While most people head to Miami Beach for, well, the beach, there are plenty of activities off the sand as well. You will know very easily that there is a lot to see and do as soon as you cross the bridge to Miami Beach. To help you prepare your trip and to save you from getting overwhelmed we’ve collected a list of 15 of our favourite top-Rated Things to do in Miami Beach.
1. Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive is a major thoroughfare in the South Beach neighbourhood of Miami Beach, on the east or Atlantic coast of the state of Florida, in the United States. Miami Mayor Mark Samuelian passed a resolution in July 2020 banning cars on Ocean Drive to create a pedestrian thoroughfare and expand seating on the sidewalk.
2. Nightlife, Bars and Clubs
Sip on one of the finest handcrafted cocktails in town at Radio Bar, a hipster’s paradise of indie music, pricey bourbon, and seasonal craft cocktails. Take part in one of the weekly wine tastings at WD 555 and try fine pinot noirs and champagnes from around the world.
3. Photograph the Wynwood Walls
Miami has one of the world’s most impressive collections of ever-changing street art, with vivid, provocative murals block upon block that are never the same twice.Around the corner, you’ll find plenty of Photos for your Instagram. Plus, you would actually be able to park with no tour buses!
4. Explore Art Deco Architecture
Discovering its Art Deco architecture and history is one of the best things to do in Miami Beach. A 1.5-hour regular walking tour through the historic district of Miami Beach is funded by the Miami Architecture Preservation League. The Art Deco Historic District is located on Miami Beach between 5th Street and 23rd Street, along Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue.
5. Watch Live Theater In Abandoned Storefronts
Miami New Drama gives us a glimpse into what live performances may look like in the post-COVID era, as it brings its new 7 Deadly Sins show to abandoned Lincoln Road storefronts. As the mall emptied out in the wake of the pandemic—and live indoor shows are still a no-go—the company is performing seven short plays in empty retail spaces, where audiences of ten or fewer watch from outside and rotate between the shows until they’ve seen all seven.
6. Walk on Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road Mall is an east-west parallel pedestrian road in Miami Beach, Florida, United States, between 16th Street and 17th Street. Once completely accessible to vehicular traffic, Washington now hosts a pedestrian mall full of stores, restaurants, galleries, and other businesses.
7. Try Cuban Sandwich
The Cuban sandwich is a must try while in Miami. A variation on the ham and cheese sandwich is The Cubano. It got its name because it was a common feature of Cuban expats catering to cafés. There is some debate over the true ingredients of a Cuban sandwich, but it will definitely contain roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles.
8. Experience Little Havana
For many Cuban immigrants, beginning in the 1950s, the Little Havana area, west of downtown Miami, was the landing point. Visit Little Havana to practice your Spanish, brush up on your salsa dancing skills or to sit back and enjoy a mojito and a cigar while watching the locals go about their business.
9. Enjoy Game Day
Some great professional sports are featured in the Miami area. You should check out the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball from spring to fall. The Miami Dolphins, our American soccer team, have two Super Bowls under their belt and play from the end of summer until the end of the year. And the David Beckham-owned Major League Soccer Team Inter Miami CF plays throughout most of the year.
In Miami, you don’t have to sacrifice time in the sunshine for retail therapy; fashionistas can have the best of both worlds. Swaying palm trees, lush grounds and waterfalls, the sun on your facee you can experience it all at these outdoor shopping destinations that offer pretty much any type of store or boutique you’re looking for. Plus, these are all one-stop spots for refuelling with food and drinks after setting your credit card on fire.
11. Visit Faena Distric
The Faena District’s creative soul is the Faena Forum, a revolutionary new landmark exhibiting groundbreaking work in fields ranging from art and culture to industry and technology and beyond Designed with OMA/Rem Koolhaas, the 43,000-square-foot Forum is conceived for ultimate flexibility, offering a clean, modern design and more than 1,300 windows embracing the natural light in a highly configurable exhibition space.
12. World Erotic Art Museum
The World Erotic Art Museum is a museum, library, and educational think tank located in the heart of the Miami Beach, Florida Art Deco District that uses its collection to demonstrate the history of erotic art.
13. Venetian Islands
The Venetian Islands are a chain of artificial islands in Biscayne Bay in the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. The islands are, from west to east: Biscayne Island, San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, Rivo Alto Island, and Belle Isle.
14. Miami Seaquarium
The Miami Seaquarium, located near downtown Miami, is a 38-acre oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Established in 1955, it is one of the United States’ oldest oceanariums. The Miami Seaquarium hosts fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles, and manatees, in addition to marine mammals.
15. Play Golf
There’s so much to see and do in Miami — South Beach, the Miami Heat and Dolphins — that golf tends to take a back seat. Still, the game is a big part of life in southeast Florida. If you aren’t living in a gated golf community, chances are you want to be. Donald Trump has spent millions to revitalize Trump National Doral Miami, both the resort and its famed Blue Monster, recently redone by Gil Hanse. The four other golf courses at Doral are strong, as is Crandon Golf Key Biscayne, which offers nice views of the skyline. Donald Ross designed the classic Biltmore in Coral Gables.