Though a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate city streets with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour Miami in terra-firma style and comfort with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a two-day pass for the Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour from Gray Line Miami (up to a $49 value). Like boomerangs in a tornado, tour busses run a continuous three-hour loop from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, arriving and departing from more than 15 different locations around town. Kangariders can hop off at any stop and hop back on as soon as an hour later, or they can linger longer at hypnotizing points of interest.
A two-day pass aboard the Hop On Hop Off Tour provides riders with accessible transit and the cranial expansion of local knowledge. Throughout the route, a narration crafted by expert locals will keep you up to speed on where you are, where you are going, and where to direct your photographic and human irises. Non-English-speaking guests or bilingually curious natives can tune in to multilingual headsets along the ride. In addition to directing rubberneckers, the local good-times gurus at Gray Line lead wide-eyed wonderers into cultural hotbeds and fashionable storefronts. Riders who want to simply sink into the sun-soaked sand can browse the beach buffet out their window, hopping off when the bus reaches a towel-worthy strip.
With two days of unlimited hopping, riders can spend day one exploring the city and then hit the beach on day two. Swing through all reaches of Miami, including Bayfront Park, South Beach, and Coconut Grove. Newcomers and visiting time travelers can experience the city's international flare emanating from its historical sights, public art, and iconic landmarks. Well-established locals can discover new hotspots or craft a creative crawl through beachside bars. For a full schedule and map, click here.
There is a promotion running through April offering a two-day pass for a discounted rate of $39, but the normal price of the pass starting in May is $49.