Located on the Atlantic coast, Miami can be called the soul and heart of the state of Florida. Being the fourth largest urban area and one of the most populous metropolises in the United States, Miami attracts countless tourists every year from within the US and from abroad. The clean streets, beautiful sights, fresh air, greenery and fun hangout places make Miami a perfect tourist destination all year round. Discovering Miami will be an experience that you will remember for a long time. The city hosts many festivals like the Carnaval Miami and it is home to numerous theatres, Museums, sports grounds, Parks, restaurants and cafes. Following are some of the must visit places of Miami.
Located on the Watson Island, Jungle Island is zoological Park. Here the visitors get to encounter wildlife from all over the world. People get to see bird shows and animal theatres. The bird show is a spectacular experience which highlights birds from all around world. There is also a show featuring wild cats. Other shows feature snakes, penguins, flamingos and turtles etc. Each show is full of wonder. No matter what your age is, the Jungle Island will entertain you greatly.
Plant and nature lovers will be in heaven when they visit this 83-acre botanic garden. This garden has an extensive collection of old trees, vines, rare tropical plants and beautiful flowers. The garden also showcases works of artists like Franz West, Mark Dion, Fernando Botero and Daisy Youngblood. If you are lucky, you may even get to enjoy some of the amazing festivals held here. The international Mango festival, Orchid Festival, Food and garden festival and butterfly festival will provide you fun beyond measure.
This stone structure is a constant source of wonder. Made mainly from limestone, Coral castle is major tourist attraction of Miami. About coral castle, it is said that this structure was made single handedly by a man namely Edward Leedskalnin. The myth surrounding this castle is that Leedskalnin was abandoned by his fiancé a day before his wedding. Later he was diagnosed with terminal tuberculosis but he healed miraculously. Over a period of 28 years, he built the magnificent Coral castle. He did not let anyone see it until it was complete. The coral castle is a wonderful place to explore. The two-storey castle tower, sundial, fountain and telescope are most fascinating to see. Good news is that entrance ticket to witness this amazing place is quite cheap.
Located on Biscayne Bay in metropolitan Miami, the Oleta River State Park is a beautiful park which has the highest concentration of Casuarina trees, also known as Australian pine. The biggest attraction of this park is the mouth of River Oleta. Fun activities like canoeing are quite popular here. The park also has many bike trails and hosts sporting events. Exploring the place on a bike is a very thrilling experience. The breathtaking view of the river and watching sunset from the shore make a visit to this place unforgettable. So what are you waiting for? Book your flight to Miami today and enjoy a memorable time with your friends or family.