Miami Beach is the perfect place to regroup and embrace the “New You” for a New Year. With the City’s amazing winter weather, residents and visitors alike can get active with activities like paddle boarding in Biscayne Bay and bike riding along the beach. Miami Beach’s world-class spas are also the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate for the New Year. Numerous healthy dining options on the Beach are ideal for those who want to enjoy Miami Beach and still keep their resolutions.
Here is a selection of the activities and places to visit to enjoy a healthy 2014:
PADDLE BOARDING AT THE STANDARD HOTEL –
Get an amazing workout while awakening your surfer spirit on beautiful Biscayne Bay. This hour-long group session is $40.
Tour the city-island on two wheels courtesy of the City’s official bike sharing program. An hourly rental allows a rider to keep the bike for the entire duration of the rental period. As a perk, you can also dock/park your bike at any station and check another during your rental period. The rental period starts at the time of your original transaction.
NORMANDY ISLE FARMERS MARKET –
Arrive early for organic fruits and veggies from Florida’s little known farm district, the Redlands. Aside from some of the freshest (and most exotic!) produce you’ve tasted, the market also has ready-to-eat homemade Peruvian ceviche, empanadas, artisan breads and smoothies. Bon appétit!
ESSENSIA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE –
Essensia Restaurant follows a farm-totable philosophy, offering a seasonal selection of wholesome global cuisine with emphasis on premium local and sustainable ingredients from carefully selected purveyors. Located in the lobby of the Palms Hotel & Spa in mid-beach, Essensia’s menu features healthful and flavorful dishes made with produce, meats and seafood primarily sourced from within the state of Florida.
A celeb favorite, this South Beach-based juice bar features organic, cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, cleanses and raw and vegan foods. It’s the ideal place to rehydrate after a run on the Beach.
UHMA SPA –
A green boutique spa, perfect for a refreshing and relaxing massage or facial, or an afternoon with friends. Their treatments use 100% natural and organic products and combine them with contemporary techniques to bring the treasures and power of nature to each guest.