Rickenbacker Causeway Beach

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This toll road traverses Biscayne Bay to connect Miami, Florida, with the barrier islands of Key Biscayne and Virginia Key.

The Rickenbacker Causeway is a toll road connecting mainland Miami to the barrier islands of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. It spans 5 miles (8 kilometers) across Biscayne Bay. It is named after Eddie Rickenbacker, an American war hero from World War I.

The southbound destination winds through the heart of Key Biscayne along Crandon Boulevard. This raised boulevard continues another 5 miles (8 kilometers) until it ends in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, near the historic Cape Florida lighthouse. Bill Baggs is frequently lauded as one of the top 10 beaches in the country. In addition to the lighthouse, it is a popular destination for boating, swimming, picnicking and sunbathing.

Crandon Park is another favorite destination. Its facilities include a golf course, tennis center, marinas and pools. Time your visit to attend the annual Miami Masters competition. The area has a large expanse of oceanfront and numerous spots for picnicking and hiking.

The other southbound destination is Virginia Key. The Miami Seaquarium is one of the oldest oceanariums in America. Here, find marine mammals such as orcas and dolphins, sharks, fish, sea turtles, manatees and various other creatures. The Seaquarium is open daily and holds frequent presentations and shows.

The area is also home to two prestigious schools that focus on marine studies: MAST Academy, a magnet school, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, a college within the University of Miami.

Vehicles traveling from Miami are charged a toll, while northbound traffic to Miami is granted free access to the bridge. Bike across the Rickenbacker Causeway, a very popular activity that will allow you to stop and look out over the waterway. Many people rent bikes in Miami and take them to the Keys for a day excursion. Whatever mode of transportation you choose, the Rickenbacker Causeway is an integral connection between some of South Florida’s finest destinations.

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Fortune House Hotel Suites
Fortune House Hotel Suites
4 out of 5
185 SE 14th Ter, Miami, FL, 33131
The price is $219 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
$219
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Miami. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,035 reviews)
"Nice section of Miami near water and easy to access highways, etc to get around. The hotel may have been short-staffed - could not reach a concierge, and there was no bartender at the bar at 6:00. Food in restaurant sub-par, but there are alot of options within walking distance."

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Fortune House Hotel Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown
3.5 out of 5
50 Sw 12th Street, Miami, FL, 33130
The price is $285 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$285
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Miami. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,238 reviews)
"Very nice Hotel, clean, Customer Service was great, and you receive complimentary snacks and beverage if you are an Hiton Honers member..."

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown
EAST Miami
EAST Miami
4.5 out of 5
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL, 33131
The price is $549 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
$549
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Miami. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,890 reviews)
"Large guest rooms, love shower instead of tub, fridge, great beds and pillows, restaurants and balcony. Only thing i didn't care for was breakfast buffet for what is served is expensive and the hamburger I ordered through room service they did not have any mustard for."

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

EAST Miami
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Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Brickell - Port of Miami
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2.5 out of 5
100 SE 4th St, Miami, FL, 33131
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4 out of 5
185 SE 14th Ter, Miami, FL, 33131
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3.5 out of 5
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4.5 out of 5
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL, 33131
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Yotel Miami
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3.5 out of 5
227 NE 2nd St, Miami, FL, 33132
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Mandarin Oriental, Miami
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5 out of 5
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL, 33131
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Eurostars Langford
Eurostars Langford
4 out of 5
121 SE 1st Street, Miami, FL, 33131
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Mondrian South Beach
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4.5 out of 5
1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
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Hotel AKA Brickell
5 out of 5
1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL, 33131
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