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Tours & Excursions in Miami – On the Sunny Side of Life

Life about Miami isn't entirely about the beach and the glorious sun. The city does have some other sights and sounds worth exploring, even if it does mean tearing you away from the beach.

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Admire the Architecture

Did you ever think that you would find Baroque architecture on a Miami street? The answer is probably an emphatic no. Before you rush in to things though – hold on to your hat because the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens reek of baroque personality and charm. The sprawling gardens preserve the natural habitat of the area while the stone barge that lies within the water help to preserve the mangroves. The Faena Forum that resides just off the beach has an absolutely chic and modern appearance, as could be expected of a venue that hosts performances and events. Starting from the the north of the beach wher

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Revel in the Bounties of Nature

Starting from the Oleta River State Park in the north of the Miami Beach up until the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens close to where one can locate a South Beach Miami hotel, there are quite a few hotspots of nature to see. If golf is your cup of tea stop by at the Greynolds Park and if they have vacant stops camp there for the night. Several parks and walkways are dog friendly, including the Pinetree Park and the North Shore Open Space Park. It should be borne in mind that though dogs are welcome, unruly dog behavior is not. If the kids want to slide and sway in a children's park with the wind willowing in their ears, hop over to Crespi Park and make them play hopscotch with you like your days as children. For you to enjoy the gushing waves of the North Atlantic Ocean, you need to make your way across the bay and seat yourself down at a cozy place like the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach or get to the border of the Haulover Park.

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Bask in the Bay

The Biscayne Bay itself is a large water body that makes people almost forget that it isn't in fact the sea. The Venetian Causeway that spreads across the bay from the mainland to the peninsula via a few scattered islands is meant for cycling. Each tiny island has a unique experience for those who are exploratory; wine boutiques, gourmet cuisine, parks and spas are among the worthy findings. There are two parallel banks from which you can enjoy the bay's flurry of water and a myriad of islets that are surrounded by the bay as well.

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Visit the Rapturous Museums and Galleries

The outdoor museum dedicated to the Miami Jewish Federation is one that cannot be missed for more reasons than one. It is known as the Holocaust Memorial, with a sculpture of love and anguish being the focal point. This particular monument is in memory of the six million odd Jews who were killed in World War II and the premises has exhibits and even offers lectures on the subject matter. For a flavor of contemporary art, stop by at the Bass Museum which owns a large building in the South Beach area. Whether there is an exhibition or otherwise, the Williams McCall Gallery is an amazing place for those interested in art. The portraits of popular personalities are unbelievable real making everyone awe over the talents of the artists.

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