Florida's largest urban park, Oleta River is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, swimming and saltwater fishing. (©Jikatu/Flickr, Creative Commons)
Oleta River State Park is home to many activities that you would not expect in the center of Miami. This park has a half-moon white-sand beach, paths for hiking or mountain biking and a concessionaire who rents water-sports equipment from canoes to paddleboats. Open daily 8 am-sunset. $6 per 2-8 passenger vehicle, $4 per single passenger, $2 pedestrians, bicycles and extra passengers.