Spring has arrived, so get ready to step out the front doors of The Cloisters Miami and get your chill on, Florida style, with these relaxing hot spots close to home and close to the University of Miami campus.
Stroll Through the Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Thursday through Sunday, this stunning venue is a welcome place to pass an afternoon. Take a look at their extensive orchid collection, observe the turtles and migratory birds, and explore their many gardens, from the Japanese Zen Garden to the Native Garden that features dozens of species of local perennials, shrubs, and trees. Here, you’ll find a break from your busy life and a chance to recharge your batteries in preparation for the busy season ahead. Just remember to purchase tickets ahead of time.
Recharge at the Venetian Pool
Take a mini vacation at Coral Gables’ Venetian Pool, just 3 miles away. Here, you can bask in the 820,000-gallon pool made from coral rock quarry, fed from an underground aquifer. It also features two waterfalls, grottos, palm trees, porticos, and a bridge. You’ll feel like you’re spending the afternoon at a tropical resort. Be sure to make reservations before you head out.
Indulge in Comfort Food at House of Mac
There is nothing like curling up with a creamy bowl of mac and cheese. And this Miami eatery takes mac and cheese to a whole new level. Their menu includes mac and cheese bowls with smoked, barbecued meats, onion and mushrooms, bacon, chicken cordon bleu, lobster, and other delicious additives. And you can order online and have it delivered.
Get a Massage at Mandarin Oriental Miami Spa
If you really want to indulge in self-care this spring, try the Oriental Essence massage at this Miami spa, which uses Eastern wellness techniques to work out tension from the body. You will also love their Nourishing Foot Treatment if you’re on a budget – pedicure included.
Take a Walk at Matheson Hammock Park
This park gives you access to 630 acres right on Biscayne Bay. Sit by the atoll pool or take a relaxing hike on one of its many trails. It’s the perfect location for a chill afternoon.
When it comes to rest and rejuvenation, at The Cloisters Miami, you are never far from the best that Miami has to offer.