With the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately, there’s nothing like tying up those laces and getting out for a nice stroll. Now we know Miami isn’t known for being a very walkable, but there are several ways that you can take in the city on foot. While we love making our way over to our many state and national parks like Oleta River State Park, Everglades National Park, and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park to take on the trails, sometimes we want to take in the more public sights and sounds. Check out some of our favorite pathways around the city:
Still works in progress, Miami Riverwalk and Baywalk projects serve as scenic connections in the city. Currently Baywalk runs from behind the Miami Heat’s FTX Arena to Maurice Ferre Park. Take a stroll from behind the Perez Art Museum where you can take Baywalk all the way to the Miami River. At the Miami River you’ll find the Miami Riverwalk. Take in views of the waterway and the Brickell and downtown skyline as you make your way down this path and drop in to the various green spaces.
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For about eight miles you can adventure through South Beach, mid-Beach and North Beach on the Miami Beach “Beach Walk. From South Pointe Park up to Bal Harbour, take in the beauty and architecture Miami Beach has to offer.
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The Underline will ultimately be a 10-mile linear park under the Metrorial. With Phase 1 now open, you can traverse the area from the Miami River to SW 13th Street where you’ll find basketball and soccer courts and even an outdoor gym along the path.
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Starting in Coco Plum, this historical trail comes out to a little over 13 miles total. Walk along one of the city’s oldest roads and veer into the many natural escapes along the way like Matheson Hammock and Fairchild Tropical Garden.
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Did you know that there are 11 Venetian Islands? Thanks to the Venetian Causeway built in 1927, you can wind and weave along this 12-bridge path and explore the many beautiful houses, breathtaking bay views, and connect downtown to Miami Beach.
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If you were to park your car at the start of S. Miami Avenue in Brickell and make your way to Coconut Grove, you could give yourself a gorgeous near 10-mile walk. You’d walk along S Bayshore Drive past Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, David T. Kennedy Park, the beautiful banyans along Main Highway, and deep into the oldest neighborhood in Miami.
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Red Road Linear Park is a 1.3 mile paved trail that runs along the west bank of the Snapper Creek Canal. Because of its proximity to natural wildlife, this trail offers much to entertain for those of us who like to stop and see flora and fauna along the way. Or stop at Pinecrest Wayside Market for some delicious fresh smoothies and shakes.
Photo via Village of Pinecrest
We know this isn’t technically in Miami but we’d be remiss not to include one of our favorite boardwalks. If you’re willing to make the quick trip up north, for nearly two and a half miles along the Atlantic you’ll find the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Walk, rollerblade, or bike your way along this paved boardwalk lined with restaurants, shops, and even three parks.
Photo via Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
Cover photo via Grand Beach Hotel