Experience the waters of Biscayne Bay in true Miami Vice style. Key Biscayne-Coconut Grove-Fisher Island and the Miami Gold Coast are all part of this exciting sightseeing adventure. After an optional lunch ($35 per person), shop till you drop in downtown Miami at Bayside Marketplace. One of the top attractions in the state of Florida, Bayside Marketplace connects to the American Airlines Arena and is within walking distance of Performing Arts Center.
Enjoy a fun-filled and educational day watching dolphins walk on water and a killer whale flying through the air. The Dolphin Harbor Miami Seaquarium is a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different shows daily plus two different interactive programs with these intelligent, graceful mammals.
Join Dolphin Harbor's Marine Mammal training staff for an intimate 90-minute journey into dolphin behavior that includes touching, feeding and training a dolphin. Swim into deeper water for more interactions and have your photo taken. A wetsuit and towel are provided but participants should bring their own swimsuits. (Minimum height requirement is 52 inches, and children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) Complimentary admission to all Miami Seaquarium shows and exhibits for the day is included.
South Florida is a shopper's paradise, and Sawgrass Mills is proof. The largest outlet and value-retail shopping destination in the United States, Sawgrass Mills features more than 350 stores. There is something for everyone in this enclosed, climate-controlled mall. Besides outlets including Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, there are 40 exclusive outlets, including Burberry, David Yurman, Prada and Tory Burch. Fashionistas will delight in the luxury brands at the Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills.
Professional guides on a fleet of safe, modern airboats lead and narrate the way for a thrill-a-minute ride through the Everglades to ancient Seminole Island. It's a photographer's paradise as you meander through foliage and panoramic views of this unique ecosystem, flush with hundreds of fish and birds and countless mammals and reptiles. Walk past dozens of alligators around a hidden lake to your final stop on the trail, Alligator Island.
South Florida's Gold Coast is known for its beautiful homes and yachts, all linked by hallmark waterways. Some of the most opulent mansions can be seen only from the water. Starting from downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay, you'll cruise on a luxurious motor yacht past the Port of Miami and on to Fisher Island, one of the highest-priced places to live in the United States. Then head to South Beach, also known as "millionaire's row" and home to many celebrities, and return past Miami's arts and entertainment scene.
In 1916, fabulously wealthy James Deering hired one-third of Miami's workforce to build an Italian Renaissance villa set in a lush tropical hammock. Today, Vizcaya is a notable museum and respite for the harried vacationer. The villa's 72 rooms, adorned with tapestries and artworks, transport visitors to a past that recalls Renaissance Italy and a South Florida of a quieter era. Ten acres of formal gardens are like formal Italian gardens of past centuries, but the shady walks are decidedly southern, with grand old oaks dripping with Spanish moss. The tour includes a stop in Coconut Grove's shopping district.