The sun, sand and scenery of South Florida make it a popular year-round vacation destination. Whether you enjoy soaking up the sun and lounging on the beach, shopping till you drop, dancing the night away or taking in the thrills and adventure of Florida’s natural attractions, the Sunshine State has got you covered. Just make sure you’ve got yourself covered. Those Florida UV rays are strong. Here are some of our favorite South Florida vacation ideas for summer and all year long.
South Florida Vacation Ideas for the Whole Family
Discover South Beach
In addition to the soft sand and warm waves of South Beach, there are a variety of land-based activities to fill up your day. Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive and Espanola Way are just a few of the high-end shopping districts in South Beach. Stroll past art deco buildings while perusing designer boutiques featuring names like Armani, Versace, Kenneth Cole and Tommy Hilfiger. Art galleries in the trendy Wynwood Design District, gourmet dining and glamorous nightlife should also be at the top of any Miami to-do list.
Explore Everglades National Park
Embrace your adventurous side by embarking on an airboat tour of Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. Nothing compares to the thrill of skimming across the surface at top speeds while keeping an eye out for native Florida wildlife. Leatherback turtles, manatees, the infamous gator and Florida panthers make their homes among the mangroves, sawgrass prairies and pine flatwoods of the Florida Everglades.
Enjoy All Types of Sporting Events
South Florida has plenty of spectator events to please the sports fans. Take in a Miami Dolphins game at Sun Life Stadium or head to American Airlines Arena, home court of the NBA’s Miami Heat. Homestead-Miami Speedway offers the fast lane action of NASCAR while Marlins Park is home base to Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins.
Dive into Water sports
Get out on the water for everything from swimming, snorkeling and diving to fishing, sightseeing and dining by boat. Don’t have a boat? No problem. Renting a boat or chartering a yacht for the day is easier than ever. Check out the mansions and luxury yacht traffic around Miam
i and Key Biscayne, take a sunset cruise or spend the day snorkeling, diving and exploring secluded coves. Reel in trophy-size sailfish, tuna and marlin on a sport fishing charter. The reefs and waters surrounding South Florida and the Florida Keys
are packed with fish and other marine life to make an unforgettable experience for the whole family.