Activities in Miami Dade County for Seniors

No matter where you are in Miami, there are fun and exciting options to explore.

Outdoor activities in Miami-Dade County for seniors

Miami-Dade is one of the biggest urban counties in America, but it was built around many parks and nature trails making outdoor activities accessible to any age.

This county offers a number of options for seniors to explore the outdoors: walking, biking, meditation, yoga, golf, and tennis, just to name a few.

According to the National Institutes of Health, spending time outside can help lower the risk of some medical conditions we experience as we age like stress, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.

No matter where you are in Miami, there is a place for you to venture and explore.

Miami Beach Art Deco walking tour
If you're interested in working with seniors and older adults in the Orlando area, it's a great time to work as a Papa Pal companion caregiver.

If you're interested in working with seniors and older adults in the Orlando area, consider becoming a Papa Pal companion caregiver. The role of a Papa Pal varies from day to day. Some Papa Pals lend a hand around the house and help with errands, housekeeping and gardening. Others offer company on a walk around the neighborhood or provide transportation to help seniors and older adults enjoy everything their community has to offer. It’s a great part-time job for friendly people.

Start exploring Miami

In Miami Beach, you can take a 90-minute Art Deco walking tour with Miami Design Preservation League in the heart of the Architectural Historic District.

If you’re visiting North Miami, go on a nature walk at Oleta River State Park and look at the beautiful Mangroves and Wild Lantana flowers.

Afterwards head over to Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves look for alligators and finish your day with a picnic at Key Biscayne National Park.

If you’re in the Homestead area, visit Everglades National Park Bobcat Boardwalk and look at all the wildlife South Florida has to offer.

If you’re more of a social person and are looking for outdoor activities with a group visit Coral Gate Park, Kinloch Park, and Charles Hadley Park; they have multiple outdoor senior programs available.

Fun activities in Miami-Dade County for seniors

Miami-Dade County focuses on having great senior centers and created the Active Older Adults Program.

If you’re over the age of 54 you can sign up for recreational programs like Zumba, sewing, adaptive aquatics, fitness, and much more.

Studies have shown that socialization can help with lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, lowering blood pressure, and lessening the risk of mental health issues.

Different classes and programs are held at:

  • Miami Gardens Senior Focal Point Center
  • South Dade Park, The Arcola Lakes Senior Center
  • Gwen Cherry ParkContinental Park, Goulds Park
  • Westwind Lakes Park, Deerwood Bonita Lakes
  • Gesu Senior Citizen Center
  • Senior Citizens Activities Center of Homestead
  • North Miami Foundation for Senior Citizens.

You can also visit our four most popular shopping areas: The Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, Lincoln Road in South Miami, and the Dolphin Mall in Miami.

An elderly man playing a fun game of dominoes in Maximo Gomez Park
You can also enjoy a fun game of dominoes in Maximo Gomez Park in the famous Calle Ocho.

Restaurants and bars in Miami-Dade County for seniors

The mouth-watering food in Miami-Dade is endless. From hole-in-the-wall restaurants to 5-star dining, this county has you covered. Make sure to eat at Miami’s staples, Versailles Restaurant and Joe’s Stone Crab.

If you consider yourself a foodie visit Eatery.com to stay up to date with new restaurants that are coming to Miami on a daily basis. Here are some food dishes you must try when you’re in Miami-Dade.

  • Cuban Hamburger in West Miami
  • Ceviche in South Miami
  • Peruvian and Korean cuisines in West Kendall
  • Tableside Ham carvings in Doralera
  • Croquetas in Coral Gables
  • Empanadas and Arepas in Miami Beach
  • Pastelitos and Tres Leches in Miami
  • Gator Bites in Homestead

Cultural activities in Miami Dade County for seniors

Miami-Dade has a unique culture that is different from all other counties in Florida. People are proud of the culture they created, which is why so many retirees are moving here.

If you live in Miami and you’re over the age of 61, make sure to sign up for the Golden Ticket Program which allows you to go to all the cultural events for free, as well as get free rides on the transit system.

With the Golden Ticket Program, you can visit Miami-Dade’s many museums, which includes the Perez Art MuseumHistory Miami Museum, and the Frost Museum.

Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida

You can also attend numerous plays and watch live music. Take a drive to Little Haiti and have lunch with new friends at the Haitian American Senior Center. Then, check out the Jack Orr Senior Center and participate in many cultural activities they run on a daily basis.

Make sure to visit Freedom Tower, Miami’s most famous historical landmark, which is also a contemporary art museum.

Enjoy your time in Miami!

Become a Papa Pal companion caregiver

If helping seniors and older adults to enjoy some of these fun places in Miami sounds good to you, consider becoming a Papa Pal. You can choose to help others with transportation, so they can benefit from all the area has to offer.

When you work part-time as a Papa Pal, you can support your community in myriad ways and make a meaningful difference. Click here to learn more.