If the water isn't what lured you to Miami or keeps you here, it's certainly an added perk. Alice Wainwright Park is a hidden jewel with a bayside view that counters even the most stressful nuisances of daily city life. The nature preserve offers picnic shelters canopied by Australian pines, beneath which you can admire the kiteboarders cruising Biscayne Bay or see the occasional manatee or dolphin. The kids will enjoy a well-equipped playground and a basketball court. But the sea breeze and the vista of the choppy blue water set this Brickell Avenue hideaway apart from the rest of Miami's many parks.