Parrot Jungle,
(305) 258-6453.
The original animal park that Franz Scherr opened 68 years ago recently closed so it could relocate to its new home off McArthur Causeway, an ideal setting for the more than 1,100 tropical birds and other forms of wildlife on view.

Venetian Pool,
(305) 460-5356.
We could have told you about Coral Castle, the Deering Estate, airboat rides in the Everglades, or any other number of area attractions here, but we so love the Venetian that we couldn’t help but take this opportunity to brag on it. The 820,000-gallon municipal pool, sculpted from a rock quarry and fed by artesian wells, is so notable it’s earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places.