Summer Activities to Beat the Heat in Miami

Summer in Miami can be a hot and humid experience! Fortunately there are some great ways to beat the heat, both indoors and out. Whether you're entertaining kids on summer vacation or looking for a way to spend time with your special someone, there's something fun to do in Miami this summer!
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    Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Miami residents are always looking for a great way to beat the heat and there’s no better way to do that than take a dip in the pool! If you aren't fortunate enough to have a pool in your backyard, Miami offers a number of public swimming pools that are accessible to residents for a nominal fee.

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    Greater Miami Convention and Visitors' Bureau
    The Miami Seaquarium is located right in the middle of the tourist area, on the causeway between downtown Miami and Miami Beach. It's a fabulous stop where you can witness an outdoor aquarium experience that's only possible in our tropical climate. Be sure to budget enough time to spend at least half a day there!
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    Miami Science Museum

    Check out the latest kid-friendly exhibits at the Miami Museum of Science. You're bound to find a learning adventure for the whole family. The museum is home to the Bird of Prey Research Center and the Weintraub Observatory.

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    Renee Chapple

    The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is conveniently located on the grounds of Miami MetroZoo. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the history of railroads and their contributions to our nation.

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    Chad Weissler

    Miami’s beaches offer a great opportunity to get some exercise or just enjoy some time in the sun! I take a look at a few of my favorite beaches, including a couple of lesser-used spots where you’ll be able to avoid the tourist crowd.

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    Photo by Ken Howard (C) BMP

    If you have kids (or just like to act like them!), the Miami Children's Museum is a must-see destination. Their motto of "Play, Learn, Imagine, Create" shines through in the wide variety of interactive exhibits that allow children to explore everything from a supermarket to a television studio, picking up valuable lessons along the way.