Outdoor Attractions


Miami Seaquarium -   A place where dolphins walk on water and killer whales fly through the air. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations. Miami Seaquarium® is a place of inspiration, education – and fun! http://www.miamiseaquarium.com

Jungle Island -  Jungle Island combines Miami’s historic landmark with a contemporary theme park.  Featuring some of the globe’s most exotic and marvelous animals such as the largest crocodile in the New World and our famous flamingoes highlighted in Miami-Vice, Jungle Island is also home to playful baby orangutans, amazing tigers, and countless vibrant parrots of every genus.  http://www.jungleisland.com

Miami MetroZoo -  One of the world’s great zoos, Miami Metrozoo is voted # 1 for family fun in Miami by the Best of Citysearch, consistently voted by the readers of South Florida Parenting Magazine as Miami’s best attraction and the Zagat Survey® “Top-Rated Attraction in Miami” by travelers who have experienced traveling with children. Metrozoo houses more than 1,200 wild animals in a cageless setting that closely approximates the animals’ natural habitats and gives the visitor the feeling of embarking on an international safari.  http://www.miamimetrozoo.com

Deering Estate at Cutler -  Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 450-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archeological and historical preserve. The Estate is also a cultural and educational facility that has programs for children and adults to enjoy. From canoe rides to butterfly hikes and nature guided tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family that make learning fun. http://www.deeringestate.org

Miami Beach Bicycle Center -  They have a huge selection of rental bikes, from Mountain bikes, Hybrids, and Cruisers to Road Racing bikes. We only use named brand bicycles in our rental fleet. What ever it is, We got what you need. http://bikemiamibeach.com

Coral Castle -  Coral Castle is on the National Register of historic places and is truly an amazing place to visit. The story behind the castle is that Edward Leedskalnin, out of obsessed love for a young girl, built this coral monument for her. The question remains, how could he have carved and moved over 1100 tons of rock without any human assistance? Did he know any secrets? Coral Castle has baffled scientists, engineers and scholars since its opening in 1923. http://www.coralcastle.com

Schnebly Redland’s Winery – The winery and tasting room is located halfway between Miami and the Florida Keys, in the Redland tropical countryside. Whether you want to sip wine outdoors near our 120 foot long waterfalls or sample our wines in the tasting room full of gift baskets and wine gadgets, we have it all. http://www.schneblywinery.com

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station – A non-profit,organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wild birds in and around Miami’s Biscayne Bay. While the majority of our patients are seabirds, we will accept any injured wild bird that is brought to our facility. Open to the public seven days a week, including holidays. There is no charge for parking or admission.  http://www.pelicanharbor.org

Tours & Cruises

Miami Duck Tours – Departing from the heart of South Beach, their amphibious vehicles provide a once in a lifetime journey of the famous Miami landmarks before a dramatic “Splashdown” into beautiful Biscayne Bay for a close up look at the many homes of the “Rich & Famous” on Star Island.   http://www.ducktoursmiami.com

Gator Park Airboat Tours – Take on of their famous Airboat rides down the River of Grass and check out all the native wildlife.  You’ll see lots of alligators as well as turtles, fish, snakes and exotic wading birds. http://www.gatorpark.com

Island Queen Cruises - Specializing in Miami Tours and Miami Sightseeing by signtseeing cruises, dance cruises, gondola rides or sport yachts. http://www.islandqueencruises.com

Miami Nice Tours – Miami Nice features a variety of tours that allow visitors to experience the many facets of Miami.  http://www.miami-nice.com

Museums

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens -  Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark; we’re also a museum owned by Miami-Dade County and accredited by the American Association of Museums. Vizcaya is open to the public 364 days each year, and we invite you to visit this serene and stunningly beautiful retreat in the heart of Miami. http://www.vizcayamuseum.org

Miami Science Museum  - The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium hosts first-class exhibitions that educate and entertain people of all ages in topics ranging from the environment, sciences and cultural heritage. For almost 50 years, the Miami Science Museum and Space Transit Planetarium has been nurtured by a legion of tireless volunteers and generous contributors. Their abundance of vision and dedication has rarely been equaled by any other civic group in the city’s history. http://www.miamisci.org

Bass Museum of Art – The purpose of the Bass Museum of Art is to collect and exhibit the finest art the world has to offer from the past through the present, thereby enriching lives and educating residents and visitors in the City of Miami Beach. http://www.bassmuseum.org

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens – Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35 acre subtropical estate and historic house museum. The Main House is filled with a collection of art and the personal treasures of the Birch/Bartlett families. The surrounding grounds of the estate range from a mangrove swamp to a coastal hammock, providing habitat for a variety of fish, monkeys and other wildlife. http://www.bonnethouse.org

Gold Coast Railroad Museum -  The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is known for preserving and exhibiting, operational historic railroad equipment. http://www.goldcoast-railroad.org

Historical Museum of Southern Florida -  The Historical Museum of Southern Florida tells the stories of South Florida and the Caribbean. The museum promotes understanding of the past in order to inform the present and create a better quality of life. The Historical Museum is one of the largest private, regional history museums in the country, recognized for excellence in programming and management by the Florida Department of State and national museum services organizations.  http://www.hmsf.org

Lowe Art Museum -  With 5,000 years of art, the Lowe Art Museum reaches out to the community through diverse, multi-cultural exhibitions that stimulate programming and special events throughout the year. http://www6.miami.edu/lowe/

Miami Art Museum -  Created with the vision to provide Miami with a legacy for future generations, MAM’s collection has been referred to by Art in America as “the quintessential Miami collection.” Looking at international art from the perspective of the Americas, MAM’s collection reflects the cosmopolitan makeup of Miami and forges connections between diverse groups and ideas.  http://www.miamiartmuseum.org

Miami Children’s Museum  – Founded in 1983, the Miami Children’s Museum is located on Watson Island and opened its new building to the public on September 7, 2003.  Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create.  The 56,500 square-foot facility includes 12 galleries, classrooms, parent/teacher resource center, Kid Smart educational gift shop, 200-seat auditorium and Subway restaurant.  The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. http://www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Wings over Miami -  The Wings Over Miami Museum displays and flies military and classic aircraft to share the history of flight by providing examples of operating historic aircraft. The museum exists as a tribute to those veterans and aviators who pioneered civilian and military aviation, and is for the enjoyment and education of the public. http://www.wingsovermiami.com

Wolfsonian Museum – The Wolfsonian’s permanent exhibition, Art and Design in the Modern Age, provides an overview of the museum’s holdings of American and European artifacts from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. In visiting this exhibition, visitors are made aware of the ways in which art and design have both influenced and reflected the modern world.
http://www.wolfsonian.fiu.edu

Jewish Museum of Florida – The mission of the Jewish Museum of Florida (JMOF) is to communicate the Florida Jewish experience from 1763 to the present to Jews, non-Jews, Florida residents and visitors alike; and to examine how Jews form part of a dynamic mosaic of ethnic groups, all seeking to balance the traditions of their heritage with the values and customs of a larger society. The museum explores the richness and diversity of Jewish life and the unique ways in which Florida Jews influence and are influenced by the historic and cultural dynamics of Florida, the nation, and the world. http://jewishmuseum.com