Miami is one of the coolest cities in all the world. There are awesome places to check out and eat at during the day. Miami's nightlife is famous for its clubs and live events. Miami also throws the best pool parties anywhere.\nSometimes you just want to get away for the day and feel the wind in your hair on a spontaneous road trip. So grab your squad and head out on one of these cool day trips. Just remember before you head out to stop by the Salty Donut for road snacks.\nREAD ALSO: 30 Spontaneous Day Trips That Are Less Than 3 Hours Away From Tampa\n@thesaltydonutembedded via\nSurround yourself with the cutest monkeys\n@ohsweetblindnessembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour\nDrive southwest until you see all the adorable monkeys. Monkey Jungle is just that—a jungle of monkeys! When you enter the park a sign tells you, "Where humans are caged and monkeys run wild!" There are about 400 different monkeys there just waiting for their Instagram moment. It's basically if Planet of the Apes was super cute and not sad at all.\nWebsite\nOverload on sugar at the Chocolate Factory\n@hallestrunkembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours and 30 minutes\nHow Sweet It Is Chocolate Factory has something for every sweet tooth. They make over 200 varieties of chocolates!\nWebsite\nSearch for dinosaur fossils\n@alexsimpssembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours and 30 minutes\nPaleo Discoveries will lead you on a tour searching for ancient fossils. These teeth are from a shark that went extinct over three million years ago.\nWebsite\nSee Marco Island from the sky\n@josedebasaembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nWith Island Hoppers Aerial Adventures you can see the beaches, water, and mangroves from the sky aboard in one of the private airplanes. Just remember not to drink too much water before you board!\nWebsite\nEat on the water at Alabama Jack's\n@deborahdecorralembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour\nAlabama Jack's is a pure slice of Key Largo. What's better than a cold drink? A cold drink on the water. Be sure to try their famous conch fritters.\nGo watersliding\n@geraldinemayerembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour and 20 minutes\nWho doesn't love waterslides? Well, maybe some people. You might need to work your way up to going down the Tubin Tornado—this 1,000-foot slide leaves you in total darkness!\nWebsite\nClimb the rocks at Blowing Rocks Preserve\n@visitfloridaembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour and 40 minutes\nThe massive limestone outcroppings make for some amazing pics on this picturesque beach. You're gonna need a dedicated BFF to help fill up your IG.\nJump around, jump around\n@rushjensenbeachembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nRush Jensen Beach is an activity park all about jumping. This trampoline park is simply the best place to get your jump on. Jump on it!\nWebsite\nWalk around some modern sculptures\n@kousaleosp1230embedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nKinda hidden in West Palm Beach is the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. Not only did Ann Norton make the 100 sculptures in the garden, she was also a children's book author.\nWebsite\nSnorkel at Islamorada\n@keylargoadventuresembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nAnother great spot on the Keys, Islamorada has great snorkeling and other outdoor sports.\nAnd stay and chill on the sandbar\n@keylargoadventuresembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nYou'll need to rent a boat, but the sandbar is the place to hang out when you are visiting Islamorada. On the memorial weekend, you'll think the whole state has come down.\nWonder "why" at the Coral Castle Museum\n@sejb_embedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour\nCoral Castle is almost worth seeing just for its strange origins. Basically, a weird, eccentric guy named Edward spent thirty years building strange limestone sculptures for his unrequited love. Even Robert Pattinson never did that. #TeamJacob4life\nWebsite\nSee the cutest endangered species\n@mgutierrezreembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nNaples, Florida is one of the best places there is to see manatees. A bunch of companies offer boat tours to see these cute guys up-close, so should price around and find a company you like.\nTreat yo self to a shopping spree in Naples\n@doradejeuembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nNaples has some amazing upscale shopping from the Village on Venetian Bay to the open air Waterside Shops. There's also plenty of restaurants for you stop along your spree. Spending money requires lots of spending fuel.\nGet to know some dolphins\n@islanddolphincareembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nThis community-minded company offers "dolphin-assisted" therapeutic sessions. The Island Dolphin Care has programs for adults and children. Go to their website to read about all the services they offer.\nWebsite\nHelp some animals\n@mccarthyswildlifeembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour and 30 minutes\nThere's plenty of places in Florida to see animals and one of the places that should be on your list is McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary. Supporting the sanctuary helps them continue their mission or rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need. If you take a tour—which lasts about 2 hours—you can get up close to animals like a tortoise, a parrot, and an alligator.\nWebsite\nFlex your calves with standup paddleboarding at Tigertail Beach\n@tigertailbeachembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nThe sand and the water are always beautiful at Tigertail Beach. Don't feel like kayaking or paddleboarding? Just relax on the white sand.\nOr in Naples\n@gnarlyharleypaddleembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nNaples is another great place to learn to paddle board. If you're lucky, you might see a dophin or three. There's plenty of tour companies that you can rent from, so shop around.\nGet your learn on\n@scareolembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour and 20 minutes\nHead up to South Palm Beach and work your brain muscles at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. With 50 permanent exhibits, you're bound to learn something.\nWebsite\nSwim in the best pool in southern Florida\n@daniprazzembedded via\nTime from Miami: 30 minutes\nLocated in Coral Gables, the Venetian Pool is a must place to visit. The rock waterfall is amazing. So is the underwater grotto.\nWebsite\nTake a wine tour\n@schneblywineryembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour\nThe Schnebly Redland's Winery is a great place to relax and try a bunch of delish wines. They even have dessert and sparkling wines if you're feeling sassy.\nWebsite\nExperience the Japanese art of bonsai\n@agologistembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour\nIf you've never seen Karate Kid, bonsai is the Japanese practise of growing and tending to very small and carefully grown trees. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a great place to learn about Japanese culture too. Their restaurant, Cornell Cafe, has been featured on the Food Network too.\nWebsite\nSee a lot of flamingoes\n@visitfloridaembedded via\nTime from Miami: 40 minutes\nHead north to Davie to see flamingoes. A lot of flamingoes. This sanctuary also has a bunch of other animals including turtles, panthers, peacocks, and bald eagles. It also happens to be free.\nWebsite\nVisit the largest butterfly park in the world\n@babymelzzzembedded via\nTime from Miami: 50 minutes\nButterfly World house over 20,000 butterflies. There are also other bugs if that's your thing as well as tropical birds.\nWebsite\nStroll through a secret wood\n@johnexmachinaembedded via\nTime from Miami: 30 minutes\nThe Secret Woods Nature Center might be tiny at only 57-acres (that's still 57 more than I own) but considering it's basically inside a city, that's pretty cool. The wooden boardwalk is a great way to walk through this Urban Wilderness Area.\nWebsite\nFind a statement piece for your home\n@twigaplease_embedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour and 20 minutes\nOne of the best places to find antiques in the state has got to be Antiques Row in West Palm Beach. It might take a while to find that perfect chair or accent piece for your house but pretty soon it'll be looking like Mar-a-Lago.\nWebsite\nMake a wish upon a star\n@road_runners_usaembedded via\nTime from Miami: 40 minutes\nBuehler? Buehler? Buehler? The Buehler Planetarium is the perfect place to gaze up at the stars. Their observatory has a bunch of telescopes that are free to the public.\nWebsite\nSee lions and tigers and bears, oh my\n@naples_zooembedded via\nTime from Miami: 2 hours\nThe Naples Zoo at Carribean Gardens is a cute, little place to see animals that doesn't involve a lot of walking as there's one major loop to see the whole zoo. So basically, it's a zoo that lets you wear whatever shoes you want.\nWebsite\nWalk around breathtaking gardens\n@visitstlucieembedded via\nTime from Miami: 1 hour and 45 minutes\nHead north to Port St. Lucie to see the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Check our their unique bamboo garden as well as their orchids. You know it's super pretty when there are that many wedding photos of it on IG.\nWebsite\nSearch for all the shells\n@dawalkingdadembedded via\nTime from Miami: 3 hours\nSanibel Island is a gorgeous beach that is just covered in shells. The island itself is around 15 miles long and has some of the best beaches in Florida. Which basically means some of the best beaches in the world. There, I said it.