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Things To Do in Miami

Top 3 Places to Visit in Florida: Miami, Miami, Miami

The city of Miami should be at the top of your “Places to Visit in Florida” list. Why? Does this photo convince you?

As one of Florida’s most important cities it offers several must see attractions, not only beaches and sunlight. You will also find top notch sports events, fashion shows, food festivals and much more! With more than 5.5 million inhabitants, the metro area is always buzzing with exciting activities.

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We are going to dish out the inside scoop. Miami has quickly become a major center for international trade, finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, and the arts. We are pretty sure, after reading this, you will be convinced that there are a lot of places to see and things to do here. Even more than you thought!  Ready to see the complete list of things to do in Florida’s stunning seaport city? 

1. Football fan? You have to show some love to the Dolphins

One of the most important American football teams calls this city home. They were back-to-back Super Bowl champions in ‘72-’73 and have delivered memorable football moments.  Yup, we’re talking about the Miami Dolphins. They’re showing off their awesomeness in a brand new stadium that guarantees an incredible football experience. If you are visiting during football season, make sure to book your stadium tickets and go see the game up close. 

2. Miami Heat: Can you feel the temperature rising?

When it’s basketball season you can’t miss your chance to feel the Heat up close. Come to a game and cheer them on! 

3. Water sports: You+ Salt water + Adrenaline rush = smiley face

If you like to get your adrenaline rush from practicing sports yourself, instead of sitting on the sidelines, Miami is a great place to try watersports. Rent a jet ski! Try out water skiing or kite surfing!  It’s going to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life. 

4. Become Captain for a day in Miami. Rent a boat!

Boat rental is also very popular here. You can choose your favorite yacht and get out on the water all day. See the whole city skyline at night from your boat. It’s a pretty impressive sight!

South Florida: a true cultural destination

30 years of Ballet

The Miami City Ballet, founded in 1985 by local philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and  former principal dancer at New York City Ballet, Edward Villella, has become one of the high points of Florida’s cultural attractions. 

More than 50 dancers make up one of the largest ballet companies in the United States, with successful international tours and stellar dancers. 

According to the NY Times,  the Miami City Ballet’s dancing “flies straight to the heart” and its “high energy has a warm sunniness that surely speaks of Florida”. 

So if you love Ballet and happen to be in the area, make sure you reserve tickets to the MCB’s Giselle or The Nutcracker.

Art Basel in Miami Beach: one of the most sought after American Art Events

Once a year, art galleries, art collectors and dealers flock to this city in order to participate in one of the most important events for American Art. Miami’s Art Basel is the ideal opportunity to connect with a global market, bringing in the most impressive, never before seen, modern and contemporary artwork mainly from the United States and Latin America. It is a must see event for people that just can’t get enough of contemporary art.     

Art Galleries

Lincoln Road

Missed Art Basel? See the best collections of contemporary artists in Lincoln Road’s famous art galleries.

  • Gallery Deja Vu. Everything is contemporary art work at 631 Lincoln Road.
  • Peter Lik. Looking for fine art photography? Head to 701 Lincoln Road.
  • Britto Central. Take a peek at commercial pop artist Romero Britto’s work on 818 Lincoln Road.
  • Collection Privee.  Visit this gallery to see or buy contemporary art. Interesting sculptures are waiting for you at 918 Lincoln Road.
  • Carel Gallery. Find the fine artworks of the 19th Century you’ve been looking for at 922 Lincoln Road.

Inside scoop: You might be craving something meaty after strolling down Lincoln Road. Make reservations for dinner at Meat Market (915 Lincoln Road).

Pérez Art Museum 

Pass by the Pérez Art Museum, recently relocated to downtown Miami, it features the work of 20th and 21st century artists from all around the world.

A new perspective. The museum's collections and exhibitions create enriching dialogues between contrasting contexts such as diverse and dynamic cultural identities in our young, immigrant city.

New Fashion District. The Wynwood area 

Is trendy the word that defines you best? You can’t miss this new hip place where all the best galleries and restaurants are located. More than just an Arts District, Wynwood is making a bold statement in fashion, cinema and design. Plan a stroll around this district and take a look at the fresh, fashion-forward trends that express this city’s unique beauty. 

Ready to enjoy the clean air?

Did you know: Miami was ranked “America’s cleanest city” by Forbes magazine in 2008 for its fresh air, clean streets and stunning green spaces. Here are some ideas if you want to enjoy the clean air, plan a stroll to have fun in the sun. 

Oleta Park – For “green” lovers.

Plan a picnic, rent kayaks and paddle board straight to the beach. Experience the best of Florida’s largest urban park. Miami metropolitan area has a refuge away from the concrete and pavement for those with “green hearts” that want to try off-road bicycling towards the mangrove forest. Enjoy the wildlife. 

 

Vizcaya – Majestic tour of our history. 

In 1910, James Deering built Vizcaya, an all but humble subtropical winter home that’s so impressive it became a National Historic Landmark and is now a museum. Take a peek inside the stunning villa, built like an American palace, plan a tour next time you are playing tourist!

 

Staycation! 

If you are ready to enjoy the best of what this green city has to offer, check out our events section to see what’s happening in Miami and book your next staycation with us.