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Miami's Best Green Spaces, Parks & Relaxing Areas

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Miami offers much more than sandy stretches of beach and bustling nightclubs. Miami-Dade County has the third-largest park system in the country. Thanks to Miami’s tropical weather, you’ll find thick mangroves, exotic forests and hiking trails dotted with lush flora and fauna.

Whether you are looking for a green space to walk your dog or take a relaxing hike, you’ll have plenty of options in Miami. If you are looking for luxury vacation rentals close to Miami’s best green spaces and parks, then check out our short-term vacation rentals in Miami.

We offer Miami condos and villas within close proximity to some of the city's best parks and green spaces.

Haulover Beach Park

Haulover Beach Park is arguably the best park in Miami. The 177-acre park offers more than 1.4 miles of beachfront. You can surf, swim and sunbathe. Rent bicycles from Electribike Miami and explore the many bike paths. Bring along your fishing gear. There are several good fishing spots here. Other amenities include kite-flying areas and a dog park. There is even an area to sunbathe nude. Come on a Tuesday for the park’s “Food Truck Tuesday” and sample some local, fresh food.

Matheson Hammock Park

This 630-acre park is located on Old Cutler Road, just south of Coral Gables. It features sweeping views of the downtown Miami skyline, a marina, and a beach. One of the best features of this park is the man-made tidal pool that is naturally filled and flushed by warm water that washes in from Biscayne Bay. This tidal bay makes Matheson Hammock Park a favorite of the young and young-at-heart.

Other amenities include picnic tables, cycling trails and more. You can rent a kayak and explore the park or bring along your bike and take a ride down the path. Bring along Fido. This park has a nice on-leash dog park.

Virginia Key Beach Park

Head over to the historic Virginia Key Beach Park and enjoy miles of eco-wetlands and beautiful shoreline. Virginia Key is an 863-acre barrier island located in Biscayne Bay. The park plays an important role in Miami’s history. In 1945, this park was an official “colored only” recreation site. The park remains a cherished getaway for Miami visitors and residents today.

The park is really quite beautiful and makes a good setting for weddings, reunions and other events. There are bike paths, picnic tables and vending machines on site. Pay a visit to the “World’s Tallest Sand Castle” located in the park.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is located in Key Largo. If you are in the mood for a day trip, this park is the way to go. It offers plenty of land activities to do. You can explore hammock trials or relax on any of the beach areas in this park. However, the main attraction is underwater. Bring your snorkel gear and explore exotic sea creatures that live on the coral reef that runs through the park. You can also go scuba diving or explore the reef in a glass bottom boat. Rent a kayak or canoe and explore more than 50 miles of natural mangrove.

Miami is a great city to visit and to live. The city offers plenty of opportunities for fun and recreation. For more information about luxury Miami Beach vacation rentals, contact us today.

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