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Miami and South Florida Fun Outdoor Activities

January 30, 2017

From doing yoga on the beach to kitesurfing in Key West, Miami and South Florida offer endless opportunities for absolutely unforgettable experiences. Events and outdoor activities fill the city’s calendar throughout the year—enough to keep any visitor busy deciding what to do! Make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, water, sunglasses, sandals and beachwear to be prepared for the fun the day will bring.

Paddleboard on Biscayne Bay

Whether it’s a standup paddleboard or kayak rental, South Beach Kayak has you covered with rentals by the hour on Biscayne Bay just north of the Venetian Causeway. Starting rates from $15 to $30.
1771 Purdy Ave., South Beach; 305-975-5087

Learn to Surf

If there’s swell in South Beach, First Street is the place to be. F1RST Surf Shop offers surf lessons and board rentals in addition to all your surf supply staples for sale.
40 S. Pointe Dr., Suite 107, South Beach; 305-397-8103

Go Sailing with RA Charters

Whether it’s a full day, half day or sunset sail through Biscayne Bay, step aboard RA, a 45-foot sailing ketch with Captain Asaad for private charters of up to six guests.
Dinner Key Marina, Pier 7, Slip 8, Coconut Grove; 305-989-3959

Mountain Biking at Oleta River State Park

With 10 miles of intermediate to challenging trails, four miles of novice trails, three miles of paved trails and onsite bike rentals available, Oleta River State Park is a destination for mountain biking enthusiasts. Kayaking, canoeing, hiking, primitive camping and beaches are also available. Your trip is not complete without a smoked fish sandwich at Blue Marlin Fish House.
3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305-919-1844

Learn to Sail at Coconut Grove Sailing Club

With Learn To Sail courses, a summer camp for kids and a charter fleet available to members, Coconut Grove Sailing Club is your destination for all things sailing.
2990 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove; 305-444-4571

Go Snorkeling

Take a day trip to the Keys and venture out to the third largest coral reef in the world with a snorkel excursion from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo from $29.95 per person.
102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo; 305-451-6300

Learn to dive

If you’ve always wanted to get dive certified, Jupiter Dive Center offers certification, trips and more.
1001 N. Hwy A1A Alternate, Jupiter; 561-745-7807

Go Parasailing in Key West

Head to the Southernmost Point to soar 300-feet above the water on a parasailing trip with Fury Water Adventures. $45 per person.
241 Front St., Key West; 888-976-0899

Learn to Kitesurf with TKS Miami

Harnessed to a kite and propelled by the wind, kitesurfing is the perfect Miami Beach water sport for thrill seekers. Get the skills you need with private or dual lessons with TKS Miami.
260 Crandon Blvd. Unit 33, Key Biscayne; 305-361-0168

Free Outdoor Yoga Across Miami

From free yoga in Bayfront Park to Jose Marti Park and the Little Haiti Cultural Center Address: 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Downtown; 305-358-7550

As well as free yoga at sunrise and sunset at 3rd Street on Miami Beach

Deep Sea Fishing

The Reward Fishing Fleet offers anglers a four-hour trip aboard a 70-foot fishing boat with all the latest in fish-finding technology, equipment and bait from $50 per person.
300 Alton Rd., South Beach; 305-372-9470

Everglades Airboat

Experience nine miles of wildlife in the Florida Everglades with Coopertown’s original airboat rides.
22700 SW Eighth St., Coopertown; 305-226-6048

Hike Biscayne National Park

Hike the enchanted seven-mile Spite Highway Trail at Elliot Key Biscayne National Park’s largest island. The island is only accessible by boat, and once there, hikers can enjoy an array of plant and animal life as they walk under the canopied trail. A remote beach greets hikers at the end of the trail.
9700 SW 328 St., Homestead.; 305-230-7275

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