miami
Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive Miami, Florida 33149
Watson Island Park
1050 Macarthur Cswy Miami, FL 33132
Decobike - is the Official City of Miami Beach Bike Sharing & Rental program. Bikes are accessible 24 hours per day. http://www.decobike.com/
Bike Miami - http://bikemiami.com/
City Bike - http://citibikemiami.com/
Metrobus - provides service throughout Miami-Dade County 365 days a year. Service is available from Miami Beach and Key Biscayne to West Miami-Dade, as far north as Broward County and as far south as Homestead, Florida City and the Middle Keys. Designed to intersect with Metrorail and Metromover, MDT's bus system serves all major shopping, entertainment and cultural centers, as well as major hospitals and schools.
Metromover – free mass transit train with 20 stops in the Downtown Miami area.
Metromover inner loop and the outer loop (Omni and Brickell) run from 5 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Trains arrive frequently.
Metrorail - a 25-mile dual track, elevated rapid transit system that provides service to Miami International Airport and runs from Kendall through South Miami, Coral Gables, and downtown Miami; to the Civic Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital area; and to Brownsville, Liberty City, Hialeah, and Medley in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station.
South Miami Beach Local Bus - Ride for only 25¢ per trip. Buses run every 12 to 20 minutes daily. The Local route runs along Washington Avenue from 23rd Street to First Street, then back up Alton Road and back toward the Convention Center. http://web.miamibeachfl.gov/visitors/scroll.aspx?id=14134
SWOOP Miami - is a free shuttle service in South Beach picking up passengers in an electric golf carts and taking anywhere in South Beach. Phone or send a text message with location to 305-409-6636. SWOOP runs every day from 12 noon until 2:00 am.
Tri-Rail is a commuter rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. http://www.tri-rail.com/
Brightline - Brightline is an express intercity higher-speed rail system in Florida. https://gobrightline.com/
Sporting Events – with pro sports teams, college teams Univ. of Miami & FIU, golf, tennis, Nascar at the Homestead-Miami speedway, and Jai-Alai.
Pro Sports Teams:
Football – The Miami Dolphins http://www.miamidolphins.com/
Baseball - The Miami Marlins http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=mia
Basketball - The Miami Heat http://www.nba.com/heat/
Hockey – Florida Panthers http://panthers.nhl.com/
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 949-6722
Bayfront Part Amphitheater
301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 358-7550
The Carnival Studio Theater
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 949-6722
1040 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 674-1040
The Fair Expo Center
10901 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165 (305) 223-7060
Florida Grand Opera
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
174 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 374-2444
Jackie Gleason Theater
1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 673-7300
James L. Knight Center
400 SE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 (305)416-5970
Manuel Artime Theater
900 SW 1st St., Miami, FL 33130 (305)575-5057
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138 (305)751-9550
University of Miami
1312 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 (305) 284-3355
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Florida International University
10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199 (305)348-0496
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 949-6722
Cruise Ships – known as the cruise capital of the world, the Port of Miami cruise ships set sail to destinations like the Bahamas, Mexico and the Carribean.
List of Cruise Lines:
Carnival Cruise Lines http://www.carnival.com
Royal Caribbean Cruises http://www.royalcaribbean.com/home.do
Norwegian Cruise Line http://www.ncl.com/
Celebrity Cruises http://www.celebritycruises.com/home
Disney Cruise Line http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/
Azamara Cruise Lines http://www.azamaraclubcruises.com/
MSC Cruises http://www.msccruisesusa.com/us_en/homepage.aspx
Costa Cruises http://www.costacruise.com/
Crystal Cruises http://www.crystalcruises.com/
Oceania Cruises http://www.oceaniacruises.com/
Regent Seven Seas Cruises http://www.rssc.com/
Hialeah Park Racing
Thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, slots and poker.
2200 E 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33013 (305) 885-8000
Magic City Casino
Greyhound racing, slots and poker.
450 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33125 (305) 649-3000
Calder Casino & Race Course
Horse racing, slots and poker.
21001 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 (305) 625-1311
Miccosukee Indian Gaming
Slots, bingo, and poker.
500 S.W. 177th Avenue, Miami, FL 33194 (305)222-4600
Any questions contact: Kathy Kafka