Miami is known for its great weather – but hot days, especially during the peak of summer,sometimes leave you wishing you could be inside enjoying the A/C. Not to worry – the Miami area has tons of air-conditioned activities, too. Here is how you can make the most of your time in Miami Beach while still keeping cool!
#1 – Ditch The Car & Rent A Scooter Or Golf Cart
There are few things worse than entering a car that has been sitting in the heat, and then waiting 10 minutes for the air conditioning to start to cool you down! On the hottest days, the best choice is to leave your rental car at the shop and pick up a scooter or golf cart for the day. You’ll be in the open air where the “air conditioning” kicks in as soon as you accelerate!
#2 – Soak In Some Culture At The Museums
The Miami area has a number of excellent (air conditioned!) museums for you to enjoy on those days when you’d rather be out of the sun. Check out the Bass Art Museum right on Collins Ave, where you can enjoy displays, lectures, and exhibitions featuring contemporary art. If you’re with the family, The Bass offers an explorer kit, activity guides, and art classes for kids. Nearby in the Art Deco district, visit the Wolfsonian Museum, which contains a collection of over 180,000 objects ranging from “the mundane to the monumental” that document the change in humanity from 1850 to 1950.
#3 – Cool Down With Ice Cream
There’s no better way to cool down than with an icy sweet treat from an ice cream shop – and Miami Beach has no shortage of these! One of our favorites is The Frieze, which has stood the test of time in Miami for over 30 years. The Frieze uses only the finest ingredients in its ice cream and has tons of delicious flavors available. Looking for more choices to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out this Miami New Times article about the 10 best ice cream shops in Miami.
#4 – Attempt An Escape
Spend the afternoon with friends or family and test your smarts in the South Beach Room Escape! With four different themed rooms, you can choose your challenge. See if you and your friends can follow the clues and conquer the puzzles of each room before time runs out! Call ahead or request an adventure here. After you’re done, enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop bar.
#5 – Catch A Show At The Fillmore
The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre has a rich history – and it always has something going on! Originally opening in 1950, the theatre has hosted Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, and Bob Hope, followed by several Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants in the 1960s. The theatre has undergone several renovations and kept up with the times, now showing some of the biggest names in live entertainment. Check their schedule for upcoming shows!
If the heat’s got you down, don’t despair! Miami Beach has lots to offer regardless of the weather. To book your Scooter Style experience, call us at 305-904-8085, or request a reservation here.