Just over the the Rickenbacker Causeway from Miami is Key Biscayne. This barrier island offers a different pace than Miami, and it has some beautiful views and great spots of its own.
After visiting Key Biscayne ourselves, we have rounded up some of our favorite spots.
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park at the tip of Key Biscayne is where you can get your fill of nature, along with some history. You can bike or walk around the parks trails while exploring the lighthouse – Cape Florida Light, the oldest standing structure in Greater Miami.
There is also Cape Florida beach that runs 1.25 miles along the coast. During summer, it is sea turtle season, so you will most likely spot some eggs on the shore.
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, offers an oasis to rejuvenate and refresh yourself. Their spa includes a sauna where you can go before or after your spa treatment. There is also an area where you can simply relax and enjoy some refreshments.
For dinner, make a trip into Miami – specifically to Miami Beach, to Los Fuegos By Francis Mallmann at the Faena Hotel.
The food is delicious! The restaurant leverages local ingredients and an open-fire kitchen. You will be amazed as to what they cook over that fire, from vegetables to meat.
And, before you leave the hotel, be sure to take a look at the grounds. You will not be disappointed in what you discover, including this gilded skeleton of a three-metre tall woolly mammoth…