How to Enjoy Summertime in MiamiJune 29, 2016
With an average yearly high temperature of 84 degrees, Miami really fires in the summer months with intense humidity and limited breezes. But that doesn’t mean residents boil throughout the summer. Those searching for Miami real estate and those lucky enough to call Miami home already know there are many ways to beat the heat.
Here are 5 great ways to keep your cool when Miami sunshine is baking the streets of this tropical paradise.
Pools and Beaches
Nothing cools quite like a dip in one of Miami’s sparkling swimming pools. You don’t have to be a tourist to experience some of the most luxurious pools in Miami. They’re not just for tourists. Purchase a well-deserved spa treatment, and enjoy access to some of Miami’s best hotel pools and beaches for the rest of the day. Enjoy the luxury or the Setai or the Fountainbleu Miami Beach. Take the edge off the heat with a luxurious spa treatment and then book a private cabana to experience some of the best in service and ocean views that Miami has to offer.
If you want to skip the spa, take a drive 20 minutes south to Coral Gables, Florida, where the Venetian Pool is an enormous oasis created from a coral rock quarry and filled with 820,000 gallons of freshwater from an underground aquifer. The daily fill from underground means the water is always crisp and cool. Open to the public seven days a week, locals can avoid the tourist masses by planning a visit on a weekday.
When it seems like it’s far too warm to be outside, but too gorgeous to sit inside, a stroll, some shopping, and dinner on Ocean Drive is a great way to tame the heat. Located steps from the beach in South Beach, hotels, restaurants, and clubs dot the street. Known for its Art Deco hotels, it’s close enough to the beach so strollers and al fresco diners can bask in cooling breezes rolling in from the Atlantic. And if the heat gets a little uncomfortable, there are many great restaurants and chic boutiques where people can duck in and cool off!
While indoor movie theaters boast frigid temperatures, there’s a better way to enjoy a film and evening breezes in Miami. The Blue Starlite Drive-In theater in Palmetto Bay opens in late summer. Billed as a mini-urban drive-in theater, the boutique theater has car parking for only about 50 vehicles in the heart of the city.
Miami is home to dozens of museums. From small boutique art houses to museums that showcase airplanes, there are plenty of museums where locals can spend a cultural and cool day indoors learning. For example, the Villa Vazcaya Miami is a magnificent home styled like an Italian villa. Once a private estate, the National Historic Landmark now showcases opulent gardens and a museum right on Biscayne Bay.
Retail therapy takes the edge off almost anything, including the sticky humidity. The Bal Harbour Shops are geared to luxury shoppers. About a 14-mile drive north of Miami, the anchor stores in this mall cater to the finest in fashion and jewelry.
The beauty and atmosphere of Miami draws tourists from all over the world. But it has plenty to offer sophisticated residents as well. With miles of white sand, cultural attractions, and a lively nightlife, it’s the perfect place to set up home permanently. Call the Audrey Ross Team at Miami Real Estate to learn more about some of the available real estate in Miami in the area’s most exclusive and luxurious communities.