As hot as it gets in Miami, a small task like going to the store or taking out the garbage can leave us sweating bullets. With our temperatures sky-rocketing into the high 90s some days, we often find ourselves searching for some relief. Some avoid leaving the house in favor of chilling in the AC, but there are plenty of other ways to keep cool and beat the Miami heat.


Miami is famous for its beautiful east coast beaches providing the perfect way to escape the heat as the crystal-clear waters provide a much-needed cool down from the sun’s rays.

Crandon Park Nature Center

This dog-friendly beach near metropolitan Miami provides visitors with a gorgeous white sand and, of course, Florida’s clear, refreshing waters. Make plans with family and friends to enjoy a relaxing beach and, when the you start feeling the heat, run into the water for a dip!

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Oleta River State Park

Oleta Park State Park is well known by locals for being a great getaway from not only the hustle and bustle of the busy city but also from hot temperatures. As its name states, the park has a river and many activities plus a private beach open to the calm intercostal. The beach is small, making it a perfect to take the kids as they will always be in sight.

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Indoor Activities

One of the best ways to beat the heat is to stay out of it! There are plenty of fun things to do in Miami that are completely indoors.

Ninja Lounge

From indoor paintless paintball to rope and parkour courses, Ninja Lounge has enough indoor activities to make you forget about the heat. You can go deep sea diving or fight alien invasions without even breaking a sweat!

Arcade Odyssey

Playing video games is a popular indoor pastime, so beat the heat by visiting Arcade Odyssey, every video game lover’s dream. Step into the past and play retro games like  AC/DC pinball and Sega classics like Crazy Taxi and Frogger! Immerse yourself in the good, old days, and,while you’re there, stop by their snack bar with Japanese candy and drinks!

BirdBowl Bowling Center

You haven’t lived in Miami very long if you haven’t visited Bird Bowl in Westchester at one point or another. You'll have so much fun at this 60-lane bowling alley that you'll forget it’s over 90 degrees outside. Enjoy a game or two with friends while throwing back a pint of ice cold beer!

Don’t sweat this Miami heat! Whether you like splashing around in the ocean or playing games indoors, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat in Miami while having fun.

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