Five Fun Things to Do in Miami With Your Friends
Planning a weekend away with your friends? Explore Miami, Florida, one of the most popular cities to visit in the country
With its famous beach, raging nightclubs and rich history, Miami is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. With the range and number of local and foreign tourists it receives each year, the city offers many attractions and activities. A great choice for groups of friends travelling together, Miami offers a host of things to do:
Take a helicopter tour
The view of Miami from above is as gorgeous as it can get. Take a helicopter tour with your friends and see what Miami has to offer. Miami Helicopter offers a Taste of Miami Tour lasting 15 minutes for $95 per person, The Golden Beaches Tour lasting 20 minutes for $149 per person and The Grand Miami Tour lasting 30 minutes for $195 per person.
It can be a bit of a splurge, but if you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your best friends, the 15-minute tour is well worth it. Glide over the city and see its beautiful beaches, skyline and harbor. Once you’ve taken the opportunity, you will be glad that you did!
Go on a dinner cruise
Special dinner cruises on holidays such as Mother’s Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are offered by Island Queen Cruises. The average cost of a dinner cruise with the company is around $85 to $125, which includes a buffet dinner. The boarding location depends on the event, and it will be a good idea to see their website to check for your schedule as well as book tickets in advance for you and your friends.
If your group will be in the area during one of those holidays, it’s a good idea to book a dinner cruise to see Miami from a different perspective. The cruise is usually done with one of the company’s luxury yachts with multiple decks, bars and dance floors, so you will have your fair share of food, drinks and fun for the night.
Walk along the Wynwood Walls
Just minutes away from downtown, Wynwood Walls, a former warehouse district, is now home to art from over 50 artists from 16 countries. Today it is considered as an up and coming neighborhood, and locals and tourists alike frequently visit its massive outdoor murals.
Gather your friends and get a cup of coffee to take with you as you stroll along the neighborhood. The vibrant area shows character and charm through its multiple walls, and if your group has any slight interest in street art and culture, you will surely appreciate Wynwood Walls.
Ride the trolley
Get around Miami in a convenient way by taking the trolley. The rides will cost you nothing, and you will be able to reach interesting parts of the city via the many routes it takes. The exact routes, maps and schedules are available on their website, so if you want to plan ahead, you can check it out there.
Riding the trolley is a great experience for those who haven’t tried it before. It’s also great if you and your friends just really want an easy and inexpensive way to get to your destinations. The inside of the trolley is clean and cool, and after spending a day outdoors in hot Miami, the AC on full blast feels great.
Cool off at the beach or pool
There are many beaches in Miami where you and your friends can find some shade, cool off and get into the water. Some popular spots are Lummus Park Beach, South Pointe Park and Sunny Isles Beach. These spots will have all you need for a day at the beach: a mix of some shopping, entertainment, food and water fun.
If your group is not really a fan of sand and saltwater, you can head on over to the Venetian Pool, a historic public pool that’s been open since the 1920s. The site is Mediterranean-inspired, and the fresh water is replaced everyday. Entrance to the pool is $12 for adults, and you can visit from 11AM to 5:30PM (Tuesday to Friday) or 10AM to 4:30PM (Saturday and Sunday). Towels are available for rent, but if you don’t want to spend $5, don’t forget to bring your own. If you get hungry during your stay, they sell food and drinks at cheap prices.
Miami with friends
As the expression goes, “the more, the merrier”, and it’s true for a visit to Miami. Before you finalize plans for a group trip to the city, make sure to consider these awesome group activities for your trip. If you’re planning to hit up some nightclubs, bars and restaurants during your stay, don’t forget to check out our other articles on Miami to learn about the city’s hottest spots.
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