Heading to Miami for the Super Bowl? Musement shares some ideas for what to do when during your free time.
Miami is awash with Super Bowl Fever as football fans flock to the South Florida oceanside city to watch the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs compete for the prize. While there are plenty of Super-related festivities to keep you occupied, we put together this list of non-football-related ideas for anyone who wants a slight reprieve from the sport—or for anyone providing moral support for a spouse in need of a break.
1. Get busy
While it’s tempting to spend any free time on the beach, there are plenty of sites to see in Miami. One of the best ways to figure out how to divide an conquer is with a Flex Pass. Choose one that’s good for two, three, four or five visits, and explore the attractions that appeal to you. Activities covered include Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, a speed boat ride, paddle boarding, snorkeling and more.
2. Go cruising
It would be a pity to not glide across that turquoise waterfront with blowing all around. Biscayne Bay is a lagoon that’s emblematic of Miami and cruising through this lovely body of water offers not only excellent views of the skyline but a glimpse of the waterside homes along Millionaire’s Row owned by celebrities and other people of note.
3. Eat your heart out
A melting pot of Latin, European and American cuisines, Miami has plenty to offer on the food front. Food-focused travelers won’t want to pass up the opportunity to eat their way through South Beach’s most vibrant neighborhoods, admiring the Art Deco architecture along the way during a culinary walking tour with lunch.
4. See where the wild things are
For anyone looking to get in touch with nature, Everglades National Park is just 45 minutes from Miami. A tropical wetlands reserve stretching from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico, the Everglades is home to an ecosystem that contains alligators, fresh- and salt-water fish, birds, mammals and reptiles. From boat rides to bike trails to fascinating tours, a visit to the Everglades is unforgettable.
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“Looking back, the 2010s were a great decade for Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, but the 2020s will be a transformative one in many ways. In order to ensure that we will have Everglades and Dry Tortugas forever, we must push for their restoration in the coming decade. For Everglades, we will once and for all complete 100% of the Tamiami Trail restoration projects and make progress on the Central Everglades Project, both of which are key to sending enough fresh water south to the estuaries and the majestic Florida Bay. At Dry Tortugas, Fort Jefferson will enjoy a new Harbor Light and the critically important repair of the moat wall that was damaged during Hurricane Irma. We will also continue making significant advances on coral reef restoration efforts with partner agencies and organizations. Through investments in science, increased citizen involvement, and prioritization of park resources, we will step up the fight against exotic animals and plants and make both ecosystems resilient in the long term. Our work in the 2020’s will finally bring Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks up to the standard our national treasures deserve. With a completely re-paved main park road and brand new hotel, eco tents, restaurant, bar, as well as our new Visitor Center, Flamingo will become a world class destination with the amenities our national and international visitors expect. Visitor parking and traffic flow at Shark Valley will finally be addressed, and last but not least, we will open the doors to a brand new Marjory Stoneman Douglas Visitor Center in Everglades City. The next 10 years look very exciting. We may very well be looking at the parks’ golden years during this coming decade. Happy New Year from all of us at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks!” — Superintendent Pedro Ramos Photo by Carlton Ward (@carltonward) #AmericasEverglades #EvergladesNationalPark #Everglades #USInterior #NationalParkService #NPS #NationalPark #Florida #VisitFlorida #SouthFlorida #Miami #Travel #Outdoors #Landscape
5. Head south for a day (or two)
If your schedule permits, pack up the car and take the scenic Overseas Coastal Highway to pass through the Florida Keys to arrive in Key West, Florida’s southernmost point. See the pastel-covered houses and go snorkeling and diving, and relax on one of the lowkey beaches. It feels a bit like the Caribbean without having to board a plane.