I recently finished up a two month stay in Miami, Florida. Here are my top things to do and see!
Voted one of the best nude beaches in the world. Luckily, if that’s not your thing, you DO have a choice which side of the fence you lay your towel and direct your gaze. :)
A classic Florida beach town nestled between Miami and Ft Lauderdale and one of my favorites.
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Rent a canoe for $20 and go alligator hunting.
The Florida Keys
Stretches 126 miles from mainland Florida and connected by 42 bridges = epic road trip!
The Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary
A donation based bird rehabilitation center in Key Largo.
The Everglades National Park
Did you know most of southern Florida is protected wetland and forest and makes up the Everglades National Park? I do now!
Westlake – Boardwalk stroll through the Mangroves
The River of Grass
An island of white sandy beaches lying south of Miami Beach and sandwiched between two parks = yes please.
Brunch at La Boulangeria Boul-Mich
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Among Miami’s skyscrapers and subdivisions sits “the finest private house ever built in America.” I spent half a day roaming the home and its many rooms, the beautiful grounds, and brunching at the cafe. Vizcaya is a slice of Europe right here in Miami.
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens
Stroll through endless tropical plants and even an exotic butterfly garden. Art displays change frequently, and I was there when glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly were featured. I especially loved adding one of my very own wishes to the Yoko Ono wishing grove.
Last but not least I found my favorite Florida coffee shop called The Seed Boca. It’s located north of Miami in the affluent Boca Raton. I’ve been all over the country and much of the world so if I say it’s one of the best, well…it’s gotta be pretty darn exceptional.