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Things to Do in Miami

Located along the Atlantic Ocean in south Florida, Miami is nothing short of paradise. With the year-round gorgeous weather and growing population, there are endless opportunities to get out and enjoy life. In this article, we will look at some of the most popular attractions in the city for seniors and their visiting grandkids.

Experience the Performing Arts

Miami is home to a long list of theaters, performing arts centers, and entertainment venues. Second in size only to the Lincoln Center in New York City, the brand new Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Florida Grand Opera. The center also attracts many large-scale concerts, operas, musicals, and ballets from across the globe.

Spend the Day at a Museum

Most of the city’s museums are located downtown, including the Miami Science Museum, HistoryMiami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Art Museum, and Frost Art Museum. HistoryMiami was founded in 1940 and houses the Education Center, four permanent galleries and three traveling exhibits, the City Tours program, the South Florida Folklife Center, and the Archives and Research Center. Overall, there are over 30,000 three-dimensional artifacts and one million historic images.

Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery

Thanks to the tropical weather, Miami allows for outdoor activities throughout the year. The city has many canals, marinas, bays, and rivers which make sailing, fishing, and boating favorite outdoor activities. Scuba diving and snorkeling among the coral reefs in Biscayne Bay is always fun. In addition, there are more than 80 gardens and parks in the city. Zoo Miami features about 500 species and 3,000 animals.

Sports Take Center Stage

Sports are serious business in Miami, which is one of the few cities with teams in all four of the major professional sports. The four main teams are baseball’s Miami Marlins, football’s Miami Dolphins, hockey’s Florida Panthers, and basketball’s Miami Heat. Miami is also home to jai alai venues, numerous greyhound racing tracks, Major League Soccer, golf courses, and professional tennis. And, the University of Miami Hurricanes football team regularly attracts over 50,000 fans to New Miami Stadium.

Get Involved in Annual Celebrations

Miami is well-known for its annual events that attract visitors from around the world. The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a mega-foodie experience highlighting many of the planet’s top vendors and producers of gourmet spirits and products, culinary personalities, and chefs. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami is held every summer at the Raleigh Hotel and is the largest and most important fashion week for swimwear.

Pamper Yourself

With beauty held in such high regard, Miami offers a variety of ways for you to relax and unwind. If taking care of your skin and nails is important to you, do not miss Neo Nails. They offer everything from luxurious relaxing treatments to quick touch-ups. Russian & Turkish Baths is a labyrinth of therapeutic steam rooms, sumptuous massages, and exotic saunas. With all of these options, it is easy to see why more people are choosing to live in Miami.

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