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May 31, 2008 new by mcburton
Located less than 30 miles from Miami is Everglades National Park. The park covers around 1.5 million acres and you will find four visitor information centers throughout this massive park. Some of Everglades National Parks most exciting activities include: animal watching (lots of birds, alligators, turtles and more), camping, boating, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, scenic hiking and biking trails, and a variety of tours. Tours include Shark Valley Tram Tours and Everglades National Park Boat Tours. Everglades National Park is open 365 days a year and it’s four visitor centers more..
Featuring beautiful views of Biscayne Bay and Old Florida, Barnacle Historic State Park is an excellent place to spend the day sightseeing or relaxing. Activities and points of interest include: Miami’s oldest home complete with original furnishings, Yoga by the Sea every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 p.m., and special Moonlight concerts and dances
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Located in the Coral Gables area of Miami, the Biltmore Hotel is situated on 150 acres of pristine land. The hotel features an 18-hole Donald Ross-designed golf course, 10 tennis courts, a pool, and a world-class fitness center. The Biltmore is much more than just a hotel, it is one of Miami’s star attractions. If you plan stay at Miami’s Biltmore Hotel, the hotel features 275 guest rooms and suites including the famous Poolside Cabana Suites.
South Beach features excellent swimming conditions, numerous walking trails, volleyball courts, watersports rentals, and beach chair and umbrella rentals. Considered one of Miami's sexiest beaches, South Beach is also a great spot for people watching. Entrance is through the park at 1 Washington Avenue. The beach is located at the southern tip of South Beach.
The Miami Metro Zoo is a must see for adults and kids alike. The 740-acre zoo has 81 exhibits, 1,306 specimens, 392 inverts, 428 fishes, and 10,000-15,000 Italian honeybees. Visitors to Miami Metro Zoo can also catch a wildlife show, attend a “keepers Talk,” go to an “Animal Meet and Greet,” have a “Pelican Feeding Encounter,” or ride on the “Wildlife Carousel.” Also onsite is Lake Iguana where visitors can rent a water cycle and observe some native wildlife. Public Tram Tours are also available every day of the week and on weekends.
Biking in Miami can be a blast especially if you know the best trails and places to go. Some of the top places in Miami to bike include: Everglades National Park/Shark Valley, which is considered Miami’s most scenic bike route; South Beach (www.bikemiamibeach.com); Coral Gables, and Coconut Grove, to name a few. For excellent views of the city and a workout you will never forget, try the Rickenbacker Causeway. Contact Key Cycling for bike rentals for Rickenbacker Causeway, Ph: 305-361-0061, www.keycycling.com.
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Live aboard multi-day cruising and sailing classes to the upper Florida Keys. Inclusive learn to sail charters specializing in couples and families. ASA bareboat chartering certification offered. Classes for couples that are considering living on a sailboat full time.