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Sightseeing in Miami

The good problem with Miami beaches is that its beaches characteristics are as varied as the city's population. There you can find a beach for swimming, socializing, serenity, for family or for seniors.

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A. D. Barnes Park.

A. D. Barnes Park is another important leisure spot in Miami that is favoured by Miami tourist as a major excursion area, though the park is not very big and is only 15 acres in expanse, it draws visitors for the many kinds of attractions and activities that it offers within its bounds.

Open to all from sunrise to sunset, the park not only has nice spots for picnics its also has a jogging area and playground for children, there are also facilities for camping, hiking and fishing. For those who would love nature, the garden has tropical vegetation and also a bird and wildlife sanctuary within the park.

The Sense of Wonder Nature Centre in the A. D. Barnes Park targets the visitors to promote awareness of natural beauty and it's conservation though various programmes and special events, the Centre also arranges for guided tour of the nature sites and canoe trips for interested visitors.

Bayfront Park.

Bayfront Park is one of the two most famous parks in Downtown Miami that draws countless visitors, maintained by the Miami Dade County Parks and Recreation Department, the Bayfront Park is marked in the north by the Bayside Marketplace and American Airlines Arena and in the east bordered by the Biscayne Bay. The park was designed by Warren Henry Manning and ahs been open to the public since mid-1925.

The park is a favourite for sightseeing and activities for tourists all year round and hosts events like concerts, New Year and Christmas celebrations and has such attractions like the Miami SkyLift balloon. For the events and functions organised at the Bayfront Park visitors can be accommodated at the open air Tina Hills Pavilion that can seat 1000 or the larger Bayfront Park Amphitheater with a capacity of 10,000, visitors who are interested for an outing in the Biscayne Bay, Bayfront Park also offers boating tours.

Bicentennial Park.

Along with the Bayfront Park, Bicentennial Park is the most famous of Maimi's urban parks and opened in 1976 after being restored from what was previously an old yacht basin. The name was given as it was the year of celebrating the bicentennial of the United States, located in Downtown Miami and bordered by the Miami Herald headquarters in north and the Bayside Marketplace and American Airlines Arena in south, the Bicentennial Park has the Biscayne Bay on it's east.

With a capacity to accommodate 45,000 people, the park is a major site for hosting large events and thereby attracts many visitors for its numerous concerts and the renowned two day long musical extravaganza - Ultra Music Festival. Already a major excursion place targeted by tourists, footfall is set to increase more at the Bicentennial Park which will be renamed as the Museum Park after the incorporation of the Miami Art Museum and the Miami Science Museum.

Everglades Safari Park.

For the ultimate wild experience, a visit to the Everglades Safari Park is essential for any tourist, the park offers the taste of a real jungle and a view of the Everglades ecosystem that has various attractions making it one of the top places to include in any excursion list. Visitors who love airborne rides can take the fascinating Airboat Tours and see the beautiful scenery and exotic flora and fauna in the very heart of the wilderness.

Along with the rich wildlife, the Everglades Safari Park visitors can have a close view of the alligators and crocodiles in their natural habitats, moreover, there is a chance to take the trail on foot as visitors get a real-life safari experience, with birds, reptiles and animals of varied species and also a model of a Cheekee Indian village, the Everglades Safari Park is a must for any Miami vistors.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden .

When in Miami, you must not miss a visit to the city's beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden located at Coral Gables, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Started in 1938 by plant explorer Dr David Fairchild and plant collector Robert Montgomery, the garden has an exotic variety of flora species such as mangoes, alfalfa, nectarines, flowering cherries, dates, bamboo and a giant African baobab tree brought by Dr Fairchild from his extensive travels, the garden specialises in research and conservation along with horticulture.

Visitors to the garden find themselves overwhelmed and delighted by the various captivating sections which consist of buildings and landscapes like the Montgomery Palmetum, Vine Pergola, Montgomery Library and Museum, Moos Sunken Garden, Hawkes Laboratory, Rare Plant House and many other such features. Among many attractions in Fairchild Tropical Boatnic Garden the most popular is the International Mango Festival that takes place every July and is a celebration of mangoes.

Gator Park.

One of the major places for sightseeing in Miami that draws visitors with it's incredible attractions in Gator Park, as evident by it's name, the park's main draw is the numerous alligators, however, visitors with a taste of fun and adventure and interest in wildlife come here. Gator Park has great variety of animals and there is a special 30 minute show where the tourists can view panthers and other inhabitants of the wild Everglades.

The park guarantees that you can catch sight of at least one alligator as it has such an abundance of these animals, moreover, if anyone wants to get close and personal with the fearsome reptiles and is brave enough to volunteer, then Gator Park offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a photo session with an alligator, among other attractions that make this place a favourite with the tourist is the 45 minute airboat tours.

South Beach.

Any vistor who comes to Miami should indulge in the city's famed beaches, the captivating South Beach is a very popular part of Miami, comprising of 23 southernmost blocks of island separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Biscayne Bay, apart from the mesmerizing scenery of the beach, the area is very popular with the tourists, you can even go shopping in trendy places or dine in fashionable restaurants in the open air pedestrian mall at Lincoln Road, on Ocean Drive.

Visitors can taste local flavour in the famous Pearl and Nikki Beach nightspots. Catering to the diverse taste of its visitors, the South Beach's Collins Avenue has historic Art Deco hotels along with rocking nightclubs, also if you wish to visit bygone days, you can go along the Espanola Way to the 1925 'Historic Spanish Village' modeled from Mediterranean villages in France and Spain and consisting of art galleries and restaurants.

Tropical Park.

Miami has many beautiful places to visit for sightseeing, one of the most popular with the tourists is the city's Tropical Park, located on the Bird Road, this is an ideal spot for tourists to go and spend whole days in various activities to suit their likings. So whether you want to walk around and soak in some nature, or sprawl lazily in the fresh air with nothing to do or make spur of the moment plans for picnics, the Tropical Park has something to offer tourists of all preferences.

There are many activities that you can indulge in this park and is one of the largest in the city, the Tropical Park has four lakes besides separate fields and courts with facilities to play football, volleyball and basketball. Among other interesting things to do, visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, cycling, fishing and boating.

Watson Island.

Located just off the mainland of Miami in the Biscayne Bay, Watson Island is a tourists' paradise with scenic beauty, and attractions and activities galore for visitors of all preferences, Watson Island has something to offer for everyone. Those visitors who love a walk in the gardens can relax in the Japanese Garden, Ichimura Miami is an ideal choice, for excursion and activities, Watson Island is home to the attractive Miami Children's Museum and also has a Jungle on the Island, Watson Island is a major crowd puller in Miami.

However, being an island, the most prominent services that Watson Island offers to the countless tourists is it's boating and yachting facilities. Anyone who has been on a boating tour in the Biscayne Bay off the Watson Island will be want to return again and again as it offers superb photography chances and a fabulous panoramic view of the city from the waters, also the Miami Yacht Club has been servicing the public since 1940s and is very popular with the tourists.


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