My company sends me to the Miami / Fort Lauderdale area frequently. Recently I had the opportunity to spend the better part of a week in Kendall, Florida. This is a small unincorporated suburb of the greater Miami area. The experience, unlike most in the area, was surprisingly pleasant. I only wish I had more time to spend in Kendall. Although there is very little by way of night life there are some very pleasant and delicious restaurants.
Even though work kept me busy for most of my stay I did have the opportunity visit the Metrozoo. This Kendall attraction is massive and I would have loved to spend more time there. It is an amazing place to visit and great for a family outing. It does take more than one day to fully explore. They have over 300 acres of zoological park and many attractions for animal lovers. It is only a short drive from Kendall.
With several wild life attractions and an amazing array of excellent food, I can't wait to be sent back into the area. There is easy access to many of Miami's best attractions and several wonderful places to stay outside of the full hustle and bustle of Miami proper.