Things to do in Miramar, FL
Flamingo Lakes Golf Course701 SW Flamingo W Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, (954) 435-6110
The city is a golfer’s dream with the most beautiful Flamingo Lakes Golf Course, a challenging par 71 course conveniently located just off Interstate 75. This course is locally considered to be one of the area’s most well-guarded secrets. It’s semi-private, which means that it’s open to the public, but during peak hours when tee times are at a premium, members get preference. By Florida standards, the greens fees are pretty reasonable and there are always specials on offer. Although there are parts of the course that are challenging, the fairways are beautifully manicured and the greens are on par with those found on some of the best private courses in the country. Lessons are available, and there is a restaurant and pro shop on site too.
Monster Mini Golf14435 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027, (954) 589-1878
In keeping with the golf theme, head over to Monster Mini Golf on Miramar Parkway for some family golf fun guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the most ardent golfer. This popular attraction is packed with family activities like laser tag, mazes, ten pin bowling and arcade games. Of course, the crown jewel is the 18-hole golf course. Huge monsters, glow in the dark balls and enormous obstacles create a surreal and rather eerie look and feel which the kids seem to love. The towering obstacles move and talk and wiggle while you try to avoid being caught in their clutches. Pop art adorns the walls and the Monster Radio station pumps out current and vintage beats to keep everyone bopping. Of course it’s definitely a lot more fun at night! Portions of the facility are available to rent for birthday parties and other special occasions, though due to their popularity, you’ll need to reserve them well in advance. More than mini golf, humans of all ages are guaranteed to have the time of their lives!
Paradise Water Cove900 N Flamingo Rd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, (954) 357-5170
For a wet and wild day, CB Smith park is definitely the place to be. A real-deal waterpark that’s a big hit with families during the summer months, the park has so many activities, everyone in the family will find something to keep themselves occupied. All sporting activities are present, from batting cages to swimming pools which means this park gets really busy on weekends and holidays. However, the jewel in the crown is Paradise Water Cove, a water park with some incredible slides, pipelines and lazy rivers. Pack a picnic lunch, pack up the kids and spend a fun-filled day in water heaven. Paradise Pipeline has four five-story-tall water slides sending riders on a corkscrew ride ending in a four foot deep plunge pool. Sharky’s lagoon is a playground for all ages featuring loads of interactive play elements and slides. The kids will love Parrot’s point with its two slides and the 410 foot Crazy Creek is the best way to end the day, floating lazily on a tube through the park.
Hard Rock Stadium347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056, (305) 943-6316
For sports enthusiasts, there’s nothing better than hitting Hard Rock Stadium for some Dolphins football! Though many diehard football fans still prefer to call it Joe Robbie Stadium, Hard Rock Stadium is its official name and it is still home to the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricane’s football program. Head out early to catch some tailgating before the big game. The stadium is mainly used for football, but since 2019, the Miami Open tennis tournament is also played there in March every year. The stadium also hosts other live entertainment during the offseason, and for those football fanatics who’d like to get a behind the scenes look that’s usually reserved for players and staff, it’s possible to take a guided tour. Tickets to football games can be difficult to come by, especially when the teams are doing particularly well.
K1 Speed2950 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL 33020, (954) 416-0044
Speedsters can check out K1 Speed on Stirling Road, one of the area’s premier destinations for those who feel the need for speed. Don't make the mistake of thinking go-karts are for kids...step into one of these speed machines and you will quickly change your mind. These 20 horsepower carts can move upwards of 45 miles per hour and when you’re that close to the ground, that is pretty fast. They’re surprisingly quick and handle like they’re on rails too; though you’re sitting down, you’ll get quite a workout just staying on course. With superb traction and torque instantly available at any speed, drivers can push the limit through high-speed corners; rest assured, you will not find them lacking! K1 is the perfect place for anyone who has ever dreamed of being in the Formula one or even Nascar. Live your driving dreams here and see who gets to the chequered flag first.
El Pillao11608 City Hall Promenade, Miramar, FL 33025, (954) 885-4800
Miramar has plenty for the food enthusiasts and one of the top restaurants to visit is El Pillao, an authentic Spanish experience more than a meal. They take Tapas to the next level, each sharing dish perfectly balanced and paired with the best wines. Try paella melosa de bogavante, and piquillo peppers stuffed with shrimps. You won’t find better Spanish food anywhere else outside of Spain. The decor is wonderful with tables covered in the red and yellow colors of the flag and the ambience transports you to the Spanish Peninsula. Try the highly recommended sangría, you won’t be disappointed and end the evening with a "tablao flamenco" display which adds even more authenticity to the spanish experience. A word of advice: spanish restaurants are an experience of spanish culture, if you want to get in and get out as soon as possible this may not be the place for you!
Sushi and Thai West Miramar14445 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar, FL 33027, (954) 437-5550
Slow-cooked curries, noodles, and hand-rolled sushi brings the flavors of East Asia to the area in the form of Sushi and Thai West Miramar. From Pad Thai and spicy curries to fresh sushi, this Thai restaurant gets consistently high ratings across all review sites. Start with some Sushi Mori then get the Tom Yum Goong or the Special Pad Thai. The restaurant unites Japanese and Thai cuisines creating an out-of-this-world experience beneath the high ceilings of a serene, earth-toned dining room. Thai specialties range from duck curry to chicken pad Thai, with sumptuous noodles weaving around basil leaves and fresh veggies. Thai iced tea, meanwhile, combats spiciness with cool, creamy sweetness. The restaurant's duo of specialties makes it a popular spot for groups.