Merrick House in Coral Gables, Miami
By: Margarita Wells
Experience an exciting adrenaline rush at one of these attractions.
There’s more to Miami than meets the eye. If you scratch beneath the surface, you will find a world of entertainment and adventure waiting to get your adrenaline pumping.
Shoot for a Thrill
Located in Miami's Wynwood Arts District, Lock and Load is a state-of-the-art shooting range offering the opportunity to fire automatic firearms in a safe environment and under the direct supervision of trained professionals. The 14,000 square-foot facility features 24 air-conditioned lanes to accommodate walk-ins, members, VIP guests, and offers spaces for group events such as corporate meetings and birthdays. The trained firearms professionals work with each visitor to ensure that even the most novice of shooters know how to safely operate the firearms.
Make a Splash
Ocean Force Adventures Boat Tour is a great way to discover Miami by water. The tours leave daily from the Miami Beach Marina for personalized and private boat tours to popular sightseeing locales like Star Island, historic Stiltsville or President Nixon’s Winter White House. Upon request, their six-passenger high-performance Zodiac Rigid Inflatable Boat can whisk you away to unique, remote locations such as Boca Chita Key where you can unwind under swaying palms or snorkel among the tropical fish that surround the island. Reservations are recommended.
Thriller Miami Speedboat Tours delivers adrenaline-charged sightseeing tours aboard a 42-foot power catamaran. The vessel travels at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour near must-see Miami landmarks like star-studded Fisher Island and the neon skyline of Ocean Drive in South Beach. With multiple departures per day from Bayside Marketplace, Thriller Miami Speedboat Tours provides ample opportunities to enjoy an exhilarating tour of Miami from the water.
Get Your Motor Running
Miami Exotic Auto Racing offers the opportunity to drive the car of your dreams at a professional raceway. Armed with personalized coaching from the staff at Miami Exotic Auto Racing, you will be able push yourself and their fleet of exotic vehicles to the limit on the Homestead Miami Speedway. Available car options include Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Audis and Porsches. Racing packages include insurance and training and are priced based on the number of cars and laps that you drive. Additional package options include in-car videos and a ride-along experience with professional drivers.
Redline Xperience offers a unique approach to exotic track racing by providing individuals and groups access to two international racing champions and a team of professional in-car instructors. The experience is interactive – you are encouraged to select your car, choose your track, and schedule your session. Available car options include the Audi R8, Nissan GTR, Ferrari F430, and the Lamborghini Gallardo. Track options include the Homestead Miami Speedway and the Palm Beach International Speedway.
K1 Speed brings the thrill of go-kart racing to Miami with an indoor, professionally designed track and electric karts. The K1 Speed facility is located approximately 10 miles from Miami International Airport and is open seven days a week. Here, visitors can experience head-to-head racing at speeds up to 45 miles-per-hour in a controlled, safe environment. Racing packages are available by reservation or walk-in and include helmets, balaclavas, and instructions on how to operate the go-karts.
GameTime is a video game arcade located in The Shops at Sunset Place that offers games, attractions, ride-simulators and entertainment for all ages. Refreshments can be enjoyed at the onsite restaurant and sports bar. GameTime offers a variety of game card pricing options, which can be combined with meals at a discounted cost.
Insider Tip: If you plan on visiting some of these Miami attractions and others, consider the Go Miami Card. It allows access to 34 area attractions at a discounted price. The pre-paid, all-access pass comes in one, two, three or five day increments over a two-week period with savings up to 55 percent, so go ahead, indulge in the great outdoors and discover Miami’s nature, parks, gardens and more.
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