Only in Miami is it completely normal to witness a yogi in mid salamba sirasana pose and a fashion photo shoot all at the same time. This is exactly the scene I stumbled upon the other morning in South Pointe Park (or as us locals refer to it, simply “South Pointe”).
If you’re unfamiliar with South Pointe, I encourage you to check out this gem of South Beach. Situated at the southernmost point on Miami Beach in the SoFi (South of Fifth) neighborhood, South Pointe is a great spot to take a stroll or bike ride, picnic, walk your dog, and yes, even practice a yoga pose or two.
With panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, Fisher Island, Downtown Miami, and the Atlantic Ocean, you can watch passing cruise ships and cargo ships, and relax in the quiet serenity of this beautiful location. There is truly no place like South Pointe anywhere else on Miami Beach. Check it out and let me know what you think…
[Image via blogs.miaminewtimes.com]
John F. Kennedy once said, “nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” I couldn’t agree more – and there’s no better place for a bike ride than right here on Miami Beach. One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals is taking a relaxing bike ride on South Beach. It’s the best way to take a breather from the busy work week, soak up some sun, and get a little exercise, all at once.
Don’t have a bike of your own? No problem. With the convenience of DecoBike, Miami Beach’s bike sharing and rental program, a bicycle is at your reach every few blocks (you can check out the station map here). Simply locate a kiosk, select your rental time, grab a bike and go! For just four bucks, you’ve got a bike for 30 minutes. Five bucks gets you an hour. When you’re done, drop your bike off at the nearest kiosk…no need to trek back to your starting point.
If you’re looking for a great ride, here are my top two picks: Start at Purdy Avenue and ride the Venetian Causeway. Helpful hint: be sure to weave off the main road and check out the beautiful homes on the small side streets of Dilido, San Marino and Rivo Alto. Another scenic ride: Start at the boardwalk and bike path at the W Hotel in between 22nd and 23rd streets and ride south all the way to South Pointe Park. For a truly scenic ride, time your trip to finish with a sunset cocktail outside at Smith and Wollensky while taking in the breathtaking views.
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Have any recommendations for rides? Leave a comment below – I’m always up for exploring a new area.
For more information on DecoBike, check out their website here.
Happy trails, friends!
*Note: For those out there wondering, I am in no way affiliated with DecoBike nor am I being compensated in any way for “advertising” of any kind. This post stems purely from my own interest and personal experience which I have chosen to share with you!