Miami is a young city in the United States that does not enjoy fame, such as New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Many travelers who pass through this city usually stop over to other destinations since they do not know the significant number of things to do in Miami and do not know its potential to enjoy the city to the fullest. Being the United States, we strongly recommend that you get good insurance to travel to the United States so that you can enjoy your trip without worries. Here are our proposals for essentials in Miami:
- Little Havana
One of the things to do in Miami that you should not miss is visiting Little Havana. This neighbourhood brings together the most significant number of Latinos in the city and has a large Cuban community. Its main attraction is Calle 8, a promenade dotted with Cuban tints on all its corners. During your visit to Little Havana, you cannot miss the opportunity to enter Domino’s Park and share a game of dominoes with the Latino community that frequents it. You can also have a tasty Cuban sandwich in one of its restaurants, visit its cigar and rum shops, or enjoy the walk of fame dedicated to great Latin artists.
Years ago, the Wynwood neighbourhood was a kind of troubled ghetto known for drug problems and violence. Over time, thanks to a large project by the city council, it has become one of the most fashionable neighbourhoods in the city. It’s also a favourite of many travellers looking for what to do in Miami. The Wynwood neighbourhood is now an open-air museum filled with walls painted with extraordinary works of art. In addition, the most excellent restaurants, galleries and shops now populate all its streets.
- South Beach
If you are looking for things to do in Miami close to a unique beach atmosphere, South Beach is your place. Kilometres of crystal clear waters and white sand will delight those who seek to relax in front of the sea and get a tan to envy when they return home. Walk from end to end, and you will discover its famous and colourful lifeguard huts with their art deco style.
- Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive is one of the most popular areas of the city, and it has been the scene of great movies like “Scarface” by Al Pacino. Its palm trees, the beautiful Art Deco buildings, the trendy bars or the large number of luxury cars that run through it make it an ideal place to walk and take hundreds of photos.
- Desing District
The Desing District in Miami is, for many, an ideal place to go shopping since there are great world brands of design and fashion. But if in your case you do not want to buy, it is also very worth a walk through it. Years ago, the millionaire and collector Craig Robins decided to purchase several buildings in the area and thus began the remodelling of this neighbourhood until then vulgar. Later, he began to convince famous designers to move to the community, so now it is a pleasure to walk through it among works of art, installations and modern shops built in renovated buildings of the 1920s.
- Villa Vizcaya
This house museum is a unique place to see in Miami. It was the dream of a wealthy tycoon looking for a winter house in the city and finally got it in 1916. In a Renaissance style, the architect was inspired by cities like Florence and Rome and built with limestone brought from Europe. Its garden is considered one of Florida’s most beautiful and attracts both national and United States tourists. You can visit its interior every day, except Tuesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and enjoy more than 60 rooms with works of up to 2,000 years old.
- Key Biscayne
In your list of things to do in Miami, you cannot miss a visit to Key Biscayne. To get there, you will have to go south of Miami and cross a long bridge over the sea built in the 40s. You will enjoy paradisiacal beaches, tranquillity, a unique flora in the area, and some ideal reefs for lovers of the aquatic depths on this island. If you walk along its coast, you will pass some of the most expensive houses in the city, since it is an area where people with a high purchasing power live. Keep going around the island, and you will arrive at the arch-photographed Key Biscayne Lighthouse. If you reach there between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., you can climb its 92 steps and enjoy unique views.
- Everglades National Park
Near Miami, you will find the Everglades National Park, a vast marshland of more than 6,000 square kilometres full of fauna. You can carry out different types of activities, but we always recommend that you opt for responsible tourism. Ride a hovercraft and get closer without disturbing to see the giant crocodiles that live there.