Top attractions in Miami
Top Tours & Activities in Miami
With a relaxed beach life and Cuban-bred passion for partying, this Floridian metropolis is a pastel paradise for people watching. And animals too! Here are Miami's top 10 attractions.
Home to superstars and the mega-rich, the most affluent corner of the US isn't open to just anyone, but you can get pretty close to Fisher Island on a boat tour of the bay.
"Flipper" was filmed at the US' oldest oceanarium on Virginia Key, but there are more creatures at the Miami Seaquarium than just performing marine animals – aquatic and otherwise!
Gator Park is the place to go if you want to see alligators, of course, but take an airboat tour of this Everglades attraction for snakes, turtles, and exotic birds too!
2015 sees the grand reopening of Miami's leading science museum, but this is Miami so there are animals here too. Check out the bird of prey center!
Home to the famous Ocean Drive, the first part of Miami to be developed is arguably still the most... well, Miami-ish. South Beach remains one of the city's best beaches too.
Once known as Villa Vizcaya, this opulent estate is now open to the public to walk around and think about moving there upon winning the lottery.
With exhibits catered to the young (and young at heart), this is a great place to take the family, especially if your children are averse to regular museums!
Miami's climate makes it the ideal location for the only tropical zoo in the US. For a small fee you can even feed the giraffes!
This historic district of Miami Beach is sometimes referred to as the Art Deco District. No prizes for guessing which style of architecture dominates its postcard-perfect streets!
With art from the Renaissance to the present day, the city's leading gallery occupies Miami Beach's old public library building.
The city's basketball team is called the Miami Heat for a reason. The tropical monsoon climate means it's always hot, although you can expect thunderstorms in summer and hurricane season runs for as long as June to November. Nevertheless, it's perfect for sunbathing in winter!
Most of Miami Beach's best attractions can be covered in 3 or 4 days, but book at least a week if you want to see more of the city and/or go to the Everglades.
Despite its depiction in movies, much of Miami is pretty safe. Like most cities though, it has parts tourists would be smart to avoid. High-crime areas include Biscayne Boulevard, Liberty City, Opa-Locka, and Overtown. Unlike the others, you might have reason to go to Miami's Downtown district, but stay alert, especially after dark.
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We were able to see alligators and a wide assortment of birds. Our captain was very knowledgeable. The tour guide on the bus was also very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. Made for a very enjoyable afternoon.
We took an air conditioned bus ride out to part of Everglades National Forest. Our airboat ride captain was informative and friendly and helped us see the alligators. The alligator/animal show was entertaining and interesting. We enjoyed the day.
got picked up in hotel in open double decker bus- was fun to ride around miami in it.. the trip to everglades was nice- tour guide was good- talked right amount during trip but not too much- at park we did the airboat ride and alligator show - had some time to walk around and relax a bit- it was good!
Dave did a great job of seeing that we all had a great time . Dave''s knowledge of the Everglades made the tour just that must more special. Thanks for a great time
The tour began with the airboat tour with Mark as our Captain. He is extremely knowledgeable about the reason this particular area was developed as it was thought to be a swamp which was being dredged by the Army Core of Engineers. It turned out not to be a swamp because of the water supply. He was able to locate the alligators as well as Iguanas which he said were not native to area as they were probably left by people who no longer wanted to take care of them. He described the plants growing in the water as well as the tall grass growing out of the water. He made the tour fun and enjoyable.