Biscayne National Park

The Biscayne National Park can be seen from downtown Miami, but the city and the park offer vastly different treasures for tourists. The coral reefs and tiny islands of this water sanctuary are home to an abundance of wildlife, and even a couple of awe-inspiring pirate shipwrecks. Biscayne is a great camping, boating and swimming spot for families and provides a nature sanctuary right on the doorstep of Miami for those who need a break from the glitz and bustle of the city. The park offers many fun outdoor activities and there are a variety of boats and water craft available for hire - check out the official website listed below for more details.

Website: www.nps.gov/bisc

Opening times: Dante Fascell Visitor Center is open daily 9am-5pm.

Admission: Entrance is free; Camping starts at $15 per night (up to six people and two tents), plus the cost of boat transportation.