Things To Do In Leisure City

2014 South Dade Food and Country Festival at Harris Field Pavilion on Saturday, September 6 (Up to 58% Off)

2014 South Dade Food and Country Festival

Harris Field Pavilion

$30 $15

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Live country and rock accompanies barbecue, seafood, and drinks at outdoor festival, with some proceeds benefitting a local scholarship fund

Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Homestead-Miami Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Race from RaceDaySponsor.com (25% Off)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Homestead

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Southeast Kickboxing Florida (Up to 81% Off)

Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

Students torch calories and learn self-defense skills in high-impact kickboxing classes

10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Miami-Dade (Up to 81% Off)

Kickboxing Miami-Dade

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

High-impact, energizing kickboxing classes help students burn fat and build muscle

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Homestead (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Homestead

Homestead

$90 $15

Using boxing techniques and kicks, kickboxing fitness classes help students burn calories and build muscle

Visit for Two or Four or Tour for Four at Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge and Rescue (Up to 67% Off)

Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge And Rescue

Homestead

$24 $12

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Volunteers rescue and care for a variety of native and exotic wildlife such as tigers, snakes, owls, alligators, monkeys, and birds

Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Fitness Kickboxing Florida (Up to 87% Off)

Fitness Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$90 $14

Students torch calories and learn self-defense skills in high-impact fitness kickboxing classes

Paintball Outing for Two, Four, Six, or Ten at Family Paintball Center (Up to 63% Off) 

Family Paintball Center

Homestead

$99.78 $45

Expansive lawns contain several screen-separated fields strewn with wooden and inflatable obstacles; classic game scenarios

$29 for a Wine-Tasting Package for Two on a Friday or Saturday at Schnebly Redland's Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Schnebly Redland's Winery

Everglades

$60.80 $29

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Unique wines made with mangoes, avocados, and other nongrape fruits fill souvenir glasses at tasting prior to party with live music

$10 for a Farm Visit for Two at The Little Farm ($20 Value)

The Little Farm

Goulds

$20 $10

A farm replete with tame, healthy livestock teaches kids about agriculture and animals; the site includes butterfly garden and picnic spots

Two or Four Indoor Inflatable Open-Play Sessions at Jump A Roos (50% Off)

Jump a Roos

Cutler Bay

$19.98 $10

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Kids aged 12 and younger bounce and play on wall-to-wall inflatables, slides, and obstacle courses

One Month of Yoga Classes or 10 Yoga Classes at Brawling Buddha Studio (Up to 75% Off)

Brawling Buddha Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $49

Yoga instruction builds flexibility and strength while encouraging a healthier lifestyle

Introductory Sewing Class for One or Two at Heidis Happy Hideaway (Up to 53% Off)

Heidis Happy Hideaway

Palmetto Bay

$40 $20

Beginners classes cover the fundamentals of sewing techniques

Two-Day Bus Tour for One or Two with Option for Boat Tour from CitySightSeeing Miami (Up to 57% Off)

CitySightSeeing Miami

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

Bus tours usher customers through downtown Miami, offering stops at 18 locations to allow personal explorations

One- or Two Month Bootcamp RX or 12-Week Bootcamp Challenge Program at Ed's Boot Camp (Up to 72% Off)

Ed's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Boot camp classes combine speed and agility exercises to work out core muscles, glutes, thighs, and arms

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes with One Private Session at Perfect Balance Fitness & Martial Arts Training (Up to 88% Off)

Perfect Balance

Multiple Locations

$280 $39

5,000-year-old martial arts training and modern sports medicine comprise a calorie-incinerating hour of kickboxing

Pilates Reformer and Mat Classes at South Miami Physical Therapy & Pilates (Up to 74% Off)

South Miami Physical Therapy & Pilates

South Miami

$99 $39

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Through full-body workouts on a Pilates apparatus, participants can increase flexibility, develop core strength, and recover from injury

12 Fit Camp Sessions, 3 Personal Training Sessions, or 6 Group Fitness Sessions at 786 Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

786 Fitness

Coral Gables

$60 $24

Trainers guide clients on the path to fitness with boot-camp sessions, semiprivate group classes, or one-on-one sessions

Standup Comedy at Open Stage Club (Up to 61% Off)

Open Stage Club

Coral Gables

$45 $17.50

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Watch nationally touring comedians and meet them in person

One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bala Vinyasa Yoga (Up to 85% Off)

Bala Vinyasa Yoga

Coral Gables

$175 $28

Seasoned teachers guide students of all levels through poses and breathing exercises that build strength, flexibility, balance, and focus

Two Private and Two Group Lessons for One or Two at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Up to 89% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Coral Gables

$216 $29

Experienced instructors lead novice dancers during private and group sessions

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Crafts

$199 $59

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Body Image Coral Gables (Up to 67% Off)

Body Image Coral Gables

Coral Gables

$75 $26

All-over body workout with motivating instructors

Two tickets to the Bridal Joy tour (Up to 51% Off)

Bridal Joy

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

All-day wedding planning event lets parties mingle with wedding professionals and visit venues amid food, music, and fun

Up to 53% Off Wine & Beer Education — Societ? Dante Alighieri; Valid Wednesday 4 PM - 7 PM

Societ? Dante Alighieri

Coral Gables Section

$65 $30

Two-hour courses held every Friday at 7 p.m. explore varietals from around the world, imparting pairings with food and sweets

Three or Five Private Pilates Sessions at Envy Pilates (Up to 67% Off)

Envy Pilates

Coral Gables

$270 $99

During 55-minute private lessons, instructors Natalie and Barbara lead a Pilates regimen customized to your fitness needs and goals

Visit for Two, Four, or Family of Two Adults and Up to Three Kids at Coral Gables Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Coral Gables Museum

Coral Gables Section

$14 $8

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The museum focuses on architecture, urban design, historic and environmental preservation, and sustainable development

Intro Pilates Class with 4 or 9 Level-One Classes at Polestar Physical Therapy & Pilates Center (Up to 75% Off)

Polestar Physical Therapy & Pilates Center

Coral Gables

$175 $49

Professional physical therapists and instructors help students build lean muscle and increase flexibility with Pilates classes

Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Biscayne Park(Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Biscayne Park

Biscayne Park

$90 $15

Students soak up the kickboxing fundamentals of strikes and evasions while burning calories and toning muscles

Paddleboard or Kayak Rental or Guided Kayak Tour for Two or Four from Virginia Key Watersports (Up to 63% Off)

Virginia Key Watersports

Virginia Key

$40 $19

Learn safety techniques and steering before heading out onto the water in a standup paddleboard or kayak

$30 for One 60-Minute Bass-Guitar Lesson at Bass Lessons Miami ($60 Value)

Bass Lessons Miami

Biscayne Park

$60 $30

Bass player, composer, and adjunct professor with more than two decades of performance experience schools students during private lessons

LazerBall or LazerBall Soft for Two, Four, or Six at Revo Entertainment Center (Up to 67% Off)

Revo Entertainment Center

Revo Entertainment Center

$79.90 $29

LazerBall combines paintball and laser tag into one glow-in-the-dark sport; kid-appropriate LazerBall Soft uses softer, spongy pellets

One-Hour Soccer-Field Rental on Weekdays or Weekends at Soccer Planet USA (Up to 63% Off)

Soccer Planet USA

Doral

$140 $69

Challenge your friends to a game of 7-on-7 soccer on FIFA-approved synthetic grass

Cooking Class for One or Two at Face to Face Cooking Club (Up to 53% Off)

Face to Face Cooking Club

Doral

$80 $40

Interactive cooking classes cover a wide variety of culinary styles to create international dishes

$450 for $900 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — TIMES RECORD MUSIC

Times Record Music

Doral

$900 $450

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Three Months of Cross Training Classes at Elite Sport Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

Elite Sport Fitness

Doral

$100 $29

Instructors push students to break through personal fitness goals with program built on conditioning, functional movement, and gymnastics

5 or 10 Yoga, Spin & Stretch, or Gyrokinesis Classes at OptimalFit Pilates (Up to 53% Off)

OptimalFit Pilates

Doral Resort and Country Club

$75 $35

Center your mind and body during yoga, get a cardio workout during Spin & Stretch, or focus on natural spinal movements during gyrokinesis

One, Two, or Four Hours of In-Studio Recording Time at B4DN Records, Inc. (Up to 57% Off)

B4DN Records, Inc.

Doral

$85 $39

Using Pro Tools HD 3 production software, engineers help musicians record, mix, and master original tracks or cover songs

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Pranoga (Up to 75% Off)

Pranoga

Doral

$110 $35

Inside the laid-back studio, teachers help yoga students fold themselves into tricky poses during Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes

Party Package, Redeemable Monday-Thursday or Friday-Sunday at Party Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Party Studio

Doral

$699 $275

This party studio hosts get-togethers that can include everything from video games, to black light dance parties, to movie nights

One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Victory Bootcamp (Up to 70% Off)

Victory Bootcamp

Doral

$99 $39

Trainers push clients to reach their fitness goals using tractor tires, sledge hammers, and a slew of other unconventional workout tools

5 or 10 Brazilian Jujitsu or Karate Classes or One Month of Classes at Goju Ryu Miami Kenseikan (Up to 71% Off)

Goju Ryu Miami Kenseikan

Doral

$40 $19

Experienced senseis run a family-oriented facility, where they focus on cultivating both physical ability and emotional growth

$70 for $140 Groupon — Energy Yoga Wellness Center LLC

Energy Yoga & Wellness Center

Miami International Business Park

$140 $70

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Five Fitness Classes or One Month of Fitness Classes at Center Stage Cheer and Dance All-stars (Up to 52% Off)

Center Stage Cheer and Dance All-stars

Doral

$50 $25

One-hour classes such as stationary and cardio CrossFit, aerobics and dancing, and flexibility and stretching

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp at Crossbox Doral (Up to 56% Off)

Crossbox Doral

Miami International Business Park

$85 $45

Coaches plan medium-intensity boot-camp classes around constantly varied body-weight movements that improve cardio fitness

One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga at Bikram Hot Yoga Miami (Up to 64% Off). Three Options.

Bikram Hot Yoga Miami

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

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90-minute classes welcome students of all skill levels at two locations

$50 for $100 Worth of Boot Camp — Doral Fitness Studio

Doral Fitness Studio

Doral

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 for $150 30 Days Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Gracie Barra Doral

Gracie Barra Doral

Doral

$150 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Wine Pairing Dinner Experience for Two at Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 46% Off)

Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge

Coral Way

$165 $89

Diners enjoy a four-course meal with wine pairings while listening to a live jazz band

The Bavarian, Der Kommissar, or The Chancellor Ticket Package at Sam Adams Octoberfest, Sept. 19-20 (Up to 52% Off)

Sam Adams Octoberfest

Sam Adams Castle & Beer Hall

$20 $10

On September 19 and 20, guests don lederhosen, dirndls, and jaunty Bavarian hats to drain souvenir steins at enormous Octoberfest bash

Master Your Mental Experience Retreat for One or Two on Saturday, August 30 from Go Green Fashionista (50% Off)

Go Green Fashionista

Pamuya Healing Sanctuary

$100 $50

Retreat fills Saturday with mental-wellness guidelines, including morning meditation and yoga practice as well as in-depth discussions

$14 for a Zoo Package, Including All-Day Monorail Pass, Two Animal Feedings, and a Cup ($28.90 Value)

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami

$28.90 $14

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More than 2,000 animals roam exhibits, such as giraffes, parrots and rhinos that you can feed

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on September 18 at 6 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success - Jordan Belfort Wolf of Wall Street US Tour

James L Knight Center

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

Admission for Two or Four to PeruFest USA on October 4 or 5 (Up to 51% Off)

PeruFest USA, LLC

Miami-Dade Fair Expo Park

$20 $10

Peruvian gastronomical festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with cooking demonstrations and contests featuring Peru's top chefs

Yacht-Party Admission for One, Two, or Three from Free Yourself Women Foundation Inc. (Up to 54% Off)

Free Yourself Women Foundation Inc.

Bayfront Park

$125 $62

Proceeds from the five-hour yacht party go to the purchase of a safe-haven house for victims of domestic violence and their children

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (Up to 50% Off)

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Northeast Coconut Grove

$29.90 $18

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Learn about wildlife, constellations, and scientific principles in 48,000-square-feet museum

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for New Students at Dharma Studio ($155 Value)

Dharma Studio

Northeast Coconut Grove

$155 $39

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Down-to-earth instructors lead students of all levels through an eclectic selection of yoga classes

$69 for a Beer-and-Brewery Tour for One from The Hops Tour ($138 Value)

The Hops Tour

Foxhole Bar South Beach

$138 $69

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Beer tour takes visitors to local breweries to sample craft brews and learn about the process of making beer

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Insanity Boot-Camp, PiYO, Pilates, or Personal Training Sessions at Fit Body Miami (Up to 63% Off)

Fit Body Miami

Midtown/Edgewater

$70 $35

Fit Body–certified trainers lead group classes—including boot camps, interval training, and pilates—and tailor semi-private workouts

$35 for Five Fitness Classes at Power Fit Studios ($75 Value)

Power Fit Studios

Media and Entertainment District

$75 $35

Five-class package includes latin ballroom, dance, power plate, and Zumba, which meshes cardio workouts with dance routines

Two-Hour or Half-Day Party Boat Cruise from Watersports of Miami (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Watersports of Miami

Sea Isle Marina

$449 $219

Cruises travel around Biscayne Bay and Miami River; some cruises include wine, water, and ice, and swimming and snorkeling

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at MMA Fit (65% Off)

Mma Fit

Miami

$300 $105

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit at Steel Edge CrossFit (Up to 64% Off)

Steel Edge CrossFit

Miami

$150 $59

Ever-changing workouts help exercisers of all ages build a broad base of fitness through gymnastic, cardio, and weightlifting maneuvers

One, Two, or Three Months of Women's Semiprivate Sessions at Precision Personal Training (Up to 90% Off)

Precision Personal Training

Kendall

$300 $35

An expert instructor works with a small group of women three times a week to help each guest achieve her personal fitness goals

Drive-In Movie Packages at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In in Coconut Grove (Up to 50% Off). Four Options.

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In - Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove

$40 $20

Coconut Grove drive-in movie theater offers walk-in tickets complete with snacks or romance packages to make the night extra special

One Month of Boot-Camp Classes or 10 Drop-In Boot-Camp Classes at Mr & Miss Fitness America (Up to 51% Off)

Mr & Miss Fitness America

Tropical Park Community Center

$50 $25

Certified instructors help students build strength and endurance and reach individual wellness goals

Two-Week CrossFit Intro Class with Optional One- or Three-Month Gym Membership at Road 2 Games (Up to 88% Off)

Road 2 Games

North Westside

$150 $35

Introductory CrossFit classes explain the basics of functional training; gym membership allows full access to the facilities

Online Intro Personal Training Package or Four 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Simply Fit (Up to 66% Off)

Simply Fit

Port of Miami

$150 $70

Expert trainers devise in-person or online training regimens that help students achieve their fitness goals with customized exercises drills

$60 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — Cubita Mma

Cubita Mma

Miami

$120 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Eight-Class Beginner Belly-Dance Course or Five Belly2Abs Fitness Classes at Belly2Abs (Up to 75% Off)

Belly2Abs

Miami

$130 $39

Instructors teach basics of belly dancing or fuse belly dancing with strength training during up-tempo fitness classes

$20 for $80 Worth of Dance Lessons — Hotspot Dance and Production

Hotspot Dance And Production Company

Miami

$80 $20

One month of salsa classes in a Cuban style called "casino." Beginners welcome.

One-Day Family and Friends Pass for Up to Five, or Child or Adult Three-Day Pass from Water Taxi Miami (Up to 51% Off)

Water Taxi Miami

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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Boats transport clients to Miami-area locations with access to local hotspots

10 or 20 Drop-In Power Yoga Classes from Sami The Yogi (Up to 79% Off)

Sami The Yogi

Miami

$210 $49

Skilled instructor guides students of levels through a series of yoga postures to improve flexibility, strength, and confidence

Boat Tour for Two or Four from Jet Boat Miami (Up to 42% Off)

Jet Boat Miami

Downtown Miami

$59.90 $35

Jet boat speeds through area waters on a tour that includes views of San Marco and Flagler Memorial Islands

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes Plus Boxing Gloves at Miami Fitness Kickboxing (Up to 88% Off)

Miami Fitness Kickboxing

Miami

$150 $19

Basic, beginner, intermediate, and advanced kickboxing classes torch calories and sculpt muscles

$50 for $112 Toward Kickboxing Classes at Miami Fitness Kickboxing

Miami Fitness Kickboxing

Miami

$112 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$23 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sledge CrossFit ($120 Value) 

Sledge CrossFit

Richmond West

$120 $23

Classes cycle through a variety of yoga poses to stretch out muscles and improve well-being

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As you stroll across Fruit and Spice Park's grassy fields, an occasional piece of fruit falls from a neighboring tree. But it's not an apple or a berry you can easily find in a local supermarket?rather, it may be a specimen native to the Caribbean or South America, its shape foreign to your teeth, which want so badly to bite into its juicy flesh but aren't sure how. At Fruit and Spice Park, seasoned gardeners grow abundant specimens from tropical areas around the world, including 70 kinds of bamboo, 15 types of jackfruit trees, and edibles such as Fiji longan and jaboticaba across 39 acres.

Visitors meander freely through banana groves and African baobab trees, and they can also follow a guide during tours to learn more about plant species and which fruit seeds bear an uncanny likeness to Abraham Lincoln's silhouette. Throughout strolls, guests may help themselves to any of Mother Nature's home cooking that has naturally fallen to the ground, including mangoes, dragon fruit, and papayas, or venture to the tasting table at the entryway to sample the season's bounty.

Park staffers also gather visitors for a range of events such as stargazing, outdoor festivals, and plant-use tutorials, where they divulge helpful information such as which plants are medicinal and how to play dead during tree attacks. During regular park hours, chefs at the Mango Caf? pile plates with casual fare, often using the park's own fruit and vegetables, and the gift shop lets guests bring home harvest jams and aromatic teas.

24801 Southwest 187th Avenue
Homestead,
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Since its inception in 1916, the YMCA of Greater Miami has opened its doors to whoever needed it. It welcomed African American youths during the Great Depression, hosted military personnel in the 1940s, and gave Cuban refugees a home in the 1960s. Today, it continues the tradition of depolarizing Miami's fractured populous, remaining a haven for people of all faiths, races, ages, and income. Staffers uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they ensure each location is a safe place for members to play, exercise, and strengthen family bonds weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. YMCA of Greater Miami also raises much-needed funding for kids and families who can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.

At the current locations, kids can leap into activities ranging from swim lessons and youth sports to afterschool programs and day camps. Adults, meanwhile, can take Zumba, boot-camp, and aquatic fitness classes or work out within wellness centers replete with strength-training and cardio equipment. Adult basketball and indoor speed-soccer leagues further help guests flex their competitive spirits in an encouraging environment.

1034 NE 8th St
Homestead,
FL
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Imagine a lifestyle in which you park a Ferrari at a private boat slip, slide onto a custom yacht, and ferry it across a waterway to a private island hosting a 20-room mansion modeled after an Italian villa. Though this may sound like a dream only attainable by the mega rich or an heir to a chocolate-fountain fortune, Imagine Lifestyles facilitates such lavish accommodations with a cavalry of luxury vehicles, vacation homes, and yacht charters. They specialize in auto rentals, entrusting cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW to drivers for as short as a half day or as long as several weeks. To shield these pristine and rare rides from the elements, they also deal in luxury vacation home rentals, ranging from beach mansions in Miami to chic lofts and high-rise penthouses. The service also charters air and sea transportation, including jets of all sizes and yachts for all occasions.

1 Speedway Boulevard
Homestead,
FL
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We spoke with Jack Macaluso?Regional Social Media and Web Coordinator at Beauty Schools of America?about how the academies prepare students for careers in the real world and why it's important for the schools to give back to their communities.

On the schools' mission

Above all else, Jack says that the schools "try to focus and harness the students' creativity," while giving them all of the experience and practical skills they need not simply to be prepared to enter the work force, but to succeed and thrive. The relatively lengthy training programs ensure that aspiring stylists, cosmetologists, makeup artists, barbers, and massage therapists fully understand the intricacies of their chosen specialty, as well as what they need to do to continue advancing their future career according to Jack.

On the role of the instructors

With a roster of instructors that includes industry professionals with international spa and salon experience, Beauty Schools of America strives to give attendees a broad view of the numerous options open to them. Jack is also clear that the teachers' guidance isn't limited to classroom environments. When the advanced-level students are allowed hone their talents by performing treatments for actual clients, "an instructor or two will always be there to assist and answer questions," he says.

On the products that the students use during treatments

Students use brand name products like Moroccanoil, Sojourn, Nioxin, and others. Working alongside their instructors at modern service stations, these stylists use these products to craft en vogue cuts, color, styling and therapeutic practices.

On the schools' charitable involvement

Beauty Schools of America embraces opportunities to give back to its communities while providing real-world experience for students at the same time. Jack goes on to describe events where the schools' aspiring barbers and cosmetologists performed complimentary services for underprivileged residents, and he mentions one specific occasion when massage students provided free treatments for community members who participated in a bike ride dedicated to raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.

600 NE 22nd Ter
Homestead,
FL
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Maris Bish of Bottle & Bottega Miami has a background in fine arts, but her shop caters to both amateurs and skilled artists alike. Classes there might help students paint colorful landscapes, flowers, and seasonal scenes, and they'll always provide a chance for socializing, sipping drinks, and unleashing creative energy. There's a wide variety of media involved, so those students might be painting glass or recreating a famous work of art under the tutelage of a trained artist at a variety of locations around town. Bish will also be opening a permanent studio soon.

A ratio of 15 or fewer attendees per teacher and the opportunity to sip drinks while working give the classes the vibe of intimate cocktail parties. To enhance that sense of exclusivity, the center hosts private events in addition to public and corporate classes.

30205 SW 217th Avenue
Homestead,
FL
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Miami Exotic Auto Racing sends thrill seekers tearing around the racetrack at supersonic speeds of up to 140 miles-per-hour. Its garage houses an Audi R8, Ferrari F430, and Lamborghini Gallardo. Drivers can climb behind the wheels of these three exotic rides to take on the challenges of Homestead-Miami Speedway, conquering its tight turns, drastic elevation changes, and lengthy straightaway stretches in the process. The best part: Miami Exotic Auto Racing has no restrictions on speed. In fact, the company's coaches school drivers in how to push cars to their limits. They'll teach participants how to hit top speeds during races and when to press the button that releases banana peels to slip up competitors.

1 Speedway Boulevard
Homestead,
FL
US

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