Places to Go in Miami

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Cool off in sizzling hot Miami.

There is no shortage of places to go in Miami. The city has much to offer visitors, no matter what their interests. If you are planning to heat things up in the popular Florida city, consider staying a while, as you will have plenty to keep you busy.

Popular Places to Go in Miami

Some places to go in Miami are definitely unique and deserve a spot on your itinerary, including:

  • Miami MetroZoo: The zoo is one of the first in the world to go completely cageless
  • Coral Castle: It houses a collection of manmade stone monoliths
  • Miami Seaquarium: Presents eight marine animal shows a day
  • Jungle Island: The animal theme park is full of interactive adventures

Museums

Museums are plentiful in Miami, covering a broad range of educational experiences. Here is just a sampling:

  • Miami Children's Museum: Features 12 galleries and 56,000 square feet of interactive exhibits
  • Bass Museum: Houses art from around the world from the Renaissance to Modern period
  • Jewish Museum of Florida: Housed in two buildings, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and has exhibits about the Jewish experience in Florida
  • Miami Science Museum: Is geared toward children and includes a planetarium

Sporting Venues

With plenty of sun and beautiful water, no visit to Miami is complete without some outdoor sports. There are numerous sporting venues of interest, such as:

  • Greyhound dog racing
  • Tropical Park Equestrian Center
  • Numerous golf courses
  • Jai-Alai venues

In addition, Miami is home to several professional sports teams:

  • Miami Dolphins, National Football League
  • Miami Heat, National Basketball Association
  • Florida Marlins, Major League Baseball team
  • Florida Panthers, National Hockey League
  • Miami FC, professional soccer

Outdoor Recreation

Florida has beaches galore, including the famous Miami Beach and colorful South Beach. You can also go boating and yachting, deep sea fishing, and diving and snorkeling.

Shopping

There are plenty of places to browse or shop til you drop in Miami, inclduing:

  • Bal Harbor on the north end of Miami Beach is full of upscale shops
  • Dolphin Mall and Prime Outlets Mall offer really good bargains
  • Coral Gables and the Miracle Mile host boutiques and specialty stores
  • Aventura Mall is a regional mall with six anchor department stores

Theatres

Whether it's ballet, rock or professional theater, you'll find numerous world class productions in Miami at:

  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts: Second only in size to New York's Lincoln Center
  • New World Symphony House: Performs concerts October through May
  • Jackie Gleason Theater: Hosts the Miami City Ballet, plus Broadway shows and concerts
  • Bayfront Park Amphitheater: Seats 10,000 and hosts all types of musical and special events

Miami Nightlife

Even if you have played hard all day, you must find the energy to play hard at night as well. Miami features all sorts of reasons to stay up late. South Beach is not just for sand and sun, it's a party mecca as well. Downtown Miami also is full of music, dancing and clubs. The Coconut Grove is a traditional spot for late night stops. Comedy clubs offer everything from stand-up comedy to improvisations.

More Information

Do you still have time and energy left? Visit the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau for more suggestions on what to do while you are in town.

Places to Go in Miami