Manatee season is November through March. It’s right around this time that the temperatures dip and Florida’s sea cows swim in search of warmer freshwater springs. Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River is known for its teeming population, but you don’t need to drive five hours north to have a glimpse. Little River’s Manatee Bend Park attracts herds of these adorable creatures, who spend their days hanging around in the brackish water. You can look but—no matter how sweet and cuddly they might seem—do not touch. 465 NE 77th St Rd
Winter in Miami is very similar to fall in Miami and, for that matter, spring. The seasons don’t change much around these parts but the temps do drop just enough to rid us of mosquitos and humidity, giving us all the motivation we need to head outdoors for some winter fun in Miami. The parks and the Miami beaches always top the list of activities to pursue outside this time of year. Though, if you’re willing to drive a couple of hours north, you’ll find more traditional seasonal experiences, like snow parks and holiday light displays. The best things to do outdoors this winter in Miami are what you make of them. Looking for an extended summer? The city’s got that. Ready to embrace all things frosty and cozy? Brace for the chill ahead.