Royal Palm Tours of Miamicombines our unique natural environment, stunning cityscapes
and fascinating local history to give our clients a
distinctive South Florida experience.
PUBLIC TOUR SCHEDULE
We conduct an exceptional series of tours highlighting our local ecological treasures. Led by the experienced naturalist, Mr. Frank Schena, each excursion gives a different insight into local ecosystems, human impacts, and ongoing restoration efforts happening around Southern Florida. Join us for an exciting adventure! Most tours are around two hours in length. Please be at the posted meeting location a few minutes ahead of time.
Advance registrations are suggested.
Have a few friends in town? All the following public tours and many other adventures can be arranged for a private group, large or small. Please contact us here or call (786) 346-3356 to find out more.
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FREE BIKE TOUR
"COCONUT GROVE, WHO WE ARE"
PART TWO: FROM 1896 TO TODAY
THE GREAT GREEN ENCLAVE
SATURDAY, MARCH 21st/ 9:30-12:00 NOON
PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
On March 7th we began the chronicle of The Grove's dynamic story, up to 1896, the milestone year when the region rapidly changed from wilderness to metropolis.
Since then, the village continues to evolve, becoming a sanctuary for some of America's most prominent writers, intellectuals, and devoted environmentalists. As we bike through the verdant roads of the South Grove, learn about these great individuals seduced by the area's stunning natural beauty. Grasp the fierce, independent spirit of The Grove, motivated by ever-present threats to the community, and a desire to maintain
a truly exceptional place.
Coral Gables, the "City Beautiful", "Your Castle in Spain", or "Florida's Master Suburb"... Whatever people chose to call it, this community is a true masterpiece, constructed in the crazy land boom days of the 20s, with uncharacteristic charm and perfection. Come ride the shady streets of the Gables, witnessing the dream of George Merrick, mother Althea, uncle Denman Fink, and a host of other artistic individuals. See where it all started at "Guavonia", better known as the charming 'Merrick House'. Continue down to splendid Venetian Pool, looking back to the days of synchronized swimming, alligator wrestling shows, orchestras, and riotous land sales. The grand Biltmore Hotel, old-world fountains, and even a few unusual 'themed communities' are stops on the tour.
MEET IN FRONT OF
CORAL GABLES CITY HALL
405 BILTMORE WAY
DIRECTLY WEST OF THE INTERSECTION AT LEJEUNE ROAD AND MIRACLE MILE
Parking Lot #23, right behind City Hall, 440 Coral Way
BE SURE TO BRING SUNBLOCK, WATER, AND A BIKE
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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MIAMI BEACH NARRATIVE:
BEACHWALK TO OCEAN DRIVE
SUNDAY, MARCH 29th / 4-6:30 PM
$20 PER PERSON, PLEASE REGISTER BELOW
Stroll pristine coastal dunes and winding paths, absorbing the dynamic local history and diverse architectural styles that characterize this region. See birds, butterflies, and interesting flora of the shoreline. Along the way hear testimonials about the unique human challenges early settlers faced on this once-lonely stretch of coast. See remarkable vintage photos of the area when it was virtually uninhabited up through the wild, rousing times of early and mid-century South Beach. As we arrive at Lummus Park, enjoy some light refreshments while observing gorgeous panoramic views of the famous Art Deco Strip along Ocean Drive.