Miami, Florida is full of culture, history, and life! From the gorgeous beaches to the delicious food, there is plenty to see and do. Miami is one of my favourite travel destinations in the world. There is a sense of life, pride, and happiness there that sticks with you even after you leave. If you’re thinking of visiting, keeping reading and I’ll tell you all of the top things to do in Miami.
You can’t talk about Miami without talking about the beaches! One of my favourite things to do in Miami when I’m there is to visit Miami Beach, specifically South Beach. Called, “America's Riviera”, millions of people flock to these gorgeous white sands every year. The beaches are extremely clean and the water is a crystal-clear blue.
Even if you’re not into the beaches, there is still plenty to do in South Beach! This upscale neighborhood is known for its eye-catching art deco style. You can easily spend the day walking around appreciating the stunning architecture. There are also plenty of boutiques to shop at and luxurious spas to be pampered in.
If you’re into the nightlife scene, then you’ll be even more in love when the sun starts to set. South Beach has been ranked as one of the best in the country for its vibrant nightlife scene. With plenty of options to choose from, you’ll be able to jump from club to club without the music and colorful lights ever stopping in between. Miami Beach truly has something for everyone.
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Just to the west of downtown Miami, you’ll find Little Havana. Little Havana is the heart of Miami’s Cuban community. Here you will find stunning galleries filled with Latin American art and some of the most incredible Cuban food. While Little Havana has a lot more to offer than just its cuisine, you can’t talk about this area without at least mentioning the food. It is absolutely heavenly and worth the stop alone.
There are even moments when you feel like you are stepping back in time. As you walk through the area you will see men smoking cigars, leaning against walk-up windows to buy Cuban coffee. If you do see this, it’s likely you’re on the Calle Ocho strip, a historically famous and vibrant street in the heart of Little Havana. The Calle Ocho also features a Walk of Fame that pays homages to famous Cubans. You can also head on over to the historic Tower Theater to catch new films from Cuba and other Latin American countries.
Even if you normally don’t visit zoos, I suggest you at least consider visiting Zoo Miami. This is not only the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, but it is also the only sub-tropical zoo in the United States! Since they can offer such a unique climate, they’re able to house a broad mix of animals unlike any other zoo in the country.
Each species of animal is also grouped together according to their natural geographic territories. This makes for a really incredible, immersive experience when viewing the various wildlife. At Zoo Miami you’ll find over 3,000 different animals spread across 500 species, with more than 130 of those species being classified as endangered or critically endangered. If you’re interested in the natural habitat of these animals and plants as well, you’ll love that they have over 1,000 species of trees, palms, and other plants. It’s truly a wonderful, educational, and fun experience that I would highly recommend.