Get outdoors at these favorite local spots near Grand Riviera Miramar Apartments

Anyone who lives at our Miramar apartments knows that one of the biggest perks about living in the area is the incredible weather. With sunny and warm days throughout the year, it’s always a good idea to take advantage of all the awesome outdoor parks, green spaces, and beaches nearby. Here are some of our favorite spots to spend the day outdoors near Grand Riviera Miramar.


River Run Park

Located just over 5 minutes from our apartments in Miramar is River Run Park. This 8.17-acre park boasts walking trails, water access for fishing, a tennis court, a playground, a rentable pavilion, and a handball court. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic and a day out in the sun with the family. Learn more about all of the park’s amenities on the River Run Park website.


Hollywood Dog Beach

Let your dog run free with their paws in the sand at Hollywood Dog Beach. You and your pup can both enjoy a day in the sun while socializing, relaxing, and having fun. The beach is free during early hours but requires a pass during later hours. Learn more about purchasing a pass, hours, and other details at the Hollywood Dog Beach website.


Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park

A popular location for fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, bicycling, and picnicking, the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is just over 30 minutes from our Miramar apartments. It’s the ideal place to escape the hectic pace of the city and immerse themselves in nature. In addition to the activities listed above, visitors can also expect to have the opportunity to see wildlife as well. Learn more about this magnificent park on the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park website.


Flamingo Gardens

Boasting 60 acres of lush gardens and fascinating wildlife, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida. Visitors will have an experience of a lifetime as they take in the beauty of over 3,000 species of rare & exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. Plus, it’s home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife. Learn more, book tickets, or donate on the Flamingo Gardens website.


Fort Lauderdale Beach Park

When you want more than just your average beach day, head over to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. This picturesque park has soft sand for relaxing between dips in the ocean, and when you feel like being a little more active, play a game of volleyball or basketball on the courts on-site. The little ones will love the beachside playground as well. So pack up your beach bag with your sunny day necessities and spend hours in the sun. Don’t forget to bring hot dogs and burgers to cook at the grilling stations. Learn more on the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park website.


Oleta River State Park

Just 14 miles from our Miramar apartments is the Oleta River State Park. This natural oasis is Florida’s largest urban park and is a haven for swimmers, paddlers, anglers, and anyone who loves the outdoors. Enjoy 15 miles of off-road cycling trails, paddle in the mangroves, or stay in a rustic campground overnight. You’ll find it hard to believe this slice of heaven is just 30 minutes from Miami. Learn more about the park’s amenities on the Oleta River State Park website.


Sunny Isles Beach

Boasting 2 miles of sparkling white sands and warm, turquoise waters, Sunny Isles Beach is absolutely stunning. From snorkeling, beach volleyball, sport fishing, and other activities, there is something for everyone on this gorgeous stretch of beach. Learn more about the activities offered, as well as rental information, on the Sunny Isles Beach website.


When you live in South Florida, being outside is always a priority. Thankfully, there are so many fun outdoor escapes near our apartments in Miramar. Stop by Grand Riviera Miramar today to tour our spacious floor plans and gorgeous property.

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