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Top Summer Thrills In South Florida

April 7, 2013 1:00 PM

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Skydiving

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Summertime screams adventure! Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or just want to try something new, these thrilling activities are sure to have your heart racing and your blood pumping.
You could be free falling from a plane or zooming over the city in a helicopter, all it takes is a little courage. Add some excitement to your day and try out one of these awesome options!


K1 Speed

2950 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL
(954) 416-0044
http://www.k1speed.com/fort-lauderdale-location.html

Combine sharp turns with high speeds and competition and you get go karts. K1 Speed is an indoor go kart track that promises to thrill. They have two race tracks which can be combined to form the so-called “super track” plus, their karts can go up to 45 mph. If you have a need for speed, this might just be the place to satisfy it.

Skydive Miami

28730 S.W. 217 Ave
Homestead, FL
(305) 759-3483
http://www.skydivemiami.com

Have you always had the desire to hurl yourself out of a plane and free fall? Skydive Miami will help you do just that, all under the friendly care and supervision of their experienced staff. You can customize your dive according to your comfort level, with solo and tandem options. You can even have your dive recorded!

Jet Ski

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Miami Beach Sports

4343 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
(786) 412-1481
http://www.miami-beachsports.com

Zip over waves on these speedy wave runners as sea water splashes you and wind blows through your hair. You can find Miami Beach Sport’s tiki hut on Miami Beach just south of the Fontainebleau. Rent them for as long as you want, but usually half an hour is more than enough thrill. Prices are pretty steep at $80 for half an hour, but mention their website and get $20 off.

Helicopter

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Helicopters Over Miami

14250 SW 129th St., Building 235 Hangar 26
Miami, FL
(305) 552-8555
http://www.helicoptersovermiami.com

Get a birds-eye view of Miami aboard one of these choppers. You can tailor you trip to see whichever Miami sights appeal to you most. Helicopters Over Miami also offers a helicopter day trip to Key Largo for lunch, scuba diving and time at a spa. See the city like you’ve never seen it before!

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking At Oleta River Park

3400 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami, Florida
(305) 919-1844
http://www.floridastateparks.org/oletariver

Take a challenging bike ride over bumps, turns and tough terrain. Mountain bike regulars love the challenging trails at Oleta Park and rave about the great workout they get. There are over 10 miles of more advanced trails and over 4 miles of novice trails, so even beginners can enjoy the experience. The trails also make for an interesting jogging route.

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