Lifestyle’s Guide to Summer Fun, Part 8

Ready to enjoy all that South Florida has to offer? Plan your summer adventures around Lifestyle’s June cover story (part 8 of 10)

Paddle Under the Stars: Stand-up paddleboarding fills a few summertime squares, from enhancing your core muscles to snagging some SPF-appropriate rays. But evenings on the water can be just as exhilarating. Morningside Watersports in Miami offers a Full Moon SUP Tour that starts around sunset and includes a bonfire party after the paddle. Meanwhile, Park & Ocean inside Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale, boasts a Full Moon Kayak Tour that runs along a freshwater coastal dune lake.

Info: morningsidewatersports.com/guidedtours; parkandocean.com/full-moon-kayak-tours

Shop ’til You Drop: The largest outlet shopping destination in the United States just held a job fair to fill 500 positions—so you know that Sawgrass Mills is gearing up for a busy summer. If you haven’t been to the mega-complex in Sunrise (think some 2.5 million square of retail space), there are now more than 350 stores (including 70-plus luxury outlet brands) and 16 restaurants.

Info: simon.com/mall/sawgrass-mills

Get Your Sweat On: Health and wellness takes Centre stage as part of an ongoing initiative at the Shops at Brickell City Centre. On June 5, and again on June 26, Throwback ’80s Aerobics classes led by Equinox Miami will celebrate National Pride Month. On the second Sunday of every month, join fitness instructor Tony Thomas for a heart-pumping HIIT workout. Check out the website below for other complimentary Find Your Centre wellness programming.

Info: brickellcitycentre.com/whats-here/find-your-centre

Sway to the Sounds: The 37th annual Underwater Music Festival (July 10) is exactly as advertised—an underwater concert for divers and snorkelers. The event at Looe Key Reef, hosted by the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, promotes reef protection and eco-conscious diving, but there is indeed music piped through underwater speakers—and possible mermaid sightings.

Info: Visit fla-keys.com, and click on the calendar of events to see all the upcoming activities in the Keys.

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