Taking a Florida vacation is a great way to kick back and forget the stressors and responsibilities back home. Miami has miles of beautiful turquoise and sand beaches just beckoning you to enjoy your stay. So, while you in Miami, if you’re there for the gorgeous water, here are five ways you can make the most of your time on the beach.
1. Miami Beach Boardwalk
When you get to Miami, take a nice long walk along the 4-mile long Miami Beach Boardwalk. This historic walk offers gorgeous views of beautiful beaches and inviting shopping. You’ll also get a taste of the local flavor as entertainers and street vendors are dotted along your path. The boardwalk is accessible 24 hours a day, so you can walk it in the early morning, afternoon, and evening to get the best views of the atmospheric changes that take place over the Atlantic Ocean.
2. Water Sports
Miami Beach offers a slew of exciting water sports. Whether you like to water ski or parasail, you’ll find it in Miami. Other fun sports include flyboarding, tubing, and windsurfing. If you’ve never done any of these don’t worry. The experts help people like you become one with the wind every day.
If you’ve ever wondered about parasailing, people who have done it describe it as a beautiful adventure you’ll remember the rest of your life. Surprisingly, it’s not scary because it offers a smooth flight and you’ll be wishing it could last forever.
While you’re in Miami, you’ve got to see what it offers in the way of shopping. Miami offers world-class shopping, and best of all, it’s right on the beach. There are so many shopping districts you won’t be able to visit them all unless you plan to stay.
If you’re looking for artsy gifts, the Wynwood district is where you’ll want to start. If you like to wrap yourself in luxurious threads, be sure to visit the Design District. Other famous districts include Coconut Grover, Coral Gables, and South Beach. Each district offers something unique to add to your shopping adventure.
4. Dining on the Waterfront
There are dozens of luxury Miami Beach waterfront restaurants where you can enjoy your meal as the ocean breeze cools your face and plays with your hair. Dining at dusk offers an especially spectacular view, as the lights from the restaurants offer a soothing ambiance while the horizon line is splashing with colors of maroon, peach, and purple. And of course, you’re on the ocean, so the food is going to be fresh and fabulous, too.
5. Shore Fishing
Fishing is a popular sport and past-time in Miami. Best of all, you don’t need a boat to go fishing on one of Miami’s many beautiful beaches. Try shore fishing. All you need is your rod and reel and a tackle box. All public beaches in Miami allow shore fishing, but Haulover Park Beach is a popular spot for fishermen as it’s undeveloped and offers access to deeper water.
Everything you need to have a great time can be rented from one of the many marinas located along the beach line. Fishermen commonly catch redfish, cobra, king mackerel, spotted sea trout, and flounder, just to name a few. Be sure to get some tips from some of the experts in the area, and take lots of pictures for evidence when you share your fish stories.
Miami Beach is a beautiful getaway at any time of year. There is so much to do and see you’ll be planning a trip back as soon as you depart. Whether you enjoy sports or shopping, Miami has something to offer everyone in your party.