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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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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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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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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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Fisher Island

Fisher Island

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An exclusive home to the rich and famous, Fisher Island is located 3 miles (5 kilometers off the coast from Miami. The mansions, apartments, and yachts docked in the marina are owned by some of Florida’s wealthiest citizens. No roads or bridges lead to the island; it is accessible only by ferry or private invitation. There is a golf course and two hotels on the island.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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Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove

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One of the first established neighborhoods in Miami, Coconut Grove melds an eclectic history with a modern vibe, creating a historic, hipster hub for food, art, and culture. From its idyllic waterfront on Biscayne Bay to quaint walking streets lined with boutiques and cafés, the village is the perfect laid-back base for a Miami vacation.More
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Wynwood

Wynwood

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Break away from the throngs of tourists crowding Miami Beach, and discover the revitalized district of Wynwood. Once nothing but run-down warehouses, the now-hip neighborhood is known for its mural-lined streets. Visitors also enjoy the numerous art galleries, coffee shops, craft breweries, and Puerto Rican–influenced eateries.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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Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park

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Biscayne National Park, 95 percent of which lies underwater, is one of the top scuba diving areas in the United States. Divers and snorkelers flock here to experience Biscayne Bay’s extensive reef system. Above water, you can explore the Florida park’s small mainland mangrove shoreline and keys by boat.More

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Top activities in Miami

Key West Day Trip from Miami with Activities
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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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Parasailing with Miami Watersports
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Sightseeing Hurricane Speedboat Tour of Miami
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3 - 4 hours Everglades Tour from Miami
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Wynwood Cycle Party Bar Crawl
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City Tour Miami PLUS (City Tour + Boat Tour)
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Recent reviews from experiences in Miami

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We Love Miami!
ccdavis49, May 2022
City Tour Miami PLUS (City Tour + Boat Tour)
We always wanted to visit Miami and they made the trip worth it!
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Beautiful
Samuel_M, May 2022
Weekend Brunch and Cruise
When I visit Miami again, the Brunch and Cruise will definitely be on my list of things to do.
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Great trip!
ptmcfinnegan, May 2022
Private Boat Rental in Miami - Day Cruise -
So fun to see Miami from the water!
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Recommend for visitors new to Miami
Sridevi_U, May 2022
City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise
I would recommend this tour to someone who is new and got only one day to visit Miami.
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Good Miami combo
Gerald_F, May 2022
Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride
Felt there was to much to see in one day
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Great afternoon on the water
Greg_G, May 2022
Private Boat Rental in Miami - Day Cruise -
It was a great way to see Miami.
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Get way to relax and see Miami for the water
Zarcoff_B, May 2022
Miami Skyline 90 min Cruise of South Beach Millionaire Homes & Venetian Islands
Great to see Miami from a different angle
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Great way to see Miami
Melissa_M, May 2022
City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise
Fantastic way to see Miami, especially if you only have one day in town.
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Nice tour and hospitable...
Manhal_T, May 2022
Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride
Nice tour and hospitable drivers , enjoyed Miami and Biscayne boat tours, the Everglades we didn't have the chance to see much at the end 3 tours might be a little too much
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The Speedboat Sightseeing...
Emily_W, Apr 2022
Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami
The Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami was a fun and affordable way to see the city from the water.
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Awesomely awesome.
Diyor_I, Apr 2022
Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami
One of the best things to do in Miami.
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A wonderful experiencie!
Humbert_B, Apr 2022
Miami Skyline 90 min Cruise of South Beach Millionaire Homes & Venetian Islands
we enjoyed to see the Miamis´s skyline and the most extraordinaries famous houses.
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Tour Miami. Family friendly.
Kara_E, Apr 2022
Miami Speed Boat & Hard Rock Meal at Bayside Marketplace
Such a fun way to see Miami.
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Definitely worth it
Taher_M, Apr 2022
Miami Millionaire’s Row Cruise
What an incredible way to see and learn about Miami.
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Miami Sky
Clau_S, Apr 2022
30 Minute Private Luxury Helicopter Sightseeing Tour of Miami
Walking around the streets of south Miami is one thing but being able to see everything from up above is something else.
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Incredible experience
Mario_O, Apr 2022
Private Night/Sunset Boat Cruise in Miami
We were able to see the great Miami nightlife.
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Very enjoyable experience
Ron_F, Mar 2022
Private Night/Sunset Boat Cruise in Miami
Go during the day to see some of the millionaire's houses and at night to see the city lit up on the Miami River.
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Nice jaunt
Maryann_W, Mar 2022
Miami Skyline: Happy Hour 90 Min Sightseeing Sunset Cruise & Millionaire Homes
This was a nice trip around the bay to see the homes and buildings of Miami!
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Informative tour
Rico_C, Mar 2022
Miami Beach Art Deco Tour
It is great to see Miami’s beginning and the continued transformation of the area.
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The amazing views
BARBARA_D, Mar 2022
Deluxe Miami South Beach Private Helicopter Tour
I would recommend this helicopter ride to anyone that wants to see Miami and South Beach from up above!!

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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