From the Tequesta Indians to the pioneers of the 1890s to Deering himself, this area of Cutler was a prime location for settlement. Just off of Biscayne Bay, this unique natural setting is home to many rare plants, tropical hammocks and endangered land forests. Today, you can tour the historic Stone House and the Richmond Cottage or explore the areas at the Environmental Center museum.
Santa's Enchanted Forest, the largest Christmas theme park and carnival in the world, is a sheer delight for children of all ages. Open from November through early January, the park features a spectacular array of activities and points of interest, including nine shows nightly, a multitude of displays, forty game and food stands, kiddy rides, a 90-foot Christmas tree, and three million lights to illuminate Miami's tropical winter nights. It is a seasonal favorite not to be missed.
10 Washington Avenue CU-3 Miami Beach, FL 33139 +1 786 359 4321
The Williams McCall Gallery is the first fine art gallery located in the trendy South of Fifth neighborhood of South Beach and has become a "must visit" destination for art lovers and collectors. The stylishly minimalist gallery represents a diverse roster of local and international artists creating contemporary paintings, works on paper, fine art photography, encaustic collage and sculpture. There is a unique mix of emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Several of the artists have a strong Provincetown connection- the oldest, largest, and continuous art colony in America.
Join a local for a walk through South Beach and into five of the best restaurants and cafés on Miami Food Tours' signature tour, the three-hour "SoBe Tour des Forks." Learn about the history of South Beach, see the Art Deco District and taste the melting pot that is Miami. Finish the tour with an insider view into South Beach, a satisfied stomach and confidence to continue exploring the area. Take the tour in lieu of lunch; all food tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price.
1661 James Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 +1 305 673 2217
Departing from the heart of South Beach, these amphibious vehicles provide a once in a lifetime journey of the famous Miami landmarks before a dramatic "splashdown" in beautiful Biscayne Bay for a close-up look at the many homes of the "Rich & Famous" on Star Island.
655 96th Street Bal Harbour, FL 33154 +1 305 866 4633
This stretch of beach is located in one of Miami's most celebrated neighborhoods. From the upscale shops at the exclusive mall, to the world class restaurants, this place has it all. The beach itself is a mile long and very well kept. There is even a palm-shaded jogging path that curves around the beach. You can fish in the jetty, provided you bring your own equipment. Please take note, parking can be a problem since there is only limited metered parking beneath Haulover Bridge. You can valet your car, of course. There are no lifeguards in attendance or showers. You need to bring your towels and other creature comforts. This is one of the nicest beach experiences you can have in Miami, enjoy it! - Mercedes de Marchena
Start and end your day with some relaxing beach yoga. This nonprofit community project consists of yoga teachers and enthusiasts who welcome both locals and tourists, beginner or expert, to join them in a variety of yoga classes for a suggested donation of USD5. The group meets twice daily at the beach near 3rd Street and Ocean Drive: once at 7a and once at at 6p (5p during Winter). Bring a beach towel and immerse yourself in a unique and rewarding yoga environment.
999 11th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139 +1 305 673 7766
This Miami Beach park is a recreational dream come true for both tourists and residents. Park features include an aquatic center, which has an eight-lane pool for adults and an interactive play pool for children, two dog parks, a baseball stadium, basketball courts, a football stadium, racquetball courts, a softball field, a soccer field, a fitness center, a running track, a tennis center, and a playground. This whopping collection of facilities is all packed into 36.53 acres (14.78 hectares) of public park land. Hours of operation vary depending on the facility, but most are open until 9p, and some even later.
The people of Miami have a special connection with water and the beach. For those who come to the city to try to know it better, the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center is one of the best places to start with. It provides all kinds of services for yachts and boats. Apart from that, there are several attractions such as restaurants and cafes close to the center. The highlight, however, is the annual boat show held in February, where boating enthusiasts can see the latest models of boats and marine accessories. Check website for details.
Departing from the heart of South Beach, these amphibious vehicles
provide a once in a lifetime journey of the famous Miami landmarks before a dramatic "splashdown" in beautiful Biscayne Bay for a close up look at the many homes ...
Quicksilver and Reef Roamer 50 foot catamarans give ocean lovers
a stairway into the third largest barrier reef in the world. Travelers explore the unique aquatic wilderness of John Pennekamp State Park and The National Marine Sanctuary. The living ...
Offering the very best of services, The Westin Diplomat Resort
& Spa has all of the state of the art facilities for both leisure and business travelers. Many rooms have a breathtaking beach view of the Atlantic Ocean, outdoor ...