Miami’s sprawling cityscapes and bustling streets are an exciting place to explore. With a never-ending agenda of things to do, you’ll be up all night chasing the excitement. But for when you need to slow down and breath some fresh air, there’s the Miami wildlife sanctuary Pinto’s Farm, where you paddle around a hidden island of the cutest animals.

Pinto’s Farm gives you a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Aside from cuddling and feeding the cutest farm animals around, you can even paddle around the refreshing riverway that surrounds the hidden island oasis.

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For those of you who have never tried it, paddle boarding is super fun. It's not quite as easy as it looks though. You have to get used to balancing, but because it is usually pretty calm around Vancouver, there are lots of great places to learn. Getting out on the water for a day of paddling is great exercise as well as very meditative. Not to mention you will also get a great tan.

There are several places you can rent a paddle board for the day or just a few hours. One of the more reputable companies is Vancouver Water Adventures. They'll hook you up with a top-notch stand up board for $30 for two hours. Some other companies to check out are Windsure, Ecomarine, and WazSUP. After you get a board, head to any of these incredible spots for an amazing day of paddling:

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