Sunday, April 14, 2024

Summer Fun and Adventure is a Train Ride Away

If you are itching for something new to do or some adventurous outings, we know the perfect thing to scratch that itch. It does not matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone in South Florida — from history buffs, parents and shoppers to foodies and more.

What kind of adventure are you looking for? Here are a few to get your wheels spinning — all accessible by Tri-Rail, which has everything you might need including onboard Wi-Fi, free parking at train stations, and 18 of those stations with connections or short Uber rides to many South Florida attractions. And it is just $5 roundtrip on weekends.

Parents and kids at heart: Visit the Palm Beach Zoo for a fun outdoor day with the animals. Or if you want to take the kids for an interactive day of fun and learning, you can stop by the Museum of Discovery and Science in Broward County, where there is also an IMAX theatre, or swing into the Frost Science Museum in Miami. They are both accessible via Tri-Rail, which is free for kids under five, which, let’s admit, would be like a dream for the little ones.

Foodies: Most of us do not want to be on cooking duty every night, so why not give yourself a break and let someone else take over? Check out Bayside Marketplace, where there is an array of food, tropical cocktails and beautiful views. The train can take you there, too, but it can also make stops at other restaurants. 

Shoppers: The Shops at Las Olas in the heart of Fort Lauderdale features eclectic shopping, with everything from fashion boutiques to art galleries.

Nature lovers: Nestled in the beautiful neighborhood of Coconut Grove is the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, where you can enjoy 10 acres of spectacular Italianate gardens and tour the main floor of the historic villa and estate of businessman James Deering.

History buffs: Engage in educational experiences and view innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation artifacts at History Fort Lauderdale along the New River.

You can easily get to each fun spot above and about a dozen others in South Florida by taking Tri- Rail. Not only does the rail system have Wi-Fi and $5 fares on weekends, but bikes are also welcome on board, too.

Many rely on Tri-Rail, too, to get to the three major South Florida airports when heading out for business or leisure trips. The connection to Miami International Airport is direct and one of the most popular stops. 

Taking Tri-Rail is not just a way to get from A to B, it is something new and fun to do and a terrific way to explore various destinations around South Florida. Visitors will find it is an effortless way to get around town, too. Find out more about all the places you can visit and where to hop on Tri-Rail at You can also visit Tri-Rail’s Facebook or Twitter page.

This post is sponsored by South Florida Regional Transportation/Tri-Rail.

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