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There is so much to do and see when vacationing in the Greater Miami area. Everyone knows about the amazing white sand beaches, airboat rides in the Everglades and world-famous nightclubs but what about the not-so-well-known attractions? Here is our list of some of the best “hidden gems” to experience while vacationing in the Greater Miami area in 2022.
- Venetian Pool/Coral Gables – A beautiful oasis inspired by Mediterranean architecture, the Venetian Pool is a unique part of Miami’s history! This former rock quarry was turned into the Venetian Pool in 1924. Large enough to hold 820,000 gallons of fresh water from an underground aquifer, the pool draws water from artesian wells and features a historic edifice earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, and the perfect destination for a great family day of frolick while visiting Miami.
- Deering Estate – One of the truly most idyllic spots in Miami is the Deering Estate, an area that was created to preserve Charles Deering’s 1920s-era property. From its picturesque location on the South Dade coast, the Deering Estate Features historical buildings, mangrove forests, tropical Rockland, and much more. From canoe tours to butterfly walks to guided museum and natural area tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities and special events for the whole family to enjoy on your next Miami Vacation.
- Gold Coast Railroad Museum – One of Miami’s very best-kept secrets is the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. An absolute highlight when it comes to family-friendly attractions Miami, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum is located in southwestern Miami adjacent to Zoo Miami. It features over 40 historic railcars, perhaps most notably of all, the presidential railcar built in 1928 called the Ferdinand Magellan that was used by Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan.
Experiencing these hidden gems will make your next Miami vacation a memorable one.