Miami does not really need an introduction. It is well known across the globe for its glitz and glamor and its beaches and sunny weather. Miami is a city that will capture you with its dazzling glamor and hold you in its spell. The beauty of the city’s nature will also steal your heart from Biscayne Bay and the clear blue South Florida skies.
Miami is glamor first and foremost but spend a little time here and dig a little deeper to see what is under the surface. Or simply go with the flow and indulge in the glamor in true Miami style.
Here is our list of the 5 Best Things to do in Miami:
1) Visit the iconic Miami Beach
When you think of Miami chances are you think of a sandy beach with the sun shining. Miami Beach is the best area in Miami for soaking up some rays on a sandy beach and it is something of a legend in the city. The beach itself technically outside of the Miami municipality as it is located on an island. Aside from the beaches, the area is also known for its Art Deco district and the odd but beautiful buildings within.
2) Explore Jungle Island
Jungle Island is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Miami. It is located on Watson Island and was formerly known as Parrot Jungle and even had Winston Churchill visit in 1946. The Jungle is only minutes away from South Beach and Downtown Miami. Through interactive experiences, Jungle Island enthralls park visitors with a sense of adventure and discovery. Why not catch one of the exciting shows which are a daily occurrence.
3) Wonder the Art Deco District
With a hint of 1930’s nostalgia, the beautifully restored buildings within the Art Deco District have a lot to offer on a relaxed day in the Miami beach area. Looking out to see, (a lot of them located front Ocean Drive) the pastel painted buildings pose a great place to stop for lunch of an evening meal. With its neon signs and canopy covered dining areas, the Art Deco District truly comes in its own after dark.
4) Bayside Marketplace
Hosting over 150 specialty and tourist shops, cafes and restaurants, Bayside Market place has it all. as well as well known chain stores visitors will find an array of charming boutiques in this outdoor style mall. Located along Miami’s waterfront, as the name suggests, many locals come here to soak up the lively atmosphere and admire the bay, with its daily live music and fun vibe the Bayside Market does not fail to entertain.
5) Stroll through The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Recognized as one of Miami’s greatest treasures, The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens with its stunning architecture, grounds and artwork are certainly worth a visit. Featuring 34 rooms arranged around a breath taking courtyard, the Renaissance-style villa is filled with the most exquisite European furniture and arts reaching from the 15th to the 19th century. over 1,100 craftsmen were bought over from Europe for true authenticity in design, to complete this 28-acre estate.
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