Miami Vacation Tips

south beach

Spring has officially sprung, and before you know it you’re bound to become “afflicted” with the travel bug—if you haven’t already! Fortunately, this is one fever you’ll be glad you caught. This year, perhaps the bug will take you to Miami, Florida. Miami is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations and is home to picture-perfect beaches like the ones you see on postcards. However, if you’re not the type to lie in the sand all day, or if you really want to see what Miami culture is all about, you won’t stop with the beaches. You’ll discover a myriad of diverse Miami attractions, spanning the realms of art, history, outdoor recreation, and scientific discovery. To make the most of your Miami vacation, follow these simple tips! Know Your Neighborhoods Like most big metropolises, Miami’s neighborhoods are as diverse as their residents. The first thing you … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Miami 2014

green beer

While the Irish-American demographic isn’t ample in Miami, the city with the most residents born out side of the country it resides in can relate to the plight of Irish immigrants. More importantly, the people of Miami know how to party, and although the parades took place last weekend, the center of Southern Florida boasts an abundance of St. Patrick’s Day events. Before you throw on your requisite green t-shirt and totally Americanized St. Patty’s Day garb, check out the top Miami attractions and events this weekend. John Martin's St. Patrick's Day with the Irish You can celebrate with the Irish all weekend long at John Martin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, located in Coral Gables. On Sunday, March 16th or Monday, March 17th treat yourself to an authentic and delicious Irish meal from John Martin’s special St. Patrick’s Day themed menu, featuring beer-battered fish and … [Read more...]

School Vacation Travel Tips

souther california

School vacations present a wonderful opportunity for kids to let loose, adults to cash in on some much needed relaxation, and for the whole family to get the bonding time that’s so hard to squeeze in this time of year. Plus, after a long winter, we can all use a getaway, whether its to the sandy beaches of Oahu or to the Big Apple to visit the New York attractions you know and love. This year, plan a family vacation that’s fun, affordable, and hassle-free for everyone. While this may seem like a challenge, you’d be surprised how fun the process can be when you stick to some pretty easy guidelines and use convenient attraction passes. Try implementing these travel tips on your next vacation for smooth sailing all the way through. Know your budget. It’s important to remember not to fantasize you have more in your vacation savings than you do or to underestimate your … [Read more...]

Miami Attractions List

miami beach

Even in one of the hottest spring break destinations in the country, you don't have to break the bank to have a good time. Just keep your Miami attractions pass in hand to get discounted admission rates at all the top Miami attractions. Whether you're planning a low-key family getaway or a spring break blowout, you're covered with the Go Miami Card. What makes Miami such a popular destination? Unlimited sunshine, a beachy vibe, and these 35 top attractions!   Miami Top Attractions Miami Bus Tour Miami Seaquarium Island Queen Cruise Miami South Beach Duck Tour Jungle Island Key West Day Trip Zoo Miami Gator Park Airboat Tour Miami Water Taxi Coral Castle Lion Country Safari Everglades Alligator Farm Airboat Ride Sea Experience Snorkeling World Erotic Art Museum  Miami Museum of Science Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Sawgrass Everglades Eco Tour Kennedy Space … [Read more...]

Seals at the Miami Seaquarium

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 11.12.27 AM

With so much hype surrounding dolphins and whales, seals deserve some recognition too! These adorable seafarers are capable of migrating vast distances throughout the year, and have the extraordinary ability to spend up to 72 minutes underwater with one breath! At the Miami Seaquarium, you can interact with these amazing, loveable creatures up-close! At the Seal and Sea Lion Pool, you’ll witness these animals in action, frolicking about in the South Florida sun. You can observe their behaviors during feeding and play times, and witness an informative presentation about the variety of Seal and Sea Lion specimens at the Miami Seaquarium. After meeting the Seal and Sea Lions in their designated exhibit, head over to the Golden Dome to witness these animals performing jovial feats! At the Salty’s Reef Range show, you can enjoy the hilarious adventures of Salty the Sea Lion and … [Read more...]

Spring Break in Miami

Miami Spring Break

Spring break in Miami is so popular that it’s almost a cliché. Of course, there’s a reason Miami is such a popular spring break destination, and it doesn’t look like the tourism boom is slowing down anytime soon. The palm trees, beautiful beaches, bustling night life, and popular attractions keep the crowds coming back. Although it’s hard to imagine that it’s almost spring, spring break is coming in March, just a few weeks away. You'll have to start making plans soon if you want to get the best deals. In the deals department, we can help you out with discounted Miami attractions, which is perfect for those of you taking a family vacation for spring break or for those who just want to experience some of the world-class entertainment Miami offers outside of the beach and the club. For instance, a scenic cruise along the beautiful Biscayne Bay is an activity visitors of all … [Read more...]

Florida Manatee Attractions

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 10.59.34 PM

If you like Manatees, you need to get to Florida! For example, the Miami Seaquarium prides itself on not just exposing its visitors to the wonders of the array of Manatees, but also in rehabilitating and contributing to species conservation efforts. Nicknamed the “Sea Cow” for their gentle and docile disposition, manatees are federally endangered animals on the cusp of extinction. Although federal and Florida law prohibit injury or harm to manatees, ship strikes, toxic marine algae, and habitat destruction are often the cause of their ever-increasing vulnerability. Manatees are non-aggressive animals that are predominantly occupied with 6-8 hours of daily feeding, and 2-12 hours of rest each day. They are curious animals who like to travel, investigate, and interact. Manatees play a critical role in controlling vegetation that can obstruct Florida waterways, and also in … [Read more...]

Top Miami Winter Attractions

island queen miami

Over the past week, as the nation has suffered the effects of a bitter polar vortex, there’s one place in the country that managed to escape the frigid temperatures: Florida. Right now, the sunny days, warm evenings, and swaying palms have never looked so inviting! Wouldn’t you rather be sunbathing on South Beach or bustling about the Miami attractions that lure so many visitors? Take some time this winter to see what Florida’s culture and entertainment mecca has to offer! Water & Wildlife When it comes to leisurely sails and cruises, Miami has options! Hop on board the Island Queen for a luxury cruise on Biscayne Bay, where you’ll get the best sightseeing, including the downtown Miami skyline, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and Millionaire’s Row. If you’re more interested in what’s under the sea than what you can see on land, the Glass Bottom Boat Cruise is for you. … [Read more...]

Miami New Years Eve

Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 11.23.19 AM

Ring in the New Year in one of the most hip, vibrant cities in the US! Miami packs the heat with dozens of appealing New Years Eve festivities to welcome 2014. Fill your day with exhilarating attractions, and cap of 2013 with a vivacious celebration – achievable on any budget! For the Day: Spend the day discovering Miami. With the Go Miami Card, you can visit any of the 35 included attractions at one low price. Fill your day with a visit to the Miami Seaquarium, take a spectacular tour of “Millionaire’s Row’ and Miami’s most notable landmarks on the Island Queen Cruise, get wild with the world’s rarest and most incredible animals at Zoo Miami, and so much more! Jungle Island is hosting a special ‘Winter Wonder Island’ holiday-themed set of events for the entire family to enjoy. Spanning from November 29th to January 5th, head on over to experience the … [Read more...]

Halloween in Miami

miami

Even thought it won’t really be cooling down like a lot of other places this autumn, Miami is still a great place to be this fall season. The leaves won’t be falling off the trees and there probably won’t be a need for hot apple cider, but that doesn’t mean that Miami doesn’t know how to celebrate the Halloween season. There are plenty of great Miami Attractions to visit and you and your family are sure to have an abundance of places to stop and grab some tasty treats while trick-or-treating on October 31. A Miami Attraction that you are going to want to visit in the days leading up to Halloween or on the holiday itself is Zoo Miami. In addition to being chock-full of furry animals and scaly reptiles, Zoo Miami is also stuffed to the gills with Halloween goodness. These are a few of the events that are going on at the Zoo this October. Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House is … [Read more...]