There are so many Miami attractions to keep you busy during spring break – and more than just sun and sand. Here’s a look at some top attractions in the area to get you moving, exploring, and maybe even learning something new about Miami:
Jump Into the Water
Let’s face it – no Miami vacation is complete without a trip to South Beach and an exploration of Florida’s warm waters. Sea Experience’s Miami Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkeling places you right in the middle of it all with a trip to one of Florida’s natural coral reefs. Snorkelers can dive right in and explore the tropical fish and marine life native to the reef, while those that prefer to stay dry can still enjoy the view from inside the glass bottom boat.
The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi is another option for adventurers who love the water. Hop on the taxi in nearby Ft. Lauderdale and hop off at any of the area’s beaches, shopping centers, or other attractions pointed out by your guide. Ft. Lauderdale is easily navigable by water due to its world famous waterways, which have earned it the nickname “The Venice of America”. Make sure to pack your camera and plenty of sunscreen for the all day tour.
See the Sights
You don’t need a rental car to get around the city of Miami. Pick up a bike with the Bike and Roll: Bike Rental and get cycling. Rentals are available for half day and come with a map, helmet, and bike lock.
You can also opt for a bus tour of Miami with the Hop on Hop off 24 hour pass from Big Bus. This open-top double-decker will introduce you to the best sights of Miami, from South Beach to Coconut Grove to Little Havana, without requiring you to get out of your seat. You’ll have the option to hop off the bus for some shopping, eating, or exploring and rejoin the tour at any of the many pick-up locations.
Many Miami attractions have to do with the area’s eclectic wildlife. Zoo Miami is consistently rated as one of Miami’s top attractions, and is home to over 2,000 animals. You’ll see everything from Bengal Tigers to the largest Asian aviary in the western hemisphere sprawled across 300 acres of land. To see it all, we recommend renting one of the park’s family bikes to get around quickly with family and friends.
Check out the Miami Seaquarium if you’re interested in meeting Florida’s vast sea life, including manatees and dolphins native to the area. You’ll also see sharks, sea lions, and even killer whales in this 38-acre attraction.
But perhaps most recognizable of all Flordia’s wildlife is the alligator. Miami-Dade county contains a significant amount of swampland, which means there’s no shortage of alligators for you to see. The Everglades Alligator Farm and Airboat Ride will get you up close and personal to more than 2,000 Florida alligators as well as native crocs and snakes. The ride is a can’t-miss Florida attraction for all ages – just make sure to not lean too far out of the boat.