Alternative ‘Must Try’ Activities in Miami!!
In a previous post here on MyTravelation we featured Gatorland in Orlando, Florida, which is a must-visit location to get a taste of the full “GATERRRRR EXPERIAANCE!” As awesome as that place was though, it’s only one of Florida’s many gems.
Today, let’s move to the southern part of the state to another US tourist hotspot – Miami. Famous worldwide for its beaches and party vibes, the Magic City caters to as many as 15 million visitors annually.
But while Miami is an excellent place to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, it’s also a location which has many vibrant places as well as serene areas ideal for relaxing. Whichever you choose, Miami has lots to offer. So with that in mind, here are some of the must try activities aside from enjoying the city’s renowned beaches.
Wander Around Biscayne Bay!
If you just want to enjoy watching the scenery, you can sit back and stare at the horizon along Biscayne Marina or observe the busy waters filled with the many grandeur boats that populate Miami’s marinas. When hunger strikes and you fancy cooking your own meals, head to Biscayne Marketplace to check the fresh catch of the day.
Enjoy the Old World Ambience at Historic Attractions
For some moments of peace and quiet, visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Time Magazine named it as one of the Top 10 Things to Do in Miami.
Take a tour around the early 20th century structures or stroll through the Italian Renaissance gardens. Similarly, the Venetian Pool constructed in the 1920s at Coral Gables is a little piece of old world paradise which is great for a short dip or people-watching.
Admire the Art Deco Style
Miami has the biggest concentration of Art Deco architecture in the world. It’s a building design characterized by smooth flows and continuity, as it’s all about motion and balance.
You can walk along the streets and follow wherever your feet takes you or go for a guided tour to have the added bonus of learning some history behind the design and its iconic buildings. National Geographic mentioned that the city has an Art Deco District which is lined up with the best structures that feature the style.
At night, neon signs light up and illuminate the landscape. Enjoy a colorful backdrop which makes for a perfect view while having dinner.
Indulge in Cuban Culture
On your last day for touring, you can top off your Miami excursion with a slice of Cuban culture. Consider having a sumptuous meal at the world-famous Cuban eatery, Versailles Restaurant, to recharge your batteries after a tour. Afterwards, you can stop by La Ermita de la Caridad church all the way ‘til sunset – a romantic end to your trip in a spot facing the sea in the direction of Cuba.
To sum things up, Miami is a city brimming with things to do, and lots of visitors have fallen in love with the place, ultimately making them decide to settle in the area for good.
An article by Discover Homes highlighted 8 reasons why people are moving to Miami and it’s not just because it has an array of tourist attractions. The weather is good, the communities are active, streets are tidy and walkable, and the mixed cultures allow for great experiences all year round.
But at the end of the day, whether you’re on vacation or canvassing for residency, Miami will certainly leave you with a strong urge to come back after experiencing all the attractions and activities.