Tropical Wellness Getaway: Top Outdoor Activities in Miami and Coral Gables

by | Mar 1, 2021 | Lifestyle, City Adventure | 0 comments

It’s been proven that spending time outdoors is beneficial for your mental well-being. Luckily, in Coral Gables and Miami, outdoor activities are possible all year long. So if you’re seeking a wellness getaway or staycation, look no further than the ‘City Beautiful’—teeming with lush landscapes, scenic canals and endless things to do outside. Focus on both your mental and physical health with a tropical wellness retreat, and don’t forget to explore some of the top outdoor activities in Miami and Coral Gables.

Visit Coral Gables’ Botanical Gardens

With a warm and humid climate, tropical plants thrive in South Florida. Take a sunny stroll through one of the many stunning botanical gardens located in Coral Gables including the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens located just 10 minutes from THesis Hotel. Get lost in the vast, 83-acre oasis with a self-guided tour or check out the garden’s weekly events. Another local favorite is the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a historical waterfront estate featuring European-inspired gardens and the Main House both available to tour.

Spend the Day at Our South Florida Beaches

Few sounds are more enjoyable than the ocean waves, making a day at the beach an ideal way to slow down and reset. Spend time outdoors at one of the many beaches near Coral Gables. Whether you prefer to kayak, paddleboard, jet ski, or simply soak up the sun, there’s a beach in town for you. For a more active day, visit Hobie Island Beach for windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Rentals and lessons are available from Miami Watersports, located on-site.

Find Your Center With Rooftop Yoga

One of our favorite wellness activities is an invigorating yoga class, especially when it’s on THesis’ Paseo Courtyard. In partnership with local yoga studios, we offer outdoor yoga classes in Coral Gables for all to enjoy. Best of all, when you stay at THesis, yoga classes are complimentary!

thesis bike rentals in Coral Gables

Explore Coral Gables by Bike

With charming neighborhoods, winding canals and local bike routes, biking in Coral Gables and Miami are a fun way to both boost your heart rate and explore the area. THesis’ central location to the Miracle Mile and Coconut Grove make biking accessible to various fitness levels. For a scenic and paved ride, we recommend Old Cutler Trail—an 11-mile bike route through Coral Gables and Lower Miami. Bike the entire trail or just a portion, and pass by some of the top Coral Gables attractions including Matheson Hammock Park. THesis Bikes are available for rent by the hotel’s main entrance.

Paddle the Gorgeous Coral Gables’ Waterway

Coral Gables is known for its beautiful waterways and paddling them is one of the top things to do outdoors. The Coral Gables’ Waterway is a man-made system which added 40 miles of waterfront to the ‘City Beautiful’ and connects to Biscayne Bay. Take a kayak or canoe tour of the canals with a leisurely paddle hosted by Miami-Dade County.

Farm to table dining at Mamey Restaurant in Coral Gables

Nourish Your Body with Farm-to-Table, Outdoor Dining

An essential part of your health and wellness getaway is the food you eat. Nourish your mind and body with farm-to-table dining at the acclaimed Mamey Restaurant. Enjoy caribbean-inspired cuisine and dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients sourced from Chef Niven Patel’s local farm, Rancho Patel. Savor vibrant dishes for lunch, dinner or happy hour on the outdoor patio located on the hotel’s first floor.

Plan your wellness getaway to Coral Gables, and don’t miss Miami’s Health and Wellness Months—February and March—for limited-time deals on Coral Gables spas, fitness activities and more. Book your room at THesis Hotel with our special offers and get ready to focus on you with these six outdoor activities in Miami and Coral Gables!

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