The Florida Coast and a Miami RV Vacation

Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami

An RV vacation in Miami, Florida offers an incredible amount of things to do, water fun, and art and culture opportunities. This Southern Florida city has something for everybody. One of the most popular vacation spots in the country, Miami is a wonderland of tropical delights. There are a number of RV camping spots around the city. Close to the Miami Zoo you’ll find Larry and Penny Thompson Park for great RV camping. Surrounded by bridle trails and hiking paths, you can really find no better spot for staying during your vacation.

Of course, the big attraction here in Miami – the many gorgeous beaches. Take your pick of sandy stretches where you can beachcomb, swim or sunbathe. Go to South Beach where the atmosphere is one of sophistication and spectacular beachside fun. Get away from the crowds at Homestead Bayfront Park and Marina and set up a picnic in one of the pavilions. Then there is Virginia Key Beach near the Seaquarium. A bit more crowded but you’ll find some secluded sections where you can relax and soak up the sun.

You will discover some of the best nightlife you can imagine in Miami. But to experience some of the glitter and glamour of the city, you should visit the amazing Art Deco district, with the fanciful buildings, postcard picture views and popular hangouts for the rich and famous.

Right in downtown Miami you can see an authentic Cuban neighborhood in Little Havana. Buy some hand-rolled cigars, visit the meat markets and stroll along with the feeling you are in another world. You are! When you go to the Maximo Gomez Park, you will see old-timers playing chess and dominoes. There is even a Walk of the Stars where Latin American actors, artists and musicians are commemorated with stars.

If you love art, there are plenty of museums to give you your fill of beauty and creativity. The Frost Art Museum has a number of distinctive collections. At HistoryMiami you will see exhibitions and collections that bring together the South Florida past with the richness of the present and look forward into the future. Don’t miss the Miami Art Museum and if you have children with you, the Miami Children’s Museum is a must. Stroll the ten acres of gardens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and tour the main house.

More history awaits you at Barnacle Historic State Park, with a gorgeous house from the late 1800s to view. The man who lived here was a diversified artist and seaman who honored our natural world. When you are ready to get outdoors for some water sports, go to Biscayne Bay, a perfect place for snorkeling and scuba diving. Of course, Miami’s parks are famous for their events held the year round, and this includes in Bayfront Park downtown.

Some of the other sights you’ll want to take in are Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the animal shows at Jungle Island and Zoo Miami. To see some amazing exhibits and shows with great animal encounters, visit the Miami Seaquarium. The list goes on and on. Whether outdoors or indoors, anything you do in Miami offers you a very special vacation that will remain in memory for years to come.

Picture credits: The picture of downtown Miami is by Marc Averette from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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