At the Hotel
The Delano is at the heart of the Art Deco District and within walking
distance to the restaurants, shops and galleries of South Beach
Road. The most noteable activities include an original designed
pool (with underwater music), a rooftop Bath
House Spa and Solarium (AGUA), David
Barton Gym and the Blue
Door Restaurant, featuring the cuisine of Chef Claude Troigros.
There is also a private beach adjacent to the pool bar.
Miami Beach activities...
Other Miami Highlights
12400 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL 33177-1402
Phone: (305) 251-0400
A flock of flamingos greet visitors, their pink plumage providing
a perfect photo opp. Take a trip to Africa where giraffes, zebras,
gazelles, and ostrich roam, and don't miss Metrozoo's majestic Bengal
tigers laying in the shade of Tiger Temple (inspired by the ruins
of Angkor Wat in Cambodia). Remember to visit the zoo earlier in
the day, when it's cooler and the animals are out and about...Otherwise
you are likely to find them snoozing in a shaded spot out of camera
view. Walk among the waterfalls and giggle at the otters as they
speed through the water. Or slither over to the Komodo Dragon Encounter,
home to a pair of the world's largest lizards.
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149-1032
Phone: (305) 361-5705
Home of the original Flipper, Lolita the Killer Whale, Salty the
Sea Lion, and dozens of dolphins, the Miami Seaquarium features
performing marine mammals and offers an educational experience as
well. Visitors can check out the reef aquarium with its 750,000-gallon
saltwater tank, which is teeming with fish of every size, shape
and color. Inside, a diver swims around, handfeeding the residents,
including groupers, loggerhead turtles and moray eels.
Want a little more excitement? Then check out Shark Channel, where
visitors can learn all about the fearsome creatures while trainers
feed them by hand. Poisonous frogs, toucans, and reptiles make the
Faces of the Rainforest Exhibit their home.
If you've always wanted to get up close and personal with a dolphin,
the Miami Seaquarium has a two-hour program that allows visitors
to slip into wetsuits and into the water for a one-on-one encounter
you're guaranteed never to forget.
Jungle and Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave
Miami, FL 33156-4102
Phone: (305) 666-7834
In addition to longtime residents such as Pinky the 58-year-old
acrobatic cockatoo, visitors can check out the petting zoo and feed
a baby goat or watch baby orangutans. Those who want to bond with
nature can enjoy the orchids, ficus, banyan and cypress trees that
keep the park shaded even on the hottest of South Florida days.