Summer in Miami is the time to get creative and explore your options to cool off. Nature is always refreshing, but the hot season in the 305 it becomes a refuge. Slather on sunscreen, pack a lunch or scope out the menu on local digs to make the most of your daylight hours.
Biscayne National Park
Just a short drive from the beach, Biscayne National Park is an undiscovered gem in Miami. Most natives and locals do not take the time to appreciate the natural beauty that is so abundant in Miami. Book a snorkeling adventure or simply by a few masks and venture into the waves. The salt water is so refreshing on a hot day that a visitor can explore any time of the day. Make sure to wear sunblock and pack a snack/ meal to make the day as perfect as Mother Nature can make it.
One of the world’s unique ecosystems is The Everglades, also called The River of Grass. Quench your flights of fancy with ethereal birds, alligators and the vibrant life of Miami. One of the best ways to visit creature in their natural habitat is to take an airboat ride. The wind will cool you off as you soar over the rolling greens. Take pictures of the wide spectrum of wildlife from birds to fierce reptiles as you fly by.
Most visitors are surprised that Miami has a rural area. Down South is the wonder that is Homestead. Leave the sand and buildings of the Beach and experience Miami’s farms. There are dozens of U-Picks spots where patrons can hand-select the finest of summer fruits and vegetables including strawberry and corn. One of Miami’s biggest draws is Knauss Berry Farm’s cinnamon rolls and fresh strawberry shakes that make people line up for these treasured bites.
Summer is baseball season. Travel down to the stadium to enjoy special event days. One such day is Bark in the Park where fans can bring one dog per person to see players swing for the fences.
Everyone wants to be on Miami Beach during the summer. The sunrise welcomes breezes that return after the near daily afternoon shower. This respite allows visitors to change clothes and take a siesta after a filling lunch. Play in the waves knowing that the whole city wants to be where you are now.
Miami during the summer is an experience not to be missed. By staying on the Beach, you will have access to the delights of the city with options to venture outwards to explore other areas of the Magic City. Delight in all the city has to offer during the hot season- literally and figuratively.