Discover Miami’s best sights attractions and popular landmarks. We listed all the must-see attractions of the city, where are the best things to do! In addition to the various theme parks, we mention here museums, galleries, natural parks and other incredible attracttions. Check out:
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1) Ocean Drive in Miami Beach
Miami Beach is the most bustling and trendy part of Miami, and we guarantee that this is where the best beaches, hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs are located. If you want to enjoy it beyond the beaches, an unmissable tip is to visit the famous avenue of Miami Beach, Ocean Drive Miami. It is an avenue illuminated by colored lights, which has the main bars and clubs in Miami, in addition to the famous tattoo studio Miami Ink Tattoo. Spend at least one night there, to eat at one of the restaurants on the sidewalk and have a personalized drink.
2) Coral Gables em Miami
Coral Gables is a historic neighborhood in the south of Miami and has thousands of things to offer. It is an incredible place to spend the day, known for its architecture and Mediterranean style. Walking through Coral Gables you will find mansions, luxurious hotels, fountains, small galleries and super nice shops. For those who like art, you can enjoy the Miami Art Museum, which is the largest art museum in Miami. And it is in Coral Gables that is also the famous Venetian Pool Miami, which is the largest artificial pool in the United States – and one of the main tourist spots in Miami. A great place to spend the day and cool off from the scorching heat of the city!
Extra tip: Coral Gables is a great place for brides who want to buy their wedding dress in Miami. The Miracle Mile region, in the heart of Coral Gables, has dozens of boutique; and there’s also the Coconut Grove Shopping, which has good stores and some restaurants.
3) Miami beaches
Miami Beach has paradisiacal beaches and wonderful natural parks that contrast with the crystal blue water and intense green plants, which we see on the city’s postcards. Miami Beach is the most famous of the best beaches in Miami, and cannot be missed in your travel itinerary. It is not the most beautiful one, but she is the most agitated and well-known.
Further north of Miami there are several cool and even more paradisiacal beaches. You can take the car and, in one day, get to know all of them. A very interesting option is the Hollywood Beach, which is a quieter beach, with crystal clear water, and which usually receives artists and celebrities who live there in their incredible mansions in front of the beach. Further north, there are busier beaches that belongs to the neighboring cities of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.
Miami has some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida, so plan on getting to know them all, as it is practically a free trip. It’s nice to stop by Walmart or Target supermarkets before going to the beach, and buy several snacks, soda, water and food to take away (and you don’t have to buy them at the beach, where everything is much more expensive).
Another cool tip to save money on your trip to Miami is to buy an umbrella and a large beach towel, which are very cheap items in supermarkets, because if you are going to rent one of them on the beaches of Miami, you will pay more than US$ 20 just for a chair and an umbrella, for a day. With this money, you can purchase these items to use throughout the trip. It is a good economy!
4) Lincoln Road in Miami
Another very famous avenue in Miami is Lincoln Road, which has the best clothing stores in the city. It is not only the ideal destination for shopping because it tends to have higher prices, but it is still worth the trip, since it is a true tourist spot in the city. The seven blocks of the avenue had the traffic closed for cars in 2006, making the place a shopping and promenade center even more attractive and safe for pedestrians, who can enjoy freely without worrying about cars or motorcycles. There you can also enjoy restaurants, cafes, art galleries such as the famous Romero Britto gallery, independent clothing stores (which can be cheaper!) and even a cinema.
5) Wynwood Walls in Miami
A more geared option for culture and art lovers, the Wynwood Walls, or Wynwood Arts District, is a true open-air museum perfect for seeing a lot of connected people on the subject. It is a very different neighborhood, with graffiti walls, open art galleries and several restaurants. Many people go to him to meet, take pictures and spend a delicious afternoon enjoying art and snacks in some restaurant.
6) Matheson Hammock Park
A very different tourist spot, which is worth visiting, is Matheson Hammock Park. It is a natural park well hidden in Miami, and that tourists usually do not even know, which makes the place even more peaceful and idyllic. The park consists on a natural pool, formed by the sea, and a green space with good structure (bathrooms, snack bar and shower). When we went to Matheson Hammock Park, we took an umbrella and a towel, spread it out and stayed all afternoon enjoying the beautiful view. Bring snacks, drinks and other things that you want to consume there, since there are picnic tables for you to make your snack.
7) Everglades Park
Everglades Park is an American wetland formed by 5 different biomes, with a beautiful nature and animals such as jaguars, deer, alligators, crocodiles, turtles and dozens of types of birds. It is a beautiful adventure for you to break your shopping routine in Miami. One of the highlights of the Everglades park is the boat ride, the Air Boat. The tour starts very slowly with the driver telling a little about the alligators and the history of Everglades National Park, and at one point he accelerates the boat. Then he slows down and begins to enter islands surrounded by shallow waters in search of the great alligators of the Everglades.
8) Museus em Miabmi
– Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami
Villa Vizcaya is a very beautiful area in Miami that is well worth a visit. The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is just minutes away from Miami, in the Coral Gables region, which is one of the most charming places in Florida. Much more than a Museum, Villa Vizcaya is a truly incredible place with many gardens and attractions to visit and spend a few hours there. The Vizcaya region is a historic point in Miami and has a beautiful view of the island of Biscayne, which has one of the most beautiful beaches in Miami.
– History Museum in Miami
HistoryMiami was once called the South Florida Historical Museum and today it is a museum that tells the history of Southeast Florida. It was founded in 1979 and is located on bustling West Flagler Street, part of the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, close to the Historical Museum-Southern, the Macy’s department store and the Miami-Dade Public Library. The HistoryMiami Museum is a great thing to do in Miami to learn about the history of this region of the United States. In the collection are more than 13 thousand objects that refer to more than 12 thousand years of history and that make the visitors immerse themselves in the region’s past.
– Miami Art Museum
The Miami Art Museum, known as MAM, is one of Miami’s largest art museums. It opened in 1984 under the name of Center of Fine Arts, but twelve years later it became the famous Miami Museum of Art. The museum is focused on contemporary art and most of its works, paintings and sculptures are related to this subject. Each month, it receives more than 6 thousand visitors. Depending on the day and time, there are art teachers who work as guides. It is worth visiting this museum, especially if you want to add a cultural touch to your travel itinerary.
9) Miami Seaquarium
The Miami Seaquarium is the largest aquarium in Florida and has several attractions and shows of aquatic animals, such as whales, dolphins, seals and even alligators. It is located within Miami’s Key Biscayne National Park, within the islands of Miami Bay, about a 30-minute drive from the center. It is an aquarium full of marine animals, where in addition to their shows, you can pay a little more and have direct contact with them, as with the dolphins that are the favorites of visitors. The Miami Seaquarium is like a Sea World, a very cool tour to do in Miami, especially for those who are traveling with children.
10) Little Havana
Little Havana in Miami is a Cuban neighborhood that makes you really feel like you are in Cuba. The Calle Ocho region, which is where the main Cuban attractions are located in Little Havana, is very similar to the Cuban climate, and is worth visiting. The neighborhood has several restaurants with typical Cuban foods that are delicious, in addition to other Latin cuisines, such as from Peru.
The restaurants are cheap, not so sophisticated and organized, they are simpler options to appreciate the style of Cuban food. And unlike the rest of Miami, the official language spoken there is Spanish, both among people and on the signs and leaflets scattered throughout the streets.
Tips to make the most of your trip to Miami
Now that you’ve seen everything about Miami’s best sights, attractions and popular landmarks, a great tip that makes the difference on your trip is to choose the location of your hotel. Miami is a big city, and it’s so much better to stay in a region close to the main tourist spots. See our article best areas to stay in your trip to Miami to learn about the best regions to stay there and how to get a great hotel for an excellent price (and find good deals). You will stay in the best region, close to the beaches and shoppings, and enjoy even more your trip!
Miami’s beaches, parks, shoppings and tourist spots are very far apart, and that’s why tourists always choose to rent a car in the city. With a car, you will be able to enjoy your trip even more, visiting everywhere and shopping with peace of mind. You can even drive to Key West island! If you want, see our article how to rent a great and cheap car in Miami, where we give you every information that you need to know about this subject, with tips about how to find unique prices using comparators. It ‘s much cheaper than people think, and it is worth it because Miami is definitively a city to explore by car.
How can I use my phone in Miami?
Being able to use your cell phone on your trip is something extremely useful. With it working, you can search about all the spots, access the discount coupons and park apps, check the weather and even use the GPS, saving the rent of this equipment for the car. Besides, of course, being connected to the various social networks!
We have selected the best tips about how to use your phone in Miami, in which we indicate the cheapest way to use it all day long and anywhere in the entire country. With the mobile internet, you can search everything about Miami’s best sights, attractions and popular landmarks!
Don’t forget about the Travel Insurance for Miami!
A very important tip is to have an International Travel Insurance before traveling to Miami. No one should travel without it, so you can avoid major problems abroad! It ends up being cheaper than people think, and in our article of International Travel Insurance for Miami you check everything you need to know about it: which are the best insurance companies, and tips for hiring excellent coverage for a lower price, saving a lot.