What to Do

Miami Beach

Miami Beach has something for everyone, and operates 25/7. Enjoy some of these other local treasures. (Links will open in a new window)

Miami City Ballet – The Miami City Ballet is Miami’s premier dance company and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s best.

Bass Museum – The Bass presents exciting contemporary exhibits and has a fine permanent collection of Old Masters and modernist works.

Wolfsonian-FIU – The Wolfsonian-FIU is a museum located in the heart of historic Miami Beach, whose fascinating collection of objects from the modern era (1885-1945) focuses on how art and design shape and reflect the human experience.

Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU – The Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU presents its own and traveling exhibits; sponsors cultural and educational programs; houses a Collections & Research Center reflecting nearly 250 years of Florida Jewish history; and communicates Jewish history, art, culture and values to Jews and non-Jews alike in an informal mode.

O Cinema Miami Beach O Cinema is a cutting-edge, non-profit, independent cinema. Which showcase first-run independent, foreign, art, & family films.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden  – This 4.5 acre botanical garden is a showcase for orchids, tropical plants and trees, a Japanese garden, and a “living wall” vertical landscape.

New World Symphony – America’s only full-time orchestral academy, prepares gifted graduates of prestigious music programs for successful careers in orchestras and ensembles. NWS has launched the careers of more than 700 young musicians.

Colony Theatre  – The Colony Theatre is an Art Deco Gem built in 1935 located on Lincoln Road, home of the Miami New Drama. The theater hosts Music, Dance comedy and theatrical performances.

Española Way  – Española way is charming promenade of shops and cafes lined with Mediterranean style architecture in South Beach. It is an oasis of charm and creativity, wending its way between the busy main streets of South Beach.

Fillmore Theater – The Fillmore is an entertainment Theatre built in the 1950’s where Golden era legends graced the stage. Open today for concerts and performances.

Lincoln Road – Lincoln Road is a promenade of shops and cafes to shop, dine and relax. Lincoln road is home to the Antique and collectibles market every second Sunday from October to May. Browse booths filled with small treasures and vintage collectibles.

Regal South Beach 18  – Regal Cinema is an 18 movie theatre, including VIP and IMAX theatre for a convenient and enjoyable movie experience. Located on Lincoln Road.

South Pointe Park At the southern tip of South Beach, South Pointe Park is a beautiful park with panoramic views of South Beach’s shoreline, Fisher Island, Port Miami’s massive cruise ships across the channel and Downtown Miami across Biscayne Bay

Maurice Gibb Park –  Located on Purdy Avenue, Maurice Gibb Park is a small charming public space with a children’s area, picnic table, boat ramp and panoramic view of Biscayne bay. Kayaks, paddle boards and watercraft are welcome.

Muscle Beach South Beach – Muscle Beach South Beach is an outdoor fitness area located on 9th and Ocean Drive used for weightlifting and gymnastics under palm trees and blue skies.

Pine Tree Park – Pine Tree park located at 4300 Pinetree Drive is a scenic, serene natural public area full of lush Ficus and Banyan trees. Features a community garden, Dog Park, & kayak launch ramp. Great for an afternoon out with the family

Citi Bike  – The Citi Bike program is operated Miami’s bike sharing and rental system to provide locals and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around the city. The bikes are available to use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Live Music – Live Music Links on Miami Beach: The Betsy Hotel – Daily Live Jazz, Brothers of Others live top 40 – R&B and own music, The Regent Cocktail Club live Jazz, North Beach Band Shell – The North Beach Bandshell is an outdoor amphitheater in the heart of North Beach neighborhood. Managed by the Rhythm Foundation, it features live concerts and performances for audiences of all ages promoting a spirit of culture and entertainment.

Faena Theater – The Faena Theater is an intimate Theater inspired by Europe’s opera houses showcases artistic productions and Faena’s acrobatic performances.

 

Downtown Miami

PammThe Perez Art Museum Miami is a modern and contemporary museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Frost ScienceFrost Science is a leading science museum, planetarium, and aquarium dedicated to science, wonder and innovation. 

History Miami – History Miami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history

ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, also known as ICA Miami, is a contemporary art museum located in the Miami Design District in Miami

Young Arts FoundationNational YoungArts Foundation identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers.

MCAD – Miami Center of Architecture and Design – The Miami Center for Architecture & Design is the place for everyone interested in design and the built environment, with a community meeting space and educational programs to enhance public appreciation for architecture and design.

MOADMuseum of Art and Design (MOAD) is Miami Dade College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed within the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami.

Bayside Market PlaceBayside Marketplace is a two-story open-air shopping center located in downtown Miami, Florida. The banks of Biscayne Bay wrap around the property with the City of Miami marina at its side

Brickell City Center – Brickell City Center is a Cosmopolitan destination featuring upscale shopping, dining & entertainment, plus lodging & office

Midtown – Midtown Shops Miami is an outdoor urban mall that features big-box stores, trendy retail shops & restaurants, plus regular outdoor movies.

Wynwood Walls – Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists. The surrounding streets have converted warehouses housing craft breweries and funky art galleries. It’s a unique outdoor destination featuring huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the globe.

Design District – The Miami Design District is a creative neighborhood and High-end shopping destination dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture, and dining

Upper Buena Vista – Upper Buena Vista is part of the Buena Vista neighborhood in Miami, Florida. It is located south of Little Haiti, north of the Miami Design District. Buena Vista is primarily a residential neighborhood with historic single-family homes primarily from the 1920s

Miami West Airport Area

Curtiss MansionThe Glenn H. Curtiss Mansion and Gardens is a historic home located at 500 Deer Run in Miami Springs, Florida and open to the public as an event space or for private tours by prior arrangement. It is located at the northern edge of Miami International Airport.

 

Coral Way / Coral Gables

The Cuban – The American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora is a culturally-specific museum of memory, dedicated to showcasing and documenting the history, culture, and contributions of the Cuban exile community through exhibitions and programming in the arts and the humanities.

Biltmore Hotel – The Biltmore Hotel is Miami’s most elegant National Historic Landmark. Spanning over 150 acres of tropical landscape, our 271-room resort, includes 174 suites and features spectacular Mediterranean architecture with Italian, Moorish and Spanish influences. 

Coral Gables Historic Merrick House – The Merrick House is a historic landmark, the boyhood home of George Merrick, the founding father of Coral Gables. “The City Beautiful” Built-In the 1920s.

Venetian Pool The Venetian Pool is Venetian-style lagoon carved out of coral rock, this historic landmark and swimming pool features caves, stone bridges, and waterfalls. Operates year-round.

 

Coconut Grove

Deering Estate – The Deering Estate is a cultural and historic site that preserves the 1920’s era of Miami. listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a 21st-century destination for tourists, classes, events and programs.

Fairchild Botanic Tropical Gardens – Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre haven for rare and endangered tropical plants. Located in a seaside Miami suburb, the garden offers educational programs in conservation and horticulture, and houses extensive botanical research facilities.

Fruit and Spice Park – The Fruit and Spice Park is a 37-acre living plant park, offering tours of its lush surroundings on a daily basis. The park is noted for having some of the rarest fruit trees in the world. 

Kampong – The Kampong, Miami is a tropical botanical garden located on the Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove. This hidden gem of natural beauty showcases a wide variety of tropical plants and fruits

Pinecrest Gardens – Pinecrest Gardens is a South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park in the Village of Pinecrest.

Viscaya Museum and Gardens Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a gilded age Estate located on Biscayne Bay surrounded by 10 acres of gardens, mangroves and a rockland hammock. This lavish Italian villa takes you back in time and lets you explore the beautiful architecture, furnishings and other details of the past era. The place also provides a panoramic view of the Miami skyline.

 

Key Biscayne

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park – Just minutes from downtown Miami on the tip of Key Biscayne, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park offers visitors breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay from atop its historic 1825 lighthouse.

Historic Virginia Key Beach The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park is an important landmark. Originally a “colored-only” park during the 1950s, the park was renovated and reopened to all during 2008 after a period of closure. The various sites and venues include a picnic pavilion, playground, toy train for kids, a carousel and many other fun activities.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center – The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit Florida corporation whose interest is in the conservation of our local irreplaceable natural resources

Miami Seaquarium/Dolphin Harbor – Miami Seaquarium is a marine-life entertainment park with marine animal shows, presentations, and education programs

 

North Miami

Ancient Spanish MonasteryThe Ancient Spanish Monastery is the oldest building in the western hemisphere. Officially named the Ancient Monastery St. Bernard de Clairvaux, the building is a historical landmark, an Episcopal church with 200 active members and a tourist attraction.

MOCA – The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences.

Aventura Cultural Arts CenterThe Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (AACC) is a beautiful performing arts center located on the Intracoastal whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for Aventura by providing a variety of performing arts and relevant cultural programming for audiences of all ages.

 

Homestead/South Dade

South Dade Cultural Arts CenterThe South Dade Cultural Arts Center is a performing arts center located in Cutler Bay. The center is home to live concerts, theater, and performances from all over the world.

Historic Downtown HomesteadDowntown Homestead is a Historic District encompasses 11 blocks of a variety of architectural styles and host to historical events.

Cauley Square Historic Village – Cauley Square is a Historic Railroad village which gives you a glimpse of Old South Florida. It is located within 11 acres of lush gardens and a labyrinth of Antique shops.

Biscayne National Park – Biscayne National Park located in Biscayne Bay is an American national park that preserves Biscayne Bay and its barrier reefs.

Coral Castle Museum and Gardens – Unique Sculpture Garden in Stone and Museum built by Ed Leedskalnin.

Everglades National Park – The Everglades is Americas largest subtropical wilderness. one and a half million acres habitat for numerous rare and endangered species.

Monkey Jungle – Monkey Jungle is a 30 Acre wildlife park located in southwest Miami, where the owners provide a conservation area/zoo for endangered primates in semi-natural habitats.

Schnebly Redland Winery and BrewerySchnebly Winery and Brewery offer the best fresh local beers and aged wines in Homestead.

Wings over Miami Museum – Wings over Miami is a flying Aviation Museum located at the Miami Executive Airport with significant Historic Aircraft.

Zoo Miami – Zoo Miami is a zoological park and garden near Miami and is the largest zoo in Florida.

 

Broward

Bonnet HouseThe Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is the Historic estate of Fredrick and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences the Museum connects the community to the Architecture, art and environment.

Butterfly WorldButterfly World is a sanctuary that encompasses 3 acres of butterfly aviaries, botanical gardens, the working butterfly farm, and research center.

Flamingo GardensFlamingo Gardens is a 60-acre, not-for-profit wildlife sanctuary, aviary, zoo, and botanical garden located just west of Fort Lauderdale.

 

Palm Beach

Flagler Museum – The Flagler Museum is a National Historic landmark located in Palm Beach County the Gilded era estate of Henry Flagler features guided tours, exhibits, and special programs.

 

West Coast Florida

Dalí Museum – The Dalí Museum cares for and shares an expertly curated collection of Salvador Dalí’s work, preserving his legacy for generations to come through Dalí -inspired events, exhibits & experiences.

Ringling Museum – The Ringling Museum located in Palm Beach County serves as a Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Theater, Education Center and Gardens.

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