Top Tours & Activities in Miami
With a relaxed beach life and Cuban-bred passion for partying, this Floridian metropolis is a pastel paradise for people watching. And animals too! Here are Miami's top 10 attractions.
Home to superstars and the mega-rich, the most affluent corner of the US isn't open to just anyone, but you can get pretty close to Fisher Island on a boat tour of the bay.
"Flipper" was filmed at the US' oldest oceanarium on Virginia Key, but there are more creatures at the Miami Seaquarium than just performing marine animals – aquatic and otherwise!
Gator Park is the place to go if you want to see alligators, of course, but take an airboat tour of this Everglades attraction for snakes, turtles, and exotic birds too!
2015 sees the grand reopening of Miami's leading science museum, but this is Miami so there are animals here too. Check out the bird of prey center!
Home to the famous Ocean Drive, the first part of Miami to be developed is arguably still the most... well, Miami-ish. South Beach remains one of the city's best beaches too.
Once known as Villa Vizcaya, this opulent estate is now open to the public to walk around and think about moving there upon winning the lottery.
With exhibits catered to the young (and young at heart), this is a great place to take the family, especially if your children are averse to regular museums!
Miami's climate makes it the ideal location for the only tropical zoo in the US. For a small fee you can even feed the giraffes!
This historic district of Miami Beach is sometimes referred to as the Art Deco District. No prizes for guessing which style of architecture dominates its postcard-perfect streets!
With art from the Renaissance to the present day, the city's leading gallery occupies Miami Beach's old public library building.
The city's basketball team is called the Miami Heat for a reason. The tropical monsoon climate means it's always hot, although you can expect thunderstorms in summer and hurricane season runs for as long as June to November. Nevertheless, it's perfect for sunbathing in winter!
Most of Miami Beach's best attractions can be covered in 3 or 4 days, but book at least a week if you want to see more of the city and/or go to the Everglades.
Despite its depiction in movies, much of Miami is pretty safe. Like most cities though, it has parts tourists would be smart to avoid. High-crime areas include Biscayne Boulevard, Liberty City, Opa-Locka, and Overtown. Unlike the others, you might have reason to go to Miami's Downtown district, but stay alert, especially after dark.
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- Best time to visitSpring
Things to Do in Miami
Top Attractions in Miami
- 1Port of Miami
- 2Biscayne Bay
- 3South Beach
- 4Downtown Miami
- 5Ocean Drive
- 6Gator Park
- 8Calle Ocho
- 9Coconut Grove
- 10Miami Beach Architectural District
- 11Miami Seaquarium
- 12Fisher Island
- 13Jungle Island
- 14Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
- 15Zoo Miami
- 16Perez Art Museum Miami
- 17Miami Museum of Science
- 18Miami Children's Museum
- 19Washington Avenue
- 20Collins Avenue
Other Sightseeing Options in Miami
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What People Are Saying About Miami
We waited for an hour for the bus and the 45 mins to get out of Miami for the 1 hour drive to the park. The organizer was pleasant, but a bit disorganized.
Long day but worth it Manny and Tony were very diligent and you felt they were concerned for all on the bus We bought The Trolley Bus hop on hop off and it was well worth it again advised by Manny a good day!!
People was friendly and we learn a lot about this part of miami normally I get a little sick on a boat but this was good
From the pick up at the hotel to the drive back, everybody was friendly and professional. The tour was interesting and guide spoke with passion. I highly recommend it.
Negatives: I wish it ran later finishing at 5.15pm is a shame when there is still so much to do and the shops are open late. Also an approximate time for when the bus will arrive at the bus stops would be useful once you have booked your ticket. I booked online and printed the voucher but not all the staff are aware of the voucher offer and they should be. Positives: friendly yet professional staff in particular Marc Mament who ensured I knew where to go in Bayside to pick up my ticket for the bus travel and Ocean Queen Cruise. Jack and Yvonne - my namesake :)) - were brilliant! Funny, informative and Yvonne really knows her music, Teddy P, Marvin Gaye. We were stuck in traffic so it was great finding out that her dogs are named after these brilliant old school soul singers. My pick up and drop off point was right outside my hotel -the Mayfair Hotel and Spa - so a perfect start to the day. Loved the cruise! I will definitely book again and will be telling my friends to do so too! :))