By Trevor Green and Rafael Lima

Escape to a tranquil lagoon minutes from downtown Miami. The Virginia Key Outdoor Center is one of the last remaining hardwood hammocks in an urban area. With miles of trails and surrounded by water, the Outdoor Center is where visitors can experience a true eco-getaway in the heart of the city.

Explore the island on a bike; the island's miles of trails lead to beautiful ocean views.

The center also offers group and private yoga classes — or just take a leisurely flatwater paddle. The Virginia Key Outdoor Center is a great in-town getaway to the outdoors.

If you're an outdoors and nature lover, check out Virginia Key. 

For more information, check this link to Virginia Key Beach Park