Thanksgiving in Florida 2014

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If you’re going to be in Florida for Thanksgiving weekend, we have one thing to say. Great idea! Being there during the off-peak season, you’re likely saving on airfare and avoiding crowds. This is to say nothing of the wonderful weather in Florida this time of the year. Now that you’re there, what should you do? We have some ideas we’d like to share with you. We’ll focus on Orlando and Miami attractions since they’re the two most visited cities in Florida. LEGOLAND Florida When you think of Orlando attractions, theme parks likely come to mind. With so many options, some are often overlooked. For instance, a great place to visit if you have kids is LEGOLAND. Less than an hour from both Orlando and Tampa, this elaborate theme park features over 50 rides, a waterpark, entertaining shows, a beautiful botanical garden, and, of course, Legos everywhere! The hands-on experiences … [Read more...]

Miami Attraction Tips

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Sunny South Beach is the perfect vacation destination practically any time of the year: white sandy beaches, cool blue waters, and all the shopping, dining, and attractions you can think of are right at your finger tips in Miami.  But did you know that Miami is also known as an artistic hub? There are numerous artsy Miami attractions that draw visitors looking for something more than sand and sun, looking for a taste of the contemporary and classic artistic culture that this coastal city can provide. So why not pull together a customizable Miami Pass and check out a few artistic attractions? In addition to nationally renowned film festivals, contemporary art exhibitions, and dynamic modern dance performances, Miami also has a number of popular art museums to explore. The historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is one of my personal favorites. Inspired by the grand estates of the European … [Read more...]

Halloween in Miami 2014

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With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to spend the spookiest day of the year. If you live in the Miami area or are visiting during Halloween, we can help you. Our research revealed the “Magic City” is chock full of things to do on the harrowing holiday. In fact, many Miami attractions are hosting their own Halloween events. Here’s a peek at some of the haunted happenings occurring in Miami this month. Spooky Adventures October 18 & 25, 6 pm – 9 pm You’ve heard of haunted houses, but haunted trains? That’s right. Located on the grounds of Zoo Miami, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum is hosting a Halloween event with activities for the entire family. Tip toe through a haunted train, view a monster movie, visit trick-or-treat stations, and more. Kids under 2 get in free. For more information, visit the Gold Coast … [Read more...]

Discount Miami Duck Tours

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Looking for a unique and authentic way to explore sunny South Beach? Take the whole family on a Miami Land and Sea Pirate Adventure Duck Tour! These Miami Duck Tours feature all the best architectural, cultural, and natural landmarks of the area, and also include special extras like TV and movie sets! Of course, the best part is the tour boat itself. You’ve probably heard of Duck Tours before, but Pirate Duck Tours are a whole new fun thing. They can drive on land and sail the seas much faster than conventional Duck Boats, all with the added benefit of being narrated by pirates and mermaids! These expert tour guides will regale you with stories and important facts about all the sites on the tour and can tell you more practically anything in Miami. It’s definitely a top Miami attraction with first-time visitors to South Beach. Drive by beaches, palm trees, and tropical waters … [Read more...]

Lion Country Safari: Adults Welcome!

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Who said Lion Country Safari was only fun for kids? It’s easy to make that assumption for anything that is zoo-related, but after going to the park for the first time with an SUV full of 30 year olds and Go Miami Cards, we were all pleasantly surprised! While entering the park, we were handed a CD that offered a recorded narration while viewing all the animals. At first we thought we would not need the tour and almost opted for the self- guided version of the Lion Country Safari experience, but after realizing we did not know which exotic animals were walking toward our vehicle in the very first exhibit, we quickly decided to turn on the audio tour. With over 1,000 animals in the park, we referenced the audio tour quite a bit! Throughout the 5 miles of paved roadway, we witnessed giraffes, rhinoceroses and zebras roaming freely, even crossing the road in front of our car, which made … [Read more...]

Visit the Miami Seaquarium

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What do you think of when you picture Miami? Sunny days, tropical waters, sandy beaches…and an amazing variety of sealife! The Miami Seaquarium is the place to be if you’re looking for aquatic excitement and adventure. From Flipper the world-famous bottlenose dolphin and Lolita the iconic killer whale, to vibrant tropical birds and rescued sea turtles, all the denizens of the Miami Seaquarium have a special story to tell. The Miami Seaquarium is among the country’s foremost aquatic parks dedicated to animal rescue and rehabilitation. Since its founding in 1955, the Seaquarium has been at the forefront of animal rescue efforts in the Atlantic. Their conservation staff members are especially known for their work with manatees and sea turtles, and have dedicated decades to their work with these and other injured or endangered creatures. Many of the animals featured in their … [Read more...]

Miami Labor Day Weekend 2014

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While none of us are really looking forward to the end of summer, the fun and excitement of Labor Day Weekend can go a long way towards compensating for the return to school and work. From barbecues and picnics to mini vacations, there are plenty of options for how to spend that last, glorious weekend of summer. If you’re going to be in South Beach this Labor Day Weekend, here are a few local events and Miami attractions to check out. South Beach Bike Week August 29 – September 1 For the motorcycle fans out there, the second annual happening of this fun event is filled with everything a bike lover could want. There will be bike shows featuring all the coolest new models, contests for the best biker tattoo, plus a series of concerts, a vendor floor, and many other activities – all held in the Biker Village (between 8th and 10th on Ocean Drive). This is held right in the Art … [Read more...]

Cheap Miami Attraction Tickets

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If you’re vacationing in Miami this summer, you can expect the weather to be HOT! The best idea for a summer vacation to Florida is to balance your itinerary with some outdoor activities (preferable in or near the water) and some indoor activities to escape the sun. Luckily, Miami has an abundance of both, so you’ll never be short on things to do. To keep the cost of your vacation down, you’ll benefit from using Go Select Miami attractions discount ticket at some of the top sites. Here’s a sample itinerary to get some ideas for places to visit with your discount tickets. Start the morning on the water with the wind in your hair by way of the Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise. From your vantage point aboard the luxury boat, you’ll have a fine first introduction to Miami. The 80-minute tour offers stunning views of the Bay, the Venetian Islands, and the city skyline. … [Read more...]

Top Miami 4th of July 2014 Attractions

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While there’s no shortage of things to do in Miami during Fourth of July weekend, visitors may be wondering what fun activities will be most suitable for the whole family. Yes, the nightlife will be at the top of it’s game, but there are also a number of daytime Fourth of July activities that will delight both kids and adults. For an educational yet undeniably festive daytime activity, head to the Miami Children’s Museum for their annual Fourth of July Celebration. This home-style backyard event is complete with summer staples like watermelon and lawn games, but it also includes unique opportunities like the chance to sign the Declaration of Independence like the Founding Fathers. Plus, the Miami Children’s Museum always has a fun new exhibit to showcasr—This summer marks the introduction of the TINKERTOY Build Your Imagination interactive exhibit. If you’re up for an … [Read more...]

Miami Summer Discounts

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The Go Miami Card Attractions Pass will get you into some of the top places in SouthBeach and beyond, but there are certainly other ways to have a fun and affordable time in Miami. There are lots of available Miami summer discounts that you may want to take advantage of in 2014. Coming up on Thursday, July 19, Sonic will be offering up half-price shakes in honor of the summer solstice. If it’s hot enough, start off the day with a fresh banana shake, have a peanut butter & jelly shake for lunch and enjoy a new chocolate-covered jalapeño shake for dinner. You can also get 50 percent off Sonic shakes after 8 p.m. every day. On the third Friday of every month this summer, Big Night in Little Haiti takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free event offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy music, art and food while spending a night celebrating the culture of Haiti. Parking at Big … [Read more...]