The best of things to do in Miami extend beyond the picturesque beaches. The city also has a scintillating art and culture scene led by events such as the Miami Art Week and the Art Basel fair. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, book plane tickets to Miami, and cross this riveting destination off your bucket list.
Once you have booked your round-trip flights to Miami, you need to get down to deciding your itinerary. We have put together a list of the top 5 spots that must not be missed when visiting Miami. In between sunbathing, swimming, and sipping tropical cocktails, take time out for the following attractions sprawled across this sunny city.
A lot of people go to Miami mainly to visit Miami Beach, especially South Beach, which is the region’s unrivaled jewel. Starting from eclectic dinner scenes, luxurious spas to world-class nightlife, there is a lot you can do in Miami Beach. This beach is located slightly on the outskirts of Miami on South Florida Island City and is connected to mainland Miami through a bridge.
The walls of Wynwood are known for its spellbinding murals, graffiti, and paintings. They are also Miami’s most Instagram able locations. Make sure you walk past these walls rather than driving by, as it only takes about 20 minutes to hit all the artwork at Wynwood. Be sure to check out the murals by an artist called Sheperd Fairey. The walls can be visited between 10 am 11:30 pm from Monday to Saturday and until 8 pm on Sundays. Wynwood is also one of the best neighborhoods to experience Miami’s thrilling nightlife.
Little Havana is a neighborhood that you need to visit on your trip to Miami! It is in the heart of the city with a substantial Cuban population. Do try the luscious Cuban food when you are in Little Havana. Visit the neighborhood of Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) famous for Domino Park, cafés or 'cafecito', and luscious croquettes or 'croquetas'. Take out at least two hours if not more to explore this colorful location. You can also book the walking Little Havana Food & Culture Tour to make sure that you hit all the right Calle Ocho spots.
Experience Miami’s 43 acres of surreal, Italian Renaissance-style villa sitting plumb in the middle of a truly captivating and lush coconut grove. This attraction has bewitchingly landscaped gardens and terraces. The villa also houses several inimitable European antiques dating back to the 16th century. You can also visit the spellbinding Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This attraction is open between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm and is closed on Tuesdays.
Located on Ocean Drive, South Beach’s Art Deco District houses the Art Deco Museum and Welcome Center. If you are a design and architecture enthusiast, visit Art Deco District to know the history behind the iconic and colorful buildings that give the city its personality. The Miami Design Preservation League also offers fun and informative walking tours of the Art Deco District, which are a must-try. The Art Deco Welcome Center stays open between 9 am and 5 pm from Friday to Wednesday, and till 7 pm on Thursdays.
Buy flight tickets to Miami from December to May. Avoid the months from June to November as it rains quite a bit during this time.
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