The magical city offers much more than sea and sumptuous views. Here we propose activities for the days that you cannot go to the beach
You came to Miami to explore its beaches, bathe in them, sunbathe. You came to walk through Wynwood and Little Havana, to absorb its culture, to enjoy its flavors. You came to jump from bar to bar on Ocean Drive, to see beautiful people. But in the peninsula of Florida, the climate of the Caribbean rules and it rains, frequently.
Sometimes the drizzle can last all day, but more often there are downpours, which last for a while and then the sun comes out and it’s like you’ve hallucinated that there was a downpour. These precipitations, although short, can happen several times in a day. It can rain on a perfectly sunny day, and even rain on one lane of the road and not another.
The rain in Miami will not spoil your vacation: there is much to do. Outside of a hurricane, where it’s best to stay in a safe and well-stocked place, Miami offers all kinds of fun. Here we show you some activities for those days spent by water.
A wine and a good book
The Amazon effect has meant that bookstores have to adapt to attract and keep customers. Books & Books in Coral Gables offers a wide selection, frequent readings by authors, a small cafe and bar. For a wider variety of wines, though fewer books, there’s Paradis Books and Bread in Little River, also celebrated for its breads.
Books & Books: 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, (305) 442-4408
Paradis Books and Bread: 12831 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami, @paradis.bb
Immerse yourself in art
Exactly in the Techno-Art. Miami has become a hub for this type of art and for immersive experiences. The biggest is SuperBlue, where its current show, Every Wall Is a Door, features a new immersive environment by set designer Es Devlin, a transcendent digital experience by Japanese art collective TeamLab, and an extrasensory light-based work by American artist James Turrell.
SuperBlue: 1101 NW 23rd St, Miami, [email protected]
Pose for a photo in front of the Oculus at the Frost Museum of Science
Actually, there’s more to our downtown science museum and aquarium than just the big circular window. It also has a full scale model of the Everglades on the top deck, where you can see baby alligators and rare roseate spoonbills. Plus, you can delve into an underwater coral reef as you descend to the ground floor, and then enjoy a galactic show in the planetarium.
Frost Museum of Science
10975 SW 17th St, Miami (305) 348-2890
Prepare for the zombie apocalypse
In Ax Habits you can practice throwing the ax indoors. A team of experts will show you how to do it. Due to obvious security problems, you cannot go in flip-flops or with shoes that leave the toes exposed. You can also enjoy the escape rooms, labyrinths where you have to work as a team to solve puzzles and riddles to find the exit.
Ax Habits: 540 N Miami Ave FL 2, Miami, (786) 708-5811
Play golf without caring about the result
TopGolf has an indoor driving range that allows you to play golf regardless of the humidity. It has private spaces for you and up to eight of your friends, as well as a full bar and kitchen service. By the fourth round of beer it won’t matter how you hit the ball.
TopGolf: 11850 NW 22nd St, Doral, (305) 424-5110