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Biking Around Surfside

by Frank Trigueros | Nov 01, 2021
BIKING IN SURFSIDE


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Visiting Surfside this fall and looking for ways to explore the area? Biking is the perfect and most sustainable way to get around Surfside and see all that the Town has to offer! Situated on one square-mile of beachfront in between Bal Harbour and Miami Beach, Surfside is perfect for bikers of all ages and abilities. From a leisurely bike through our quiet art deco neighborhood to a quick cycle along the beach pathway, read on to learn more about bicycling in Surfside. 

Cruise the Strip

If you’re looking for a reason to explore Surfside’s business district on Harding Avenue, biking there is the best way to uncover hidden gems. There’s also a clearly delineated biking path on the road so you can ride safely. While you’re there, pick up desserts at Miami Beach Chocolates Surfside (you can’t go wrong with the truffles) or stop into Flanigan’s (their ribs are award-winning) to catch a game. Both places have bike racks nearby so that you can park your bike while you discover Harding Avenue. 

Bike Along the Beach

Surfside is known for its mile-long stretch of pristine white sand beach, so a beachside ride is a must! Bike along the oceanfront bike path that runs from 87th Terrace to 96th Street to take in some fresh sea air and enjoy some of the best views in Surfside. The bike path parallels the walking path and gives bicyclists a crisp beachy breeze while enjoying some of Surfside’s most impressive architecture along Collins Avenue. You’ll see buildings completed by Pritzker Prize winning architect, Richard Meier at the Four Seasons Surf Club, the Arquitectonica designed Fendi Chateau, and ARTE by Italian powerhouse architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel. Bike amongst the natural and architectural beauty that makes Surfside so special. 

Explore the Neighborhood

Be sure to breeze through Surfside’s residential center to the west of Byron Avenue, these side streets are a great place to do some light biking and enjoy the weather. Along the ride, you’ll get to see the quiet side of Surfside, one full of beautiful art deco homes and lush landscaping. If you want a place to stop, the 96th Street Park Pavilion is located on the Northern end of your loop around town. This popular kid play area is a great place to sit in the shade or play on the swings.

Bike with Citibike

Don’t have your own bike? Citi Bike is available in Surfside! The Citi Bike program is Miami's solar-powered, people-powered bike sharing and rental system intended to give locals and visitors an efficient and convenient transportation option for getting around the city.

The specially designed, durable bikes are locked into a docking station and can be rented by the hour or through a monthly membership. There are two bike stations located along Harding Avenue, at 94th Street and 88th Streets, and one bike station on Collins and 93rd for easy access to the beach. They are available to use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Cycling in Surfside 

If cycling is more your thing, Surfside has a continuous loop that works out to be approximately one-mile long. Along the ride you’ll get a view of everything the town has to offer, from the beautiful beach to its tranquil leafy streets. To track how other cyclists have ridden through Surfside, you can check out mapmyride.com/us/surfside-fl/. After all, who doesn’t love a little friendly competition 

Stay Connected with Surfside

For more information about news and happenings in Surfside, follow us on social media on Facebook and Instagram, using #surfsidefl. For any inquiries, please email tourism@townofsurfsidefl.gov.


SPEND THANKSGIVING IN SURFSIDE

Thankful in Surfside

A unique destination within Greater Miami, Surfside combines modern luxury with a beach town feel. Boasting a peaceful mile of pristine beach, luxury beachfront hotels, a one-of-a-kind Business District, and gorgeous weather during the month of November - here's what makes this small town perfect to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday!

DINING

If you don’t have plans or actual food for the holiday meal just yet, don’t fret – you’ll find some options locally. La Plage Restaurant at the Grand Beach Hotel will host a Thanksgiving feast on November 25 between 5 and 10 p.m. Hotel guests and locals alike will have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful dinner experience for $90 per person for adults and $35 for children. The purchase includes a choice of salad, a main course as well as a varied selection of side dishes. To end this festive and delectable meal, guests will also have the opportunity to pick a dessert from a few different kinds of seasonal pies. To RSVP, call 786-456-5746 or email fbreservations@grandbeachhotel.com.

For a Michelin-worthy experience, opt for Thomas Keller's The Surf Club Restaurant. The Thanksgiving menu offers holiday classics elevated by Keller's team such as the slow-roasted green circle heritage turkey breast with sage gravy and blood-orange relish. To start things off on a lighter note, a leafy greens and grains salad plus The Surf Club's version of snacks - crudité, Ora king smoked salmon galette with caviar, and other delicacies. Don't worry, country bread stuffing, garnet yam, green bean casserole, mushroom velouté and black truffle mac & cheese will also be served along with the main courses. For dessert, choose between apple cherry cobbler or pumpkin pie. The menu is priced at $195 per person. To reserve a table, call 305-768-9440 or book through Tock.

If a laid back approach is in store for you this year, Flanigans Surfside on Harding Avenue will be offering two Thanksgiving Specials (while supplies last): Joe's Turkey Deal for in-room diners for $14.99 and the Just Dinner Deal (to go only) for $12.99.

For a killer meal outside of Thanksgiving, make sure to hit the Business District. There, neighborhood restaurant Josh’s Deli is known the spot for a casual breakfast or lunch with a daily rotating menu and modern takes on deli classics. Across the street, Cafe Ragazzi serves perfectly-executed Italian classics while Serendipity Creamery offers the perfect cold sweet treat for your post-Thanksgiving shopping. There’s plenty of options in every category, so head over to our food & beverage listings on VisitSurfsidefl.com for the complete scoop.

SHOPPING

Speaking of shopping, the town is located just a few steps away from the internationally recognized Bal Harbour Shops; but trust us, you’ll want to start on Surfside’s Harding Avenue. The two-block area is home to a warm and inviting walkable downtown district filled with local shops that offer unique gifts and the latest fashions. Many are family-owned and operated. You’ll find luxury eyewear, Indonesian-inspired gifts, stunning Italian silver pieces and one-of-a-kind fashions. If you’re traveling with the munchkins, be sure to stop by Sunny Toys & Gifts on the northeast end of the 95th Street block. Owner Alon has a curated selection of toys that will make you feel like a kid at heart!

Over in Bal Harbour, you can enjoy department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. The Shops offers a collection of world-renown luxury brands including Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Versace. A serene atmosphere with lush landscaping and a host of brands for every taste, Bal Harbour is a great place to do your holiday shopping for that someone special.

Take your shopping one step further this Thanksgiving weekend by shopping small on Small Business Saturday on November 27, 2021. Show your support for shop owners by dining out or purchasing from vendors that are designated small businesses and receive 2x the award points when paying with American Express. Find out more by visiting americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/.

From luxury shopping to beachside boutiques, Surfside’s shopping and the area beyond has something for everyone.

ACTIVITIES

For beach lovers, Surfside has a mile of pristine beach – perfect for soaking in the sun or a taking a long, relaxing walk. If you prefer more activity, Surfside is home to tennis courts, and a Community Center with an aquatic center that includes a swimming pool with lap lanes in addition to a children’s plunge pool with a water slide and a jacuzzi.

If you have greater adventures in mind, Surfside is within short range of all of South Florida's world-renowned attractions including South Beach, downtown Miami, area golf courses, marinas with rental boating and fishing expeditions, and to all area seaports and airports. November is a busy month in the region, with plenty of special events and attractions to check out nearby.

Downtown’s FTX Arena, home to the NBA’s Miami HEAT, hosts Latin superstar Marc Anthony on November 20 and legendary Hip Hop/Reggae group, The Fugees, for their long-awaited Reunion Tour on November 21. For a more soothing option, head to South Beach for the New World Symphony’s Brahms and Sibelius concert on November 21 at 2 p.m.

If you’re visiting with your family, treat the kids to a day of unforgettable experiences at the Frost Science Aquarium & Planetarium in downtown Miami. This hands-on facility offers weather and technology exhibits, a planetarium and wildlife centers. A brand new exhibition will be opening on November 24, Mammoths: Ice Age Giants.

As you can see, with its central location, enviable weather, relaxed atmosphere and resort facilities, Surfside is the perfect getaway for this Thanksgiving holiday!