If you’re looking to get away from it all with an unforgettable excursion to the Sunshine State, don’t miss a trip to North Miami Beach. Of course, you already know Miami is known the world over for its eclectic blend of salsa music, Latin culture, sandy beaches and sun-kissed beach bodies, but there’s so much more than that. Book a stay at one of the beach hotels in Miami for an up-close-and-personal view of how the other half lives.
1. High-Speed Boats
Take to the seas on a high-speed adventure boat to check out all North Miami Beach has to offer. At speeds up to 50 mph, these thrilling boat rides are narrated by a lively guide who can treat you to personalized views and historical explanations of everything that’s significant to this part of Miami.
2. Yacht Charter
Take a private yacht charter with companies like Y Charter Miami to explore the waters for a day, weekend, or longer. With yachts up to 160 feet long, you have your choice of luxury yachts, catamarans, speed boats, power boats, party boats and sport yachts as you take in the gorgeous Biscayne Bay coast.
3. Scuba Diving
Take in all the brightly colored fish along North Miami Beach through scuba excursions like those offered by Adventure Scuba Diving. Enjoy lunch, a private guide and equipment rentals while taking in all the vibrant fish native to this area.
If you need a break from the sand and surf, go golfing at nearby courses like Greynolds Golf Course, a par-36 course that’s perfect for all abilities, featuring a clubhouse, snack bar, club rentals and pro shop.
5. Hiking and Biking
Check out all the water sports, biking and hiking that nearby Oleta River State Recreation Area has to offer. Activities at this 993-acre state park range from canoeing and fishing to paddle-boating and mountain biking.
Go shopping at the open-air neighborhood mall called the Intracoastal Mall, where you’ll find trendy restaurants, shops, boutiques and more. Grab a bite to eat and pick up a souvenir or two while here, then catch a movie at the on-site theater.
7. Charter Sport Fishing
Try your hand at sport fishing from charter companies like Therapy IV Fishing Parties, which offers deep sea big game offshore sport fishing for all abilities.
An ideal activity for all ages, snorkeling gives you and your family a fish-eye view of Miami’s colorful underwater creatures harbored by reefs and shipwrecks.
Explore some of Miami’s historical buildings, such as the Ancient Spanish Monastery, dissembled in Spain in 1925, shipped across the Atlantic, and finally rebuilt in 1952.
10. Eat and Drink
After a hard day on the beach, get a bite to eat at Sea Grill, Little Brazil, Kabobji or Cholo’s Ceviche and Grill. Treat yourself to fresh seafood and local fare to really get a sense of the spice and flair of this North Miami destination.
Choose the DoubleTree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa to stay at a hotel in North Miami Beach that’s on the edge of the beach and in the middle of the action.