This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with lots of fun things to in Miami.
Everyone loves an adventure, right? Well, if you want to go somewhere with epic weather, things to do and beaches that go on for miles, then you need to go to Miami.
Lively, colorful and filled with things to explore, Miami has everything that you need to make your vacation one to remember. World-class art, cultural landmarks, and white-sugar beaches are all for the taking, just don’t forget to bring your camera. Check out these seven things to experience while you’re exploring the Magic City in South Florida.
7 Fun Things To Do In Miami
Art Deco Welcome Center
Have you ever watched the 1980’s series, Miami Vice? You likely would have come across it once or twice, and if so, you’ll recognize the Art Deco Welcome Center. Right along the famous Ocean Drive, you’ll see the pastel art-deco style buildings that a minimalistic on the outside. They’re a famous landmark of the city, so head to the Welcome Center and go on a self-guided tour.
Miami is famous for many things, but perhaps the most well-known is South Beach. Classically known for the architecture, food, and nightlife, South Beach has something for all grown-ups looking to shake off the cobwebs.
The bright lights of the city draw you in, but once they spit you back out you need somewhere to chill on your downtime. Key Biscayne offers you precisely this with its pristine stretch of the island. You can think about renting a boat in Miami and gently sailing among the Keys, just make sure you check out Key Biscayne on your way. Bring a picnic with you and stretch out in front of the soothing ocean waves – you won’t regret it.
A Little of Cuba
Miami is big on embracing the flavor of Cuba, and Little Havana is the place to be if you want to embrace it yourself. Cigar stores, restaurants and shops are all going to reflect the culture in a way you won’t find anywhere else. Head over to The Versailles Restaurant for an excellent cup of Cuban coffee.
Art culture is huge here, with galleries and kitschy coffee shops being supported by Wynwood walls. The Art Basel event occurs every year in the city, and new and old artists come together to paint the walls, allowing their art to reach the public in a new way. Take plenty of photos; the art changes all the time!
Music & Dancing @ Cameo
Washington Avenue is host to Cameo, an art-deco movie theater that was transformed into one of the hottest spots in Miami to visit. There are some of the best DJs ever, with the music you can move to. If you want something more unique, go to Basement. Inside EDITION Miami Beach, you can go from dancing to bowling at the trendiest club around.
Not going to, but being a part of them. Ace Ventura, Goldfinger and 2 Fast 2 Furious were all filmed here. Make your way to the movie sets themselves and go on a tour!
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