Set Current Location
Sawgrass Recreation Park offers all kinds of nature-oriented and historic activities. Take an airboat tour of the Everglades, see a replica of an Indian village or visit the wild animal exhibit. RV camping facilities are available on the grounds. The half an hour airboat ride will take you on an insightful tour of the flora and fauna in the Everglades.
Airboats and alligators are the primary diversions at this campground, which is located on the edge of the Everglades marsh. Get up-close and personal with the alligators here; if you are lucky enough you will get to see filming of Gator Boys, a show aired on Animal Planet. The airboat tours take you through the dense marshland and combine adventure and safety. You can also fish in this area and avail the boat rentals specially reserved for fishing enthusiasts. One can also enjoy camping here and tent and RV camping feature both full and partial hookups. Campground amenities include gas, showers, laundry facilities, restrooms and a grocery store. For more details, check website.
Indian Beach Park is the beginning of the Miami Beach Boardwalk and is a secluded spot. It is popular among surfers and beach lovers as well. It features shady palms, quaint paths and a playground. Overlooking the Biscayne Bay, it is indeed a scenic spot to relax.
Popularly known as the Sandoway House Nature Center, the J. B. Evans House is home to plants, animals and a huge collection of shells. This beautiful center gives an insight into the marine world and also conducts educational events on a regular basis.
The 2.6-acre (1.05-hectare) Miami Beach Botanical Garden showcases a wide variety of plant specimens. In order to attract visitors, it does not charge any admission fee. Regular educational programs and art exhibitions are held at this garden. Tours around the place are also offered. In addition, the garden's Banyan Room and terrace, Butterfly Room and Japanese Garden are available for reservations year round for weddings and other functions.
A delightful place for the kids as well as adults, Jungle Island is a great way to spend a day outdoors. Located just minutes away from downtown Miami, the park is full of birds and animals. It was started by Franz and Louise Scherr, who wanted a place for their birds to fly free. Today the park is also home to many animals such as penguins, orangutans, crocodiles and even tigers. There's also the Treetop Ballroom where nature fans can have their events, planned to the last detail by their in-house staff.