Morningside, also known as Bay Shore, is considered to be Miami's first historic district. The neighborhood features sprawling mansions sitting on the shores of Biscayne Bay with fantastic views out over the water. Along with this, the community is filled with large luxurious homes, many of which were built in the 1920s and 30s, using both Mediterranean and Art Deco architectural styles. This is a quiet, relaxing neighborhood with plenty of shade trees and sidewalks lining the streets for you and Fifi to stroll along. Dog-friendly parks are located within the community as are pet supply stores and numerous restaurants serving a tasty selection of multicultural dishes.
Living here is the American dream! With mild winters in the 60s and summers in the mid-90s, you won't find many days you can't go for a walk with Fifi. Just remember to take your umbrella as a light drizzle can quickly turn into a major thunderstorm.
The terrain in Morningside is mostly flat with plenty of shade trees. Most of the streets here have sidewalks with grass berms for you and Fifi to wander along. The grassy berms come in handy as the sidewalks can reach temperatures in the 135 to 145-degree range. Keep in mind that when the pavement is that hot, it can burn your pup's paws within seconds. If you insist on walking during the middle of the day, be sure to keep Fifi on the grass, or you could end up in the animal emergency room.
Making the most of flat terrain for your strolls isn't hard. One of the best ways to make use of this type of ground is to plan different routes going around the many blocks in the community. You can start out with short walks at first and then extend them to include more blocks as Fifi's stamina improves.
The entire Morningside community is lined with plenty of shade trees that are sure to make your walks more pleasant. But if you want to get off the paved surfaces, there are two parks to choose from.
The first is Eaton Park located behind the Lemon City Branch Library and is mostly just a large area of grass you and Fifi can run around on. The other is Morningside Park on the shores of the bay. This park offers a public pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, and plenty of grass for the two of you to run around on. There are several trails around the park to explore including one that runs along the shore of Biscayne Bay. There is also a boat ramp for those who want to check out the many small islands nearby. This is a very popular park and a fantastic place to take Fifi for a day out in the fresh air.