Avocado Wine & Venetian Pools: Unique Things to do in Miami

In a destination as diverse as Greater Miami & Miami Beach, there is no shortage of unique places to explore. Often, the most memorable experiences happen when you venture off the beaten path to find Miami’s hidden gems.

Dive Or Snorkel Neptune Memorial Reef

Scuba dive or snorkel at Neptune Memorial Reef, where you’ll swim with barracudas, parrotfish, porcupine fish and other marine life among the 14 species of reef-building coral thriving in this artificial reef ecosystem about 40 feet below the surface. Just a few miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, it was mindfully engineered by a marine biologist to create an ecosystem that attracts, supports and promotes the growth of corals and other marine life. With structures designed after the Lost City of Atlantis, Neptune Memorial Reef is an active memorial where remains are molded and secured within the various artistic structures.

Try The World’s First Avocado Wine At Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery

Wine lovers, take your sommelier training to the next level at Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery, where you can sample exotic wines crafted from tropical fruits instead of grapes. Try the avocado wine, the first of its kind. Smooth with refreshing notes of grapefruit, it has a citrus-pear aroma. Sip other one-of-a-kind tropical wines while overlooking natural coral waterfalls and a koi pond in the middle of Homestead’s farmland.

Experience One Of Miami’s Unique Tours

VIP Animal Tour

Tap into your wild side with Jungle Island’s interactive VIP Tour – Go Wild! You’ll encounter wallabies, flamingos, lemurs and your choice of exotic parrots, reptiles or giant tortoises.

Wynwood Buggies

Take in the Wynwood Art District from an electric buggy with Wynwood Buggies. Enjoy a private tour led by an urban artist and learn the stories behind the Wynwood Walls.

Full Moon Kayak Tours

Experience the Intracoastal waterway under the light of the full moon on a Full Moon Kayak Tour from Oleta River Outdoor Center in Oleta River State Park. You’ll paddle to Sandspur Island’s beach cove and enjoy s’mores around a campfire.

Classic Car Tour

Cruise through Miami in an antique convertible on a three-hour private tour of Miami Beach, Wynwood and Little Havana. It’s a unique introduction to the destination for first-time visitors.

Segway Tour

Skip the walking and zip through Miami Beach on a two-hour Segway Tour. These user-friendly vehicles allow you to cover a lot more ground and see more of the local sights and highlights.

Duck Tours

See land and sea from a 40-feet long amphibious bus with Duck Tours South Beach. View South Beach’s landmarks, such as the Art Deco Historic District, before splashing into beautiful Biscayne Bay for a boat ride past the homes of the rich and famous on Star Island.

Float In A Historic Coral Rock Quarry At The Venetian Pool

During spring and summer, go for an energizing swim at the Venetian Pool, a spring-fed swimming pool with two picturesque waterfalls, stone bridges with scenic backdrops and cave-like grottos for you to dive into. First created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, the historic 820,000-gallon pool in Coral Gables is fed with spring water from an underground aquifer. Float around in the brisk 77-degree water as you soak in the 1923 colonial Spanish-style architecture of loggias and porticos, surrounded by palm trees.

Have An Adventurous Insect Meal At KoKo

Visit KoKo in the heart of Coconut Grove for a sophisticated Mexican culinary experience. Enjoy a meal that revolves around nixtamal, mezcal and wood fire. The restaurant features an eye-catching wall displaying over 400 tequilas and mezcals. Feeling adventurous? Taste one of Koko’s four insect dishes – featuring ants, agave worms and crispy grasshoppers – for a truly unique meal.


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