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Top 10 things to do 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.

Fisher Island

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.

Photo: LEONARDO DASILVA@ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Miami Seaquarium

"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

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!

Miami Museum of Science

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!

South Beach

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.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

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.

Photo: Marc Averette @Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0)

Miami Children's Museum

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!

Zoo Miami

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!

Miami Beach Architectural District

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!

Photo: Phillip Pessar @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Bass Museum of Art

With art from the Renaissance to the present day, the city's leading gallery occupies Miami Beach's old public library building.

Planning Your Miami Visit

When to go?

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!

How many days?

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.

How safe is it?

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Spring

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What people are saying about Miami

Amazing to see the Everglades via Airboat

I really enjoyed my tour of the Everglades. They only take small groups. In my case the group was me only. Took a lot of photos of the wildlife including a number of alligators and some colorful birds. It took the tour at 7:30 AM. I think if I had to do it again I would go in the afternoon. I understand the alligators sun themselves on the beach when it is warm.

The tour guide was very informative and help me understand the artists

I really got educated on art skills and styles. I enjoyed the tour guide giving me the point of view of artists. I lt really opened my mind to art. It’s amazing that artists do it for love of art and not for greed and monetary gain. A lot of love and passion for their talent!

Très belle expérience professionnelle et sympathique

Nous avons passé un excellent moment en compagnie de Chris et « l’indien »(the Crazy girl) it was a very great moment with this guys they take the time to explain slowly and to show us everythings we can saw this afternoon it was very funny and a very place to distress and to enjoy with everglades

Very interesting,covers Miami from a lot of aspects

Very good guides with a lot of knowledge. I recomand to include gratitude in tickets price

Half-Day Double Decker Bus and Boat Tour of Miami Reviewed by Ringler, 05/04/2018

A superb experience - use this outfit if you want to learn and see!

A superb trip - excellent guiding (thanks Christian!) by people who clearly care about this very special place. Highly informative, friendly and professional - safe. Highly recommended.