Miami

Miami


    As Florida is considered to be one of the most cultured and exciting states in the United States, a lot of residents and tourists come tot the mecca area of Miami. Miami is a very varied and cultured city, as tourists and residents from all around the world, especially Latin America and Europe, come to enjoy the vivid lifestyle of the enriched arts and sports that the city has to offer.
   The sheer number sports and outdoor activities in Florida is very great, as there is many advantages that Florida has for optimal outdoor activities. For instance, Florida is warm year round, so being cold will never be an issue in Miami. Miami is on miles of coastline, as going on for miles and miles of white sand beaches.
   Not only Florida has optimal conditions for sports, it has a very varied variety of professional teams. Miami has the Miami Heat, The Florida Marlins (soon to be renamed Miami Marlins), Florida Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, and more. The Miami Heat is a very strong and powerful team, as they have got to the Championships last year. They play in American Airlines Arena, a very renowned and beautiful stadium, which holds basketball games and concerts. The Florida Marlins is also a baseball team located in South Florida. They are building a brand new and high tech stadium in Little Havana, which will include everything from a retractable roof to an aquarium on the backstop behind home plate. The Florida Dolphins play in Sun Life Stadium on top of that. Unfortunately, they are not the strongest team, as they have been playing lackluster over the past couple of years. It was a great team though in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Florida Panthers, a hockey team, is also located in South Florida, but is not particularly strong.
   As Florida is located on the Atlantic Coast, fishing is a great hobby and activity for any tourist or resident can do in Florida. Florida has a great variety of fish that can be fished from its waters, ranging from snappers to barracudas and even swordfish. Also, you can spearfish in Florida, which is another great alternate to deep-sea fishing.
   Scuba diving in Miami is also very prosperous. As the beautiful coastline and water is a beautiful sight, there is many scuba diving businesses that will take you to see amazing sites like coral reefs and sunken ships. If you travel down to Key West, which is only 2-4 hours away, you can find just as great finds as in Miami.
   In Florida, just going on the beach and relaxing is a great option. With the miles of coastline to chose from, it will be very easy to chose the perfect area to relax, tan, or swim in the ocean. Not only that, but you can surf if you please. The waves are the perfect size for beginners on a clear and peaceful day, as they are not as aggressive as the waves in the Pacific Ocean. On the other hand, on a windy day, it is much better for intermediate and expert surfers to go out and practice their surfing, as the waves can be more energetic. Wind surfing is even possible; as I have seen people do amazing tricks on windy days in Miami.
   Miami outdoor activities do not only include water activities, but many events to do on land. As Miami is very beautiful and big, it is very wise just to go on a tour of Miami, as taking a detailed tour of the whole city would take weeks by itself. You can go on a walk near the beach walks in Miami Beach and in the various parks of South Florida.
   As I talked about the stadiums, I said that American Airlines Arena holds many concert. This holds true with many stadiums in South Florida. For instance, American Airlines Arena and BankAtlantic Center hold many musical performances from the top music performers. These concerts are very big, such as Jingle Ball, which gets all the biggest musical artists in the same place to perform.