Florida is famous for its biodiversity. It consists of two climatic zones: subtropics and tropics. The local climate contributes to the development of a multiple representatives of flora and fauna. Therefore, the fans of nature and outdoor recreation will be able to enjoy the rich variety of the wildlife of the Sunshine State.

Are you among them? Then with the help of AVIS Florida you will find many parks and gardens that will acquaint you with the natural beauty of this amazing destination…

Amelia Earhart Park

Amelia Island Lighthouse

(photo by Brian Menges)

Located north of Hialeah, Amelia Earhart Park is a great place for family fun. On its 208.5 hectares of land you will find a variety of entertainment and activities both for children and adults. Amelia Earhart Park is one of the oldest parks of Miami – it was created in 1926, and has been a real historical heritage. In the fall of 1947, it was named after the legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, whose plane disappeared without a trace in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in 1937.

Amelia Earhart Park offers its visitors a specially created 13-kilometers-long cycling route with a number of ups, downs, slopes and angles. Bikes can be rented during the whole working time of the park, and trails are divided for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders. In addition, you can take advantage of other offers and amenities of the park. Also, your children and you will get a lot of pleasure by visiting a local farming village.

Address: 401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL

 

Bayfront Park

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Bayfront Park is one of the best public, urban parks in downtown Miami, Florida. Occupying the territory of 13 hectares, its eastern part is located directly on the coast of Biscayne Bay. In the north, it’s bordered by the American Airlines Arena and the Bayside Marketplace, in the south by Chopin Plaza, and its western part is adjacent to Biscayne Boulevard.

As can be seen, its location allows you to always be in the center of all the events of the city, and it’s not surprising that Bayfront Park is the main venue for many major performances.

Bayfront Park is an ideal place for cultural and social development and moral recovery. Here you can take a boat tour around Biscayne Bay, during which you will learn a lot of information and interesting facts about Miami as a whole and its individual sights.

Enjoy a stroll along the well-kept embankment of Biscayne Bay, offering stunning views of the city, port and yachts. Visitors to the park can also watch the passage of ships from around the world into the harbor under the drawbridge. After an entertaining stroll or excursion, you can eat at one of the local cafes or restaurants located in the park.

On weekends, yoga classes are held in Bayfront Park, so if you are a fan of this type of culture, don’t forget to bring a mat.

Address: 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

 

Bill Sadowski Park

Ficus citrifolia

(photo by Kyle Wicomb)

Today it’s hard to imagine that in such a tense rush of South Florida there are still quiet, calm corners of nature, where you can have a great time alone, with friends or with your family. One of these places is Bill Sadowski Park, located half a mile away from the Old Cutler Road. Despite its small size, the park area is just over 12 hectare – it’s a real natural center, inhabited by many species of plants, animals and birds.

During a tour of the territory of Bill Sadowski Park, you can take a walk along nature trails, while exploring and getting to know its local inhabitants. The local arboretum and freshwater aquarium with the volume of more than 3,000 liters is truly impressive.

Only at Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center you can see the remains of strange geological formations that in other such important natural areas as Coral Gables and Pinecrest were destroyed or buried long ago under the grassy lawn.

The park offers guests specially equipped picnic areas, chairs, grill and barbecue areas, and toilets. Children can have fun on the modern playground. The observatories of an astronomical society located on the territory of the Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center deserve special attention.

Address: 17555 SW 79th Ave, Palmetto Bay, FL

 

Crandon Park

Crandon Park old zoo

(photo by Rafael Receputi)

Crandon Park is much more than just a beach, although it undoubtedly remains its major attraction. Crandon Park boasts of a family entertainment center, which is situated just a few minutes’ walk along the seafront. Here you will find renovated antique carousels, an outdoor roller skating rink, a fascinating fountain and a modern children’s playground.

In addition, the park has many other amenities, including a small yacht club, golf courses, a tennis center, designated picnic areas, and the Crandon Park Nature Center, which is located in the northern part of the park and is home to many exotic plants, rare fish and wild animals.

Take a tour with a knowledgeable naturalist and explore algae, dunes, varieties of seagrass, fossilized mangrove reefs and everything else that nature offers to its visitors.

With the help of numerous exhibitions and presentations that are regularly held in the natural center, you can learn a lot of information about the world and its features. Nowadays, part of the park is designated as a Bear Cut Preserve, which is an area for exploring the natural environment.

Address: 6747 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL