While Florida beaches are some of the most unmatched in the country, there are a world of other fun activities to do and sights to see throughout Miami and the Florida keys. Rich in history, culture, and cuisine, and amazing outdoor spectacles, South Florida offers a little bit of fun for everyone. You can be sure your next family trip to Florida while staying at a South Florida vacation rental will be met with smiles when you check out these outdoor activities this summer!

  1. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park: You can swim, play, and boat in the beautiful Atlantic waters off the coast of Bill Baggs Beach, which is ranked in the top ten beaches in the United States. You can also take a trip on their guided lighthouse tour and connected lighthouse keeper cottage. 
  2. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: This beautiful state park is actually in the ocean, stretching for a total of three miles. Take a ride on a glass-bottom boat for a peek into the reefs filled with fascinating wildlife. You can also canoe, kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, and scuba dive to take a closer look at the fish!
  3. Jungle Island: When you stay at a Miami vacation rental be sure to check out this interactive zoological experience. You’ll be able to get up close to several wildlife species, along with the chance to play with lemurs and sloths!
  4. Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park: Sitting on a former site for condo development, this massive state park was rescued to preserve the beautiful wildlife and abundant West Indian tropical hardwood hammock population. There are over 80 species of wildlife and plenty of opportunities for self-guided hikes. Ranger-guided tours are available by appointment. 

These places are perfect for those who adore the outdoors. Most places are open to the public year-round, with guided tours available by booking and appointments only. Fill your vacation days with beach lounging and hiking through Florida’s scenery for some great memories!

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