Tours and Excursions

If you are spending time in a new city, guided tours and excursions are a great way familiarize yourself with the area, as well as see some of the great sights. Tours can vary from regular walking tours to helicopter or boat tours, depending on the location. If Miami is where you will be heading, Art Deco Historic District is among our top picks.

Matheson Hammock Park, which also harbors (no pun intended) the full-service Matheson Hammock Marina (complete with sailing and powerboating schools), offers several enticing features: Natural, native landscaping, featuring old live oaks,...  Read More

Located in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, this historic, white brick lighthouse has stood sentinel since 1825, when it was originally built. It was later reconstructed in the mid-1850s, after it was attacked and burned by the Seminoles in...  Read More

HistoryMiami doesn't sound like the name of a historical museum, which is exactly what organizers and board members had in mind. The less-bulky name signified a new direction for what was previously called the Historical Museum of Southern...  Read More

Everglades Hummer Adventures

Encounter the country's most exquisite ecosystems up close with Everglades Hummer Adventures. These tours through the stunning wetlands offer unrivaled adventure, perfect for enterprising, eco-minded vacationers. Whether you sign up for the...  Read More

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

If the constant urban buzz wears thin, this park makes an ideal escape. About two hours south of Miami, it was founded in 1963 as the country's first underwater preserve. At the visitor center, immerse yourself in the area's ecology and natural...  Read More

Miami Culinary Tours

Feeling overwhelmed by the richness and diversity of the restaurant scene? With Miami Culinary Tours you can place yourself under the expert guidance of local foodies, ensuring you don't miss a thing. Choose from four unique tours, each one...  Read More

South Dade
Deering Estate
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Teeming with natural, archaeological and historical appeal, the Deering Estate proves endlessly engaging. Excavations at the bayfront compound originally owned by Charles Deering (whose brother James built Vizcaya) have uncovered the remains of...  Read More

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park, the largest marine park in the National Park System, offers a reprieve from the crowds that you find at most other area attractions. The majority (95%) of its over 170,000 acres is underwater. On the land that remains...  Read More

Art Deco Historic District
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The streamlined buildings that comprise this district reflect the architecture of the '20s and '30s, when wealthy vacationers made Miami the resort destination of choice. The area, after its initial heyday, experienced a period of neglect, and...  Read More

Deep Sea Fishing
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Whether you're a seasoned pro or an enthusiastic tyro, you'll find the waters off greater Miami ideal for sport fishing. Many professional companies offer charters that depart from Miami for half- or full-day trips, and Haulover Marina's fleet...  Read More