One Ralph Sanchez Speedway Boulevard Homestead, FL 33035 +1 305 230 5000/+1 866 409 7223(Tickets)
Whether you're an auto racing enthusiast or simply love the sight of mean machines speeding away, the Homestead Miami Speedway is sure to get your heart racing. The oval speedway spans 1.5 miles (2.41 kilometers) of track, the speedway boasts of modern facilities, with premium seating options for die-hard enthusiasts. Work on this race course began after the 1993 Hurricane Andrew. Since opening in 1995, with the Busch Series, this speedway has been a regular host to numerous prestigious competitions from NASCAR to Indycar series. Check website for upcoming races and more.
240 North Krome Avenue Homestead, FL 33030 +1 305 247 9406
ArtSouth, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to many different art genres such as theater, music, dance, paintings and more, hosts a free event on every second Saturday throughout the year. Second Saturdays includes a tour of the gallery, live music and workshops. Occupying 3.5 acres (1.41 hectares) of space, ArtSouth features more than 80 studios, an art school and galleries. Apart from exhibitions, workshops are also held here. The gallery's convenient location allows people to continue their day by visiting the nearby antique shops and viewing the car shows on Krome Avenue.
481 South Federal Highway Dania, FL 33004 +1 954 925 7770
Now a sleek museum with an intriguing variety of exhibits, this operation once was tucked away in a dusty series of rooms with a leaking roof and peeling walls. Thanks largely to the determination and considerable lobbying talents of Gypsy Graves, for whom this museum is named, this new facility was born several years ago and just keeps getting better. Here you can peer at the teeth of a dinosaur and trace the lines of a fossil fern. A 6,000-pound hunk of quartz dazzles in the mineral exhibit and an eclectic array of antiquities reveal the history of Florida and its place in the world.
Established in 1963, this exquisite gallery called Carel Gallery, the first on Lincoln Road, offers an eclectic collection of oil paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculptures by post Impressionist masters of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Owned and operated by a charming Parisian, Michel Carel, the gallery features works by such featured artists as Bernard Buffet, Michel Kouliche, Salomon, Bodes, Daniel Peccoux, Leni-Dael and others on display. Browse and shop via the company's website or, better yet, drop by for some warm, old fashioned French hospitality.
Deep-sea fishing trips are the specialty of Blue Waters Charters service, which features a dozen sport fishing boats and an experienced crew that knows where to go. Whether you have a half or full day of fishing in mind, the staff will arrange everything and supply you with all the essentials, including lunch. Reservations are necessary and should be made well in advance, particularly in winter.
2550 South Bayshore Drive Coconut Grove, FL 33133 +1 305 285 8978
Do you want to fly? Not as a passenger in an airplane or even in a hot-air balloon, but fly like a bird? Miami Hang Gliding offers tandem flights using a method similar to parasailing, with a boat attached to a long rope. Unlike parasailing, at altitudes of 1,000 feet or more, the rope is released and free flight begins.
Designed by Mark Mahannah in 1964, Greynolds Golf Course, par-36 course is suitable for players of all levels. In addition to a comfortable clubhouse and a snack bar that serves breakfast and lunch, the course also offers affordable greens fees, electric carts, club rentals, and a pro shop. Friendly employees eager to assist you with purchases, rental equipment, and tee times.
Opened in 1971 and located on 220 acres next to Pro Player Stadium in North Dade, this track is known as one of the most prominent racing centers in North America. It hosts the Festival of the Sun, Florida's richest day of racing with a $1.3-million purse. The racetrack can accommodate up to 15,000 fans and 1,800 thoroughbreds. Live racing season runs May through January, while simulcast wagering goes on all year.
The Greynolds Park has come a long way from its origins as a rock pit. These days, it offers nature trails, a fun-filled playground for the kids, fishing out of a rock quarry, picnicking, bird-watching, and the Greynolds Golf Course as well. Those who would like to get back to nature and learn more about the area's history, flora, and fauna can take a guided tour on Saturdays.
Built in 1925, this historic golf club features three challenging courses. As the original site of the Miami Open, the club provided an arena in which legendary players such as Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, and Gene Sarazen walked away with multiple Open titles. Today, the club offers enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy a nostalgic round at affordable prices. Call for greens fees and additional information.
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