A Labor Daycation

August 31, 2016

Summer ’16 you’ve had an amazing run but with all good things must come to an end.  In reality, this means nothing to us in South Florida except being most people’s last 3-day weekend of the year; the rest of the world is trading back in their swimsuits & sandals for layers and coats with the season’s official wrap this Monday.

Sea Wall

From previous posts you all know I’m definitely not one to pass on taking the opportunity to travel; as normally with extended weekends (whether holiday or self-created) come Friday I would be on a plane en route to a randomly selected destination from Google Flights.However this weekend you’ll find me daycationing around the city with a must-stop at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.  This hidden gem located at the very end of Key Biscayne is the perfect inexpensive “getaway” for locals and tourist to enjoy pretty much every day from 8 AM to sundown all year long (double check for holiday hours) with admission ranging from $2- $8.


From the many water sport opportunities including fishing from the sea wall to renting bicycles, taking a guided tour which will take you inside the lighthouse, dining at one of the 2 restaurants or simply laying out on the beach what I love most about the park along with its picturesque scenery is that there’s something everyone can enjoy.

Not in Miami? Then tell me your favorite daycay destination in the comments below and have a wonderful extended weekend!

xo Sincerely Shanti

Photography: Alvarez Photog


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  • Reply Paola August 31, 2016 at 9:33 am

    What a beautiful park! I’d definitely take the tour of the lighthouse.

  • Reply Maureen August 31, 2016 at 11:52 am

    ooo! I’ve heard of this place, but haven’t had the time to drive the short distance. This weekend does open itself to go by and check it out.

    I love driving to Marco Island! It’s extremely quiet and relaxing. No one bothers you when you’re laying out nor trying to sell or promote some party while you tan! hahaha I avoid Miami Beach as much as possible.

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