The next time you’re needing a staycation, think Sunny Isles Beach! Located just a few minutes from North Miami Beach on a barrier island, the City of Sun and Sea is a popular destination for its endless activities for every type of adventurer. Bask in over-the-top luxury, laid-back local culture and natural beauty by spending the day at Sunny Isles Beach.
Enjoy the Outdoors at Oleta River State Park
Start the day off with a trip to the beautiful Oleta River State Park. Explore the tangled tidal mangroves inside Florida’s largest urban state park by foot, bike or kayak. The paved paths will take you by mountain bike through 15 miles of wilderness. Equipment is available on site to rent, or you can bring your own. Let the hustle and bustle of the city melt away while you relax on the pier or at the beach.
Live the Beach Life
The main reason people travel to Sunny Isles Beach is for – you guessed it – the beach! The beaches are clean, uncrowded and relaxing, and there’s plenty to do all along the shore. There’s no better place in Miami to soak up the sun and feel the sand between your toes. At first, you might find it tricky to find beach access, but you can park in the municipal parking lot behind the Walgreens at 174th St. and head across the street to the white sands. You can also park at Heritage Park at 193rd Street and cross Collins Avenue to access the beach. Cast a line off of Newport Fishing Pier and enjoy the only designated area for fishing in Sunny Isles Beach.
Eat and Drink
When it’s time to grab a bite for lunch or an afternoon cocktail, you don’t have to look long to find a great spot. Sunny Isles Beach offers a number of restaurants, whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a fancy dinner. Grab a healthy and refreshing smoothie on the go from Miami Juice. Grab an oceanfront cocktail or lunch at Costa Grill and experience the luxurious resort life, even if you’re not a guest at Acqualina. Dress to impress your date and make dinner reservations at Timo Restaurant & Bar. Or keep it casual and fun with a meal at El Mega Chuzo, a lively Colombian restaurant with generous portions, and it stays open late. Save room for dessert and stop by Dolce Vita Gelato Café while exploring Collins Avenue.
Hedge Your Bets at Gulfstream Park
Sometimes, you need a little break from the beach. Plan a fun day at the races at Gulfstream Park, just up the road in Broward County’s Hallandale Beach. The entertainment destination in Sunny Isles Beach has a racetrack and casino, as well as an open-air retail, dining and events area. Bet on horses and try your luck at the slot machines or at the poker table. If gambling is not your thing, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, art galleries and stores to keep you amused all day long.
Play in the Park
Stop for a peaceful stroll through Samson Oceanfront Park during your day at Sunny Isles Beach. The park is often used as a venue for concerts and other public events, and the boardwalk offers prime beach access. Pause at the sculpture of a family surrounded by flowers on the greenway for the perfect photo opportunity. Challenge your friends to a game of volleyball on the beach – just make sure to bring your own ball. If your cell phone needs a charge, plug it in at the Soofa bench, which functions as an electric outdoor charging station!
We hope you enjoy spending the day at Sunny Isles Beach! One of the biggest perks of living in North Miami Beach is having so many options for fun ways to spend your free time. If you’re looking to move to the area, we’d love to have you stop by so that we can show you around our brand new community. You can also take a virtual tour of our luxury apartment homes online. Give us a call at (800) 966-7972 to schedule a tour.
Since we are officially open, we are looking forward to showing you around!
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