Here Are 30 Spontaneous Day Trips That You Can Take From Miami Today - Narcity

Here Are 30 Spontaneous Day Trips That You Can Take From Miami Today

Ever wonder where you can tour Florida from the skies?

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.

Sometimes 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.

READ ALSO: 30 Spontaneous Day Trips That Are Less Than 3 Hours Away From Tampa

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Surround yourself with the cutest monkeys

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Time from Miami: 1 hour

Drive 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.

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Overload on sugar at the Chocolate Factory

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Time from Miami:  2 hours and 30 minutes

How Sweet It Is Chocolate Factory has something for every sweet tooth. They make over 200 varieties of chocolates!

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Search for dinosaur fossils

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Time from Miami:  2 hours and 30 minutes

Paleo 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.

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See Marco Island from the sky

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Time from Miami:  2 hours

With 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!

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Eat on the water at Alabama Jack's

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Time from Miami:  1 hour

Alabama 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.


Go watersliding

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Time from Miami: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Who 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!

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Climb the rocks at Blowing Rocks Preserve

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Time from Miami:  1 hour and 40 minutes

The 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.


Jump around, jump around

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Time from Miami: 2 hours

Rush 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!

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Walk around some modern sculptures

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Time from Miami: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Kinda 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.

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Snorkel at Islamorada

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Time from Miami:  2 hours

Another great spot on the Keys, Islamorada has great snorkeling and other outdoor sports.


And stay and chill on the sandbar

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Time from Miami: 2 hours

You'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.


Wonder "why" at the Coral Castle Museum

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Time from Miami:  1 hour

Coral 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

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See the cutest endangered species

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Time from Miami: 2 hours

Naples, 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.


Treat yo self to a shopping spree in Naples

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Time from Miami:  2 hours

Naples 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.


Get to know some dolphins

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Time from Miami:  1 hour and 30 minutes

This 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.

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Help some animals

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Time from Miami: 1 hour and 30 minutes

There'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.

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Flex your calves with standup paddleboarding at Tigertail Beach

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Time from Miami:  2 hours

The sand and the water are always beautiful at Tigertail Beach. Don't feel like kayaking or paddleboarding? Just relax on the white sand.


Or in Naples

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Time from Miami: 2 hours

Naples 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.


Get your learn on

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Time from Miami: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Head 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.

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Swim in the best pool in southern Florida

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Time from Miami: 30 minutes

Located in Coral Gables, the Venetian Pool is a must place to visit. The rock waterfall is amazing. So is the underwater grotto.

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Take a wine tour

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Time from Miami: 1 hour

The 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.

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Experience the Japanese art of bonsai

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Time from Miami: 1 hour

If 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.

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See a lot of flamingoes

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Time from Miami: 40 minutes

Head 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.

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Visit the largest butterfly park in the world

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Time from Miami: 50 minutes

Butterfly World house over 20,000 butterflies. There are also other bugs if that's your thing as well as tropical birds.

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Stroll through a secret wood

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Time from Miami: 30 minutes

The 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.

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Find a statement piece for your home

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Time from Miami: 1 hour and 20 minutes

One 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.

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Make a wish upon a star

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Time from Miami: 40 minutes

Buehler? 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.

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See lions and tigers and bears, oh my

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Time from Miami: 2 hours

The 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.

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Walk around breathtaking gardens

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Time from Miami: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Head 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.

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Search for all the shells

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Time from Miami:  3 hours

Sanibel 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.

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