Every jogger is either looking for a place to do their daily run, or to switch up their regular routine to see a change of scenery – to see a different cityscape while getting in daily exercise.
Here are a number of places to run in Miami, some of them are the best!
If you drive over the Rickenbacker Causeway just south of downtown Miami, you will witness fitness in motion! On the weekends you can watch a sea of people running and biking over the bridge from mainland Miami into Key Biscayne.
Go there and see for yourself! The views from this extended bridge are just amazing – gleaming green water sparkling in the sun. You can see a number of boats coming in and out of Biscayne Bay, and you’ll be a part of the fitness movement! There are designated paths for cycling and runners (pedestrians) along the causeway and all along Key Biscayne.
Because of the sun beating down all over this path and the warm mist from the bay, you will probably want to keep your phone in a waterproof pouch of some kind (see http://www.mymeworld.com/product/waterproof-case/) something you can easily access too – I prefer something like my MyMe Fit Sports Armband so I can change songs or answer the phone more easily while I’m running, so much easier than digging into my pockets!
With an endless view of the bay and some friendly family space filled with sand and sun, this is a great place for a run. There are concrete paths that run along the beaches all along Crandon Park. A nice bonus to this is the access to bathrooms and vending, the only thing going against this is the parking fee. If you’re able to take a bike in or jog in and save on the parking fee, you’re all set.
Downtown Miami / Brickell Area
For the city dweller who likes the challenge of watching for other pedestrians and cars crossing everywhere, Downtown Miami along Brickell Avenue is a great place for a run.
I think running around the city in the Brickell Area is something that keeps you on your toes (no pun intended), but really it pays to be alert and pay attention when running here. Most of the drivers are aware that people use this as a place to run, and are typically respectful of that. You won’t be alone though; lots of other people will keep you company. You can scope out your next meal or happy hour with friends out as you’re out and about and jogging through downtown.
I like to zone out and have some motivating music while I’m doing my route, always make sure your headphones are tight and sound right! Nothing can ruin a workout faster than your tunes flaking out! MyMeFit has a number of headsets and earbuds (waterproof versions available!) Visit http://www.mymeworld.com/product-category/hands-free/ and take a look.
Midtown / Biscayne Blvd
There’s something about taking a long run up and down Biscayne Boulevard, going from the downtown area all the way up to Midtown. It’s about 40 blocks or more depending on how many miles you’re trying to get in – the best part is that there’s something calming about people watching along Biscayne, seeing commuters jammed in their cars drinking coffee, you can run by and rise above the rest.
South Miami / Tropical Park
South of Downtown and past Coral Gables is South Miami, and this is where Tropical Park is located. This is a huge place! Many runners and hikers call this place their favorite place to run.
With over 200 acres of space, this is one of the best places to run in Miami. It has miles and miles of paved paths for running and cycling. You can also come back to do some fishing and boating as there are four lakes here as well.
Bird Road Miami / Coral Gables
If you’re already South of Downtown and you appreciate a long straight road to run on, then check out Bird Road in Miami. Yes, like running through any city area, you want to be alert and keep your eyes out for cars here – but there are paths to run on and some very attractive scenery. The eye-catching homes and a parade of exotic cars will be a feast for your eyes while you’re pacing yourself through your daily run.
Since you’re here, take the opportunity to jog through this section of Coral Gables and see the Biltmore Hotel. On the way to the hotel you will have run through some of the most expensive real estate in Miami, and the architecture and designs will be a treat. These are nicely kept neighborhoods that people typically don’t speed through, so you can enjoy the nicely shaded, tree-lined streets.
If you’re going on a longer run, make sure you have a battery pack to keep your phone and your music going strong. See http://www.mymeworld.com/product/backup-battery/