As soon as school lets out, South Florida residents look past things to do around Miami because they typically have a vacation to look forward to! Due to COVID-19, however, many vacation plans have had to be postponed or canceled. Fortunately, quarantine or no quarantine, there are countless fun things to do around Miami! So whether you’re trying to stick close to home because of social distancing or you’re looking for future staycation ideas, here’s some inspiration to get you started.
Here’s our list of top things to do around Miami:
- Explore SOBE
- Go to the Beach
- Go on a Miami culinary tour
- Visit historic Deering Estate and Vizcaya
- Book a private VIP SpeedBoat Tour
1. Explore SOBE (South Beach)
If you’re looking for some fun things do as a family now is a great time to explore Miami without tourists! SOBE (South Beach) has several great spots to hang out including Lincoln Road Mall, South Pointe Park and Pier, Espanola Way, and Ocean Drive. Shops and restaurants may be closed, but you can still ride your bike, go running, toss a frisbee, or have a picnic! And in the future, when everything opens again, these are great spots to shop or people watch!
2. Go to the BEACH
If you love the beach, why go elsewhere? Miami has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! At the beach, you can swim, look for dolphins, fish, build a sandcastle, or surf in the waves! If you’re torn as to which beach you’ll enjoy more, it depends on what you like to do. South Beach is the most popular spot for tourists and people watching. North Beach is a bit more laid back and family-friendly.
3. Go on a Culinary Tour
Photo credit: Miami Culinary Tours
Browsing reviews online for restaurants to try in Miami may yield good results. But in lieu of your staycation, you might want to take a break from browsing Yelp and go on a culinary tour instead! Culinary tours are a great way to sample the best food the city has to offer based on expert recommendations! According to the Miami Culinary Tours website, the “Little Havana Food & Cultural Tour was named a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Experiences winner, in the “Food Experiences” category. “[Their] tour ranked #5 food experience in the world!” Needless to say, eating is one of the best things you can do on any staycation!
4. Visit historic Deering Estate and Vizcaya
If you’re planning a staycation because you’re trying to save money, you’ll be pleased to know Miami has an assortment of free to cheap things to do! For those who love the city’s history and architecture, we highly recommend visiting the Deering Estate and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Touring these sprawling mansions is an affordable activity the whole family can enjoy on a rainy or high-humidity (hot!) day. Plus, if you’re staycationing right now due to quarantine, Vizcaya is offering resources like coloring pages and even a Secret Doors Online Tour that lets you explore hidden doors/passages of the estate!
5. Book a Private VIP SpeedBoat Tour
Photo credit: SpeedBoat Tours
There’s nothing like the thrill of a speedboat tour! With one of our Miami boat rides you get an unbeatable view of the skyline in all of its glory. Plus you can see the celebrity homes and popular TV and movie set locations as you race along the bay! It can be challenging to find fun, SAFE things to do in Miami these days due to social distancing. Fortunately, our Miami private boat tours option gets you out of the house and on the water with just you, your family, and the captain! So whether you’re sheltering in place or you’re simply looking to make memories in Miami, Speedboat Tours offers an unforgettable experience locals of all ages can enjoy. It’s sure to be the highlight of your staycation in Miami!