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Key Biscayne, Florida

If you travel about 20 minutes’ drive south and east of Port Miami and about 30 minutes southeast from Miami International Airport, you’ll find the island village of Key Biscayne.  Located just across Biscayne Bay from Miami, Key Biscayne is home to current and past notables such as actor Brad Pitt, former President Richard Nixon (his “Florida White House”), singer and actor Cher, and actor Andy Garcia. Water sports and activities are king here as you can imagine.  There are…

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Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, & Medley, Florida

Miami Springs is located approximately 20 minutes’ drive west and north of Port Miami and about 15 minutes north of Miami International Airport.  You will really get the small-town feel here.  The center piece of activity is the Circle which appropriately enough is in the middle of downtown and features a large gazebo.  The grounds play host to several festivals and events throughout the year including the Festival of Fine Arts and the River Cities Festival.               The City…

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Miami Lakes, Florida

The Town of Miami Lakes is found 20 minutes north of the Miami International Airport and about ½ an hour north and west of Port Miami.  The town was once part of a very large dairy farm and you will see cows in pastures right outside of downtown.  The animal is a very important part of the community and you will see them honored in many ways.  They even occasionally get loose and take a trek through town!         The…

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Palmetto Bay, Florida

Drive a half an hour southwest from Port Miami or the same amount of time due south from Miami International Airport and you will come to the Village of Palmetto Bay. The centerpiece attraction here is the Charles Deering Estate.  Mr. Deering, his brother James of neighboring Vizcaya fame, and their father were the founders and owners of Deering Harvester, which became International Harvester. The estate is a true treasure and has many opportunities to enjoy history, nature, music and…

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Miami Gardens, Florida

The city of Miami Gardens is located about 30 minutes’ drive north and slightly east of the Miami International Airport and about 20 minutes north and slightly west of Port Miami.  Sports are the name of the game here, particularly football, tennis, and golf.  There’s also a horse race track and casino for those that prefer a little gaming. Miami Gardens is home to the Hard Rock Stadium where the NFL Miami Dolphins play.  Since the 2019 debut of the…

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Doral and Sweetwater, Florida

Travel about 25 minutes west and north from Port Miami or about 25 minutes west and north from Miami International Airport and you will find the area of Doral and Sweetwater. This community is very diverse and offers activities for everyone from high-end shopping to parks and green spaces for relaxing.  There are festivals to attend, music performances to enjoy, and even comedy to revel in.  The downtown area offers shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in many forms. The most prominent…

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