Seniors Enjoy A Popular Vacation Destination

UnknownI am now on a “kick” for Big Cities in the US.  First NYC, then Big D in Texas and now Miami. Boy oh boy, did I ever miss this one.  I thought Miami was large. It ranks #44 for size with a population of right at 415,000. Maybe not all that large, but Miami is loaded with great sites for seniors to enjoy.

Miami is one of the state’s – and the world’s – most popular vacation spots. Though destinations often are said to offer something for everyone, the Miami area offers multiple enticements for everyone: the trendy nightlife of South Beach, the Art Deco district, Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana.

Little Havana, the Cuban district of Miami, isn’t known for its wealth of tourist attractions but more for its distinctive cultural flavor. There are restaurants, specialty food shops, and Latin music. Calle Ocho is the main thoroughfare running through the district and home to much of the activity, but the district spreads well beyond into the surrounding streets and avenues.


Seniors Like This Hot Spot

Fodors writes that… “Three quarters of a century after the art deco movement, Miami remains one of the world’s trendiest and flashiest hot spots.”

Frommers chimes in and wants visitors to know that “sunny Florida skies, a buzzing nightlife and the insistent rhythm of Cuban culture have electrified this sultry polyglot of a city fronting the Atlantic Ocean”.

South Beach attracts people-watchers, and the Art Deco stylings of the Venetian Pool provide a glimpse into Miami’s sleepy past. From water sports and sunbathing on Miami Beach to alligators in the Everglades, Miami lives outdoors. And fine cuisine: traditional Cuban meets spicy Caribbean and an ocean of seafood to create Floribbean cuisine, which senior visitors will find in a host of Miami restaurants.


The plush hotels of Miami Beach, the historic hideaways of Coral Gables, the endless shopping opportunities in sprawling malls and the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove draw senior travelers.

Then there’s the lure of deep-sea fishing and golf and tennis. Major league football, basketball, hockey and baseball.

Boat shows and auto racing. Art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas. An international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port. The Miami area offers all of this.

Endangered Habitat And The Everglades


The 440 acre Deering Estate at Cutler property encompasses globally endangered pine rockland habitat, as well as coastal tropical hardwood rockland hammocks, mangrove forests, salt marshes, and a coastal dune island.

Outside the city but nearby is Everglades National Park, known for its unique ecosystem and wildlife. TripAdvisor suggests that senior visitors to take in the Zoological Wildlife Foundation and the American Airlines Arena home of the Miami Heat Basketball Team.

Seniors, enjoy this city that is alive. It will take a few days to grasp all the fun that the city has to offer.  -jeb

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