Our next stop off the beaten path is Miami. Now you may be thinking, “How unusual can things get in a normal city like Miami?” Well despite popular belief, Miami, Florida can be a great destination that for those seeking activities that are just a little off the beaten path.
Learn the art of trapeze flying. The Flying Trapeze School is located at Bayfront Park, 301 North Biscayne Blvd in Miami. There are three class options. Try n’ Fly allows you a turn on the trapeze without purchasing a full class.
Then there is the actual class which is open to all ages and skill sets. Hold Your Set is an advanced class which is an invitation only class. It is for dedicated fliers who have attended many classes and show an excitement and dedication to trapeze flying. Visit the website for class schedules and pricing.
While staying in Miami, wash your laundry at a bar! Get your clothes washed while you knock a few back. Part-laundromat, part-bar, The Laundry Bar is open 7 days a week at 7am each day. Drinks are served beginning at noon. The Laundry Bar is located at 721 North Lincoln Lane, just of Lincoln Road.
Visit the Coral Castle Museum located at 28655 South Dixie Highway in Miami, which has a very wacky back-story. A man named Edwards Leedskilnin’s fiancé left him the day before the wedding. After that, he left Latvia and moved to Miami.
After arriving in Miami, he spent 28 years (from 1923 to 1951) hand constructing and carving over 1,100 tons of rock to create his beloved Coral Castle.
Visit the Everglades, 1.2 million acres of grasslands that you tour via airboat. The airboat ride is 30 minutes and you will receive a full narration from your captain. You will also have the opportunity to take a wilderness walk filled with crocodile exhibits.
Go to Jungle Island and take a VIP Safari Tour. The tour is 90 minutes and you will have a behind the scenes look at the animals and their trainers. You will see red kangaroos, lemurs, South African penguins, and much more.
The Coral Gables Venetian Pool is definitely a treasure. Built in 1921, it is in the middle of a Coral Gables residential neighborhood. It is the only swimming pool that is included in the National Register of Historic Places. It is surrounded by vine covered loggias, shady porticos, a Spanish fountain, and a three-story observation deck.
It is fed by an underground artesian well and during the summer months it is drained and refilled nightly.
Take a Duck Tour. The Watson Willy is the very first Miami duck tour vesicle (part vehicle, part vessel). The tour begins from Watson Island behind Jungle Island and cruises around Biscayne Bay. It is definitely a strange and corny way to tour Biscayne Bay, but something worth experiencing.
Take a Miami Art Deco Segway Tour. The tour takes you on an adventure through Miami’s Art Deco District and through South Beach on a guided Segway. You will see attractions such as: the Bass Museum of Art, the Holocaust Memorial, the Versace mansion, and Lincoln Road. Before the tour, there is a 30 minute orientation to get you acquainted with the Segway.
Go extreme rock climbing at the X-treme Rock Climbing Center with over 12,000 square feet of top rope, lead climbing, textured climbing walls, and a bouldering area. You are bound for an adventure.
Take a day trip and go monster fishing with Captain “Mark the Shark” who will assist you in catching a monster. Captain Mark the Shark is a world record holder in many fishing categories so he is more than able to lend his expertise.