In this article we will show you where to go in Miami to enjoy some amazing views of our city that’ll make you take some deep breaths. Not only of our city but also natural areas in Miami that are perfect to stroll through. Below are spots to wander, eat, explore, enjoy the natural sites, have a drink and even fall in love!
Coconut Grove – 2400 S. Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133; (305) 416-1133
This park serves many purposes to achieve a sense of peace. Located next to the ocean in beautiful Coconut Grove, visit this park to take a long stroll under its shady trees or bring a big blanket to set up a picnic. Dog lover? Well bring your best friend if you’d like to attend the enclosed lease free canine area. Then a few steps south are a few park benches stationed perfectly in front of the ocean to take in the salt air. The remember to walk over the wooden bridge overlooking the water to take a long ocean gaze. www.miamiandbeaches.com/parks/david-kennedy-park/101628
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156; (305) 667-1651
There are parts of Miami that are acclaimed for fiesta and then there are serene and beautiful sites to get lost in natures work. A walk through these amazing gardens will show you an unparalleled conservation effort with the native plants. The fragrance in the air of these exotic plants and the sounds of the streams and waterfalls will definitely give you a sense of peace. Take a trolley ride around the property to be in awe of the landscape along with its smells and sounds. www.fairchildgarden.org/
Enter into this causeway and immediately roll down your windows to breath in the fresh ocean air. As you drive by a beach on your left and right, you’ll start ascending up the causeway’s large bridge which gives you birds eye view of downtown, the big cruise ships and the inter-coastal waterways. Inside Rickenbacker there are beaches to enjoy paddleboarding, windsurfing, canoeing, etc….a beach to bring your dogs and great restaurants. Continue down to take the kids to visit dolphins at the Seaquarium or to hire a private fishing boat. Want to stay at an amazing hotel, well sure just keep going to choose from the many inside. Then at the end of the key is the state park with Miami’s famous lighthouse. So much to enjoy inside this set of islands right next to Miami’s shores.
Downtown – 788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131; (786) 805-4655
Now here is a man-made spot of paradise that allows you a very high view of Miami. The new Brickell City Centre in downtown Miami houses many modern shops, restaurants and a movie theater but its tallest building contains an amazing Asian inspired lounge on its rooftop. Great date or group spot to experience endless views of the city lights and the ocean while enjoying their very well made concoctions. Take them and sit along the glass walls of this outdoor lounge and let your mind wander out with the sites! www.sugar-miami.com/
Downtown – 401 Biscayne Blvd R106, Miami, FL 33132
Here’s a shopping, dinning and overall entertainment gem in downtown Miami. Perfect to spend a whole afternoon or night to stroll through many shops while stopping to satisfy your hunger in one of many restaurants or thirst at a waterside bar. Bayside contains many stores that aren’t found in your typical mall as well as providing live entertainment day and night. Make sure you also enjoy one of many vessels there waiting to take you for a intra-coastal stroll through Miamis waterways. www.baysidemarketplace.com/
Break from the city, the clubs, the restaurants and the crowds out here. Miami’s 2 major sandbars (Nixon, Haulover) and the sandbar at the Florida Keys (Holiday Isle) are an incredible escape to grab your group and celebrate with them on weekends, especially on the holidays because of how energetic they get. So expect a major amount of bodies living it up in one very wet area!! When visiting on a non-holiday weekend the feeling is amazing because of how serene it feels as you walk or sit on the sand and the water level is just above your waist.
South Pointe Park
South Beach, FL 33139; (305) 673-7730
Here’s a new addition to South Beach on the side of “Serene Waterfront”. This new park is located at the tip of South Beach next to the ocean where all the cruise ships enter the port and the beach begins. Such an ample area perfect for jogging, yoga or setting up a picnic on its high hill which has a pretty romantic view of the Atlantic we must say. Bring your kids because it also has a fun area for them as well as it being close to the famous Smith & Wollensky restaurant if your hunger arises. So after taking in the calories take a stroll to burn them off and at the same time satisfying your senses with the views all along this park.