THE RITZ-CARLTON KEY BISCAYNE, MIAMI

455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, Florida 33149 U.S.A.
Phone:  +1 (305) 365-4500   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions



Enjoy a world of glamour, sun, sand and casual ease…you truly can have it all. Key Biscayne beckons you to uncover its rich history, explore the many eco-adventures, or simply unwind along its pristine beaches, while Miami, with its many attractions and pulsing scene, lies just a short drive away. This premiere vacation spot is the best of both worlds.


Attractions

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The Cape Florida Lighthouse
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(305) 361-5811 / Website
Anchoring the beautiful Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, the Key Biscayne Cape Florida lighthouse is the second oldest in Florida. Built in 1825, it is the only lighthouse in the U.S. to ever have suffered an Indian attack during the Seminole Indian Wars. The lighthouse has since been restored twice and the 95-foot white-brick tower (complete with 109 steps) boasts incredible sweeping views from Coconut Grove, Miami, South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Park rangers lead guided tours, where visitors can also tour the replica of the keeper’s quarters and view movies about the rich history of the landmark and island.
Miami Seaquarium
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(305) 361-5705 / Website
A 38-acre park just a five-minute drive from the resort. Visitors will enjoy its many aquariums and exhibits and eight different marine shows, including the Flipper Dolphin show with movie-star dolphins performing tricks on the original Flipper television set and an action-packed show with Lolita, the Killer Whale. The park’s Dolphin Harbor offers swimming with the dolphins programs tailored to both children and adults. In addition, the Miami Seaquarium is a rehabilitation center for the endangered Manatee and Sea Turtle, as well as other sick and injured species until they are well enough to be released back into the wild.
American Airlines Arena
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(786) 777-1000 / Website
American Airlines Arena is home to South Florida’s hottest events of the year, from Miami Heat games to live concerts.
Parrot Jungle Island
Jungle Island
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(305) 400-7000 / Website
Established in 1936 as “The Parrot Jungle,” the popular park is home for 1,100 tropical birds, 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, and arguably the best trained bird show in the world. Jungle Island is also home to several mammals, primates, reptiles and fish, including Hercules, the Liger; Peanut and Pumpkin, orangutan twins; and Hank, the largest crocodilian in the Western hemisphere.
South Beach
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South Beach has attracted travelers from around the globe with its vibrant pulse and international flair. Famed stretches Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road are lined with al fresco dining, vast shopping and live entertainment, while sexy beaches entice visitors with turquoise waters and a beautiful neighboring boardwalk ideal for running, rollerblading, biking or a leisurely stroll. As the sun sets, the renowned nightlife emerges with myriad clubs, lounges and bars that draw in A-list celebrities and other notable personalities.
Miami Beach Convention Center
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(305) 673-7311 / Website
Located in the heart of South Beach, the Miami Beach Convention Center features versatile rooms and state-of-the-art telecommunications and networking infrastructure for meetings and events of all sizes.
Miami Metro Zoo
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(305) 251-0400 / Website
The Miami Metro Zoo features more than 80 exhibits over 740 acres of beautiful developed and undeveloped park. The park’s 1,000 permanent residents encompass 400 species, including some of the world’s most exotic and endangered. Its lush parks contain 900 species of trees, palms and other plants, and it's perhaps most known for its beautiful orchids cared for by Easter Airlines Orchid.  Key Biscayne was actually the Zoo’s original home, when in 1948 three monkeys, a goat and two black bears that were purchased for $270 from a small road show stranded near Miami. These six animals were the beginning of the Crandon Park Zoo, which grew and gained recognition worldwide for its collection of exotic animals, including an aardvark, two Asian elephants, a white tiger, a pair of Indian rhinos and two Bald Eagle hatchlings. In 1980, the zoo relocated to Miami-Dade County and renamed Miami Metro Zoo; however, the resort is still home to many iguanas that roam the grounds freely and are part of the breathtaking experience at nearby Crandon Golf Course.
Marlins Stadium
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501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL
(305) 480-1300
Enjoy a hit concert or a Florida Marlins baseball game in Miami’s state-of-the-art baseball stadium with retractable roof.
Miami Children’s Museum
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2150 W 68th St SE 202, Hialeah 
(305) 373-5437
Young ones can open their imaginations and gain knowledge using all of their senses at the Miami Children’s Museum. All ages welcome.
Monkey Jungle
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(305) 235-1611 / Website
Monkey Jungle is considered an innovator of many of the concepts currently seen in the design of zoological parks. It is home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30 acre reserve and is one of the few protected habitats for endangered primates in the United States and the only one that the general public can explore. A total of 30 species of primates are represented at Monkey Jungle including gibbons, guenons, spider monkeys and colobus.
Gator Park
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(305) 559-2255 / Website
Embark and an airboat tour; catch exhibits of beautiful birds; snakes and other reptiles; or watch an exhilarating Wildlife Show, complete with alligator wrestling at Gator Park, located in the Heart of the Florida Everglades.

Cultural

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Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium
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(305) 646-4200 / Website
The museum hosts exhibits on a range of topics from environment, sciences to cultural heritage, and is home to South Florida’s largest natural history collection. Additionally, the museum entails a 230-seat planetarium and wildlife center.
Adrienne Arsht Center
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(305) 949-6722 / Website
This spectacular performing arts center showcase for the finest in established and developing cultural programs.  The Center is the foundation on which resident organizations build their programs and extend their reach.  The Arsht Center serves as both a showcase and laboratory, providing first class accessible facilities for smaller, emerging and developing organizations as well as resident companies.
Miami Children’s Museum
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(305) 373-5437
Located on Watson Island, this 56,500 square-foot facility, includes 14 galleries, classrooms, parent/teacher resource center, Kid Smart educational gift shop, and 200-seat auditorium. Miami Children’s Museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication; and the loveable mascot, MiChiMu, who engages children with his curiosity and playful attitude.
Miami Art Museum
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(305) 375-3000 / Website
Miami Art Museum (MAM) serves one of the most diverse and fastest-growing regions in the United States, where a confluence on North and Latin American cultures add vibrancy and texture to the civil landscape. Its far-ranging vision is expressed in the breath and depth of its exhibition program, from major solo exhibition of artists such as Ana Mendieta and Vic Muniz, to “Miami in Transition,” in which Miami-based artists responded to the city’s development, MAM’s broad curatorial mandate accommodates wide-ranging artistic approaches.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
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(305) 250-9133 / Website
A national historic landmark, the extraordinary European-inspired estate includes a main house filled with art and furnishings, ten acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay, a hardwood hammock (native forest), and an historic village. This breathtaking museum offers daily guided tours, as well as special programs, evening talks and performances. The Moonlit Garden tours, held once a month, are not to be missed.
The Wolfsonian
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(305) 531-1001 / Website
The Wolfsonian-FIU is a museum located in the heart of historic Miami Beach, within easy walking distance of the world-famous Art Deco hotels. Its fascinating collection of objects from the modern era (1885-1945) focuses on how art and design shape and reflect the human experience. The museum further engages the visitor by complementing its collection with thought-provoking discussions of the context and connection among its objects.

Parks

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
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(305) 361-5811 / Website
A must-see destination while on Key Biscayne, this stunning state park is home to one of the country's Top 10 beaches, eight fishing platforms, and a lighthouse that's the oldest man-made structure in south Miami-Dade (built in 1825 and the only lighthouse in U.S. to suffer an Indian attack). The whole family can enjoy the park in one of the eighteen covered pavilions that provide sheltered picnic areas that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and Stiltsville - a collection of historic homes built on stilts in the middle of the ocean.
Gator Park / The Everglades National Park
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(305) 559-2255 / Website
Catch a glimpse of all sorts of wildlife including alligators, turtles, snakes, fish and exotic birds all from an airboat. Tours are narrated by professional guides so you'll have the opportunity to learn about the unique wetlands and its native inhabitants.
Crandon Park
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(305) 361-5421
Crandon Park is known for its beautiful, natural scenery that wraps around a top-ranking public golf course. Renovated in 1993, Crandon Park also has a world-renowned tennis center that hosts the Sony Ericsson Open, the fifth largest tennis tournament in the world.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
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14.8 miles / 31 minutes
(305) 667-1651 / Website
Fairchild Tropical Garden is open to the public and features miles of winding paths, acres of lakes, flowering trees and vines, birds, butterflies, alligators and beautiful views.

Recreation

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Crandon Park Golf Course
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(305) 361-9129
Set amid a lush landscape, Crandon Golf Course offers aficionados of the sport a relaxing golf experience. The picturesque par-72 course is considered "one of America's top 75 upscale courses" by Golf Digest and is ranked among the top 10 municipal golf courses in the state of Florida.
Kite Boarding/Windsurfing
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(305) 282-5706
Gator Bait Wakeboard School provides instructional classes that are certified by the state of Florida. Lessons rotate between three beautiful locations along the pristine Key Biscayne waters depending upon the wind direction. The organization also provides wakeboarding and waterskiing activities and specializes in birthday parties and other social outings available minutes from the resort.
Deep Sea Diving
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(305) 361-3483 / Website
Capture an up-close look at Miami’s colorful marine life and underwater treasures. Located on Key Biscayne, Diver’s Paradise offers daily dive trips, private night diving tours and excursions to more that 30 wreck sites and 25 natural reefs. Snorkeling trips and PADI certification courses are also available.
Boating and Water Recreation
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Arrange via the resort concierge at (305) 365-4135 / Website

Rent Hobie Cats or kayaks from the resort’s beach or embark on a deep-sea fishing tour or view Miami’s landmarks by water from the nearby Crandon Marina. Playtime Water Sports offers various boating excursions catering to parties from two to fifty, as well as jetskii and sailboat rentals, parasailing, the Great White catamaran and more.

Additional boat charters can be found at Bayside Marina, including the Millionaires Row tour pointing out the luxurious homes of the rich and famous

Plane Tours
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(305) 767-1903 / Website
Miami Flightseeing offers guided flight tours covering more than 80 miles of Miami including the city’s beaches and shorelines, Downtown skylines, South Beach, Key Biscayne, Biscayne Bay and beyond. Various packages offer marine sightseeing, tours of Florida Everglades and romantic sights of the South Beach lights at night, all from high-winged aircrafts that allow for unobstructed visibility. Tours depart from the Hollywood North Perry Airport; however, Miami Flightseeing is happy to facilitate a pick-up from the resort via a private car service.
Tennis
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(305) 365-4300 / Website
The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center, located on the right upon entering The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne/Grand Bay community, is the largest tennis center of any Ritz-Carlton in the world. A team of seasoned pros offers daily clinics for all ages and skill levels, game-matching services with local tennis club members and private lessons with tennis legends Cliff Drysdale and Owen Davidson. Each spring, the resort and tennis center become the headquarters for tennis pros and fans alike during the Sony-Ericsson Open, which takes just a few miles down the road at the Crandon Park Tennis Center.

Shopping

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Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road
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One of the hottest places in Miami, Lincoln Road is a seven-block pedestrian-only street mall featuring everything imaginable, from favorites like Victoria Secret, Banana Republic, Gap and Godiva to art galleries, outdoor cafes, book shops and more.
CocoWalk
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(305) 444-0777 / Website
This Mediterranean-style shopping village in Coconut Grove features countless shops and boutiques, outdoor cafes, bars and nightclubs, art galleries, an AMC theater and live music for a full evening of entertainment and shopping.
Bal Harbour Shops
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(305) 866-0311 / Website
Consistently ranked as one of the top shopping destinations in the United States, The Bal Harbour Shops boast high-end luxury stores such as Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Gucci, Prada, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Fendi, as well as anchor department stores Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue in a lush, outdoor environment.
Village of Merrick Park
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(305) 592-0200
Miami's newest upscale outdoor shopping destination boasts a variety of world-class shops including Ann Taylor, Benetton. CH Carolina Herrera, Coach, Gucci, Cole Hann, Tiffany & Co. and anchor department stores Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
Mary Brickell Village
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(305) 381-6130
A charming shopping/dining village parallel to the bustling Brickell Corridor in Downtown Miami. Tree-lined streets, boutique shopping and two entertainment plazas offer a relaxed respite for the sophisticated traveler. Dining options include myriad cuisines from French to Asian, from seafood to steakhouses.
Sawgrass Mills
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(954) 846-2350 / Website
Sawgrass Mills is one of the world’s most popular shopping destinations and Florida’s largest retail and entertainment center. With more than 300 name-brand stores and outlets, full-service restaurants, cinemas and entertainment venues, Sawgrass Mills offers something for the entire family to enjoy.
Aventura Mall
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(305) 935-1110 / Website
Located centrally between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Aventura Mall boasts world-class shopping and dining. Signature shops include Coach, Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic, Victoria Secret, Armani Exchanges, Movado and anchor department stores Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, JCPenny and Sears.
Dadeland Mall
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(305) 665-6226
Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshalls and Borders, Dadeland Mall is one of Miami's premier shopping centers. Specialty stores include Tommy Hillfiger, Liz Claiborne, Nine West and Victoria's Secret.