Miami-Dade County, one of the most populous counties in Florida, remains a sought-after destination for retirees. With gorgeous weather, a diverse and thriving culture, and endless opportunities for activities, thriving in Miami-Dade during your golden years isn’t hard to do.
With balmy temperatures even in winter, the coldest months of the year in Florida still offer exciting activities in the area. Here are seven senior-friendly, engaging events and activities to do in Miami-Dade this winter.
1. Arch Creek self-guided tour
Many parks in Miami-Dade County hold events specific to their nature offerings, but the Arch Creek Self-Guided tour offers nature enthusiasts history and beauty.
The park, created around a natural limestone bridge formation once part of an important Indian trail, gets its name from Arch Creek, a body of water that flowed from the Everglades into Biscayne Bay. The now-extinct Tequesta tribe first used Arch Creek; it was later believed to be used by the Seminoles.
2. Ceramics classes
Opportunities to adopt new hobbies abound in Miami-Dade county. Ceramics classes, offered by both independent studios and the Ceramic League of Miami, teach beginner through advanced classes and operate in group classes, private parties, or one-on-one lessons. While classes at studios are paid events, some parks offer craft classes at a discounted rate.
3. Walking programs
Both parks and Miami-Dade County’s Active Older Adults Recreation Hubs offer walking paths, tracking, and incentive programs to keep seniors active and inspire friendly competition. From joining a walking group to challenging yourself to achieve a personal best time, participating in walking programs during the winter months offers companionship and an incentive to get moving.
4. Singing/instrumental groups
Joining a music group offers camaraderie, a passion-filled activity, and the opportunity to perform. South Florida has many groups, and practice areas range from Fort Lauderdale to Coral Gables. Professional instruction isn’t required to join, and groups exist for men and women.
5. Golden Ticket Arts Guide
The Miami-Dade Arts Center offers free access to the arts for seniors who remain permanent residents of Miami-Dade County.
For permanent residents 63 and older, the guide features cultural offerings virtual events and admission to dozens of art galleries and museums in the Miami-Dade area. Every activity listed in the guide is free of charge for participating seniors.
6. Organize a brunch group
Miami is known for its vibrant food, and what better way to enjoy the offerings than with a group of friends? Brunch spots in Miami seem endless, but the most talked-about spots recently include:
● Ariete (Coconut Grove), a modern, progressive-American restaurant offering brunch classics with a distinct Miami flair and bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys.
● Bulla Gastrobar (Coral Gables), a Spanish-inspired brunch spot with a handy Prix Fix menu — a three-course meal for $29.
● Cecconi’s (Miami Beach) offers classic brunch dishes with an Italian twist.
● La Industria (Bayside Market), a self-described “over the top” brunch spot offering Latin American specialties and too-beautiful-to-miss-out-on pancakes and waffles.
● Little Hen (Upper East Side), an English-inspired breakfast boutique with extravagant brunch classics.
7. Attend a concert
Whether it’s a concert for a friend’s chorale group or a traveling musical artist, attending an indoor concert remains a perfect way to engage in a fun activity while staying warm. Miami has no shortage of concert venues; both state-of-the-art performance halls and open-air amphitheaters host engaging musical talent weekly.
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