Miami is well known for its beaches and party culture. But similar to most cities, there is a lot more to this popular holiday destination than what meets the eye.
From appreciating nature and culture to physical activities, here are some recommendations that you can try out to add a different kind of spin to your Miami experience.
Be at one with nature
Although the city is now extremely urbanized, Miami was once teeming with forests and wildlife given that it’s surrounded by water and has a tropical climate. Though there are still locations in the city dedicated to the preservation of nature.
One such location is Biscayne National Park which was featured in a previous post here on Miami Beach Advisor. A trek through its lush greenery will allow you to unwind while enjoying the fresh air. You can also go kayaking or canoeing around the bay and enjoy the calming atmosphere that the Biscayne National Park offers away from the hustle and bustle of urban Miami.
If you’re an animal lover, you can visit the Everglades National Park, which is only an hour away from downtown Miami. MiamiScapes details that park, which covers 1.5 million acres and is home to a lot of wildlife, including many endangered species.
Some of the best golf courses in the U.S.
There is a large golfing community in Miami with Discover Homes suggesting that Coral Gables and Miami Shores are two of the best in the city. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to places to play.
Contrary to popular belief, it won’t cost you a fortune to play golf in Miami. According to the Daily Utah Chronicle, while that stereotype still exists there are much more expensive activities in Miami to undertake such as sailing. Yes, it might cost quite a bit to play at the aforementioned Coral Gables and Miami Shores but there are affordable course available to tourists and locals.
Indulge in art and culture
Miami has a very diverse culture, as the city’s population is made up of a mixture of nationalities with the main language in Miami being Spanish. And this influence has translated to the city’s architecture, too.
In a post by Never Ending Voyage, they outline how one of the most popular contemporary styles is Art Deco which can be seen through the designs of many of the new buildings across Miami.
Additionally, if you’re a fan of art, why not visit the Miami Art Museum which was highlighted in another previous here on Miami Beach Advisor by Alissa Pittman. The museum holds more than 500 artworks from both local and international artists, and this collection is bound to get even larger as the museum is set to relocate to a more spacious location in the near future. There’s also an abundance of sanctioned graffiti that cover walls all over Miami – so keep an eye out for those on your travels.