Why are you laughing?
Haters gonna hate. But maybe you have yet to take a tour of the Census Designated Area that is Kendall to discover its hidden (and not so hidden) treasures. Let us tell you all of the things you must do in Kendall, FL in order to live your life to the fullest.
Here is your Kendall bucket list.
Ice skate like you’re up north
Kendall Ice Arena has two kinds of people: Miami folk who will never learn to skate and are just there for a birthday party and a small crew of professional ice skaters and hockey players who just want to not trip over them.
Kendall Ice Arena, 10355 Hammocks Blvd.; 305-386-8288
Declare eternal love at Love Lock Bridge
We don’t know whose idea this was, but it just confirms that Kendall and Paris are sister cities.
The Palms at Town & Country, 8268 Mills Dr.
Dine in the dark at Chef Adrianne’s
Chef Adrianne does these Dark Dining events, where you basically eat blindfolded. It’s super weird because you know the food will be good but you still suspect someone will try to punk you. But you can’t do that anywhere else in Miami.
Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, 11510 SW 147 Ave.; 305-408-8388
Eat at the original Ghee
Niven Patel was like, “Where’s the next big deal ‘hood?” And he decided Dadeland was it before opening his farm to table Indian restaurant.
Ghee Downtown Dadeland, 8965 SW 72nd Pl., 305-968-1850
Go skating at Super Wheels
Quad skating never goes out of style. But you can also rent roller blades.
Super Wheels Skating Center, 12265 SW 112th St.; 305-270-9386
Go to the Beercade
Drink beer and play Pong. It’s nerd heaven.
Arcade Odyssey, 12045 SW 117th Ave.; 305-253-2722
Play disc golf at Indian Hammocks Park
If you don’t know the joy of trying to slam a frisbee into a metal net, then your life is incomplete. When you are done, you can find a feral cat and take it home.
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79th St.
Go to a brewery
How many breweries does Brickell have? And how about Design District? Well, Kendall has two. Spanish Marie and Strange Beast. Is the beer good? We don’t care. Breweries are cool and we stand behind both of them.
Spanish Marie Brewery, 14241 SW 120th St #109; 786-502-2180
Strange Beast Brewpub and Pizza, 15220 SW 72nd St.; 305-912-7390
Find the best hole in the wall
You know what strip malls are full of? Tiny amazing little restaurants. You know what Kendall is full of? Strip malls. You can try Empanada Harry’s, Milly’s Empanada Factory, Mr. & Mrs. Bun, Tacos & Tattoos, Hungry Bear Subs, El Tambo Grill. There’s actually even a spot called Hole in the Wall Grill in Kendall.
Go to Zoo Miami
Miami’s zoo is in Kendall. Fill up your gas tank because that’s where you’re going if you want to see an elephant.
Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St.
Ride the Micc
Miami drivers love to hit cyclists. Kendall has a four-mile riding course for cyclists with no cross traffic. Think about that next time you want to ride the Rickenbacker.
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, 6401 Kendale Lakes Dr.
Go on a horseback ride
If you want to take that horse down the old town road, it’s going to be a road in Kendall because that is the home of Horse Country.
Miami Equestrian Club, 11970 SW 64th St.