WHAT TO DO WHEN VISITING MIAMI
Blog post by Guest Writer Lauren Feldkamp
Miami International Airport is the major airport serving the Miami metropolitan area. This airport offers a wide variety of options for your transportation needs.
One of the best options is to look into the Airport Parking reservations available. By making a reservation, you are able to quickly park your car and head to your flight without having the hassle of waiting in line.
These options are available both for short term and long-term parking. Miami Airport Parking reservations make traveling as simple as possible by providing you with a safe and secure place to keep your vehicle.
In many cases, there is also a shuttle available to quickly transport you right to your terminal!
Miami itself offers a plethora of activities and places to visit suitable for every age group. There is literally something for everyone in this city.
Whether you are looking for family friendly activities, wishing to spend time a museum or other educational setting or are planning to let loose with friends in the nightclubs and bars, you will find no shortage of places to visit.
Below is a listing of some of the most popular places to see in the Miami.
1. Visit Miami Seaquarium
An awesome experience for children and adults alike, the Miami Seaquarium is by far the best aquarium in all of South Florida, boasting exhibits showcasing everything from manatees to sea lions and everything in between!
Visit the conservation corner to learn how the aquarium is playing an instrumental role in preserving the marine life native to Miami Beach, or for a true treat, make a reservation at the Dolphin Hotel, where you will get the chance to swim alongside these magnificent creatures!
âYou will also have the opportunity to participate in a seal encounter, where you can actually get in the water and experience everything from handshakes to other tricks, or elect for the penguin encounter, where you can touch and interact with a penguin on a one-on-one basis!
2. Visit Fun Dimension
If your looking for a spot to keep the kids happily occupied for a day, head to fun dimension which is so much more than an arcade!
Not only does this former warehouse have plethora of video games, they can also participate in everything from laser tag to taking in a spectacular 7-D movie!
Traveling with smaller children? There is an absolutely mind-blowing playground here complete with bridges and a giant ball pit that is specifically geared towards toddlers and kids under seven years old.
3. Visit the Venetian Pool
It is no secret that Miami gets very warm, particularly in the summer months. What better way to beat the heat than to escape to one of the most beautiful public pools in the entire country?
While not the ideal choice for parents with infants (children under the age of three are not permitted), the coral rock boarder and lush vegetation are just the beginning of the beautiful scene.
You can frolic in waterfalls, relax in grottos and take in the Italian architecture all while being treated to a spectacular view of the city skyline!
âThe perfect place to spend the afternoon relaxing, there are many places to grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage as well as numerous public showers and clean restrooms.
4. Visit Calle Ocho
As mentioned before, Miami is very strongly influenced by Cuban culture. No trip to the city is complete without visiting Calle Ocho, the hub of activity in Miamiâs famous Little Havana.
Boasting everything from authentic cigar shops to stands selling some of the freshest produce available, you can visit Maximo Gomez Park to watch a game of dominos, or visit the Cuban Memorial Boulevard, which acts as a memorial to Cuban soldiers who perished in the Cuban War of Independence.
No trip to Calle Ocho is complete without sampling some authentic Cuban food, so a stop for lunch at El Cristo Restaurant is an absolute must!
Here, you can sample the best of what the city has to offer, including fried yuca, tamal, and the classic Cuban sandwich!