According to a recent Booking.com survey, 73% of respondents are looking forward to experiencing “out of comfort zone” travel that pushes them to the limit, with 50% interested in experiences that would provide complete culture shock. Travelers looking to break away from the traditional vacation mould will find a diverse range of experiences on Miami Beach that will take them out of their comfort zone and into immersive activities rooted in culture, art, food, and wellness.
Miami Beach is ready to deliver authentic options that will take visitors on a journey outside of their everyday comfort zone, from salsa and bachata lessons and cooking classes that tap into the flavours of South America and beyond, to interactive art and musical performances.
Steve Adkins, Chairman of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) said, “Miami Beach is a fusion of cultures, traditions, languages, cuisines and experiences that offer our visitors the chance to discover, first-hand, the very fabric of what makes our destination the perfect place to push travel boundaries. Travelers in search of a welcomed culture shock will find an abundance of options that are scalable to any travel style and our interactive apps, Experience Miami Beach and EXP Miami Beach Tours are ideal resources to start planning for 2023.”
Each traveler’s comfort zone is different, and Miami Beach has a variety of unique offerings for visitors to explore and experience. Visitors to the destination can unleash their inner performer with salsa or bachata lessons at Salsa MIA. The experience, which is located right on Ocean Drive, combines the art of dance, mojitos, tropicana-style shows, and endless nights of dancing. Choose from a number of packages, including “sip, savour, and salsa,” as a starting point for learning about the history and beauty of this dance form. Visitors with two left feet can literally become part of the art at the Museum of Illusions on Lincoln Road.
A special VIP package even includes a personal photographer who will capture images throughout the journey, proving the experience wasn’t just a dream. With today’s constant device connection, finding serenity and calmness can be difficult. In fact, 44% of survey respondents want to book meditation and mindfulness retreats. At Carillion Wellness Resort on Miami Beach, those visitors can not only get out of their daily routines, but also reset through relaxation and experience a profound sense of rejuvenation. This five-day experience encourages guests to disconnect from technology in order to reconnect with themselves.
Grisette Marcos, Executive Director of the MBVCA, commented, “Miami Beach’s hotels, restaurants and museums are constantly introducing new experiences to give travelers options that fulfill their desires to embark on activities that take them out of their comfort zone. As travelers visit the destination, we encourage all to share their culture shock moments with us @experiencemiamibeach on Instagram, adding to our ongoing social community conversations meant to inspire future travel.”
Download the Experience Miami Beach and EXP Miami Beach Tour App Miami Beach Apps and follow the award-winning @experiencemiamibeach handles on Instagram and Facebook for the most up-to-date details and insider recommendations in 2023.