When life becomes monotonous, head down to Florida, America’s favorite year-round destination, to break free from everything dull. Some go for the hedonism it offers, and others go to relax. But when you’re thinking of your ultimate escape, look no farther — Miami, the Magic City, will never fail to make you feel refreshed, relaxed, and energized by the time you get back to work.
Here are five places offering rest for the weary in Miami.
With over 70 museums and art galleries, Wynwood Art District screams life, hopes, and dreams in vibrant colors. The open-air street art installations you’ll see here won’t just awaken your drained body but will feed your mind as well. If you want to explore together with other art lovers and learn more details about the visual feasts you’ll be seeing, join the Wynwood Art Walk Tour. When you’re done, sit at one of the cafes in the neighborhood and enjoy the artistic vibe. If you like contemporary art, be sure to check out the internationally acclaimed Art Basel, an annual art show held in December.
In Miami, there are many beach resorts, but few offer a truly wonderful experience for both single and family clients. Carillon Miami Beach is a cut above the rest. As an all-suite luxury beach resort that’s highly rated by the TripAdvisor community, this is your haven for an ultimate getaway. With amazing pools, culinary delights, and great spa service, you’ll find yourself well taken care of by the welcoming staff here. The unexploited beach is far from the madding crowd. Truly, this is a place you’ll always go back to.
The eco-walk experience atwill introduce you to the coastal conservation program the city is implementing. On your walk, you’ll explore sea turtles’ nesting routines while examining huge replicas of these fascinating sea creatures. Your walk here offers an interesting break from reading by the beach.
Shop in Style at Bal Harbour Shops
For some vacationers, shopping is therapy. And what better way to splurge and treat yourself than by visiting the Bal Harbour Shops? This may not be Fifth Avenue in New York, but the open-air shopping center aims offers a number of luxury brands even so. The rich, tropical greenery, the cool fountains at the promenade, the quirky public art pieces, and the Japanese-styled ponds aim to give every shopper a stress-free shopping experience. You’ll love shopping here.
Silence is golden at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. All you have to do is find that perfect spot where you can enjoy being totally alone, free from the hubbub for which Miami Beach is known. Come take part in Garden Yoga on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or, on Tuesdays, join in the garden’s free meditation hour, perfect for calming your nerves.
While it’s true that Miami Beach can be too much for those who don’t like crowded beach scenes, it can be a good respite from your daily life so long as you know where and how to spend your time here. Start with the list mentioned above — and, as they say in the area, “Welcome to sunny Florida!”