Things to do in Miami
Florida, the Sunshine State is most known because of it’s amazing themeparks, the Everglades and… of course Miami! This beachy city is the second largest city of Florida, after Jacksonville and is a must do while roadtrippin’ through the Florida state.
The city consists out of two major parts. Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. The City of Coral Gables is also considered to be Miami, but actually is an independent city.
This top 10 list highlights the 10 best things to do in Miami. Enjoy!
Wynwood Street Art
When you check the hashtags on Istagram, we should believe that Wynwood is the most popular place in Miami. It’s hip and bustling art scene of graffiti makes Wynwood one big open air street art museum, just like it’s counterpart in Bushwick New York city.
Especially the Museum of Graffiti is a must do, this museum brings all the best of street art with, it’s history and the story behind the many great graffiti walls in Miami. The other museum in Wynwood, the Wynwood Walls invites famous artists like Kobra to paint the walls within the outdoor museum area.
We all know what Miami is known for: It’s beaches. It’s by far the #1 thing to do. The city has many beaches, with South Beach being the most popular. Coconut Grove, Mid and North Beach and the islands Key Virgina and Key Biscayne also have great beachspots. If you decide to go to Miami Beach, make sure to checkout the Art Deco district as well!
Art Deco District
The Art Deco District around Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is known for it’s colorful and well maintained Art Deco houses. Along Ocean Drive, many of Miami Beach’s most famous hotels are situated inside Art Deco buildings. Also Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue have a great variety of Art Deco. The little Art Deco Museum, the ‘Welcome Center’ is a great spot to visit and learn about Art Deco. The entire neighborhood turns on it’s neon signs once the sun is gone and turns into a bustling dinner and nightlife scene.
We mentioned earlier, the most famous street of Miami certainly is Ocean Drive. This road along the beaches of South Beach and the many Art Deco buildings is a popular day and nigh time hotspot. You can see the most beautiful people working on their muscles, children playing and people walking their dogs.
The many restaurants and hotels make this street the bustling center of Miami Beach.
Welcome to Cuba… in Miami! Here you smell, taste and experience the true Cuban lifestyle. The many restaurants, bars and cuban cigar shops are situated along ‘Calle Ocho’ (8th Street). If you are seeking some latin dancing, live music and great Cuban food, this is the place to be!
The Miami Science Museum
#NerdAlert 🤓 Almost every major city in the US has a Science Museum, but the Miami one is huge. It’s interactive exhibits let you actively experience science. The museum has a wide variety of areas, such as nature, physics and biology. The museum opened in 1950 and expanded over the years. Having multiple different exhibitions annually, you can visit this museum over and over without getting bored!
Everglades National Park
It’s Florida’s most famous National Park: The Everglades. This NP is only a drive away and perfect to combine with Miami. From the hip and happening citylife, you are suddenly in the beauty of the Everglades. Back to nature within an hour. The famous air boats almost fly through the Everglades, spotting wildlife such as crocodiles, alligators, snakes and turtles.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
The Fairchild Botanical Gardens in Coral Gables are huge. Nearly 80 acres of tropical plants, flowers and trees. Some of the trees in these gardens once were extinct, but back flourishing. This easy to walk park also offers little carts that drive you through the gardens. The butterfly garden is a must do to visit while you are here.
The Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, officially just outside of Miami, is probably the most beautiful public swimming pool on earth. The pool was built inside an abandoned coral stone quarry in 1921. The pool was added to the National Register of Historic Places, the only swimming pool on that list. Come early and avoid the weekends, because this hotspot gets busy during the day!
Vizcaya Museum en Gardens
Looking for Venetian style and experience? The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are a little Italian oasis in Miami. The house and it’s beautiful gardens were built to look like Venice in Italy. They even imported columns and roman statues. The museum has over 2500 antique European style items and art and 34 rooms in a renaissance style. The gardens covers 10 acres with over 2000 orchids, fountains, flowers and tropical trees.