Eyes wide open. See the sites. The weather is gorgeous. There is so much to enjoy in and around Miami.
The Sights of Miami
Miami is filled with some of the most beautiful attractions. The sights are breathtaking. As a tourist or resident, a camera on hand is always necessary when visiting the Miami area. Three sights that have caught my eye and camera are Ocean Drive, the Everglades and the Deering Estate. Here’s why…
- Breathtaking views of the of the art deco architecture as you stroll down Ocean Drive in South Beach is always a must. It is one of the most popular attractions in this area and you understand why at first glance. The classic architecture melded with the modern lifestyle on the streets is both impressive and beautiful. Add in the salty air, the beach go-ers and at least a dozen well-tanned residents roller blading down the windy boardwalk and you feel the vibe of Miami Beach.
- Heading west from the city and you’ll encounter the infamous river of grass. Far different than Miami Beach, the Everglades is a beautiful National Park of wildlife and environmental wonder. Once the fear of crocodiles subsides, a visitor can enjoy an airboat ride that provides a tour of the park and will be in amazement with the complexity of the environment. You see the environment through different lenses as you truly feel so separated from the rest of Miami in the middle of park.
- Returning to the city from the Everglades, you yearn to see the water again. The view, the impressive view from the Deering Estate in Cutler Bay, will have you wondering why don’t find more time to peruse the estate and admire the grounds and the scenery. Just 20 minutes south of Miami Beach, the Deering Estate offers a historian quality stories of the life of Miamians from early last century. It offers an artist the chance to see and learn from the artists in residence and the remarkable works of art on display. The environmentalist will be in wonder through the nature walk and mangrove. All will take a big breath in amazement with the the view and sense of calm that is felt throughout the grounds.
Don’t Lose Sight of Miami
Your eyes hold the ability to witness and enjoy each of these sights. Keeping your eyes healthy, providing the proper tools (eyeglasses) and protection (sunglasses) is crucial to continuing to enjoy attractions like these now and in the future.
Transitions lenses and Sears Optical recognizes this need. This weekend they will be in Miami at the Great Taste of the Grove Food and Wine Festival on April 14 and 15, 2012. They will offer attendees a chance to take part in free vision screenings. Did you know that 50% of eye problems can be prevented by eye exams? That’s impressive and a tremendous reason to take advantage of an accessible, FREE screening! By signing the Family Eye Promise you will make the commitment “to care for the health of your eyes and help make a difference in thousands of children’s lives.” Additionally, you’ll get to learn how to participate in the Ultimate Sightseeing Experience giving you a chance to win the Ultimate Sightseeing Dream Vacation by simply uploading your favorite sightseeing photos! Transitions Optical will even donate $0.25 to Optometry Giving Sight for every photo uploaded.
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What are your favorite sights to see with your family in your city and how does healthy sight allow you to see them in an enhanced way?
Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Transitions lenses blogging program, to earn My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.