Just south of the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami, Palmetto Bay is a quiet village that offers a wonderful family atmosphere while being surrounded by the beautiful nature of South Florida. Here are some of the things to do in Palmetto Bay if you are interested in being outside and exploring South Florida.

Coral Reef Park- offering more than 50-acres of outdoor recreation space, Coral Reef Park has an abundant amount of green recreation space, pinelands preserve areas and a flowing canal. Visitors and residents find the park to be a great place for playing and relaxing. Beach volleyball, tennis, baseball, playgrounds, exercise trail and a variety of wildlife can all be found here.

Palmetto Bay Park- this was once a small 5-acre park but soon after Palmetto Bay was incorporated, it turned into an expansive 25-acre recreation facility. Come enjoy the expansive greenspace, basketball courts, one of the largest playgrounds in South Florida, state-of-the-art softball complex and so much more. The park also has a skate park, perimeter exercise trail and a newly renovated air-conditioned recreation room.

Ludovici Park- home to Palmetto Bay Branch Library and amphitheater, which makes it the perfect spot to pick out a book and relax outside for the day and catch a great musical performance that night. The second story of the amphitheater is the Edward & Arlene Feller Community room that overlooks Biscayne Bay and provides space for workshops, educational programs and lectures.

Everglades National Park– to truly immerse yourself in the natural wonder of South Florida, you need to explore Everglades National Park. The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, the park is home to several rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile and the elusive Florida panther. With acres and acres of untouched beauty, you are sure to love the plants and wildlife that call the Everglades home.

Thalatta Estate and Park- situated right on the water, the Thalatta Estate spans over four acres with unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay. The Mediterranean-Revival style structure can be rented out for intimate weddings or other events. Its proximity to the water and bay make it the perfect habitat for herons, pelicans, marine iguanas and other local wildlife that call the mangroves home.  

These are just a few of the great attractions of the quiet Village of Palmetto Bay. If you are looking to escape the bustle of Miami, just take a short drive south and you’ll find yourself in a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by the beautiful nature of South Florida. If you want to create your own South Florida natural oasis in your backyard, contact the professionals at Cricket Pavers and see what they can create for you!