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The 7 Best Outdoor Activities In Miami

Once you’ve had your fill of the city’s superb food and drink scene and finished exploring its cultural hotspots, be sure to dive into some outdoor activities in Miami.

There’s some brilliant things to do outside here, whether you’re into scenic day trips, thrill-seeking tours or family-friendly events. Take note of these seven unmissable activities that are popular with both locals and visitors alike.

Best Outdoor Activities In Miami

1. Miami Seaplane Tours

What exactly is it? An unforgettable tour from the sky, a thrilling aerial experience, get to see all of the sights of the Miami Skyline as well as the Key of Biscayne. You will fly low enough (and slow enough) over crystal clear waters, witnessing the exotic marine life that Miami has to offer- like red starfish, stingrays, dolphins, manatees, and sharks.

How long does it take? 1 hour.

How much does it cost? $235 per person.

2. Miami City Tour and Thriller Speedboat Ride

What exactly is it? Enjoy a speedboat ride along the ocean and Biscayne Bay. A great day out for anybody who enjoys being on the water – for families they recommend only for kids over the age of 3. There is a choice of two boats – Thriller Miami and the Thriller Hurricane (which goes a lot faster!)

How long does it take? 45 minutes.

How much does it cost? Adults (12+): $38.00 & Children (3-11): $24.00.

3. Jungle Island

What exactly is it?  Jungle Island, formerly Parrot Jungle, is an eco-adventure park on Watson Island. Situated across from the cruise ports between Downtown Miami and South Beach. Immerse yourself in a real-life jungle experience, from treetop adventures to engaging animal shows, and informative exhibits. Take a leisurely stroll by streams and waterfalls under a lush canopy of tropical trees.

How long does it take? 3 hours or more!

How much does it cost? General Admission – Adult: $39.95 – Child $24.95

4. Everglades Nature Tours

What exactly is it? For ultimate adventurers who want to get away from the tourist areas and go further into the national park, take a drive on their nostalgic swamp buggy that sloshes through the sloughs and cypress thicket. Here lies an uncultivated home of the cold sharp-toothed Florida alligator! Informative, educational and fun for the whole family.

How long does it take? 1-2 hours.

How much does it cost?

Semi-private tour: $50 per person.

Private tour: Up to 2 People $210.

5. Art Deco Walking Tour

What exactly is it? Learn more about the architecture of the buildings to tell the story of Miami Beach and its people. The Tour proceeds go toward the non-profit mission of promoting, preserving, and protecting the Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District. 

How long does it take? 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours.

How much does it cost? $34- includes admission to the Art Deco Museum.

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6. Wynwood Walls – Urban Graffiti Art Miami

What exactly is it? Step inside the world’s greatest outdoor street art museum and experience Tony Goldman’s vision of the Wynwood Walls like never before. Learn about the ever-changing murals by some of history’s most legendary graffiti writers and iconic street artists. Passionately led by Goldman Global Arts team and specially curated guest tour guides. Private walking tours are available daily for groups of all ages, large and small.

How long does it take? 50 minutes.

How much does it cost? Official tour starting at $20 & Private tour- starting at $40.

7. Venetian Pool

What exactly is it? A unique experience-  This pool was created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, where much of the original coral rock was used to border and further accentuate the pool. It also features two large historic lookout towers, with a view of the beautiful city. The Venetian Pool’s beauty is further accentuated by its loggias, porticos, palm trees, and signature bridge. It truly is an unforgettable experience!

How long does it take? 2-3 hours.

How much does it cost? $15 per adult and $10 for children.

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Siobhan McKenny