Just off the coast of Miami, Florida, Key Biscayne is a barrier island that is certainly an underrated travel destination on the USA’s East Coast. Offering beautiful beaches, plenty of colorful local wildlife and jaw-dropping natural scenery, the island is a little slice of paradise for all types of travelers.
Key Biscayne is situated between two beautiful national parks - the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, and Crandon Park. One of the best things to do in Key Biscayne is to explore these areas. Both offer far more than your average parks, as they are filled with mangrove forests, hidden secluded beaches, tropical birds, turtles and butterflies. Another great thing to do here is to get up close and personal with the creatures of the deep at the Miami seaquarium.
The best time to visit Key Biscayne depends on your tolerance of heat and humidity. The summer months of June to August see the highest temperatures and are a great time for relaxing by the beach amid temperatures of between 80 and 90 degrees. The cooler spring season that runs from March to May is cooler (circa 70-80 degrees) and a perfect time for hiking.