Things to Do in Miami

Things to Do in Miami
With sunny, welcoming weather year-round, Miami and the surrounding areas offer lots for the outdoor enthusiast to see and do. From hiking the Everglades to diving in Florida Bay, Miami offers a wide array of activities exploring the nature that surrounds the city, as well as lots of ways to physically challenge yourself.

Hiking the Everglades

The world-famous Everglades swamps are next to Miami and offer extensive hiking trails. For a longer hike, a series of hikes, or backpacking, be sure to hit the Florida Trail. Starting out from the Big Cypress region in the area where the Trail first began in 1966, you can embark on a hike that will take you a day, a weekend, or more than a week. Maintained by volunteers and community supported, the Florida Trail is marked by blaze orange indicators and easy to follow. Their website features hiking tips, membership options, guide books, trail maps, and more.

Florida Trail Association
5415 SW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32608
(877) 445-3352

Diver's Den

Miami offers some exciting scuba-diving options, including dives to the Spirit of Miami, an artificial reef created by sinking a 727 jet in the ocean just a few miles off of Miami. Diver's Den, which has been serving Miami's divers for more than 30 years, offers regularly guided dives all over the Miami area, including dives to gather shark teeth and explore reefs. It also host trips out to Key Largo to explore shipwrecks. With on-site instruction and support, as well as a store to address any last-minute diving equipment needs, Diver's Den is the place to start your underwater Miami adventure.

Diver's Den
12614 SW 88th Street
Miami, FL‎
(305) 595-2010‎

X-treme Rock Climbing

Just because there are no mountains in Miami doesn't mean you can't go rock climbing. X-treme, Miami's biggest indoor climbing gym, offers 14,000 square feet of climbing surfaces for climbers of every experience level, including routes set by nationally certified professionals. The facilities also include a yoga lounge, a pro shop, and free wireless internet. X-treme Rock Climbing is a popular facility, so reservations are strongly recommended, but this Miami climbing hot spot is well worth the effort.

X-treme Rock Climbing
13972 SW 139th Ct
Miami, FL 33186-5513
(305) 233-6623

Article Written By Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.

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