Don’t Let the Day Go to Wasted

Yeah, it’s 4/20, but for once we're not talking about smoking another Swisher Sweet cigarillo. We're talking about National Park Week and a three-hour tour that doesn't end with you making a phone out of a coconut. Problem is, you probably don't have a boat, and unless you plan on swimming, that's the only way you're getting to the Boca Chita Lighthouse. So take advantage of National Park Week discounts and book a Biscayne National Park tour to the historic landmark. Take pictures, tour old buildings, pick up ranger-guided knowledge, and stare through the glass-bottom boat to the crystal-clear bay where dolphins, stingrays, sea turtles, and manatees go about their lives in an underwater paradise.

Seriously, did you know Dade is the only county in the United States with two national parks? Don't get caught up in the city life; go outside and experience the reality that has for generations attracted pirates, gunrunners, and drug boats.
Mon., April 20, 10 a.m., 2009


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