Things To Do In Miami

51% Off Segway Tour

Bike and Roll

Bayside Marketplace

$138 $69

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

54% Off Concealed-Weapons Class at Blackwater Agency

Blackwater Agency

Multiple Locations

$150 $69

Combination of classroom and training qualifies students to apply for a Florida concealed-weapon permit, valid in more than 30 states

75% Off Yoga Classes at Dharma Studio

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

58% Off Roller Skating Admission

Super Wheels Skating Center

Devon-Aire Estates

$24 $10

Wooden skating rink sets the scene for rolling skating sessions alongside arcade and snack bar; skate rental not included

51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons at Ascot Farm

Ascot Farm

Bird Road Farmsites

$120 $59

Half-hour private lessons help students develop proper horseback-riding techniques and habits

Zoo Miami – 52% Off Visit

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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 54% Off a Hiking or Airboat Tour of the Everglades

Everglades Nature Tours

Sweetwater-Ochopee

$60 $29

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Lead by a Gladesman with 35+ years' experience, visitors trudge through the unique ecosystem or zoom above its grasses in an airboat

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

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

53% Off Fitness Classes at Power Fit Studios

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

Up to 52% Off Biscayne Bay and Miami River Cruises

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

65% Off Martial Arts

Mma Fit

Miami

$300 $105

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Up to 87% Off Boot-Camp Packages

Kickboxing Miami-Dade

Multiple Locations

$90 $14

High-impact, energizing boot-camp classes help students burn fat and build muscle with cardio and strength-training exercises

Up to 64% Off CrossFit

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

Up to 81% Off at Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

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

Up to 90% Off Women's Semiprivate Personal Training

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

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

Mr & Miss Fitness America

Tropical Park Community Center

$50 $25

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

51% Off Youth Soccer Training Program

United Soccer Club

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

Road 2 Games

North Westside

$150 $35

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

Up to 66% Off Personal Training

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

50% Off Martial Arts

Cubita Mma

Miami

$120 $60

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Up to 75% Off Belly-Dance and Fitness Classes

Belly2Abs

Miami

$130 $39

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

75% Off Dance Lessons

Hotspot Dance And Production Company

Miami

$80 $20

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

Water Taxi Miami – Up to 51% Off Day Passes

Water Taxi Miami

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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

Up to 79% Off Drop-In Power Yoga Classes

Sami The Yogi

Miami

$210 $49

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

Up to 42% Off Boat Tour from Jet Boat Miami

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

Up to 88% Off Kickboxing Plus Boxing Gloves

Miami Fitness Kickboxing

Miami

$150 $19

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

55% Off Kickboxing Classes

Miami Fitness Kickboxing

Miami

$112 $50

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76% Off Yoga Classes at Sledge CrossFit 

Sledge CrossFit

Richmond West

$120 $29

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

Up to 65% Off at Crossfit Irie

Crossfit Irie

Three Lakes

$50 $25

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

50% Off Martial Arts

Sensei Salvatore

Miami

$90 $45

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Up to 86% Off Kickboxing Classes

WKF Fitness

Sweetwater Groves

$90 $15

45-minute kickboxing classes combine boxing and martial arts to help tone and trim physiques

55% Off Personal Training

Fitness Together of Miami

Northeast Coconut Grove

$840 $378

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71% Off at Downtown Athletic Club

Downtown Athletic Club

Downtown Miami

$345 $99

Membership includes access to a squash court, boxing studio, rock wall, and fitness classes such as spinning, salsa dance, and Zumba

Up to 57% Off Wine Tasting

Massó Estate Winery

Sunset

$70 $35

Grapes grown in Northern California's Santa Helena hills make a variety of world-class fine red wines

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes at Barre Elements

Barre Elements

Midtown

$100 $45

Barre classes incorporate ballet moves and stretching into workouts that push participants to work their muscles harder

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing Classes

Rod's Shim Myung Do

The Hammocks

$100 $29

Multi-disciplinary martial arts instructor leads kickboxing classes to promote healthy bodies and minds

Up to 75% Off Unlimited Mixed Martial Arts Classes

MMA Masters

Media and Entertainment District

$248 $65

All ages fitness & self-defense classes include Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, wrestling, boot camp, mixed martial arts, and Little Masters

Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

85% Off Tactical-Shooting Package for Two

Miami Shooting Club

Miami

$300 $44

NRA-certified instructors oversee students who practice tactical shooting scenarios such as from a kneeling position or concealment

74% Off at Legendary Fitness

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

62% Off from Sailing on Biscayne Bay

Sailing on Biscayne Bay

Northeast Coconut Grove

$195 $75

Captain Niño sails throughout Biscayne Bay, unveiling views of Miami, Brickell, and Key Biscayne

66% Off Youth Soccer Registration and Membership

Citius Athletic Club Miami

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

44% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Salsa Fusion Dance School

Miami

$25 $14

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44% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Rock Hard Recording & Rehearsal Studio

Miami

$50 $28

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69% Off Boot Camp at CrossFit Wynwood

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

72% Off Classes at Punch Boxing for Fitness

Punch Boxing for Fitness

Overtown

$139 $39

Novice, intermediate, and advanced classes incorporate shadow boxing, heavy bag work, and other elements of a boxer's training regimen

80% Off Classes at Bas-I Kyokushin Karate

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

Dragon Boat Club of Miami

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

Miami Padel

Ives Estates

$60 $19

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

70% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Miami International Riding Club

Miami

$120 $36

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Up to 78% Off at Mike's Nutrition & Fitness

Mike's Nutrition & Fitness

Northeast Coconut Grove

$400 $89

Clients burn fat, build muscle, and establish healthy routines with diet plans and fitness evaluations

77% Off Four Weeks of Boot Camp

Miami's Top Fitness

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

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

Capt Nick's Miami 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 68% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Extreme Athletes

On Location

$150 $50

Clients work off body fat and tone their muscles during high-energy boot-camp sessions

Up to 74% Off CrossFit at Knockout Zone

Knockout Zone

Miami

$100 $35

High-intensity CrossFit classes combine cardio with constantly changing resistance movements to tone muscles quickly

57% Off Children's Painting Classes

Human Horizons Art School and Gallery

Majestic Plaza

$115 $49

Studio with private easels and community tables; instructors can help students create portfolios for art magnet programs

Up to 77% Off CrossFit Classes

Muscle Farm CrossFit

Downtown Miami

$185 $45

High-intensity workouts feature squats, pushups, dumbbell lifts, and lunges; instructors scale routines to challenge all skill levels

Yoga, Boot Camp, KBX Kickboxing, or 90-Day Fitness Challenge

Magnan Martial Arts | Vinyasa Yoga Miami

Three Lakes

$99 $39

Class packages for yoga, boot camp, fitness, or KBX Kickboxing at studio that trains members in disciplines of MMA self-defense and fitness

Up to 62% Off Fitness-Training Classes

Bodytek Fitness

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

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

45% Off Personalized Fitness Program

C'est Body Mind Fitness

International Gardens

$350 $193

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45% Off

Morphe

Coral Way

$275 $151

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29% Off Everglades Airboat Tour

Everglades Safari Park

Everglades Safari Park

$23 $16.49

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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

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

CTX Gym

The Hammocks

$30 $15

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

Up to 60% Off Personal Training at Campbody

Campbody

Kendall

$120 $55

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

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Countrywalk American Kenpo Karate

Miami

$150 $75

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

swim gym

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

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

Up to 63% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Leo Quintero Music

Ojus

$120 $45

Professional guitarist and composer Leo Quintero imparts his six-string knowledge to students of all skill levels

Up to 75% Off Yoga at Brawling Buddha Studio

Brawling Buddha Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $49

Yoga instruction builds flexibility and strength while encouraging a healthier lifestyle

50% Off Volleyball

Active Volleyball Training

Miami

$50 $25

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77% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes at Evolution MMA

Evolution MMA

Kendall

$125 $29

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Cardio-kickboxing classes burn calories with real fighting combinations; boot-camp classes melt fat with full-body workouts

Up to 53% Off Wine-Tasting Class for Two or Four

Wine by the Bay

Downtown Miami

$80 $41

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Wine and art boutique hosts tastings of top-end Italian and Californian wines paired with cheeses, olives, and other snacks

Up to 63% Off Ballroom-Fitness Classes

International Dance Studio

Kings Creek Shopping Center

$75 $29

Dance-fitness classes fuse modern Latin and ballroom steps with cardio and aerobic exercises for an energetic, calorie-burning workout

Up to 86% Off Martial Arts Classes

Kickboxing Kendall

Sunset

$90 $15

Kids and adults get in shape and gain self-confidence as they master the self-defense skills of martial arts

Up to 86% Off Martial Arts Classes at Kickboxing Country Walk

Kickboxing Country Walk

Miami

$90 $15

Kids and adults get in shape and gain self-confidence as they master the self-defense skills of martial arts

Up to 70% Off Kickboxing Classes with Gloves

Carlson Gracie Miami Jiu Jitsu

Miami

$100 $39

Students get a full-body workout in high-impact muay thai kickboxing classes

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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
US

The breadth of the Atlantic Ocean doesn't impact the reach of Alfredo Patino. As the chef and owner of Bin No. 18, the Miami-based chef draws inspiration from the casual cuisine of European bistros while using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and contemporary technique to lend a bit of New World flair to the ever-changing menus. French, Italian, and Latin American flavors appear throughout Chef Patino's cuisine, adding a global scope to the regionally rooted dishes.

Shareable platters of imported European cheeses and cured meats are served alongside Latin staples, including octopus salad, as well as classic Italian entrees made with homemade pastas. But recreating time-honored classics isn't the only thing that Chef Patino does. He also demonstrates a willingness to experiment by fusing New and Old World influences. This culinary whimsy is evident in the kitchen's modern interpretation of a Cuban sandwich—complete with slow-roasted pork, brie, and fig sauce—which earned a spot on Food & Wine magazine's list of the Best Sandwiches in the U.S.

And much like the European bistros that originally inspired Chef Patino, Bin No. 18 features an extensive wine list. Like his menu, the wine list takes a global approach by including bottles from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, and Austria, as well as Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Washington State, California, and Oregon. This variety of options ensures that numerous pairing options are available for diners looking to enjoy a glass with their meal or collection of small plates. CBS Miami was also impressed by the selection, placing Bin No. 18 on its 2011 list of the Best Wine Bars In South Florida.

The Old World inspiration shines through a bit more clearly in the restaurant's décor, which skews more toward a rustic, yet refined ambiance as opposed to a nouveau vibe. Wooden wine barrels sit beside tables with avocado-green chairs, occasionally doubling as small side tables. At the same time, the collection of crystal chandeliers dangling from the ceiling adds a bit of classical elegance to the space.

1800 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami,
Florida
US

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.

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. Jungle Island's latest addition is a floating aqua park.

1111 Parrot Jungle Trl.
Miami,
FL
US

From its humble beginnings in 1949, the Miami Science Museum has expanded into a sprawling facility that includes informative exhibits, the Planetarium, and the Wildlife Center. Many current exhibits teach kids about scientific principles using interactive elements. Visitors literally light up the dance floor at the Energy Tracker exhibit— boogying down helps power neon lights underneath the glass floor. At Moving Things, youngsters can learn about the physics of moving objects by dropping objects of different shapes into flowing water, or they can challenge their spatial reasoning skills by packing blocks into perfect cubes.

The four-story dome at the Planetarium has a daily schedule of stargazing shows. Some of these take audiences on informative expeditions through the solar system and various constellations they might not typically see, such as the elusive Medium Dipper.

The Wildlife Center, meanwhile, is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of raptors; here, guests can encounter an owl, falcon, and eagle.

3280 S Miami Ave
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

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.

14075 SW 143rd Court #1
Miami,
FL
US

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