On the sidewalk outside the Wolfsonian’s sprawling white walls, six people crane their necks to take in the building’s ornate golden detailing as their guide chats animatedly about Miami’s penchant for art deco architecture. The balmy breeze that's familiar to the city follows the group as they wend along Lincoln Road, propelling them into an area restaurant for a relaxed meal whipped up by some of the city’s finest chefs. This tour of South Beach, part of a trio of Miami art, architecture, and culinary tours, enables guests to experience the city’s bountiful cultural offerings through the anecdotes and historical tidbits poetry-slammed by a knowledgeable guide.
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the 9th most popular activity in Miami, Wheels 2 Go Miami's guided tours lead riders through the area's most popular and bike-friendly spots such as the Venetian Causeway, Key Biscayne Island, and South Beach. Using their electric bikes, riders can self-propel at regular speeds or twist the throttle to ride up to 20 mph for up to 40 miles without pedaling or attaching a windsock to the handlebars. Electric bikes are also available for rental for those wanting to wheel about town without a tour guide.
These days, it's hard to know what exactly you're eating when your eating beef—even if you cooked it yourself. The modern meat industry pumps their cattle full of antibiotics and hormones that make the meat seem more appealing while being worse for your health. Besides that, they don't feed the cows their natural diet of grass and clover, opting for cheaper corn and grain instead without even letting them use ketchup. Gaucho Ranch aims to change all that. Drawing on the old gaucho tradition of South America, they import their beef from a family farm in Uruguay, where it is guaranteed to be raised entirely naturally and fed exactly what it wants to eat. The result are beautiful cuts of beef that are lower in cholesterol and fat, higher in Omega 3s and Vitamin E, and delicious on top of everything else.
Like any large city, Miami has a wealth of landmarks and happenings to explore, but visitors may not know where to start. That's where Miami Open City Tour comes in. The company rolls out spacious, double-decker buses that transport riders along two routes, allowing them to hop on and off at their leisure. As they meander through various neighborhoods, they can listen to narrated facts on provided headphones, learning about the artistry of Coconut Grove, the music of New World Symphony Center, and the plastic black and white trees of Domino Park.
Miami is known for many things—art-deco architecture, vibrant nightlife, and mix of cultures. But the glue that binds Miami's spectral smorgasbord is the ocean, which is where Watersports of Miami comes in. The company rents out boats and yachts along with a bilingual captain and accoutrements such as stereo systems, coolers, and wet bars. Small groups can lounge or revel in the south Florida sun while cruising past the Miami skyline, near pods of dolphins, and safely away from the Earth's searing, molten core. But the company doesn't stop with just boats and yachts. Staffers can pair customers with water tubes and wakeboards, each of which can be rented alone or added to a boat rental.
The knowing guides at SpeedBoat Tours plant patrons behind the wheels of slick water steeds for 90-minute guided and narrated tours along Miami’s scenic coast. After learning basics functions and French vocab words in a brief tutorial, duos or foursomes board their safe, easy-to-drive mini boats to explore the surly seas. Cruisers witness the glitz and glam of millionaire’s row, where expensive roosts and celebrity homes shine from the coast as if wrapped in golden toilet paper. Water caravans also catch glimpses of the Miami skyline and several historic landmarks plus local wildlife that may include dolphins, manatees, and pelicans. Pack-leading guides continuously point tours to their next destination via radio, hand signals, and reliance on the boat’s muscle memory.