No wonder Miami is granted the capital of Latin America. If you’ve never been to Miami Florida and you’re planning your first trip. You’re going to see that there are lots of things to do in Miami Florida
An insane amount of information online about different places and it may give you stress to organize and understand everything.
Here is our list of the Top 10 Things to do in Miami Florida:
1. The Beautiful Miami Beach Florida
Miami Beach is one of the most beautiful spots in Miami for a sandy beach and it is something of a legend in the city.
The beach is outside of Miami as it is located on an island. With beautiful beaches, Miami is also known for its Art Deco District and the odd but beautiful buildings within.
Miami Beach Florida is one of the most beautiful wedding destinations in the USA.
2. The Art Deco Museum, South Beach Miami
The Art Deco Museum Located on the beach on Ocean Drive, buildings within have a lot to offer in the Miami Beach area.
The fascinating geometric details and chrome accents are enough for some people. A nonprofit advocacy group – the Miami Design Preservation League works to maintain the city’s architectural sense.
A walking tour can be last about 90 minutes—just enough time to see and admire the beautiful The Art Deco Museum. The Miami Design Preservation League group members are educated and enthusiastic about keeping the beauty maintain.
They’ll offer a birds-eye view of Art Deco architecture before searching deeper into all the nerdy, fascinating details.
3. Bayside Market
Bayside Market has over 150 specialty and tourist shops, cafes and restaurants.
The market is located in downtown Miami, a two-story open-air shopping center.
It is the number one most visited attraction in Miami and recognized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
You can found this place along Miami’s waterfront and locals come here to enjoy the lovely atmosphere and feel the beauty of Miami.
With its daily music shows and colorful evenings, Bayside Market entertainment is on its peak.
4. Jungle Island, Miami Florida
Jungle Island, a South Florida landmark, is a zoological park located in Miami, between South Beach and Downtown Miami.
Building upon an intense tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island is home to some of the world’s most precious and most fascinating animals.
Park tourists can enjoy engaging animal shows and informative exhibits while walking with guides and waterfalls under rich covering tropical trees.
Tourists can participate in shows and interact with fascinating animals or go on guided behind-the-scenes VIP tours.
Jungle Island fills happiness in the life of park visitors through immersive, jungle experiences. With its 13,800 sq. ft. Treetop Ballroom and beautiful outdoor locations including a private beach make Miami a destination for extraordinary events.
5. The Miami Science Museum
The Miami Science Museum is a great place for truly immersive adventure including a wide range of scientific fields including physics, biology, and chemistry. The Museum Offers different science shows on a daily basis.
Miami Museum History
Junior Museum of Miami was opened by The Junior League of Miami in 1949. It was established inside a house at that time. In 1952, the museum relocated to a different place in the Women’s Club in Miami. It was renamed the Museum of Science and Natural History after relocated.
In 1960, a 48000 Square foot museum building built by Miami-Dade County on 3 acres in the Coconut Grove nearby Vizcaya, the Renaissance-style palatial estate and gardens.
The Space Transit Planetarium was added in 1966 with the Spitz Model B Space Transit Projector. The planetarium was the home of the popular, national science show “Star Gazers” with Jack Horkheimer.
The museum and planetarium closed in 2015 in advance of the opening of the new museum. The museum relocated to the new facility in Museum Park in 2017 and named as Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Spitz projector is a permanent display piece in the museum.
6. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
The Vizcaya is a national historic landmark for its architecture, landscapes, interiors, and collections. The Vizcaya is one of Miami’s greatest treasures.
Do you know that the grounds of the Vizcaya have been featured in many movies like bad boys 2 and Iron Man 3?
There are many ways to get to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The Museum and Gardens lie north in the Coconut Grove area of the city on the Biscayne Bay one mile from downtown Miami and 10 miles from South Miami Beach.
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are also known as Villa Vizcaya is the former home of businessman James Dearing of the Deering McCormick International Harvester fortune.
The Vizcaya is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
The museum features the main house with 34 rooms. Each room is preserved with 2,500 art objects and furnishings of the period. The house is surrounded by 10 acres of European-style gardens including orchids and 25 acres of endangered primary growth forests.
This is a fun and interesting tour provided only on Saturday at 1:30. The exhibit of original installations is done by contemporary South Florida artists in and around the main house and gardens that provide an interesting twist to the history of the Vizcaya.
Please be aware that this is a house museum so be cautious of many of the steps and uneven floors throughout the Vizcaya’s main house gardens and grounds Vizcaya is an oasis and a must-do while visiting Miami Florida.
7. Zoo Miami
People travel from all over the world to see not just the animals here, but the animals from around the world exhibited throughout the zoo.
At Zoo Miami, you can take a trip around the world in one day. This exhibit allows you to see some of South Florida’s most wonderful wildlife and hopefully inspire you to go out to learn more about it.
8. Famous Little Havana Miami
The development of this area began in 1960 when the Cuban Revolution, arrived the first exiles, who over time developed approximately Nine square kilometers for housing, commerce, and art exhibition spaces.
Cuban community has been characterized by diffusing passionately the history of their country to the tourists.
You can see the Cuban Memorial Boulevard which pays tribute to the martyrs of the 2506 assault brigade, exiled fighters trained by the CIA to overthrow the Castro government.
Today, Little Havana is Cuba outside of Cuba and shortens the 90 miles (144.84 km) that separate it from the United States.
All those visiting the wonderful Little Havana can entertain in a visual journey, that will make you feel at the island.
Feel free to taste the delicious cuisine, tour the Walk of Fame where you will see the stars of some renowned artists as Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Thalia, among others, and finally enjoy a delicious Cortado.
Miami’s residents and visitors, in a single day, can have contact with all the variety in a culture that Cuba and the rest of Latin America provide and enjoy to the sound of salsa, jazz, boleros, and urban music.
In its 2014 edition, the Calle Ocho festival welcomed us to the sound of salsa.
We also found the wonderful Latino community who spread their joy to the beat of the dance hall, breakdance, the beauty of its women and the exquisite cuisine of different countries.
9. Monkey Jungle, Miami Florida
Monkey Jungle is a 30-acre zoological park through a series of tunnels located in Miami, Florida.
Established in 1933 by Joseph DuMond for the exhibition and study of endangered monkeys in semi-natural territories after releasing 6 Java Monkeys into a subtropical forest.
Park is now home to over 300 primates and all primates here are free-range include Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins, and Howler Monkeys.
In a couple of hours, you can see almost everything even special shows, in the park. It’s perfect for families who may not have seen Jungle life up this close before.
10. Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
Nearly 84 acres, the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden is filled with rare tropical plants including vines, flowering trees, and cycads.
Open whole year-round except for Christmas day.
Tour typically takes about three hours, but visitors can complete for a 45-minute tram tour.
There’s plenty of places where you can sit and take a quick bite.
The best way to see everything is by jumping aboard one of the tram tours, which run year-round on the hour (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends).