Are you planning to be down in Miami for the Super Bowl? If so, there’s so much more to your visit than the game itself, although that’s the main attraction, of course. Before and after the game, you’ll have free time on your hands to explore the city. Hopefully, the weather will work in your favor, and you can catch some rays while roaming around.

Miami is always energetic and offers so many exciting things for locals and visitors alike. The scene is hip and happening, and with everyone in town for the big game, everything is sure to be jam-packed.

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Plan ahead so you don’t get stuck doing something silly or swamped. These five options below are all interesting in their own way, perfect for anyone who will be in Miami for the football game. You may even want to add a couple of days to your trip so you can do it all!

Miami Seaquarium - Your Ultimate Under-the-Sea Adventure 

Miami Seaquarium is full of interesting sea life, spectacular shows, and interactive experiences. In fact, to celebrate the Super Bowl, they are offering 35% off animal interactions and other activities. Visitors can swim with the dolphins or seals, check out exhibits of sea turtles, penguins, manatees, and other animals, and learn about the sea creatures’ habitats and their rehabilitation at the facility.

If you spend all afternoon there, there are plenty of dining options to keep you energized. For example, the Manatee Bay Café now offers organic fare, and Dockside BBQ is super tasty. Don’t forget to grab a cup of Dippin’ Dots ice cream to cool you off. The fun at Miami Seaquarium is a real splash!

Parasail Ride - See Miami From A Whole New Vantage Point

Fly high in the sky over Miami’s bays and beaches when you take a parasail ride with Miami Watersports. You will float above Miami Biscayne Bay and look down over the Downtown Miami area as well as South Beach. For thrill-seekers who are (literally) up for anything, a parasail ride will be an activity you won’t soon forget.

The parasail can hold up to three people, so find a like-minded friend (or two) who’s fearless. For the folks who are afraid of heights, this option may be too much to handle, but why not face your fears and go for it?

The Shops At Midtown Miami – Splurge A Little!

If you haven’t blown all your hard-earned dough on your expensive Super Bowl tickets and travel to Miami, reward yourself with some retail therapy. Head over to The Shops at Midtown Miami and shop ‘till you drop.

With 645,000 square feet of property, the experience will be exhausting, but exciting at the same time. Some of the retailers making these shops so special include Target, West Elm, Carter’s, Guess Factory Store, Marshalls, and Nordstrom Rack. Shopping will get your stomach grumbling, so know there is a Five Guys Burgers and Fries as well as a Subway in the center. Just be sure you don’t spend all your savings!

Grails Sports Bar - Toast To The Winning Team

Where better to hang out, knock back a few, and munch on tasty goodies than a Miami sports bar during Super Bowl season? You are in town for the game, after all, so visit Grails and get into the football spirit.

If you were not able to get tickets to the big game, you’re still in luck! Grails is hosting a “Super Sunday Watch Party” at 6 PM. There will be an open bar, an unlimited buffet, VIP bottle service, live music, and giveaways. Gather up a group of friends and make Grails your go-to destination for Super Bowl fun.

Their cocktail menu is impressive, and the craft beers are easy to drink. Split a bunch of yummy appetizers with the table, from black truffle loaded fries to tuna poke nachos. The atmosphere is casual and laid-back, and you may just make some friends for life!

Crandon Park Beach - Sandy And Sunny, A Miami Must

You can’t visit Miami and not spend at least a bit of time at the beach. Crandon Park Beach is beautiful, with endless ocean views and serene sandy shores. The relaxing day will be a far cry from the crazy crowds at the Super Bowl game, so take some time to decompress, breathe in the ocean air, and get in touch with nature.

If you get bored by just sunbathing and swimming, head over to the golf and tennis facilities for some action. You can even go sailing, canoeing, or snorkeling. A day at the beach is always enjoyable, so visit Crandon Park Beach before you leave Miami.