Team Summer's Guide to Miami

It’s official: the Treasure Island Villa by Summer is complete… and something truly special. Renovated, furnished, and expertly outfitted to perfection, we’re beyond excited for someone to call it home (and maybe even a little jealous).

Why schedule a guided tour when you’ve got us?! In honor of Summer joining the paradisal North Bay Village community, we’ve put together a list of the places and activities that our team members most enjoyed during our time spent down in Miami working on the villa.

For the foodie

Shuckers Waterfront Bar & Grill earned itself some major fans among the Summer team. Referred to by locals as an “institution” rather than a just another restaurant, Shuckers’ location and views are almost as good as the seafood & burgers. Plus, if sports are your thing, you’ll probably appreciate the 20+ televisions along the bar broadcasting everything from football to tennis.

Katana Sushi left our Ops Manager, Elee, speechless; when asked how was dinner?, her response was simply an abundance of *drool* emoji. Not only will the novelty of choosing your meals from a stream of revolving boats make for a memorable dining experience, but the freshness of every dish will push Elee’s go-to emoji to the very top of your “frequently-used” list.

For the nature-lover

When you enter Everglades National Park, you’ll find it almost impossible to believe that you’re only 40 minutes outside of downtown Miami. One of the most– if not the most– frequently-visited natural areas in the state (for good reason), the Park boasts 1.5 million acres and offers airboat eco-tours, wildlife-watching, canoe and kayak tours, and more. Since it’s so expansive with so much to see and do, the Park recommends planning your activities ahead of your visit so as to get the most out of your time.

An anomaly among municipal parks, Crandon Park is an ideal go-to spot for a day outdoors, whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, traveling solo or with kids. The Park offers recreation like tennis, golf, and fishing, as well as a sparkling-clean, gorgeous beach, known for being home to tidal pools of adorable sea creatures.

For the artist

Sometimes the best memories are made off the beaten path. Garden of the Arts sits in the nearby area of Hialeah, and is home to a community of local artists, as well as scenic walking trails, historic murals and monuments, cafes, shops, and more. Dubbed a hidden gem among locals and visitors alike.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, located in beautiful Coconut Grove, is notoriously loved and frequently-visited for its 40+ lush, bayfront acres, where an Italian-style villa sits among multiple gardens, sculptures, and fountains. Full of history– both local and global–, you can wander yourself or take a guided tour of the grounds to see centuries-old art and antiques.

There is no shortage of things to do, places to explore, food to eat, drinks to drink, and people to meet in vibrant, fun, historical Miami; don’t be shy to share your go-tos with us, too! Hope to see you soon at Treasure Island by Summer.

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