More Than Beaches: Outdoor Adventure in Miami

More Than Beaches: Outdoor Adventure in Miami

In our quest to experience the more #adventurous side of South Florida, only #Miami could offer the wealth of options necessary to fulfill our weekend getaway dreams. The fun-in-the-sun scene of the Magic City is a hidden gem that all those craving an #active holiday should experience for themselves. All the experience was amazing, but also because we stayed at #FourSeasons which enhanced our trip.


Miami is acclaimed for its sexy beaches, being a vibrant cultural melting pot, and possessing one of the most thrilling nightlife scenes in the world. However, there’s more to the Magic City than bikinis, mojitos and night clubs. This thriving metropolis can also offer an abundance of fun and exciting outdoor activities for those looking to live on the wild side.

Our weekend began by checking into the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. 

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Four Seasons Hotel Miami

 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL, United States
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While entering the seventh floor lobby, we were greeted by the sight of the hotel’s two acre outdoor pool terrace. The sight of its magnificence made a tempting siren before we even checked in.

Miami is acclaimed for its sexy beaches

Situated in the tallest building in all of Florida, our suite offered expansive views of Biscayne Bay. The spacious, modern room was a dazzle; we may have been just as happy peering out from our cushioned seat window, taking in the sights. 

The spacious, modern room was a dazzle; we may have been just as happy peering out from our window.

For those less interested in this leisurely pursuit, our accommodation also featured iHome docking stations, a 37-inch LCD TV and the largest, and the most luxurious bathroom I have ever encountered.

Outdoor fun In Florida

While we could’ve stayed content in the hotel all weekend, we eventually elected to venture out to the sights we came to see- we travelled to Miami for adventure after all. And for that I am grateful! 

One of our first activities for the weekend adventure was to the Florida Everglades for an airboat ride. We booked an exhilarating 2-hour private airboat safari where we were able to explore over 17 miles of Florida’s wetlands. One great feature of our tour was the private transportation pick-up we received, right from the hotel’s entryway - no chance of us getting lost in an area we weren’t totally familiar with, or worrying about hectic Miami roadways.

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Airboat Safari Ride

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 26700 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194, USA
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Our exploration, led by a fantastically knowledge airboat captain, provided us the perfect opportunity to see the natural beauty of picturesque Florida, learn a great deal about the wildlife, and explore some of the uninhabited islands. It was a unique tour and an experience worth traveling to all on its own.

Our exploration provided the perfect opportunity to see the natural beauty of picturesque Florida.
We learned about local wildlife on our Everglades tour

The day featured another fantastic experience in our getaway. It continued on with a marvelous dinner at the Four Season’s seventh floor steakhouse, EDGE. We dined on the exquisite creations of Chef Aaron Brooks. 

We were able to enjoy fabulous cocktails on the adjoining terrace. It was certainly a treat to cap off the evening!

This included an impressive Delmonico ribeye for me, and a Globe Artichoke and Ricotta Agnolotti for my companion. Along with our cuisine, we were also able to enjoy fabulous cocktails on the adjoining terrace. It was certainly a treat to cap off the evening!

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The following day saw the fun continue on the water. Rather than going inland to the wetlands, we ventured to the coast to experience a Jet Ski excursion.

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Jet Ski Tour

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 1655 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States
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We took the opportunity to tour Miami while riding Yamaha wave runners. The tour included a spectacular visit to six islands, including visits to Star Island (home to Miami’s rich and famous) and Sir Flagler Island. We were even able to catch a glimpse of dolphins at play. The mixture of sunshine, water, and water sports made for a perfect Sunday!

We were even able to catch a glimpse of dolphins at play

Looking for a weekend escape with a flair of adventure? Pack a bag and head for Miami! 

The Magic City has a rep for beaches, beautiful people, and wild nightlife, but that’s not all it has. It has the wildlife, waterways, and furor to get anyone’s adrenaline pumping. See for yourself!

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