6 Untouched Places to See in Miami Beach
Mostly people think of the beaches when they come to South Beach. However, Miami Beach has a lot of hidden jewels that typically are only known by the natives. That being said we’re going to give you 6 destinations that are sure to intrigue you while visiting the Miami Area.
The Ancient Spanish Monastery has been an attraction that not too many people think about unless you’re a guest at a wedding. Of course this is a top notch place for weddings with the tiki torch grounds and rustic settings. The Monastery was originally named ‘The Monastery of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels.’ in 1141 and it still stands today. They continue to hold Sunday mass at the Chapel Mass times on Sundays are at 8:00 am and 10:15 am in English. They also have a Mass in Spanish at 12:15 pm. The congregation accepts all races, religions and is gay friendly.
Next up for the wine lover there is a place called Schnebly Redland’s Winery in Homestead. What’s unique with this winery is the selection of interesting blends that are Non-Grape wines. Wines like the Lychee and Avocado Blends will be something you’ll want to add to your collection. Not into wine? No problem. You can grab an icy cold beer, brewed on the spot. Don’t forget to pair it up with a great meal at the Redlander Restaurant on the same premises. While we don’t suggest drinking and driving we do recommend that you enjoy an Uber ride home.
When you think of untouched, think of hidden, and I mean really hidden. Located in the 1200 block of 16th street in Miami Beach Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is a mysterious place to be. This illicit location will allure you with divine Mexican Fusion recipes and drinks. Classic Tacos, Ceviche, and Flame Broiled Chicken are some of Bodega’s delectable dishes. A great place to go after you hit the race track.
Are you into exotic cars? Do you like racing? Homestead has a real treat for you. If watching Ferrari’s and Audi’s zipping around a 1.6 mile racetrack is your thing, then this place will make you fulfill your fantasies. If you want a real thrill you can schedule to ride along in a Lamborghini Gallardo. The sensation of the brakes and whipping around the track is sure to please even the most finicky thrill seekers. This is a bit on the pricey side if you want to ride in the car but to be an observer the cost is quite reasonable.
Another inexpensive location is Virginia Key off of Key Biscayne. This is another one of Miami Beaches in a secluded area. Virginia Key is off the Barrier island and is over 850 acres long. Accessible by the Rickenbacker Causeway, the beauty of this island will leave the urban life of Miami behind, well not too far behind. This place has spectacular views of Miami’s Skyline and will leave you in awe with it’s lush tropical foliage with lots of trails. It’s the perfect place for biking trails and hiking as well as camping on the shoreline. This is a quiet alternative to Miami’s South Beach area.
If you are into music, dancing, and the live performances, plan a trip to Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. This is in Miami’s Town Square and will be an enchanting addition to any vacation trip. Easy to get to by bus, trolley or tri rail, the center hosts a wide range of shows and visual art exhibits. Located in the 1300 block of Biscayne Blvd, the center hosts a weekly farmer’s market that features fresh produce and prepared foods every Monday.
Finally, if you’re looking for something different to do other than checking out Miami Beach’s fabulous nightclubs these are 6 of the finest “well known” secrets around.
There is always new attractions to check out and see for yourself what adventures they may bring. Let us know if you find a spot not listed. For further information contact us at Hi-Miami Beach!