English Activities in Miami offered by our English school
There is much to explore in Miami. At our English language school Zoni Miami Beach, we put our students into the outside world to practice their English and learn about America’s culture, beauty and lifestyle. Because of the beautiful climate of the region, Miami is a destination desired by many. Miami has many incredible attractions that are both fun and educational. The English school Zoni gives its students the opportunity to discover these attractions.
Below are some of the exciting points of interest that our students can explore. Because of the numerous attractions that highlight the area, we can only name some of the main points of interest that you are likely to visit.
Places to Visit
With 1.5 million acres of swamps, saw-grass prairies and sub-tropical jungles, Everglades National Park surrounds Miami-Dade County and provides a home for thousands of species found nowhere else in the world. It is truly one of the most unusual public parks in the United States, for it is home to rare and endangered species such as the American Crocodile, the Florida Panther, and the West Indian Manatee. At the Everglades, enjoy hiking, backpacking, bird watching, canoeing and other recreational activities that this national park offers.
South Beach captures the essence of Miami’s nightlife. The nightlife of South Beach rivals that of New York and Los Angeles. Because of the acclaim, South Beach has become the destination for many in their early 20’s. This area has several notable nightlife destinations, including Opium Garden, Privé, Nikki Beach Club, and Pearl. South Beach is host to 150 clubs, most of which close at 5:00 a.m. Outstanding restaurants also pepper the area, including world famous Joe's Stone Crab, Smith & Wollensky's steak house and China Grill.
Miami MetroZoo is one of the most unique zoos in the nation. The zoo is one of the first "free–range" zoos in the country, meaning the exhibits are entirely cageless. Animals are grouped together according to their geographic territory.
Monkey Jungle Park and Research Cente
Once you enter Monkey Jungle Park, you will not be surprised to find that it is a place "where the humans are caged and the monkeys run free." The slogan captures the essence of this unusual park. Visitors roam through carefully constructed wire pathways while various species swing above. Their natural habitat has been recreated in Monkey Jungle Park in order to view these primates in their most natural surroundings, thus allowing exploration of their lives and relationships. At the Monkey Jungle Park, you will discover another side to these amazing creatures.
Located on the causeway between downtown Miami and Miami Beach, Miami’s Seaquarium is a world-class marine-life entertainment park featuring marine animal shows and presentations every day. This outdoor aquarium is only made possible because of the beautifully tropical climate of the Miami region. Do not miss the dolphins, manatees and sea lions as well as the three-ton killer whale.
Coral Castle is an engineering marvel consisting of over 1,100 tons of carved coral rock located in Homestead, Florida. The builder, Latvian-born Edward Leedskalnin, stood a mere five feet tall and weighed approximately one hundred pounds but used coral rocks to build a castle to honor the love of his life, Agnes Scuffs. What is even more amazing is that he moved these rocks without the help of another person or any machine. When asked how he accomplished the feat, he answered that he had solved the mysteries of the pyramids. Edward Leedskalnin’s creation is quite an amazing site and definitely worth a look.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
The historical 50-acre estate was built as a winter home for American industrialist James Deering. European-inspired, the estate includes beautiful art and furnishings from the turn of the century as well as ten acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay. A historic village is also being restored on the property for the public. Today, the estate is a popular venue for tourists and hosts many events such as galas and weddings.
Parrot Jungle Island
Parrot Jungle is the newest attraction in Miami and offers visitors a fun, educational opportunity to get an up-close look at tropical birds in replicas of their natural habitats. Shows and exhibits also feature tigers, orangutans, reptiles, talking parrots and a number of other wildlife.
Disney World is one of the largest tourist attractions in all of Florida, drawing an incredible domestic and international crowd. Synonymous with Disney World are the characters of Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the beauty of Cinderella’s Magic Kingdom. Disney World was the vision of Walt Disney, pioneer of animated entertainment. Today, the site includes an amusement park, a cultural exchange, an animal kingdom and a movie studio.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is home to NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet Astronauts, see the giant rockets that propel humans into outer space, train in actual spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch. The complex also features an IMAX® theatre and the Astronaut Hall of Fame as well as many other exhibits and shows.