How can you even tell that it’s summer in the land of eternal sunshine? Daylight stays longer, and so do vacationers. If you want fun around Miami-Dade County, check out the suggestions provided by your local South Florida Honda Dealers.
Want to play golf?
Play a round or two at The Soffer and Miller Courses in Aventura. Each features 18 holes that dot ingenious dog legs replete with beautiful water features, rolling fairways, and tricky bunkers. Then when you’re done, treat yourself to some relaxed pampering at the âme Spa & Wellness Collective. All form part of the JW Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa, which invites you to stay in luxurious rooms that look out over lush landscapes.
What about a museum?
If you’re expecting to find coral in this tropical locale, then head for the Coral Castle Museum in Florida City. Fantastic gray shapes sprout from the ground in this sculpture garden. You’ll marvel at a nine-ton gate that moves with the touch of a finger and working rocking chairs. This wonderland of stone was carved by just one man, Edward Leeskalnin, from 1923 to 1951. Except nobody saw him do it and his secrets are lost to time.
How about gators?
You will find over 2,000 reptiles at the Everglades Alligator Farm in Homestead. They’re accompanied by crocodiles, caimans, snakes, and other denizens of the Everglades National Park. Catch them in various shows or spot them in the wild while taking an exciting airboat ride
How about something for the family?
On beautiful days year-round, it is good to head to Kendall Indian Hammocks Park to enjoy the woodsy trails, a children’s playground, picnic areas, and fields for baseball and softball. The main draw, however, is a 14,000 square-foot Action Sports Plaza. This concrete skateboard park, which also allows BMX bikes, scooters, and inline skates, challenges with different rails, stairs, launch ramp, and a vert wall.
Ready to enjoy the water?
Bordered on the west by Biscayne Bay and on the east by the Atlantic, Key Biscayne is all about enjoying the water. At Crandon Park, you can relax among palm trees and white sands and at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park where you can get a selfie by the 19-century Cape Florida Lighthouse. Take advantage of the free lighthouse tours or climb the 109 steps to the top for scenic views of the island.
Ready for food, dance, or a MLB game?
As the most prominent city of the state, it’s not a question of what to see in Miami but how to find the time to do everything you want to do. Do you tantalize your taste buds at the Coconut Grove Food and Wine Festival or shimmy and shake at the African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival? Maybe you’d rather cheer the Marlins baseball team at Marlins Park or celebrate your favorite spirit at the National Rum Day Festival. Whatever you decide, buy your tickets now and go early. These Miami events fill up fast with locals and tourists.
What about something to soothe the nerves?
Take in the small-town feel of Main Street at Miami Lakes. This charming collection of boutiques and eateries encourages strolling on lazy afternoons. Catch a play at Main Street Playhouse or a flick at the Cobb Theater multiplex. Then buy some new threads at Blacc Boutique. You can end the day munching on a Guava Cupcake that’s topped by cream cheese buttercream at LA Sweetz.
Need transportation to reach all of these fun destinations this summer? Take a minute and visit your local South Florida Honda Dealer today.