Get extreme and enjoy Miami at its best at some of the most intense places in town. Miami is popular for its beaches, travel and entertainment, but it also features a fascinating extreme sports and recreational scene. Some of the best spots in Miami offer a combination of endurance, challenge and a full-on adrenaline rush. Others offer the perfect opportunity to just be active and enjoy every minute of it. Either way, Miami is the place to be for extreme fun all year long.
Miami Wakeboarding Cable Complex at Amelia Earhart Park
401 E. 65th St.
Hialeah, FL 33013
(305) 476-9253 MWCC
(305) 665-5475 Amelia Earhart Park
Hours: MWCC daily – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; park daily – sunrise to sunset
Amelia Earhart Park offers exciting activities including wakeboarding and water skiing through its partnership with Miami Watersports Complex. Its fantastic onsite facility offers high-quality services with the guarantee of a truly extreme sporting experience. Water sports enthusiasts will agree that this is the ideal location for an adreneline rush of water right under your feet. Visit to its onsite farm village and picnicking around the park to wind down.
X-treme Rock Climbing of Miami
13972 SW 139th Ct.
Miami, FL 33186
Hours: Mon and Wed – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tue and Thurs – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri – 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Prices: $15 day pass/$76 seven-visit punch pass/$45 monthly memberships/$200 six months/$380 one year
As a full-service rock-climbing facility, guests here get the best experience around. Its spacious indoor surroundings provide ample room for an array of rock climbing challenges. Visitors may also receive instruction on rock climbing and take yoga classes to loosen up. Get a great workout in a fun environment, all while avoiding the sweltering south Florida heat.
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Miami South BMX
13050 SW 216th St.
Miami, FL 33170
Price: $4 practice/$7 race
Hours: practice Tues – 6:30 p.m. to 830 p.m.; Fri – 6:30 p.m.; races Fri – 8:30 p.m.
Miami South BMX is the premier choice for a fantastic biking experience. This non-profit practice and racing facility has relied solely on volunteers for its entire 20-plus year history. BMX bikers of all ages get a great ride, and even watch a great races as the center hosts races world wide.
Skydive Miami Inc.
Homestead General Airport
28730 S.W. 217th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33030
Price: $199 basic tandem/$229 deluxe tandem/$249 extreme tandem
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Dive with the jump junkies who just love the sport. Skydive Miami is perfect for nervous newbies who really need to fly at the face of the Earth to get their kicks off. With thousands of students under its belt, this place boasts licensed professionals in everything from the jumps themselves to rigging to servicing the planes. Leave the pre-flight paranoia and trust the experts at Skydive Miami for a great jump.
The Flying Trapeze School
301 North Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
Price: $10 for a one-time try and fly to $385 for a 10-person birthday party
Hours: Tues to Fri – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Put a little pressure on the extreme experience with trapeze lessons. Try a class or schedule a party to make this an airborne event to remember. Countless shows make these professionals the people to turn to whether you’re looking to get bendy and perform yourself or just need to know what it’s like to fly and fall with the pros.
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