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Comprising serene 60 acres (24.28 hectares), the Flamingo Gardens have an impressive collection of rare tropical plants, massive oaks, native birds and other tropical critters. The gardens are one of the region's few remaining citrus groves and are home to a large collection of wading birds. You can chug around the grounds on a narrated tram tour or explore the Wray Botanical Collection and historic Wray Home.
Sunny Isles is a tropical barrier island on Florida's Atlantic Coast. It provides an oasis of peace between Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, and the beach is one of its biggest assets. It is two miles long, wide and inviting. The landmark fishing pier at the South end has concession stands and offers entertainment for everyone. There are also beach chairs, umbrellas and water sports equipment for rent. Restrooms and shower facilities are available and lifeguards and beach patrol are on duty.
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.
SaltWater Brewery offers up an extensive range of original brews. The brewery's tasting room is a fun place to be. Mingle with fellow beer lovers as you explore and discover SaltWater's varied offerings, or bring some friends along and kickback with a pint or two. Tours of the brewery are offered every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Private tours for groups of 10 or more can be arranged by prior appointment.
The Miami Design District is one of Miami's best known neighborhoods. The district is replete with all kinds of modern and innovative art galleries, restaurants, cafes, bars and more. In addition to these local establishments, the district is also known for its collection of luxury brand boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Christian Louboutin. For a truly luxurious and interesting Miami experience, don't miss a visit to the Miami Design District.
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.