Nature’s Best at the Heart of Miami
Miami, the city whose waters and dramatic sand beaches blended with one true tropical climate, mesmerizes more and more travelers from around the globe.
A number of locations in Miami make up a good water sport facility. The winds blowing onshore the Rickenbacker Causeway is perfect for windsurfing while the water stays on a fairly low level. This is especially ideal for beginners. Take a little further along Hobie Beach and you’ll expect Sailboard Miami for some two-hour windsurfing lesson for just $70.
Experience an extraordinary view of Miami as you drive down Key Biscayne with huge view of jet skiers especially at Virginia Key, sailboats of all kinds and even people just fishing from their boats although most of the water action is at Crandon Park. It has its own service marina and restaurant within the two-mile long beach as well as launching spot for snorkeling and kayaking which would take you to some mangrove reef areas that has been fossilized by mangroves for over 1500 years. The Recreation Department though has its various ec0-adventur programs captivating its visitors through trips to underwater preserves and diverse marine life.
Miami has one of the largest Artificial Reefs in the world. It presents great Scuba diving opportunities. Find some organized dives over the weekend to offshore wreck sites. North of the Art Deco District is the Wreck Trek, the most popular, with Patricia, its 85-foot haul; a radio antenna fused into 19 pyramids; and Miss Karline, a 100-foot fishing vessel.
Enjoy site seeing while on canoe trips, paddling through Miami-Dade Parks or a trip to Oleta River and East Greynolds Park’s Tequesta Indian. A day trip to Loxahatchee River begins at Riverbend Park where you can see rich wildlife and trees – otters, alligators, and turtles are natural scene to the waters.
Miami has 180 public tennis courts to enjoy including the Crandon Tennis Center which holds the NASDAQ Tennis Championships every March. Or for the gym lovers, the Sports club at Four Seasons complex in South Beach equipped with cardiovascular center, city spa, and a huge training gym perfect after a day’s adventure or night’s bar hopping.