- By Kevin
- On Apr 20, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
I'd recommend the classic Miami travel line and Miami tours which guide you to 3 classic attractions in the city. The Miami tour allow visitors to see otherwise inaccessible parts of this impressive national park, Zoos and Aquariums, fast cars and high speed boats. The large, flat-bottom boats are propelled by a giant fan that sits in the back, and offer a Floridian experience unlike any other!
Zoos and Aquariums
A wild day at Zoo Miami makes any late night at South Beach look pretty tame. The plains of Africa, jungles of the Amazon, rainforests of Asia, and the vastness of the Outback are all just thirty minutes south of Downtown Miami. Interact with over 2,000 lively animals in a series of remarkably intimate, open-air exhibits. But the thrills don’t end there – you can also feed giraffes, rent kayaks, ride a camel, and get a birds-eye view of your surroundings from the air-conditioned monorail. Adults pay $16 for park entry, kids under 13 pay $12, and children under two are free.
Nothing beats the South Florida heat like a front seat in the “splash zone” at Miami Seaquarium. Located on pristine Key Biscayne, Miami Seaquarium is the oldest oceanarium in the United States. Take a walk down memory lane as a talented troupe of dolphins splash around on the original TV set of “Flipper.” You can even put on a wetsuit and swim alongside them in the Dolphin Experience. Want to go even deeper? Snap on a state-of-the-art dive helmet and traverse a 300,000-gallon tropical reef. But look out for those charming sea lions; they’re known for planting sloppy, wet kisses on the unsuspecting cheek. Tickets for these kid-friendly adventures are priced a la carte, and range from $30 to $200.
Fast Cars and High Speed Boats
If the smell of burning rubber revs your engine, then make a pit stop at the historic Homestead-Miami Speedway. Since its inaugural NASCAR race in ‘95, this track has been churning out household champions like Jeff Daniels, Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle with the screams of 65,000 fans cheering them on. Millions of dollars in renovations optimized the speedway for hosting three premiere NASCAR races each year– the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.
Hop into a high-powered airboat for an educational thrill ride through the Florida Everglades. A 60-minute drive from Downtown drops you in the heart of America’s third largest national park, Everglades National Park Professional guides navigate a maze of sawgrass marshes, dodging gators, egrets, and other wetland wildlife along the way. Rated “Florida’s Best” by the Miami Herald, Coopertown Airboat Rides /attraction/coopertown-airboat-rides-and-restaurant/100859 offers flexible tour options, starting at $22 for adults. Or for less than $20, take in the sights on land at the Everglades Alligator Farm and witness unbelievable live feedings. But no trip to the everglades would be complete without sampling Native American cuisine and learning the art of tribal craft making at the Miccosukee Indian Village. Top it all off with an unforgettable photo op at sunset.