June 27, 2022

10 Things to do in Miami in the Summer

Summer has officially begun in Florida, and we here at Dharma would like to address a myth that we hear all too often. The great myth is that you should only vacation in Florida during the winter month s, when our beaches and sun are a welcome respite from the cold and clouds of winter. People overlook the advantages of coming to South Florida on our “off season”. First and foremost, you can take advantage of the lower prices for accommodations. Dharma’s furnished apartments for rent at Red Road Commons, Grand Plaza, Monte Carlo, and Sheridan Ocean Club are proof of that. You can get a fully furnished apartment suite in the heart of Miami or right on the beach at a 40% savings as compared to booking in December. There are also less crowds to deal with while going to tourist attractions like Wynwood Walls . But don’t be fooled: less crowds does not mean less fun. There are still many things to do in South Florida in the summer. Here are ten fun outdoor activities you can enjoy in Florida i n the month of July:
Sports Fishing

According to the website Freshwaterfishingadvice.com , the absolute best time to fish in Miami is in the summer and fall seasons. Because of the warmer water temperatures , this is the time when the most fish come through our waters. You can book a charter for offshore , inshore, or deep sea fishing at Miami Beach Fishing Charters ; their inshore charters launch just a few miles west of Dharma’s Miami Beach Monte Carlo property.

Pirate Boat Tour

You can go on a pirate tour from either Miami or Fort Lauderdale and explore Florida’s beautiful waterways. Aqua Tours pirate boat El Loro launches from Bayside Marketplace and boasts an 80-minute trip where you can tour the Venetian Islands, Star Island, and the downtown Miami skyline. On the tour, you can see the houses of the rich and famous who inhabit these areas.

For those of you staying at Dharma’s Sheridan Ocean Club at Dania Beach Property, there is a pirate tour for you as well. The Bluefoot Pirate Adventure sets sail daily on a pirate treasure hunt along Ft. Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway filled with action, adventure, and just a touch of magic!

Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

Just twenty minutes from Dharma’s Red Road Commons Property, Calle Ocho in Little Havana is one of the most famous streets in the U.S. with it’s own festival that celebrates its rich and diverse culture. Little Havana Tours offers daily public and private tours to guide you in discovering the rich history and traditions of Little Havana. Led by a certified team of expert guides, this company offers a variety of tours that touch on history, politics, food, art, music, cigars, coffee and rums.

Take a Day Trip to Key West

Key West is full of iconic historical landmarks. Stroll to your favorite site, including Hemingway’s house, the famous downtown district, Duval Street, or take a picture at the Southernmost Point. Launching from 10 Flags at Bayside Marketplace, this Grayline package takes you to and from Key West and includes a Hop on Hop Off Trolley ticketTake a Day Trip to Key West.

Island Queen Millionaire Row Tour

Cruise around Biscayne Bay and check out sites such as the beautiful downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and all the homes of the rich and famous who come to Miami to play . According to the Island Queen Cruises site , this cruise is a “laid-back sightseeing experience – you’ll enjoy the gorgeous views of Miami and relax in a climate-controlled main level or on an open-air top-level aboard one of their larger yachts on this exciting 90-minute boat tour.”

Duck Tours

Jump on this amphibious tour vehicle to see some of the best landmarks (and watermarks) that Miami has to offer. Duck Tours leaves from South Beach and explores the Art Deco district on wheels and then waddles into the waters of Biscayne Bay and Fisher Island. Enjoy music and comedy from your tour guide as you explore the sites of Miami Beach and learn about its history and famous residents.

Night Miami Downtown Romantic Air Tour

Here is a way to avoid the infamous Miami traffic. Leaving from Fort Lauderdale airport, Skyeagle Tours flies you in a Cessna 172 or a Cirrus SR20 for a sixty minute tour . Snuggle up with your significant other as you take in the sites from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach from your unique vantage point.

Swim with the Dolphins

Experience all the wonderful sea creatures found in Florida and beyond. Miami Seaquarium has all sorts of animal shows and opportunities to get up close and personal with them (safely for both you and the animals, of course.) You can swim with dolphins or seals, learn about animal conservation and care, pet a bamboo shark or take a selfie with a flock of flamingos.

Venetian Pools

Made from a limestone quarry in 1923, The Venetian Pools is the only swimming pool to have the National Register of Historic Places designation. Here you can swim amongst coral rock formations, caves, and waterfalls. Located one mile away from Dharma’s Grand Plaza property , Venetian Pools is the perfect place to take in some historical architecture while simultaneously cooling off.
Wynwood Bike Bar Crawl

Here’s a great way to get your exercise while you party and see the sites in artistic Wynwood. Miami Cycle Party will take you on a two-hour bar crawl to three bars in the Wynwood neighborhood. A souvenir cup is included so you can bring your drink from the bars back onto the party bike. Each Party Bike comes with a pilot who plays music and keeps the fun going. You can rent the party bike privately for a group of up to 16 people or join a group with a public mixer pass .

So don’t let the time of year stop you from visiting Florida - we have something for everyone year-round!