White sandy beaches, latin cuisine, and the infamous South Beach district are typically the first things that come to mind when thinking of Miami. Nestled at the very Southeast tip of the Sunshine State, Miami is a one stop shop for the quintessential, year round, luxury getaway.
There’s much more to this vibrant city than sparkling turquoise waters and pristine sand. You can have your cake and eat it too. Seriously, Miami is both an idyllic retreat, as well as an adventure haven. Not to mention this Southern city is well equipped to handle families, young adults, elderly folk, and any other group thrown into the mix.
Sounding too good to be true? It’s not. Moving past the obvious attributes, take a look at some lesser known, but extremely alluring facets of Miami.
Deep sea fishing, if you’ve never tried, will have you on the edge of your seat, literally, in anticipation of which massive seafish will be caught, and hoisted into the boat. What begins as a gorgeous, relaxing day sailing around the Atlantic, transforms into a thrilling escapade that will leave you thirsting for more. Miami is one of the top destinations for deep sea fishing, whether you’re a beginner, or seasoned fisherman.
Unique isn’t how most would describe shopping, especially since it’s such a common activity.
Nevertheless, remarkable shopping awaits those who venture to Miami. The Aventura Mall, third largest in the U.S. is a place unlike any other. Attracting crowds of patrons from all over the world, Miami’s famed mall is a force to be reckoned with. Featuring over 300 of the world’s iconic retailers, as well as a plethora of independent and boutique shops.
Let’s not bypass one of the most magnificent natural wonders – the Everglades. Only one hour away from Miami, yet you’ll feel as though you’ve entered another universe. Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a World Heritage Site. Florida panther, American alligator, American crocodile, manatees, and sea turtles are just a few of the hundreds of animal species that reside in the 1.5 million acre wetlands.
For a little cultural pick-me-up head to Little Havana for a taste of the Cuban lifestyle. Taste the food, listen to the music, and have an entirely new experience. Little Havana is a neighborhood of Miami, home to many Cuban immigrant residents. Throughout the year there are frequent parades and celebrations, and chances are there will be a cultural event happening whenever you visit.
“Though Miami is a world-famous city, the finest activities and areas are typically unknown to the average visitor,” says Dan McDermott, general manager at Marenas Beach Resort. “Price, convenience, accessibility, entertainment options for any age group, all combine to create the dream vacation spot.”
After galavanting around Miami, having one new experience after the next, it’s likely you’ll be ready to retreat to the pool, or the beach, with a drink in hand. The key to having an exceptional Miami experience is to stay at a relaxing, worry-free resort.
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, harbors Miami’s best kept secret gem – Marenas Beach Resort. An all-suite beachfront hotel, Marenas Resort is close to all the action, but far enough away to provide serenity and bliss. Full kitchens available, making it the perfect family friendly getaway as well. This summer season, or any other season, visit Miami, where you can have it all.