Miami & Southeast Florida
Miami & Southeast Florida Food + Travel Guide
What to Eat in Miami & Southeast Florida
How to Burn It Off in Miami & Southeast Florida
Burn some calories and glimpse wild Florida when you detour to one of these excellent nature parks. Here’s where to hike and kayak in South Florida.
In Delray Beach, walk the short boardwalk that meanders around the man-made Wakodahatchee Wetlands, a reservoir of treated wastewater (located behind the Palm Beach County Water Utilities building, of all places) turned wildlife sanctuary that counts alligators, turtles, frogs, and more than 140 species of birds among its visitors. The birds at this hidden gem are the real draw; bring binoculars and look for great blue herons, anhingas, egrets, woodpeckers, ospreys, wood storks, and many more.
Slightly north in Boynton Beach, hit the easy walking trails around the sawgrass marshes of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (shown above; $10 per vehicle), a northern extension of the Everglades, where you’ll keep company with American alligators, snakes, turtles, and a wide variety of local birds (as many as 257 different species!), including the endangered snail kite.Read More
Where to Stay in Miami & Southeast Florida
In Miami, you’ll generally pay a good deal extra to stay in sceney South Beach and have easy access to the beach and/or trendy Ocean Drive. If that’s a priority, consider the luxe oceanfront W South Beach (from about $600; 2201 Collins Ave., map) or the all-suite Z Ocean Hotel South Beach (from $326, 1437 Collins Ave., map), where rooms have oversize terraces (and some have private rooftop hot tubs).Read More