Top Tours of Miami and South Beach
Miami is an international city at Florida's southeastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Miami has so many different facets to its diverse neighborhoods that it's hard to believe it all fits in one place. By day you can admire incredible photorealistic murals in Wynwood, then spend the evening immersed in Afro Cuban jazz in Little Havana, followed perhaps by rooftop drinks atop the city's latest skyscraper. Crossing town you can't help feeling like you've passed into another city. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighborhood is famed for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs. This is best followed by late-afternoon strolls along the sands, when the golden light is mesmerizing. With all of these fabulous attributes, Miami is a great place to experience, and there are several options for exciting activities and tours in or near the city.
Soak up the magic of Miami at twilight on a 60-minute sunset air tour! Aboard a small plane, glide through Biscayne Bay and glimpse the vibrant night life in downtown Miami. Enjoy colorful stories from your experienced pilot as the setting sun lights up South Beach, Ocean Drive and Star Island. Your nighttime aerial adventure takes off from North Perry Airport, south of Miami. Meet your experienced pilot and board the airplane for the 60-minute tour. You'll depart 30 minutes before sunset, just in time catch the scene in downtown Miami transitioning from day to night. You'll witness unforgettable views of the painted sky, shifting from orange to red as the sun dips below the horizon. Get great photos of South Beach and Key Biscayne, and see the dazzle of downtown Miami at dusk, where illuminated high-rises juxtapose white-sand beaches. Your tour concludes back at the departure point after sunset.
One of the best parties in town is in motion on Miami's waterfront - a 90-minute dance cruise on Biscayne Bay. Board the all-ages party boat in downtown Miami at Bayside Marketplace and cruise to the tip of Miami Beach through the Port of Miami and back. The resident-professional DJ spins all the latest dance club hits and songs from a variety of genres to satisfy everyone's musical preferences. Dance the night away on the open-air upper deck dance floor, complete with awnings in case of rain, or head to the air-conditioned cabin below to relax and socialize with other guests. A full-cash bar on board the boat serves beer, wine, premium beverages, soft drinks, chips, snacks and popcorn. Dinner is not available on this dance cruise. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise's departure time and enjoy this unique way to spend a warm, tropical evening in Miami.
Build a customized Florida vacation with the Go Miami Card, a multi-attraction pass with admission to 31 Miami-area attractions for one low price. Just purchase a pass for the number of days desired to do some sightseeing - 1-, 2-, 3- or 5-day passes. Go Miami Card provides admission to any of the included attractions for the number of days purchased. Just present the pass at included attractions for admission. Pay nothing at the gate. The first visit activates the card, then use it over a two-week period. There are two ways to receive the pass. Access it instantly on any mobile device and via email, then just print the pass or display it right on the mobile device. This method includes a digital guidebook. Or have the physical card sent via regular mail, which also include a full-color guidebook. From among the 31 attractions, the Miami Seaquarium offers 38 acres of tropical paradise, with a wide variety of shows and exhibits featuring dolphins, killer whales and more. On a Key West Day Trip, take a Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour and visit more than 100 points of interest among Key West's top attractions - like the Little White House, Southernmost Point, Key West Aquarium and Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum, to name just a few. Or experience an airboat ride (and discover and abundance of wildlife) along the grassy waters of the beautiful Florida Everglades. That's only a small sampling. Each pass is good for two weeks from first time of use. Access it on a mobile device or print and go. It's that simple way to experience some of Miami's best attractions.
Your foodie adventure begins in front of Manolo Restaurant in South Beach. Choose an afternoon or evening and meet your guide for a tour of the area's culinary hotspots favored by locals. Set off through the colorful, iconic Miami Beach neighborhood, bedecked in Art Deco accents and architecture. En route to your first stop, hear about some of the most beloved properties and the city's efforts to preserve the colors and motifs that have become emblematic of South Beach. Your 2.5?hour excursion includes five to seven hearty food tastings - and a fair amount of walking to burn it off. You'll enjoy an array of staple dishes that create the foundation for South Beach cuisine such as empanadas stuffed with beef and potato, fresh seafood ceviche, and a sumptuous gelato. As you sample myriad flavors from Columbia, Cuba, Argentina, Peru, and beyond, you'll quickly understand how South Beach earned its acclaim as a vibrant food locale. Between stops, your guide will pass highly acclaimed restaurants and talented kitchens. Get insider tips on which eateries to visit and which to avoid - and if you have other questions, just ask. Your evening tour ends just in time to grab a nightcap or enjoy the famous Miami Beach nightlife.
There is plenty of terrain to cover in the Miami neighborhood of South Beach. Rather than be confined to the parameters of a tour group, explore at any pace or direction desired with a 1- or 2-hour Segway rental starting in Miami Beach. After some basic instruction, if needed, it's time to hit the open road. Cruise down bustling Ocean Drive, the major thoroughfare in South Beach. Glide by the Villa Casa Casuarina, aka the Versace Mansion, the famous Art Deco District and the Lincoln Road Mall, all the way to the edge of beautiful Biscayne Bay. Along the way, enjoy stops for photo opps of the Miami skyline and other landmark locations in this popular part of Miami. If there's time, glide along the Miami Riverwalk, extending along the north side of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay through Bayfront Park. This is where the Atlantic Ocean, Miami River and Biscayne Bay all merge together into one beautiful body of crystal clear water. See the luxurious high-rise condos, the multi-million dollar yachts and the mammoth cruise ships. This Miami Segway adventure concludes back at its starting point in Miami Beach.
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