Miami is a sprawling high-energy city known world over for fabulous beaches, sparkling blue skies, sunny days, bright colors, trendy places, wonderful shopping, great food, lots of glamour and a distinct international feeling. Historically, Miami is a relatively new city, starting as a small pioneer settlement in the mid 1800s. Today it spreads from the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades. Miami has a thriving downtown whose towering steel and glass office buildings glittering in the sun are headquarters for international and national businesses. For being so close to the beach, t’s primarily a business district, not one filled with tourists sites. However, once outside of downtown, Miami has interesting, colorful neighborhoods and areas stretching along Miami’s coastal ridge, along Biscayne Bay or the Atlantic Ocean.
Image Courtesy of Bikemiami.com
This tour covers a lot of ground – 32 beautiful miles of it. And, while the length and navigating through urban traffic makes it for experienced bikers only, it’s a safe, easy ride over flat terrain. An engaging, well-informed tour guide leads the pack with ease and confidence, pointing out sights along the way and pulling over often in interesting places.
Miami is such a popular vacation destination with so much to do, to be able to see the most for less is a great option. With a Go Miami Card you can see a lot and save a lot. You’ll save a chunk on admission to many of the best Miami tours activities plus have VIP access to many of the top attractions, which means you skip long entry lines, saving hard earned vacation time.
Image Courtesy of Miamitourcompany.com
Miami is a city described by many as trendy and so vibrantly now, yet it has history. It’s much more than attention-grabbing, celebrity infused, glitz and glam South Beach. This shiny, glittery, multicultural city, sandwiched between beautiful Biscayne Bay to the east and the vast Everglades on the west, was a late bloomer. It all began in the mid-1800s when a few hardy pioneers endured the unforgiving tropical wilderness, the punishing heat and frightful mosquitoes to establish settlements along the coastline limestone ridge. It was not long until visionary speculators saw this sun-drenched, tropical place with spectacular beaches as a vacation destination and since that time, its growth has been explosive and multi-cultural. Miami’s fascinating rags to riches story, past and present, is told on the 4-hour Historic Miami City Tour. It’s a great tour aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned touring vehicle with huge viewing windows which goes through fascinating places in Miami you might never otherwise see.
Image Courtesy of BikeMiami.com
It’s a great ride! It’s fun and is, hands down, the best way to see the southern end of Miami Beach, including glamorous South Beach, in a 2 hour span.
I lived in Miami at one time, and returned recently for a short visit. I decided on a guided bike tour. I chose it over walking around on my own or riding around in a car and dealing with the parking hassles. I just wanted to get out in the soft tropical air and bike around the neighborhood to see it up close once again. And, I wanted someone to show me around. The Miami Beach Bike Tour was terrific – fun, interesting, and filled with accurate information! From beginning to end, it was a pleasant experience.