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Miami SkyLift-The Biggest Balloon in Florida, Florida

 
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Distance from city center: 9.9mi
travelller's pictureby travelller Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 16th of August, 2010
I was a bit afraid when I finally gathered the courage to go onboard of a ‘vehicle’ which lifts you up in the air. As I reached the top and looked out of the window, I forgot my horror of heights, the view was so spectacular.

The huge balloon in Bayfront Park, downtown Miami goes up 500 feet in the air for about 15 minutes and describes Miami and its history during the short ride. It gave a quite interesting perspective on the city and with the streets below and the sea with the beach in the background the whole landscape was breathtaking.

I was still preoccupied with the view as we descended so I was surprised when we landed and I haven’t felt anxious.

Address:
Bayfront Park
301 North Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132


 
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