Things To Do In Miami

Up to 53% Off at Wynwood Life Festival

Miami

$16.82 $8

Street festival celebrates Wynwood's art, music, food, and fashion

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 50% Off Brickell Fest Cinco at Jungle Island

Jungle Island

$58 $29

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Festival at a park teeming with exotic wildlife celebrates Cinco De Mayo with live music, animal shows, and zip lines

Cinco De Mayo Brickell – Up to 50% Off Admission

La Mexicana Cantina & Grill

$20 $10

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Mexican food, beverages, and live entertainment

Catharsis Restaurant & Lounge – 37% Off Dinner in the Dark

Coral Way

$125 $79

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Hosts serve an ever-changing six-course menu of gourmet cuisine blind-folded in total darkness, heightening diners' other senses

94% Off 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

Up to 70% Off Bilingual Yoga and Pilates

Miami

$75 $37

Introductory classes teach students the basics of Pilates while strengthening cores and enhancing overall fitness

50% Off at Sluggers Batting Cages

Tamiami Park

$40 $20

18-pitch rounds help baseball and softball players perfect swings inside cages where machines sling balls toward the plate at 40–80 mphs

50% Off Sports Camps

Ives Estates Youth Sport Complex

$100 $50

Certified physical education teachers manage sports camps that let kids try out sports like tennis, baseball, and floor hockey

Up to 56% Off Summer Camp at Family Fun Zone

Miami

$195 $89

For five days, kids have nine hours of supervised fun with bounce houses and arcade games at an additional cost in a 10,300 sq.ft. playspace

Up to 53% Off Martial-Arts Summer Camp

Miami

$160 $79

Children learn discipline in morning tae kwon do classes, then enjoy arts and crafts, video games, sports, and field trips

51% Off Segway Tour

Bayside Marketplace

$138 $69

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Aboard i2 model Segways, groups glide past landmarks along the Miami River

Up to 51% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Mr & Miss Fitness America

Tropical Park Community Center

$50 $25

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

Up to 50% Off Little Havana Art Tour

The Art Experience

$125 $62

Tourators expose folks to historic Cuban landmarks, including Marlins Park or the Freedom Tower, before paella or a three-course meal

Up to 54% Off World-Cuisine Cooking Class

Upper East Side

$140 $69

Professional chef shares her secrets for meal that mixes in multicultural elements and gourmet-chef techniques

51% Off Youth Soccer Training Program

Olympia Heights Elementary

$185 $90

Kids attend two practices and one game per week, improving their skills and taking home a trophy

Up to 88% Off CrossFit Class and Gym Access

North Westside

$150 $35

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

Half Off Field Rental from Wynwood Soccer

Wynwood

$100 $50

Athletes practice or play on fields decked out with high-tech SB Legend Turf monofilament fiber

Up to 81% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Miami

$225 $69

Certified trainers customize workouts for each client based on fitness goals and abilities

Up to 42% Off Arcade Odyssey Tokens

Kendall

$12 $7

This arcade's 100+ games, including pinball and obscure Japanese imports, convinced the Miami NewTimes this "nerd mecca" was Miami's best

Up to 41% Off Open-Gym Classes

North Westside

$100 $59

Indoor obstacles and an open, 5,000 sq. ft. gym with foam pits and trampolines keep exercisers age 8 and older on their toes

Up to 75% Off Yoga at Brawling Buddha Studio

Miami

$120 $49

Yoga instruction builds flexibility and strength while encouraging a healthier lifestyle

Up to 66% Off Personal Training

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

50% Off Martial Arts

Miami

$120 $60

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Up to 75% Off Belly-Dance and Fitness Classes

Miami

$130 $39

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

Water Taxi Miami – Up to 51% Off Day Passes

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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

Up to 52% Off Salsa Boot-Camp Sessions

Miami

$36 $18

Salsa dance master with modern sensibilities holds beginner- and intermediate-level workshops every Saturday afternoon

Up to 88% Off Kickboxing Plus Boxing Gloves

Miami

$150 $19

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

55% Off Kickboxing Classes

Miami

$112 $50

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Up to 65% Off at Crossfit Irie

Three Lakes

$50 $25

Certified personal trainer with more than a decade of experience leads intensive CrossFit classes

50% Off Martial Arts

Miami

$90 $45

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Plane Tours (Half Off)

Opa-Locka Airport

$399 $199

75-minute romantic plane tours include a champagne toast

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Three Lakes

$170 $94

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55% Off Personal Training

Northeast Coconut Grove

$840 $378

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55% Off Sunset Cruise for Six with Wine

Miami

$770 $349

Cruise along the coast for stunning views of the city against the setting sun while enjoying wine and hors d'oeurves

Half Off Classes at Dance Empire of Miami

Miami

$200 $100

Dance studio alumni have gone on to win So You Think You Can Dance and work as backup dancers for Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake

Up to 56% Off Salsa Classes

Sweetwater

$72 $32

Experienced instructors lead salsa classes for all ages and experience levels

74% Off at Legendary Fitness

South Miami Heights

$110 $29

Experienced trainers lead guests of all fitness levels in ever-changing workouts of the day, which focus on functional movements

55% Off Services

Tamiami

$130 $58

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66% Off Youth Soccer Registration and Membership

Biscayne Park

$144 $49

Trained by a professional athlete, teams of players ages 3–13 test their skills in a US Soccer Federation–registered league

40% Off Services

Miami

$10 $6

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

44% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Miami

$25 $14

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52% Off an Art Tour with Three-Course Meal

Edgewater

$124 $59

Sage guides lead groups of up to six on tours of Miami’s galleries and landmarks, stopping in at area restaurants for mid-tour refreshment

Half Off Tae Kwon Do at K-Total Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

Tae kwon do helps improve strength and flexibility as well as improve discipline and and endurance

Up to 58% Off Miami Walking History Tours

Bayfront Park Downtown Miami

$40 $19

Tourists walk downtown Miami and step into historic buildings; wireless headphones convey the voice of guides speaking in English or Spanish

53% Off Fitness Classes at AB Sport Club

North Miami

$40 $19

Fitness classes and access at a gym with three full-size padel courts and café with healthy fare

Up to 58% Off Private or Group Salsa Lessons

Miami

$60 $30

Instructors with more than 15 years of experience lead fun and relaxed group salsa classes or private classes for individualized attention

Up to 70% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$110 $55

Clients build muscle, burn calories, and work toward their fitness goals during boot-camp classes or one-on-one training sessions

Up to 90% Off Classes at Kids Fitness Palace

Miami

$300 $35

Expert instructors lead children ranging from 4-year-olds to teenagers through fun, age-appropriate fitness classes

Up to 90% Off Women's Semiprivate 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

50% Off at British Swim School

Multiple Locations

$191 $95

Kids ages 3-years and older explore swimming and water safety under the careful supervision of trained teachers

Up to 70% Off Dance Classes at Salsa Lovers

Olympia Heights

$90 $39

Beginners' salsa classes teach children and adults basic salsa moves in a fun group atmosphere; private lessons are also available

55% Off

Tamiami

$65 $29

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69% Off Boot Camp at CrossFit Wynwood

Wynwood

$160 $49

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Certified CrossFit trainers lead students in boot-camp classes that help build muscle and boost endurance

80% Off Classes at Bas-I Kyokushin Karate

West Perrine

$100 $20

Instructors teach a traditional Japanese style of karate with adaptations that account for modern self-defense techniques

Up to 50% Off Dragon Boat Racing

Virginia Key

$20 $11

Experienced dragon boat paddlers build camaraderie and lead rides along the waters of Key Biscayne

Up to 71% Off Court Rentals at Miami Padel

Ives Estates

$60 $19

Hit the court for energetic matches of padel, which blends aspects of tennis, racquetball, and squash

Up to 50% Off Single-Feature Movie

Multiple Locations

$21 $14.25

Both options are for a single feature

76% Off Martial Arts Classes at Tiger & Dragon

Miami

$200 $49

Kids have fun while learning Kenpo karate and Shootfighting techniques; adults can partake in classes such as Shootfighting and Tumba

Up to 60% Off Standup Paddleboarding at Hirooka Surf and Sport

Miami Beach

$150 $60

See the sunset via paddleboard, learn to standup paddleboard, or rent one for yourself; skilled instructors are on hand to keep people safe

67% Off at BRX CrossFit

The Hammocks

$150 $49

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CrossFit's functional-training workouts change daily and can include exercises such as dead lifts, squats, burpees, and sprints

77% Off Four Weeks of Boot Camp

Kendall Indian Hammocks Park

$150 $35

Boot-camp classes integrate elements of martial arts, agility drills, and body-weight exercises with potato-sack races and tug of war

61% Off Month of High Intensity Boot-Camp Classes at LegacyFit

Midtown/Wynwood

$150 $59

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A private strength coach to professional athletes brings his knowledge and routines to the public through boot camps held six days a week

Up to 58% Off Yacht Charters

Downtown Miami

$1,200 $500

A Miami native navigates a 40-foot motor cruiser across the waters, pointing out sites that can include the Brickell Downtown Miami Skyline

Up to 65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Brickell (Soccer Cage)

$100 $40

Start the day off right with an intense outdoor workout that might feature free weights, kettlebells, ropes, and more

55% Off Freediving and Spearfishing Class from H2O Dive Center

North Miami Beach

$199 $89

Budding and seasoned divers learn how to freedive and spearfish from experienced instructors

Up to 62% Off Fitness-Training Classes

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

Hourlong workouts blend cardiovascular exercise and weight training to help build muscle and increase endurance

Up to 85% Off Unlimited Bikini Boot Camp

University Park

$200 $35

Trainers motivate women through one-hour boot-camp sessions, which integrate circuit workouts, mat exercises, and core conditioning

45% Off

International Gardens

$350 $193

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45% Off

Coral Way

$275 $151

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50% Off

Miami International Airport

$100 $50

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35% Off Everglades Airboat Tour

Everglades Safari Park

$23 $15

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Guests take airboat tour of Everglades National Park; tickets host alligator show, trail access, and chance to hold baby alligator, Snappy

Up to 83% Off Crossfit Gym Membership at Crossfit 826

Miami International Airport

$150 $32

Pull, push, and lift your way to fitness using the principles of CrossFit at this no-nonsense gym

Up to 60% Off Kids Yoga

The Hammocks

$30 $15

Kids develop focus and self-discipline while keeping bodies limber during yoga classes designed specifically for them

Up to 65% Off CrossFit at South Dade Crossfit

South Miami Heights

$140 $49

Coaches analyze body fat and customize workout programs to meet each participant's fitness goals

Up to 60% Off Personal Training at Campbody

Kendall

$120 $55

IFA-certified personal trainer with more than 20 years of experience

50% Off

Miami

$150 $75

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Up to 56% Off Adult Aqua-Fitness Classes or Evaluation 

Kendall

$30 $15

A range of fitness classes in a heated pool can develop strength, supplement stamina, boost triathlete performance, or reduce Arthritis pain

Up to 51% Off from Safari Tours

Bayside Marketplace

$39 $19

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Guides narrate in both English and Spanish as adventurers take in sights from art-deco buildings to swamp wildlife

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As they observe the vibrant exhibits of aquatic life inside the Miami Seaquarium, many guests don't realize that they are walking through a movie set and a hospital. In the onsite lagoon, bottlenose dolphins swim through waters once traversed by Flipper, who filmed several television episodes and films at the venue. The Seaquarium is also recognized as a manatee critical care facility. Its staff has accomplished several historic treatments, including monitoring the conception and arrival of the first manatee born under human care and conducting the first manatee neurological surgery.

These facets of the Seaquarium—along with its many conservation efforts, educational programs, and shows—underscore a united commitment to wildlife consciousness. The animal attractions enable visitors to witness the allure and fragility of oceanic fauna up close, whether they are petting the back of a stingray or washing a dress shirt on the rough back of an 8-foot nile crocodile. Special encounters decrease the distance even further, sending patrons on underwater Sea Treks through the reef display or helping them to lead marine-mammal training routines.

It's hard to pinpoint the biggest personality inside the Seaquarium tanks, but Lolita the killer whale—who performs daily alongside pacific white-sided dolphins—claims the title of heaviest, period. On the other end of the scale, macaws and cockatiels perch around the Tropical Wings section of the park, and endangered sea turtles lounge at Discovery Bay. Elsewhere, a watery playground and three-story ropes course keep legs from growing too wobbly after a trip to Shark Channel or a smooch from a sea lion.

4400 Rickenbacker Cswy
Key Biscayne,
FL
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Located in the heart of the city, Watson Island sometimes feels like a tropical paradise—complete with a leopard lurking in the undergrowth. Luckily, this jungle cat is safely within the confines of Jungle Island, which has inhabited the isle for more than a decade. And yet the story of this themed park, which houses everything from exotic birds and primates to rare plants and trees, began more than 75 years ago.

The Background

Jungle Island got its start in 1936 as Parrot Jungle, a small South Miami roadside attraction where the exotic birds could soar uncaged. In the following decades, the aviary hosted a wide array of noteworthy occupants, including Pinky—a high-wire bicycle-riding cockatoo—and several pink flamingos that appeared in the opening credits of Miami Vice. When Jungle Island's current owners purchased the company in 1988, they introduced new mammals and reptiles—but after Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, they made plans to relocate. They settled on Watson Island, and in 2003, finished construction of the animal habitats and 18 acres of tropical gardens, renaming it Jungle Island. When Jungle Island's current owners purchased the company in 1988, they introduced new mammals and reptiles—but when Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, they were forced to relocate. They settled on Watson Island, and in 2003, finished construction of the animal habitats and 18 acres of tropical gardens, renaming it Jungle Island.

Jungle Island is currently home to rare white tigers and a white lion, a high-wire bicycle-riding cockatoo, one of the only tame cassowaries in the world, a set of orangutan twins, a rare occurrence. Animal shows and presentations allow visitor to experience Jungle Island's residents in many ways, and a VIP safari tour is available for the very curious.

1111 Parrot Jungle Trl
Miami,
FL
US

After losing 135 pounds, Spinderella Fitness owner Elizabeth Rodriguez was determined to inspire other women to seize control of their health and strive for the energy and confidence of the physically fit. She became a certified nutritionist and personal trainer before undertaking the study of a less conventional subject: pole dancing. Rodriguez struggled at first. She recalls that she "use[d] to go home in tears" of frustration. But 17 months later, she opened her own pole-dance fitness studio, and then a second one to meet the demand for her teachings.

Rodriguez's studios host more than two-dozen classes thanks to her collaboration with Melissa Fernandez—a trained dancer with a background in jazz, ballet, and hip hop—who helped broaden the curriculum. This collaboration has resulted in both high-energy, cardio-driven workouts as well as those inspired by salsa, Flashdance, and the sensual rippling of national flags.

Students who are serious about mastering advanced pole maneuvers progress through several levels. After mastering a pole routine at one level, they receive a colored thong to mark their graduation to the next. Pole climbing students repeat the process until they are certified black-thong dancers capable of disarming a kung fu master with the twist of a hip.

15333 SW 118th Ter
Miami,
FL
US

CrossFit 305 traces its lineage back to a modest, 300-square-foot studio that opened in 2008. Shortly after the staff began reading about CrossFit and testing out the workouts themselves, they decided to dedicate their business entirely to the functional fitness program. Even as they restructured their workouts, their studio continued to grow. Today, they hold their group classes in a 3,500-square foot facility equipped with gymnastics rings, kettlebells, and barbells for Olympic lifting.

Co-owner Dominic Sirianni says that many clients are hesitant to begin training at CrossFit 305, due to CrossFit’s reputation as a brutal, challenging workout. He assures them that they shouldn't be worried. "We scale the workout's intensity to their ability," he explains. "We have people as young as 10 years old and old as 77." In fact, it’s this inclusive atmosphere that keeps members coming back for more.

When they aren’t pushing clients to run faster or throw their boulders further, CrossFit 305's certified trainers encourage them to stay mindful of nutrition. They have even partnered with the Florida Heart Research Institute to help them give accurate body-composition readings and determine ideal body-fat percentages.

5940 NE 4th Ave
Miami,
FL
US

Giant toy soldiers clothed in thousands of colored lights wave at passersby as glowing reindeer take off into the dusk. Towering Christmas trees topped with stars glimmer and glisten with blue and green fiber optics. At Santa's Enchanted Forest, one of the world’s largest Christmas-themed amusement parks, holiday spirit and festive music fill the air long before the end of December. Visitors laugh and shriek on a multitude of carnival rides, including whirling swings, bumper cars, tower drops, and roller coasters, whipping through the air until their cheeks are as rosy as old Saint Nick’s. Traditional carnival games are also on hand, such as dart tosses and soccer-ball kicks, to complement more unconventional carnival amusements such as giant plastic balls to roll around in and a rock-climbing wall to scale. Wee visitors, meanwhile, can make the acquaintance of small livestock in a petting zoo or draw a portrait of their favorite goat in royal costume on a wall-size coloring-book mural. Carnival food, such as barbecue, pizza, and cinnamon donuts, fuels guests as they conquer rides or take in the Cats of the World Tiger Show, the Cirque Equinox, or the Sea Lion Splash Spectacular.

7900 Bird Rd
Miami,
FL
US

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.

2370 NW 17th Ave
Miami,
FL
US

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