Miami is an international city at Florida’s south-eastern tip. Its Cuban influence is reflected in the cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On barrier islands across the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay is Miami Beach, home to South Beach. This glamorous neighbourhood is famed for its colourful art deco buildings, white sand, surfside hotels and trendsetting nightclubs.
Above is a live view of Miami South Beach, and below we have detailed just a few of the things you can do while in Miami, but please Contact Us with your exact needs.
Getting to Know Miami Beach’s Art Deco District
- Morning Tour – Start your trip by getting a feel for your surroundings on an Art Deco District Tour which departs from the Art Deco Welcome Center daily at 10:30, except Thursdays when it leaves at 18:30.
- Lunch & Shopping on South Beach – Take a lunch break on Ocean Drive. This world-famous street is lined with sidewalk cafes right across from the beach. Sit back and watch as an eclectic crowd of locals, tourists, beachgoers and unique characters stream past your table.
- Unique Museums – Head south on Washington Avenue, you can visit three quite distinct museums. The World Erotic Art Museum features thousands of fascinating, one-of-a-kind historical and contemporary pieces. The Wolfsonian—Florida International University is a fascinating museum highlighting architecture, design and propaganda from the years 1885 to 1945. Stop by the Jewish Museum of Florida and browse hundreds of photos and artefacts depicting the Florida Jewish experience since 1763.
- Sunsets, Cruise Ships & Delightful Dining – The South of Fifth (SoFi) area of South Beach has a number of fine restaurants, from steaks to stone crabs. At the southern tip of the island, South Pointe Park winds along the beach and Government Cut, the entrance to the Port of Miami. It’s the perfect spot to watch the big cruise ships glide by as the sun sets behind the Downtown Miami skyline.
- South Beach Nightlife and Music – After enjoying a relaxing sunset and dinner, it’s time to turn up the volume. Stay up as late as you can, roaming the sizzling nightlife corridors of Ocean Drive, Collins and Washington avenues, and Lincoln Road.
Sun & Fun
- Beach, Water Sports, Golf & Spas – Make sure to spend some time soaking up the sand, sun and surf. If you’d rather get out on the open water, you can choose from boating and sailing charters, dining and sightseeing cruises, deep-sea fishing trips, diving and snorkelling adventures, rowing facilities, and every other form of fun on the water. If golf is your game play at least one round at one of Greater Miami and the Beaches’ more than 20 spectacular courses, or just spend a relaxing morning in a luxurious spa and treat yourself to a yoga class, herbal scrub, manicure, pedicure or massage.
- Lunch on Lincoln Road – Grab an outdoor seat on Lincoln Road at one of countless cafes and restaurants offering every type of cuisine imaginable, and watch the parade of locals and visitors from all over the world strolling along this pedestrian-only promenade.
- MiMo on the Beach – Heading north, you’ll find a distinctive architectural style in mid Beach and North Beach. Download a self-walking tour at Mimo on the Beach and explore the four historic Miami Modern (MiMo) architectural districts in the northern end of Miami Beach: the Morris Lapidus/Mid-Twentieth Century District, North Beach Resort District, North Shore National Register District, and Normandy Isles National register District.
- Head to the Mainland – Cross over to the mainland and head to Wynwood and the Miami Design District. These areas are known for cutting-edge art galleries and innovative restaurants. After dinner, travel a few miles south to Downtown Miami to catch a performance at the dazzling Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts or the grand Gusman Center at the Olympia Theater.
Amazing Attractions & More
- Causeway Fun – Two of Miami’s most exciting attractions are located just off the MacArthur Causeway between Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. Step into the lush and tropical Jungle Island and mingle with birds, monkeys and the world’s rarest creatures. Just across the street, play, learn, imagine and create at Miami Children’s Museum.
- Downtown Miami Museums – Continue into Downtown Miami and visit the Cultural Plaza at 101 W. Flagler St. Here you’ll find the Miami Art Museum, which displays international 20th- and 21st- century art, and HistoryMiami, showcasing 12,000 years of fascinating South Florida and Caribbean history.
- Swimming with Dolphins – Just south of Downtown Miami and Brickell, Miami Seaquarium is located just off the causeway connecting the mainland to Key Biscayne. Enjoy 38 acres of entertainment, water shows, and exhibits, and get a chance to swim with dolphins. Continue on to verdant Key Biscayne to visit family-friendly Crandon Park or Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
- History & Charm in the Grove – Just south of the Rickenbacker Causeway, Coconut Grove is one of Greater Miami’s oldest and most intriguing areas. On its northern edge, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a Renaissance-style bay-front villa housing a priceless collection of 15th through 19th-century decorative arts, as well as 10 acres of formal gardens and fountains. Just across the street, the Miami Science Museum features national traveling exhibitions, an educational Wildlife Center with rare birds of prey and reptiles, and fascinating Planetarium shows.
- Gables Elegance – Adjacent to Coconut Grove, Coral Gables is an elegant enclave featuring manicured streets and attractive Mediterranean architecture. Attractions here include the Venetian Pool, a historic Venetian-style swimming lagoon carved out of coral rock, and the brand new Coral Gables Museum, celebrating the community’s history.
- Catch the Game – Depending on the season, join the crowds and cheer for the Miami HEAT (National Basketball Association) the Miami Marlins (Major League Baseball) or the Miami Dolphins (National Football League).
- Sightseeing Along the Way – Explore the wide open spaces of South Miami-Dade. On the drive down, you’ll find a number of family-friendly attractions. Deering Estate at Cutler is an estate overlooking Biscayne Bay that is also an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. Everyone loves Zoo Miami, consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 zoos. Right next door, Gold Coast Railroad Museum houses a collection of historic railroad cars and memorabilia. Stop at Monkey Jungle and see how monkeys live in the wild.
- Not One, But Two, National Parks – South Miami-Dade is the only area of the country blessed with two national parks. Biscayne National Park lies almost entirely underwater, treating divers and snorkelers to views of brilliant coral reefs. You can also take a glass-bottom boat tour and enjoy a picnic. One of the largest national parks in the United States, Everglades National Park is a great place for a guided tour through swamps and hardwood hammocks to see alligators and graceful birds.
- A Taste of the Tropics – Before heading back north, stop at the southernmost winery in the Continental U.S., Schnebly Redland’s Winery. Sample handcrafted wines made with tropical fruits including carambola, guava, passion fruit and carambola. Get a few bottles for friends back home, or to remember your trip to Greater Miami and the Beaches.