Little Haiti © Mauricio Candela Photography
With its endless sunshine, sparkling waterways, lush parks, and stunning beaches, Miami is a dream getaway for nature and beach lovers alike. Diverse and exciting, the neighborhoods of Miami offer experiences that you can’t find anywhere else, from South Beach to Coconut Grove and from Little Havana to Little Haiti.
Whether your getaway plans include a family-friendly holiday, a romantic escape, a lively LGBTQ+ excursion, or embarking on a solo tour of the sunny beaches, Miami’s urban energy and glittering cityscape are sure to leave you with that warm post-vacation glow.
Experience the Arts
Art and culture thrive in Miami. Between the annual international Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, thrilling performing arts ranging from Broadway to opera, and a dynamic gallery scene displaying stunning architecture and a range of contemporary art, it’s no wonder that Greater Miami has become a world-class destination for art-lovers.
In Downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is the spot for live performances, whether your preference veers toward Broadway classics or local companies like the Miami City Ballet, Florida Grand Opera, and the New World Symphony.
Create your own art tour with gallery options across the city, including the Miami Design District, Allapattah, Little Haiti, Downtown Miami, and South Beach. Experience mesmerizing street art in the Wynwood District, where groundbreaking artists share their work throughout the neighborhood and at Wynwood Walls, an outdoor street art museum.
Greater Miami’s science and history museums are a must-see for curious minds of all ages. Visit the planetarium and the 500,000-gallon aquarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, or immerse yourself in history at the Freedom Tower, home to the Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College.
A Natural Adventure
Take a break from the beaches and experience the quiet side of Miami, where natural attractions abound. Head up to Oleta River State Park in North Miami Beach for a peaceful bike ride, hike, or run through verdant mangrove wetlands, or slow down the pace with a guided walking tour of one of Miami’s many shaded nature trails.
At Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, experience a diverse natural tour led by the knowledgeable staff at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, a former coconut plantation that is home to dunes, mangrove forest, seagrass beds, and a host of wildlife, including sea turtles and more than 200 species of birds.
Nature exploration doesn’t stop on the land—a snorkeling trip will take you from South Beach out to the Jose Cuervo reef, a shelter for corals, sponges, and fish. Or sail to Biscayne Bay and its islets, where manatees and dolphins are known to put on a playful show.
Head to the Beach
Of course, no trip to Miami would be complete without a beachside excursion. The beaches span more than 20 miles of Atlantic coastline and rightfully top the to-do list of every traveler that passes through its sands. Whether you prefer a secluded shore to enjoy a beachside read, a lively strip perfect for people-watching, or a popular LGBTQ+ hotspot to craft the perfect tan, every day is a beach day when you’re in Miami. Enjoy warm turquoise waters, soft white sand, and gentle breezes from famous South Beach to the quiet and low-key North Beach.
A favorite for parents with young children, Matheson Hammock Park Beach in Coral Gables has a man-made atoll pool safe for swimmers of all ages. Pets can join in on the fun, too, with several dog beaches open for your furry friends to enjoy.
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From its beautiful beaches to its unique multicultural neighborhoods and lively arts and nightlife scenes, Greater Miami offers a variety of experiences for everyone.