Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top 5 Summer Adventures - Miami

Summer is here and here is my list for my top 5 things to do this summer in South Florida!

1- Whale Saving with Key Largo Marine Mammal Conservancy

This makes it to the top of my list not only because it was one of the most amazing experiences for me but because this nonprofit group needs help to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals. After a mass stranding on May 5, volunteers have been needed to assist with three remaining pilot whales. Volunteering is easy, just call head to get your name on the list. Help hold, feed and give therapy to these whales. Read about the success story of two released whales on their website. For more info call: 305-451-4774. Check link below for more info on volunteering.


2- Paddle Boarding

I just can't get enough of this sport! I was introduced to SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) by Carlos Macias, President of SUPAmericas. He has his own boards, lifevests and more and offers tours and trips all over South Florida, in Broward or Dade. My favorite places to paddle include Key Biscayne, Virginia Key, Rickenbacker Causeway (good, calm area for begginers) and Dania Beach. More info on booking a tour or renting the boards below:

Carlos Macias
Ph: 305.785.6834


3- Miami Critical Mass - Bike

Critical Mass invites all bicyclists and other self-propelled commuters take to the streets en masse; last Friday of every month meeting at 6:30 pm from Government Center. About 500 cyclists joined May's Mass, riding 14 miles through Little Havana, Miracle Mile and Biscayne in Downtown. This is not a race but a pleasant ride with others and celebrate cycling while reminding drivers that they must share the road. Every month has a different bike route, check out their fan page: Miami Critical Mass or check out their blog: http://miamibikescene.blogspot.com/

can you spot me? I'm at 0:55 in aqua blue shirt!




4- Outdoor Movies (Free Event)

Soundscape at New World Center, near Lincoln Rd. is a 2.5 acre public park with a 7,000 square foot projection wall where concerts and free movie screenings are shown throughout the year. Don't miss out this months 3 remaining films:

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:00pm Casablanca

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 8:00pm The Wizard of Oz

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:00pm Dirty Dancing

Arrive early, bring your own food and beverage, make it a picnic! Chairs and blankets are a great idea also! Check the website for schedules on other free performances/concerts! Below are pics of the movie I saw.

Suggested Parking:
City of Miami Beach Owned-and-Operated Garages
17th Street Garage
(located on 17th between Meridian and Pennsylvania)
Fee: $1/hr.



5- Big Night in Little Haiti

Immerse yourself in Haitian Culture: culinary, arts and music! Big Night in Little Haiti brings local bands and artists together for a night of celebration, fun for the whole family! Check out the link below for next months event!