Are you planning to go to Miami for a quick getaway, an extended vacation, or even longer? If so, seniors are in luck. Miami is an incredible place for a relaxing and rejuvenating visit with activities for everyone. Whether you would like to stay active or rest, you will have many options to choose from when planning your day. You are probably planning to go to the beach during your stay, but you will have to be sure to head to these other interesting locations as well for a truly local experience!
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5 Awesome Activities for Seniors in Miami
1. Try Ballroom Dancing
Dancing is alive in Miami with the fusion of Latin and Caribbean cultures. Learn a slow tango or energetic salsa at any one of Miami's several dance schools. This local guide to ballroom dancing studios is a helpful place to start: all of them are open to students of all ages, and are a really fun way to dive into the local dance scene while learning something new - and romantic!
2. Go on a Fishing Tour
Deep sea fishing is very accessible from Miami, and there are many tour operators that will take you to the best places to catch fish in the area. Deep Sea Fishing Miami and Reel Adventure Charters are just two of the many providers. You’re likely to catch Swordfish, Marlins, Snappers and Kingfish, and see sharks and dolphins along the way. For added inspiration, try going at sunrise when the water is quiet and calm!
3. Visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Escape the heat of the day by visiting a beautiful and historic villa. Set on the waterfront near downtown Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens feels a world away. Stroll through the gardens and take in the sumptuous interiors of the mansion, complete with ocean views. You will feel like you have entered a completely different world! Before you visit, make sure to check the calendar of events to see if you can participate in one of the Museum’s interesting programs, such as cooking classes and moonlight garden tours!
4. Check out the Miami Zoo
If you’re not usually a big fan of the zoo, Miami's might change your mind. The Miami Zoo is a highly interesting place to visit with an abundance of diverse plants, animals, and birds. Take a tour of Asia and Africa and see giraffes, lions, elephants, and other exotic animals of the world. To get an idea of what you’re going to see, the map of the zoo will give you an excellent idea.
5. Go on an Art Deco Walking Tour
The Miami Design Preservation League offers ninety-minute walking tours of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. On the tour, you will learn about Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Miami Modern designs. Places you visit will include restaurants, houses, and hotels. This is a really interesting and informative way to learn more about the city. Tours depart daily at 10:30 AM.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to Miami and that these activities allow you to learn more about different cultural aspects of the city. And of course, we hope that you enjoy your much-deserved beach time as well!
This article was written by Cathy Trainor.