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If you're looking for a quick getaway outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami, there are plenty of things to do. Visit one of the many beautiful nature preserves and parks throughout the area. 

The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden is one of the largest conservation gardens in the world with 83 acres of tropical plants from around the world. Non-members can buy a pass for the day, lounge under the beautiful palms and play with butterflies in the conservatory.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

This stunning home was modeled after the lavish palaces of Europe, complete with expansive gardens and ocean views. The museum hosts a variety of events including tea parties and art workshops. 

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Located in Coral Gables, the Venetian Pool is a public freshwater swimming pool built in the 1920s. Originally a quarry,  the pool was created in the Mediterranean Revival style and is a lovely place to pass the hot Miami days. 

Venetian Pool

On one of your jaunts between Miami and Miami Beach, take a moment and stop at the Japanese Garden. Located off the MacArthur, the Gardens offer a tranquil stop during your busy day.

Miami Friends of the Japanese Gardens