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Top Outdoor Activities in Miami for Ultimate Fun

Updated on December 28, 2018

Glittering hotels and club fronts, upscale restaurants, rooftop bars, clothing-optional beaches, sunbathers, bikini-loving celebrities, supermodels... Still guessing? Off course, you are in Miami.

Miami saw a record number of international tourists in 2017. According to the Miami Herald, 15.9 million travelers visited the destination. Wondering how to make your Miami vacation special? Here are some vibrant yet affordable things to do in Miami.


#1. Snorkeling at Avalon State Park

If you know swimming, then nothing would please you more in Miami than snorkeling in the Atlantic water at Avalon State Park. Explore the rare yet mesmerizing sea life beauty that stays in oblivion. Avalon State Park has a beautiful history. The place that serves today as a recreational spot was once a secret strategic place of the U.S. Navy for providing training during World War II.

Want to play with the waves? Either carry a surfboard, paddleboard, surfing kayak or similar rigid item or rent it. As no lifeguards are deployed, so it’s you have to be very careful about safety. If your stomach is craving for some food, you don’t need to leave the placed. The place is lined up with affordable restaurants and food courts.

Location: State Road A1A North, North Hutchinson Island FL 34949

Fees: $2 per vehicle, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Please use the honor box to pay fees.

Opening Hours: 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year

#2. Walking & Biking Tours in Wynwood

You are in a virtual Havana. Wynwood has to offer a variety of tours including Art Deco Segway Tour, Miami Beach Bike Tour, Sunrise and Sunset Segway Tour, South Beach Segway Glides and much more. Make your way on foot or bike through coconut groves, historic buildings and street vendors offering handcrafted items. While you traverse the eco-friendly tracks, you are likely to get exhausted. No worries! You are spoiled by choice. The place is dotted with restaurants and breweries. Wynwood is regarded as the city’s most happening districts and a favorite weekend getaway. Review their event calendar before you book your plane tickets to Miami to save big.

Location: South Beach

Fees: Adults: $59 | Students (21 and under): $49

Opening Hours: Starts at 2:00pm


#3. Swimming and Diving at Madison Blue Spring State Park

This crystal clear, first magnitude spring pool was voted #1 swimming hole in the country by USA Today in 2015. The pool measures 82 feet wide, 25 feet deep, and a 150-foot long. Wondering about the secret of its fresh water? The pool derives its water from the Withlacoochee River. The picturesque setting featuring hardwoods and pines traversed by wild animals is the perfect place to let you have Instagram good pics of your vacation.

Need to know a bit about the history of Madison Blue Spring? Once the place used to serve as a fresh water source for the local inhabitants.

#4. Picnic at Alice Wainwright Park

This 28-acre park sits at a few minutes from Kennedy Park. The place grabbed media headlines ever since Sylvester Stallone and Madonna made it their home. This is the favorite of families looking for the perfect picnic spot. The park is blessed with plenty of green space thanks to palm and gumbo limbo trees. It also features athletic and recreational facilities. Love basketball? Enjoy with your family or join buddies. It’s imperative to learn a bit about the history of the park. The park was built as part of the 1972 Parks for People Bond.

Location: 2845 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-856-6794

Fees: Free

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m

#5. Night Camping at Jolly Roger RV Resort

If you are thinking of a group travel, this is the place to be. Jolly Roger RV Resort spreads over an 11-acre area featuring more than 160 sites. Apart from spending the night in nature’s lap, you have access to a range of outdoor activities like Jet Skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming outdoors, and boating.

Location: 59275 Overseas Highways, Marathon, FL, 33050

Fees: $90.00 - $230 per night


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