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Welcome to Miami

Idyllic beaches, vibrant colors, art deco architecture, Cuban-inflected enclaves, abundant nightlife—turns out, Miami is way more than just a sunny getaway.

Top 10 attractions in Miami

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South Beach

South Beach

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Miami's South Beach neighborhood features 10 miles (16 km) of beaches with a buzzing, carnival-like atmosphere. With a trendy Caribbean-chic café culture and an impossibly hip and sexy nightlife scene, the area is a non-stop people-watching mecca.More
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Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace

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Bayside Marketplace, a vibrant waterfront mall in downtown Miami—and the city’s most-visited attraction—sits above Biscayne Bay and features many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The open-air market has more than 100 shops ranging from apparel to bath products to electronics, and often live performers are on hand to keep shoppers entertained.More
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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

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Sandwiched between the sizzling beaches of Miami and the white sands of Key West, the 1.5 million-acre Everglades National Park stands in stark contrast to its seductive neighbors—but don’t make the mistake of passing it by. Visit the park and discover for yourself the spectacular swampy weirdness that draws over one million visitors every year and constitutes a one-of-a-kind destination for nature lovers.More
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Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls

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Wynwood Walls is an art exhibition that spans 80,000 square feet of wall space. Located in Miami’s Wynwood district, the “outdoor museum” boasts a constantly changing collection of murals by some of the world’s top graffiti and street artists.More
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Little Havana

Little Havana

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Vibrant Cuban culture permeates every aspect of the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida—you’ll find it in the colorful murals, the monuments to heroes past and present, the residents facing off in the domino park as they discuss politics, and in the cigar rollers at work amidst the ever-present aroma of Cuban coffee.More
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Zoo Miami (Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens)

Zoo Miami (Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens)

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Thanks in part to its subtropical climate (which allows for large swathes of natural habitat), Miami’s zoo is one of the best in the country, filled with a variety of animals from Asia, Australia, and Africa. More than 200 species roam the cageless exhibits, separated from visitors by cleverly-designed moats.More
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Miami is often called the Magic City, and if it truly is, this opulent Italian Renaissance-style villa, the housing equivalent to a Fabergé egg, is its most fairy-tale residence. Built for industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens brims with 15th to 19th century furniture, tapestries, paintings and decorative arts.The poetic seaside grounds, which front Biscayne Bay, are full of splendid gardens (including a secret garden), beautiful fountains, sculptures, elegant pools, a charming Florentine gazebo, canals running everywhere and lots of trails. The landscape and architecture were influenced by Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models and designed in the Mediterranean Revival architecture style.Nearly 200,000 people visit Vizcaya each year including some of the world's leading dignitaries such as President Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth of England and King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. In 1994, the historic Summit of the Americas was held at Vizcaya with President Clinton and the 34 leaders of the Western Hemisphere.More
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Art Deco Historic District

Art Deco Historic District

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Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District is a colorful, vibrant section of the trendy South Beach neighborhood. The area includes about 900 unique buildings—from nautical-themed hotels to pastel-colored mansions—and was the first 20th-century neighborhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.More
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Jungle Island

Jungle Island

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Parrots and macaws fly freely in outdoor aviaries at Jungle Island (formerly Parrot Jungle Island) in Miami. Visit this lush, family-friendly waterfront facility to spend an educational day seeing cockatoos and orangutans and learn about a range of animals, from flamingos to crocodiles to tortoises.More
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Miami Beach

Miami Beach

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With its warm, clear waters and white sands, Miami Beach has perhaps some of the best urban beaches in the United States. Located just over the bridge from the city of Miami, it is also known for its vibrant neighborhoods, fine dining, pulsing nightlife, and architectural claim to fame: the area boasts the largest concentration of art deco buildings in the world.More

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Everglades Tours from Miami

Everglades Tours from Miami

Top Beaches in Miami

Top Beaches in Miami

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

Top activities in Miami

Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities
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Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami
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Biscayne Bay Jet Ski Tour

Biscayne Bay Jet Ski Tour

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Miami to Key West Day Trip with Activities
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Private Sailing Adventure in Miami's Biscayne Bay
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Recent reviews from experiences in Miami

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An adventure
Richard_M, Mar 2022
Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride
A great way to see Miami and the guides were great We didn’t see gators but the boat ride was fun Coffee and drinks with a great lunch All the people we met were very nice We loved the time
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Nice relaxing boat ride with a view
Rafsan_S, Feb 2022
Miami Millionaire’s Row Cruise
Great family experience and a wonderful way to see downtown Miami and the residential islands.
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REMARKABLE MOMENT!!!
Tracy_B, Feb 2022
Big Bus Miami Night Tour
MIAMI is Beautiful at night what a great way to see the City on Big Bus Miami..
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Great way to see Miami.
Alane_F, Feb 2022
City Tour Miami PLUS (City Tour + Boat Tour)
Would have liked to stop in South Beach to see some of the shops.
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Awesome trip
GAURAV_G, Feb 2022
City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise
Bus tour also took us to major attractions.
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Miami Sunset
Felipe_S, Feb 2022
Magical Sunset Miami Private Helicopter Tour
The pilot was amazing and take us to see from the best point of view of Miami.
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Water-Front 90 mins Cruise.
Marlon_M, Feb 2022
Miami Skyline 90 min Cruise of South Beach Millionaire Homes & Venetian Islands
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and you also get to see a lot your favorite celebrities homes near the Miami beach area.
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Worth It
Krystle_B, Feb 2022
Private River Of Grass Everglades Airboat Adventure
We got to see so much in an hour.
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Super fun Miami excursion!
Carl_W, Feb 2022
Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami
The boat ride was exciting and we got to see some neat sights ❤️ I would recommend for any age-couples, friends, families or traveling alone.
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The pre turn-up
treveal_s, Feb 2022
Sip, Savor & Salsa! | Miami Salsa Lessons, Mojitos, Live Band, Nightclub
Highly recommend adding this to your list of things to do while in Miami.
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Great gift. Highly recommend.
Jen_W, Jan 2022
Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami
The captain and his crew were hilarious and it was a great way to see all that Miami has to offer.
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Great Day
Sheri_M, Jan 2022
Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride
Bus & Boats is the perfect way to see everything.
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Enjoyed letting someone else do the driving
Don_S, Jan 2022
City Tour Miami PLUS (City Tour + Boat Tour)
It was nice to see Miami without having to navigate traffic on our own.
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Great boat tour
Matt_C, Jan 2022
Private Night/Sunset Boat Cruise in Miami
Left on the 5:30 tour and think the timing was perfect (last 30 minutes of sundown, dark enough to see the lights in the buildings).
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Amazing experience above the clouds of Miami.
Matt_N, Jan 2022
1 Hour Private Helicopter Tour of Miami and South Florida
Definitely worthwhile to see Miami in a totally new angle.
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Great intro to Cuban culture
Mary_K, Dec 2021
Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami
Little Havana was so vibrant and beautiful the music and the activities were spectacular.
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Jacques was our tour...
Jesseca_C, Dec 2021
Biscayne Bay Jet Ski Tour
Jacques was our tour guide he was patient showed us really great spots for pics was extremely friendly and recommended a few places to visit while we enjoy our stay in Miami.
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Do it
Lisel_D, Dec 2021
3 Hours Private Classic Car Tour of Miami Beach, Wynwood and Little Havana
Best way to see the sights of Miami- in style.
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Dreams come true with this trip
barandiaranperez, Dec 2021
Private Night/Sunset Boat Cruise in Miami
We had a nice sunset view and we’re able to see the Miami skyline with all their lights and flare.
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Fun and informative tour.
Barbara_M, Dec 2021
Private Exclusive Classic Car Tour Miami Beach & Wynwood 2-Hour
Exceptional tour guide Fun facts and sights to see around Miami Beach and Wynwood.

All about Miami

When to visit

Weather-wise, spring is considered the best time to visit Miami, but timing is key. March is Spring Break season, and many college students flock to Miami for festivities. Come April and May, students are back in school, which may be the best window to visit the idyllic South Beach.

Summers in Miami are hot and humid, but that doesn’t stop families on summer break flocking to the white sand beaches. Events like Art Basel bring the crowds, making summer an expensive, albeit exciting, time to visit.

Fall is peak hurricane season in the Atlantic. While good weather is not always a guarantee, it can lead to disruptions in travel and reservations.

With temperatures averaging in the mid-70s, winter is a perfect escape from colder northern climes. Miami is a popular holiday-season retreat, with holiday lights adorning its art deco buildings and palm tree-lined streets.

Getting around

Walking: Warm weather year-round means Miami is a great walking city. The city’s mostly grid-like layout and numbered streets and avenues make it easy to navigate by foot.

Train: Downtown Miami has a Metromover rail line that goes to popular locations and is free to all passengers. In addition, the Metrorail line travels throughout the city’s metropolitan area if you’re planning a day trip.

Bus: The Metrobus has almost 100 routes within the city limits, making it a reliable way to get from one neighborhood to the other. The schedules for the bus change throughout the course of the day, so plan accordingly to avoid longer-than-necessary transfers. The Miami Beach Trolleys are an easy—and free—option to get to the city’s major beaches.

Taxi: Miami taxis can be easily found throughout the city, and are a good option for those looking to avoid parking problems in the busier parts of town. Uber and Lyft also operate throughout the city’s metropolitan area.

Traveler tips

Miami may be known for its beaches, but the city’s culture is really its backbone. Bolstered by its hispanic population, Miami has the largest Cuban-American population in the country, which makes the city’s Little Havana neighborhood a must-visit area for food, art, music, and nightlife. Before planning your visit, be sure to check the city’s event calendar to make sure you are planning your visit around some of the larger events—especially if you are looking for a trip on a budget. Miami’s busy seasons span throughout the course of the year, making hotel, airfare, and attraction rates fluctuate, with small windows in between to grab the best deals.

People Also Ask

What is Miami famous for?

The city of Miami is famous for its sandy beaches, art deco architecture, vibrant art scene, and ocean-based activities from boating to stand-up paddleboarding. The most famous stretch of all is South Beach, a barrier island with picture-perfect beaches, but Miami is also famous for its up-and-coming neighborhoods like Wynwood.

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What attractions are near Miami, Florida?

Miami, Florida is home to many attractions like the Art Deco Historic District in South Beach, the Perez Art Museum Miami, and the Frost Museum of Science. The city of Miami is also near regional attractions including the Florida Keys, the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, and Everglades National Park.

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What is there to do in Miami besides party?

Beyond nightlife, there is a lot to do in Miami. Nature lovers can visit parks and beaches for fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, birding, and snorkeling. Miami is home to an extensive network of bike paths for visitors who may want to explore by bike. Art galleries, street art, and creative boutiques provide even more entertainment.

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Is Miami worth visiting?

Yes, Miami is worth visiting. Travel to this south Florida city for its picture-perfect beaches, art deco architecture, and extensive list of water sports from boating to kayaking. Beyond the beaches, Miami has also gained a reputation as a destination for contemporary art, cocktail culture, nightlife, and a diverse population.

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What should I not miss in Miami?

Don’t miss exploring beyond South Beach. While the sandy shores and art deco architecture of South Beach are very special and worth visiting, the city of Miami and its many pleasures extend beyond this barrier island. Visit the art galleries of Wynwood, the seafood restaurants of Brickell, the boutiques in Coconut Grove, and the restaurants of Little Havana.

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