My, now college sophomore, daughter had only one full week off between spring and summer semesters. I decided to sneak in some quality time with her and do something a bit touristy. When you live in a vacation spot, it’s easy to forget about all the unique opportunities right at your finger tips. We decided to shoot down to Miami for the afternoon and visit the Venetian Pool.
The pool was created in the 20’s from a coral rock quarry, where much of the original coral rock was used to border and further accentuate the pool. The Venetian Pool was transformed into a paradise that is included in the National Register of Historic Places, the only swimming pool to have such a designation.
Upon walking in, you feel like you have transcended into a lush tropical vacation in Italy; waterfalls, caves, a beach, shallow lounge and, of course, the massive pool. All of this beauty is surrounded by stone landscape and buildings architected from another time and place. This south Florida tourist spot is a must if you are anywhere near Miami.
I thoroughly enjoyed my one-on-one time with my girl. Now she’s off to the fun things in life like micro-biology.