Miami is a beautiful city. However, sometimes you want to get out of the big city for a while. This is why when I vacationed in Miami, I took mini vacations while I was there. The big city life can get to you quickly. There is a lot to do outside of Miami that can remove the big city feel at least for a little while. A day trip is a great way to relieve some of that pent up tension that brings you down. There is nothing better than a day trip. One day, less than a tank of gas, and just what you need to get back into the swing of things.
Biscayne Bay Sight Seeing Cruise
This Cruise takes off from Miami, Florida and is approximately 90 minutes. If purchased through Viator, this cruise is only $22.95 per person. This is a great way to get away for a while without having to go far or spend much money. Enjoy the beautiful sights of Miami from afar. These sites include the Miami Skyline, Miami Port, and the largest houses in Miami.
Everglades National Park
This is a great, quiet get away that is a must for anyone who enjoys the quiet of nature. Here you can watch alligators, herring and much more in their natural habitat. You can canoe or kayak through the everglades if you are brave enough. The Everglades are so much more than a swamp. They can make you feel that calm, collected feel that you long for.
Visit Key West
Key West is a beautiful cluster of islands. You can either take the shuttle or drive, but either way it takes you about 3 ½ hours to get there. The beaches and shopping here have a much different feel, it is a small city feel compared to Miami. The emotions you feel when you experience this amazing island can be overwhelming.
Sea World Day Trip
Courtesy of Florida Sunshine Shuttle you can take a trip to Sea World without having to drive. Relax on the Shuttle for the trip by watching a move on the big screen television. I don’t know how many people I met in Miami that told me they had never been to Sea World, but I can tell you now, they have no idea what they are missing. I loved it and I am not a kid. This place can definitely give you a rush like you have never felt before.
Universal Studios Day Trip
Universal Studios is a place that is fun for all ages. It is a place that can make you feel like a kid again regardless of your age. The same shuttle mentioned in the Sea World Day Trip above is the shuttle that can take you to Universal Studios. However, for each day trip you may only choose one park. This is your drop off and pick up spot. The same shuttle does not go to both parks, they are different shuttles. This is a trip you just can’t miss, whether you are visiting or a native of Miami, Florida, this is a must do!