There’s no denying that the weather in Miami can get quite hot, especially in the summer, but that’s no reason to avoid visiting one of the most enjoyable cities in the world. Sure, there are times when the summer heat becomes too intense, but there are ways to get around it. Here are seven things you can do in Miami when you want to beat the heat.
Miami Marlins Baseball
Baseball is the quintessential summer activity, and fortunately, Marlins Park has a retractable roof that the team closes when it gets too hot, keeping you protected from the heat. In addition to watching the team play, the ballpark offers plenty of spectacular sites to check out, including an actual marlin tank, keeping you entertained and cool at the same time.
Located in Coral Gables, the Venetian Pool offers cool, fresh, and chemical free spring water that is guaranteed to cool you down on a hot day. The pool is big enough to handle large crowds, giving guests plenty of room to swim, play games, and just enjoy the cool water that comes from artesian wells. With waterfalls, a grotto, and resplendent plant life, Venetian Pool is one of South Florida’s most visually spectacular sites, as well as a place to beat the heat this summer.
Laserland & Adventure
With the hot sun beaming down on you, the best place to escape is a cold, dark space, which is exactly what you’ll find at Laserland & Adventure in the form of a giant laser-tag arena. No matter how old you are, playing laser-tag for a few hours is a blast, and if a few hours in the arena aren’t enough, there’s also an ice-skating rink that is guaranteed to keep you cool.
Brew Bus Tours
The summer heat can definitely put you in the mood for a cold beer, so why not make an afternoon of it? Brew Bus can take you on a tour to some of the best craft breweries in South Florida. It’s a great way to tour a few breweries in one day without having to worry about driving to each one yourself, and it’s a great way to take your mind off the summer heat.
The zoo may not be the first place you think of to beat the heat, but there is plenty of shade available, so you can always find a place to sit and rest if you get hot and tired. More importantly, Zoo Miami has splash parks and playgrounds where kids can hang around all day to help keep them cool, so at least you won’t have to listen to them complain about how hot it is; that in itself will make the heat feel a whole lot more manageable.
Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream
Ice cream is always a good option on a hot day, and the city of Miami has plenty of great places, but the top place to go is Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream. The place uses liquid nitrogen to turn your ingredients into a delicious frozen treat, complete with a cloud of smoke to create some theatrics, giving you both entertainment and a tasty treat to help you cool down at the same time.
Grapeland Water Park
Water parks are the perfect place for families to go on a hot day, and Miami has a great one in Grapeland Water Park. There are pools, water slides, playgrounds, and even a lazy river, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy regardless of age. Most importantly, it’ll cool you down in a hurry whenever the summer heat becomes too much to handle.