7 Great Places to Eat in Miami Late at Night

Miami Late Night EatingWe all know that Miami is well known for its amazing nightlife, with tons of clubs, bars, and resorts to keep you busy until all hours of the night. Of course, if you’re going to stay up late having a good time, you’re bound to get hungry. Fortunately, Miami is also filled with plenty of great restaurants that stay open late to accommodate all of the city’s partygoers. Here are seven great places to eat in Miami next time you work up a hunger late at night.

La Sandwicherie

For a late-night meal that’s simple yet satisfying, head to La Sandwicherie, which has two locations, one on South Beach and one in the heart of downtown Miami. You won’t find anything too fancy on the menu, just good, hearty sandwiches and salads at fair prices. Both locations are open until at least 5 a.m. every night of the week, and both places guarantee you the chance to get a good meal before the sun comes up.

La Moon

Just south of downtown Miami, you’ll find La Moon, a great Colombian restaurant that offers plenty of dishes that are perfect for filling your stomach late at night. La Moon has several delicious, fried appetizers, but if you’re seeking something more, they have a variety of fish, pasta, chicken, and pork dishes to fill you up. During the week, the restaurant closes at midnight, but on Friday and Saturday nights, La Moon stays open until 6 a.m.

Big Pink

If you want choices, Big Pink is the place to go, as it features over 200 items on its menu. Specialty burgers and wings are two of the things Big Pink does best, but it also serves breakfast all day, so you can get your hands on waffles and pancakes any time you want. It’s also received rave reviews for its large portions, so no matter how hungry you are when you walk in, you’ll leave full and satisfied. Big Pink is located in one of the busiest areas of South Beach, and Thursday through Saturday nights it stays open until 5:30 in the morning.

The Anderson

This place is not located in any of Miami’s hubs known for their nightlife, but if you’re looking for a nightcap and some great food, The Anderson is the place for you. Aside from classy and tasty cocktails, the food offered is high end, including queso, coconut shrimp, a patty melt, a vegetarian burrito, and a Japanese hot dog. If you’re looking for delicious food and one final drink at a place that stays open until 2 a.m. on weekends, you can’t do any better than The Anderson.

Taqueria El Carnal

If you find yourself on the outskirts of downtown Miami and craving tacos, the place to end up is Taqueria El Carnal. It looks like a hole in the wall, but it serves up some of the best tacos in Miami until 3 a.m. most nights and 5 a.m. on the weekends. For truly authentic Mexican food, this is the place to go, and it’s the perfect spot to satisfy a late-night hunger.

Pizza Bar

Pizza is always a great option for late-night eating, and Pizza Bar is the place to go to grab a quick slice or order a whole pie when you’re on South Beach in the early morning hours. Pizza Bar prides itself in having the largest slices in Miami, and that reputation is absolutely true. The pizza is quite tasty as well, and so are the wings, making Pizza Bar a no-brainer if that’s what you’re craving. Thursday through Saturday nights, Pizza bar is open until 5 a.m. and 2 a.m. every other night of the week.

Momi Ramen

Noodles are a notoriously great food for eating late at night, and in Miami Momi Ramen is the place to go. Most who have visited praise Momi Ramen for having the best ramen they’ve ever tasted, and it doesn’t hurt that it comes in substantial quantity as well. Seven days a week, Momi Ramen is open until 3 a.m., so no matter what day of the week you like to stay out late, if you like noodles, plan to end your night here.

Miami’s Best Hotel Spas

Miami SpaIf you didn’t already know, Miami is home to some of the most renown spas in the world. In fact, the city has so many great spas that Miami Spa Month actually covers both July and August, giving you two full months to pamper yourself at some of Miami’s best hotel spas and resorts. With an overwhelming amount of choices on South Beach, here is a look at some of Miami’s very best hotel spas.

Acqualina Resort & Spa

This five-star resort and spa takes relaxation to the next level, offering a slew of amazing options, including a Finnish sauna, Himalayan salt wall, and ice fountain. There are also private rooms available that are perfect for receiving a massage or other types of spa treatment, as well as outdoor facilities, including a pool with a Roman water fall. Guests also have access to yoga classes, personal trainers, and even boot camp instructors if they want to get their body in better shape. Finally, part of what separates Acqualina from ordinary spas is a menu for lunch or dinner with food that complements many of the spa and fitness treatments offered, as there is no detail too small, making this the ideal spa experience.

Lapis

Located at the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Lapis offers a wide variety of massages, facials, salon care, ayurvedic treatment and more. The spa also offers several unique body renewal treatments, including body wraps, body facials, body scrubs, and muscle relief. Lapis also has remedies for busy travelers who need to treat their jet lag or enjoy a deep tissue massage that can help them relax.

Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental spa has some of the most elegant treatment rooms in Miami, with many of them including spectacular views of Biscayne Bay. The treatment options are equally impressive, with many of them inspired by century-old traditions from Europe and Asia. If you want to go all out, there are four distinct spa journeys that offer a variety of treatments at the same time, as well as more targeted treatments based on your desires. There are also several beauty options to make you look your best in addition to making you feel rested and relaxed.

The Standard

Out in Belle Isle is the Standard Hotel, whose spa quite literally sets the standard for hotel spas in Miami. The Standard uses water as the main ingredient in many of its spa treatments, drawing on ancient bathing rituals from all over the world. The spa also offers acupuncture and a unique brand of sound therapy. On top of all that, there is also yoga and fitness classes available, and even group retreats in case you and several of your friends would like to get away and enjoy one of Miami’s best and most unique spa experiences together.

Top Miami Events in August 2016

Miami BeachAugust in Miami can be an overwhelmingly hot and humid time of year, so much so that it just makes you want to sit by the pool all day. But at the same time, August is part of an exciting summer that’s jam-packed with cool concerts and events that will inspire everyone to get up and do something fun. Here is a look at some of the awesome events happening in Miami over the next month.

Miami Spice, August 1 – September 30

Miami Spice is a two-month, city-wide event in which restaurants all over Miami put their best foot forward and showcase some of their signature dishes. Chefs also do their best to put together three-course meals for either lunch or dinner at affordable prices, giving everyone the chance to experience some of the city’s best restaurants. There are hundreds of restaurants in South Florida participating, so take advantage of this amazing opportunity over the next two months and eat as much as possible.

Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, August 11-13

If you’re a fan of dance, or just enjoy learning about other cultures, you have to find time to check out the three-day Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, which is being put on by the IFE-ILE Dance Company, with help from the Miami Salsa Congress. The festival will include workshops where you can learn a variety of dances, including the Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Rumba, and more. You can even learn the art of Bata drumming. If you just want to be entertained, there are plenty of performances to take in, as well as parties where you can relax and enjoy yourself. The festival is August 11 to 13 at the Koubek Center, just south of Little Havana.

Monster Jam, August 13-14

This may not be for everyone, but there’s definitely plenty of people who will enjoy Monster Jam. It’s a particularly cool event if you have kids, as they will no doubt be in awe of the massive size of the vehicles and the show they put on. Between August 13 and 14, there are three performances at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, and ticket prices are as low as $20.

Ricky Martin Concert, August 27

Ricky Martin may not be the pop star he used to be, but he’s still a big deal in the Latino community of Miami, and anytime he performs in South Florida, it’s bound to be a memorable show. This concert is one night only at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and it’s not a concert you’ll want to miss.

Drake Summer Sixteen Tour, August 30-31

There may be no better way to say goodbye to August than with a concert from one of today’s biggest stars. Drake is coming to Miami’s American Airlines Arena for back-to-back nights at the end of August, and with two shows there will be no excuse for missing him. Your best bet is to buy tickets as soon as you can, giving you something to look forward to all month.

7 Things To Do in Miami to Beat the Heat

Miami SummerThere’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.

Venetian Pool

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.

Zoo Miami

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.

Miami’s 5 Can’t-Miss May Events

Miami businessMay has arrived, and spring is in full swing, although in Miami it’s starting to feel a lot more like summer. With the warm weather here, there’s a lot going on in Miami all month long, with so many shows, events, and concerts that there’s bound to be something for everyone. Here are five things happening in Miami in May that you can’t afford to miss.

Brew at the Zoo, May 7

Zoo lovers and beer lovers, unite! This event is perfect for anyone who has an interest in animals or for anyone who enjoys test tasting beer. A general admission ticket to Brew at the Zoo gives you unlimited beer samples, with more than 100 craft beers available. You’ll also have access to some of Miami’s top food vendors, who will also be present. There will also be live music, including a performance from hip-hop band Arrested Development. Finally, for those animal lovers, ticket holders will get a free admission to Zoo Miami any day the following week or the option to take $30 off a zoo membership. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, a price that’s well worth it.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, May 10 – 22

This wonderful musical tells the story of singer-songwriter Carole King, whom you have to thank for writing 118 Billboard Top 100 songs between 1955 and 1999. The show is upbeat, flashy, and includes many of the songs King wrote herself, as well as several other contemporary songs you may recognize. Between May 10 and 22 there will be 16 shows at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. That’s plenty of opportunities to see it, so there’s no excuse for missing it.

Redland International Orchid Show, May 13 – 15

This is the largest orchid show in the country, so if you’re an orchid enthusiast or simply love seeing beautiful flowers, you have to check it out. For everyone else, it’s just a gorgeous setting to spend a day, taking place at Fruit & Spice Park down the road in Homestead. The park itself is a sight to see any day of the week, but on this particular weekend it will be filled with exotic flowers, expert speakers, and a raffle. If that’s not enough to get you out there, the Redland International Orchid Show will also have an international food court filled delicacies from all over the world. Oh, and tickets are only $10.

Miami Symphony Orchestra: Grand Season Finale, May 15

This will be the final show of the season for the Miami Symphony Orchestra, a musical ensemble you have to check out at least once. The show, led by conductor Eduardo Marturet, will feature a performance by famous pianist Lola Astanova, and is sure to include plenty of other memorable moments. The show is one night only; so don’t miss it! It’s at The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.

HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, May 20 – 25

Surely everyone is familiar with Hair, and if you’ve ever had the desire to experience or re-live the days of the 1960s, this is the perfect way to do it. The songs will be both infectious and familiar and are guaranteed to take you back to another time, even if it’s just for a couple hours. There will be several performances to attend between May 20 and 25 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, just a short drive from Miami. Tickets are $45, and the show will be well worth the trip.

4 Wonderful and Romantic Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Miami

perfect honeymoonMiami may not be Paris, or Florence, or even New York, but it’s a romantic city, and there are far worse places for you and your significant other to spend Valentine’s Day this year. With beautiful beaches, elegant restaurants, and plenty of special events and shows, there are a lot of options for couples to spend their special day. Here are four great ideas for couples looking to make Valentine’s Day plans in Miami.

An Evening with Andrea Bocelli

If you and your significant other like music, what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to treat your date to a concert put on by one of the world’s most renowned singers? Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is coming to South Florida on Valentine’s Day for the sixth straight year, and this is becoming a tradition that is not to be missed. Bocelli is performing on both Saturday the 13th and Valentine’s Day night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino up the road in Hollywood, FL, so you can go Sunday night to cap off a romantic Valentine’s Day or go Saturday night as a preamble to your V-Day celebration. Either way, spending an evening with Andrea Bocelli is one of the most romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Broadway Love Songs

Andrea Bocelli isn’t the only musical option on Valentine’s Day; you can also take in a performance from members of Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artists program. These are some of the best young musicians in the world playing a wide range of romantic songs. The concert is being held at Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables, and tickets are free. The best part is that the concert starts at 3 in the afternoon, so you can take in the matinee show and still have plenty of time to go to your favorite restaurant and take a romantic walk on the beach before your Valentine’s Day comes to an end.

Turnberry Isle Resort

Up in Aventura, Turnberry Isle Resort has everything you need for a memorable Valentine’s Day. It starts at the club’s Spa & Fitness Center, which is offering a Couples Fijian Body Butter Massage all weekend long, as well as a Fijian Ritual featuring a milk bath soak and body exfoliation using Fijian sugar scrub. You and your beau can be pampered while also enjoying complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Afterwards, you don’t have to go anywhere, because both the Bourbon Steak and Corsair restaurants at the Turnberry are offering three-course meals that will have your mouth watering, not to mention the romantic setting. You could spend your entire Valentine’s Day at Turnberry Isle Resort and not regret it one bit.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

If all else fails, it’s never a bad idea to spend Valentine’s Day at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the spot that many consider to be the most romantic in Miami. Aside from a house full of spectacular rooms and incredible artwork, the grounds of Vizcaya are full of breathtaking gardens, sculptures, and grottos, not to mention a great view of Biscayne Bay. You and your date could walk around all day and not grow tired of the astonishing scenery at Vizcaya Museums & Gardens, making it the perfect romantic spot to visit on Valentine’s Day.

Miami’s Hottest New Restaurants 2015

It wouldn’t really be a vacation to Miami if you didn’t get to rub shoulders with the city’s culinary elite. From weekend brunch to nighttime nosh, here are the hottest new eateries in The Magic City, as of September 2015

Brunch

  1. Bistro Cassis

If you are a traditionalist who believes brunch should be available well before noon, Bistro Cassis might satisfy your appetite. Available Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this brunch features à la carte French fare as well as unlimited sangria, mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis—all for just $19 per person.
Located at: 118 Buena Vista Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137

 

  1. Centro Taco

For those who are interested in brunch with a little more kick to it, Richard Hales’ new Mexican restaurant is bound to deliver. Among the menu’s offerings are chicken and waffles with tequila-infused syrup, chilled lobster tail and vegan pancakes. Don’t forget to keep the margaritas flowing!
Located at: 125 SE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33131

 

  1. Coya

Peruvian restaurant Coya—also found in London and Dubai—offers a rich brunch menu. Available to you are a selection of ceviches, tiraditos, maki rolls, causas and salads, followed by signature anticuchos and desserts for the table to share. You will pay between $75 and $95, depending on your drink of choice, for a brunch that is served Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.
Located at: 999 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131

 

Lunch

  1. Alter

New to Wynwood is Brad Kilgore’s restaurant Alter. You can expect relatively inexpensive fare and impressive plating techniques. Consider dining on scallop carpaccio, blue crab shumai, glazed brisket or panna cotta. Too many good choices to decide? A five-course tasting menu is available for $42.
Located at: 223 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL 33127

 

  1. Golden Fig

If you’re interested in satisfying your craving for classic American dishes while simultaneously being kind to your body, Golden Fig has many nutrient-rich offerings. It would be hard to go wrong with their grass-fed burger and hand-cut fries, but their pan-seared chicken breast with collard greens would be sure to satisfy. And don’t forget dessert—peach cobbler as well as key lime and s’mores jars are available for $9 each.
Located at: 1250 S.Miami Ave CU #4, Miami Financial District, FL 33130

 

Dinner

  1. Red Ginger

If Asian cuisine is your food of choice, you won’t want to miss Red Ginger. Located in the South of Fifth neighborhood, this joint is just steps away from the beach. It features izakaya fare, sushi, specialty cocktails and a large selection of Japanese whiskey, among other refreshments.  And don’t worry—if you don’t want to leave the comfort of your Luxury Rentals Miami Beach lodging, Red Ginger also offers delivery.
Located at: 736 1st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

  1. The Continental

A sister restaurant of Stephen Starr’s 20-year-old Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar in Philadelphia, this new eatery features a variety of flavors and refreshments, including tiki-inspired eats. You even have choices when it comes to ambiance: eat inside the mid-century modern dining room or step into paradise on the tropical patios (if you do this, be sure to order a Island Thyme Sangria, to complete the effect). Currently the restaurant is open for brunch (Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), dinner and cocktails, and a lunch menu is on the horizon.
Located at: 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

Planning a trip to Miami? Call us now to find out which of our luxury rentals is closest to your new restaurant of choice.

Miami Spice and Luxury Rentals Complement Each Other Perfectly

It’s that time of year again when Miami Spice offers diners a chance to enjoy signature dishes at discount prices. This culinary food expo is an exciting time for all Miami residents and visitors and it began on August 1 and runs through September 30. This is the twelfth year for this event and people still travel for miles to take advantage of this luxury culinary experience. Once you’ve had a taste of what Miami Spice has to offer, you’ll want to make plans every year to return.

For those who have never taking part in this huge event, here is what all the hype is about.

Discounted Prices on Signature Dishes

If you would love to try a three-course meal that features signature dishes from some of the most renowned chefs in Miami but you don’t want to pay regular prices, now is your chance. During these two months, you can enjoy some of the most delicious meals you have ever had the pleasure of tasting at value prices. Over 170 different restaurants located all through Miami will offer lunches for the very low price of $19 to $23 a meal. You can also enjoy dinners in the price range of $33 to $39 a meal. This incredible deal only comes around once a year.

Getting the Most Out of Miami Spice

A little planning can go a long ways in getting the most out of Miami Spice. Keep in mind that the restaurants may not offer these dishes every day. Some have certain days of the week they do it, some only offer dinner while others offer both dinner and lunch and they may only be available during certain hours. The best way to start planning is to search the Internet for the most comprehensive list of participating restaurants and pick out the ones you think you would like to visit the most.

Next, look at their menu options to narrow down your choices and to determine when they are offering Miami Spice meals. The last step is to create a schedule with the name of the restaurants you want to visit, the day you want to go and which meal you want to enjoy, lunch or dinner. Now you have a plan, you’re organized and you’re all set to get the most of Miami Spice.

Top It All Off with a Luxury Vacation Rental

The only way to make a luxury culinary experience like Miami Spice better is by a staying in a luxury vacation rental in Miami Beach where you can enjoy the tropical like weather and gorgeous beaches in style. Did you know that some of the finest luxury rentals found anywhere in the country is located in Miami?

There are many different options to choose from that are suited for couples, families and even large groups. When you’re not enjoying a signature meal at one of the participating restaurants, you can relax poolside, enjoy the Jacuzzi or visit the spa to be pampered for a while. You may even want to just spend some time in your room and relax in style.

The variety of dishes you have to choose from at Miami Spice is amazing, so there is something available for everyone from the fussiest eater to those who love to experiment with different foods. All meals also include desert so get ready to indulge. Some restaurants will offer other specials that you can take advantage of, too. For example, some offer specials on wines to go with your meal while others may offer big group discounts. Miami Spice is an exciting time for everyone so go ahead and book your short-term luxury rental today and enjoy this luxury culinary experience in style, you deserve it!

 

Book Your Vacation at the W Hotel in South Beach

W Hotel Miami BeachWhen vacationing in Miami, consider booking your stay at the W Hotel in South Beach. This is one of the best luxury hotels in the area. Staying at this hotel is a great way to make your vacation one of the best you’ll ever have. These modern hotels are designed for comfort and they are some of the most stylish hotels you’ll ever stay in. Instead of feeling like a guest, you’ll feel like royalty and that is not a feeling that you can get from just any hotel.

The W Hotel in South Beach, like all of the W Hotels, has its own unique style and personality that is inspired by its surroundings. This is one of the things that make this particular hotel chain stand out from all the others. Here are a few more of the features that make this luxury hotel the one to book on your next vacation trip to Miami.

The Luxury Rooms are Peaceful and Comfortable

Being cramped up in a hotel room can make your stay uncomfortable and a little stressful because you don’t have any personal space but you won’t have that problem when W Hotel Miami Beachstaying at the W Hotel in South Beach. The rooms are huge and beautifully decorated creating a refuge where you can go to get comfortable and relax in style when you need a rest from the excitement of the city or gorgeous beach.

While in your room, relax on the private glass balcony overlooking the ocean, slip into the complementary plush bathrobes and slippers while dining in or have a late night snack. You can call room service to deliver or depending on which suite you choose, you can whip something up on your own using the modern appliances in the full service kitchenette.

Things to Do in the Area

While the luxury rooms at the W Hotel are so comfortable you may find it hard to leave, when you do venture out, there are many options for entertainment in the immediate area. You can sunbath by one of the WET pools, relax at one of the five beach bars or dine in some of the most famous restaurants in Miami such as Mr. Chow, Chef Andrew Carmellini’s and The Dutch without ever having to leave the premises.

If you’re searching for something a little more exciting, visit one of the many attractions in South Beach that includes galleries, museums and parks. You can also hit the beach, play a round of golf or go shopping at some of the best shops in the nation.

The W Hotel also has a state-of-the-art fitness center and rooftop basketball and tennis courts where you can stay in shape and have a good time. You can also take a break from reality at the Bliss Spa, where you’ll be pampered and treated like a star. If you want something a little more romantic, go for a stroll with a loved one through the lush secret garden or have a private getaway in one of the bungalows.

Hospitality

The hospitality is another great reason to stay at the W Hotel in South Beach when vacationing in Miami. The staff is friendly and they know how to make you feel welcome. You have every amenity you can think of and the staff is available 24/7 to take care of your needs.

Everyone that knows anything about Miami knows that driving can be a little stressful but when you stay at the W Hotel in South Beach, you have everything you need and there is plenty to do within walking distance. This allows you to enjoy more of your vacation time by cutting out driving time, which makes you vacation a little less stressful and lot more fun.

Have you ever stayed at the W Hotel in South Beach Miami? How did you enjoy your stay?

Turn Your Luxury Miami Vacation into an Adventure: Visit the Everglades National Park

Miami is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the United States with many fun and exciting things to do. However, there is a lot more to Miami than the beautiful white sandy beaches, nightclubs and fine dining options. If you’re searching for something a little more exotic, turn your luxury Miami vacation into an adventure by visiting the Everglades National Park.

There is no other place anywhere in the United States like the Everglades National Park. It consists of sub-tropical jungles, mangrove swamps and prairies all mixed together to create a unique and exciting environment for you to explore. Since it’s only located about 45 miles from Downtown Miami, you can rent a luxury villa, penthouse or hotel in or near the city. You can then visit the park once or twice during your stay for a wonderful and exciting adventure that will make your vacation one you’ll never forget.

Things to Do in the Park

One of the best ways to see the Everglades is to take a guided tour of the park. A couple of the guided tours are free and they last about an hour. You can also take advantage of one of the paid tours that takes you on a more in-depth adventure. These usually take about two and a half hours to complete the tour.

If you prefer, you can venture around the park on your own by foot, bicycle or go out on a boat. If you choose to explore the park on your own, make sure you have a map. This is the third largest national park in the nation, so it’s very easy to get lost. You should also take along plenty of fresh water and some snacks.

On top of touring the park, there are many other things that you can do during your visit. For example, you can go canoeing, hiking or photograph the scenery and wildlife. You can also go camping, relax and enjoy nature like you’ve never seen it before.

A Little about the Wildlife

The Everglades is the home to a wide variety of wildlife, some of which are very rare and endangered species. Some of these include the Panther, West Indian Manatee, Egrets and the American Crocodile. There are many species of birds, reptiles, alligators, amphibians, mammals and of course lots of insects. It’s very important to remember that while the wildlife in the park is beautiful and amazing, these are wild and unpredictable animals that roam freely. As a result, always use caution and obey the rules to stay safe.

Visitor Information

The Everglades National Park is open every day, so if you’re staying in one of the luxury vacation rentals in Miami Beach, you won’t have far to drive. It’s one of the most affordable attractions in the area and it’s certainly one of the most adventurous. The best time to visit the park is between the middle of December to about the middle of April.

Be sure to dress appropriately for your visit to the Park. The weather is usually hot and humid so you’ll want something comfortable and lightweight. Take along a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and a great pair of walking shoes. Since rainstorms do pop up unexpectedly, you may also want to take along a raincoat and umbrella.

When planning your next vacation, look for one of the Miami vacation rentals near the Everglades National Park. Adding this adventure into your travel plans will surely make your next vacation one you’ll always remember. Not only will you get to take advantage of some of the best luxury rentals in the US, but you’ll also have the opportunity to visit one of the most interesting and unique national parks in the nation.