Things To Do

Miami Lakes is a quaint town. Don’t overlook these fun things to do

Local resident Ryan Levy, 5, completes part of an obstacle course during a field day for children with special needs at Royal Oaks Park in Miami Lakes.
Local resident Ryan Levy, 5, completes part of an obstacle course during a field day for children with special needs at Royal Oaks Park in Miami Lakes. FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

Miami Lakes is a quaint town that about 30,000 people call home. In less than seven square miles, the Town of Miami Lakes incorporates an impressive number of parks, entertainment centers and other attractions for locals and visitors alike. Whether you want to soak up some sun while playing golf or take a stroll down Main Street, there are a few options when in Miami Lakes. Here are our picks:

A left hander addresses the ball at Shula's Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Monday June 22, 2015. Tee off for Education raises funds to ensure that students gain the educational, financial, and technical skills needed to compete in our global economy. WALTER MICHOT MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Shula’s Golf Club features the Senator Course, an 18-hole, Par 72 classic style course spread over 500 tree-shaded acres. 7601 Miami Lakes Dr., 305-820-8088


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Drop Boutique is a high-end clothing boutique in downtown Miami Lakes with pieces curated by an Argentinian designer. 6767 Main St. 305-557-6776

Cachi-vaches is a boutique specializing in women’s clothing, jewelry and home design. Proceeds from each sale help educate children in Colombia. 6855 Main St., 305-826-4955

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Miami Lakes resident Maritza Chavez and about 200 others attend the Senior Hawaiian Luau at Royal Oaks Park Community Center in Miami Lake. DANIEL BOCK FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Royal Oaks Park has four athletic parks, a picnic area, bike trail and a butterfly garden. 16500 NW 87th Ave.

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Christina Delgado, 14, an eighth grader at Miami Lakes K-8 Center and vice chair of the Miami Lakes Youth Activities Task Force, left, sets up a game of Scrabble with Angali Gonzalez, also 14 years old, during a board-game night at Mary Collins Community Center in Miami Lakes. DANIEL BOCK FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Mary Collins Community Center offers activities for the young, old and everyone in between. Work on your fitness, participate in arts and crafts, learn a language or yoga, or join one of the center’s popular bingo games. 15151 NW 82nd Ave., 305-556-0771

Miami Lakes Jewelers has provided quality service and pristine jewelry for more than two decades. Find the perfect piece for yourself or a loved one at this Main Street showroom. 6750 Main St., 305-362-6446

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Cast members, from left, Emily Barona, Carolina Pozo, Gabriela Tortoledo, and Brianna Mackey perform in the Main Street Players production of The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Main Street Playhouse in Miami Lakes, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. The musical comedy features many hit songs from the 1950s and 60s. Performances are at 2 p.m. on Sundays, 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, as well as on Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 13. General admission is $25, $18 for students and seniors. The theater is located at 6766 Main Street. For more information or to buy tickets visit www. DANIEL BOCK FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Main Street Playhouse is a local performing arts space producing live theatrical events using community talent and volunteers. 6766 Main St., 305-558-3737

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Thousands of people turned out at for the 28th annual Miami Lakes Festival of Lights on Main Street in Miami Lakes. The free event featured holiday music, a lighting ceremony, and a visit from Santa. DANIEL BOCK FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Main Street Miami Lakes is a quaint spot for strolling, shopping and grabbing a bite to eat. 6843 Main St., 305-557-0356