A popular destination in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area, is the "New River" portion of the inter-coastal canal system (http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g34227-d142914). This pretty canal is lined with beautiful homes and mansions, with several stops for shopping on famous Las Olas Boulevard, restaurants and pubs, an entertainment district and the Art Gallery of Fort Lauderdale.
Explore "Key Biscayne Island, situation across from the busiest area of Miami, this island is filled with charm and character. There's two parks, fabulous beaches and modest fishing too. (http://www.elocallink.tv/clients3/fl/keybiscayne/tourplay.php?movie=keybfl12_wel_iwd&spon=welcome).
Sail past or anchor at "Haulover Beach", south from Hollywood en route to North Miami. This massive sandy beach has the only legal "au natural" beach in Florida. The marina area is popular for flying kites of all sizes. Weekends are near standing room only, so it's best to arrive before noon.
Hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful South Florida. almost 6 years ago