Outdoor Activities in Miami

From our gorgeous beaches to our amazing national parks, visitors flock to Miami's wonders of nature. Our hospitable weather allows Miami to offer a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year.

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Best Beaches in Miami

Beach in Miami
Photo © Dawn Muench-Pace

Miami is full of great beach spots – but these 5 are the best for those who want a taste of Miami’s true beach experience.

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Topless & Nude Sunbathing

Woman on the beach
Photo copyright southbeach-usa.com

Find out what beaches and hotel pools allow topless sunbathing, and the one beach in all of Florida that allows nudity.

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State & National Parks

NPS

Miami's biggest and best parks are our state and national parks. These parks offer a variety of activities for visitors of all ages.

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Gardens Worth Visiting

Vizcaya Museum and Garden
Photo courtesy Vizcaya Museum and Garden

Miami has not only beautiful beaches but also several gorgeous gardens that are worth a visit. Some are free and open to the public, while the larger ones charge admission.

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Swimming Pools & Water Parks

Grapeland Water Park
Grapeland Water Park

Miami’s warm weather means that you can go swimming just about year-round. For a nice cool dip, visit one of these public pools, splash areas, and water parks.

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Best Attractions for Children

Colorful parrots in Miami
Photo courtesy Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

If you have children along, you will want to visit some spots tailored just for them. Most of these outstanding Miami attractions are outdoors.

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Swimming with Dolphins

Swimming with a dolphin in Miami
Miami Seaquarium

South Florida has so many wonderful activities to choose from, but one of the most special and unique is the chance to go swimming with dolphins.

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Kayak Eco-Adventures

Kayaking in Miami
Miami-Dade Parks

Kayakers from near and far love the beautiful scenery along Miami’s Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne coastline, and along the Oleta River. Miami-Dade Parks makes it easy to tour these areas by offering guided eco-adventures for any who are interested.

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Canoe Eco-Adventures

Canoeing in Miami
Miami-Dade Parks

Enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery along Miami’s bays, rivers, and waterways. Take a guided tour with one of the naturalists providing canoe eco-adventures through the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation program.

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Fishing at Miami Parks

Fishing at Miami Parks
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Miami-Dade Parks has a number of large and small freshwater lakes ideal for boating, stocked for fishing, and some saltwater areas that are popular with anglers. On the lakes that allow boating, you can rent paddleboats, kayaks, canoes, sailboats--even banana boats.

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