Miami is Southern Florida’s crown jewel, often known as the land of sun and surf. Whether you want to bake in sun, party at night, visit historic mansions or take a trip to the zoo, Miami offers the best of all. Below are few kick-ass places, which you should visit when in Miami:
The quintessential Miami hot spot, South Beach, is the most popular attraction of Miami. You’ll find surfers chasing the waves in the turquoise oceans, rollerblades gliding down Ocean drive and a lot more. While taking a South Beach walking tour, don’t forget to explore the Art Deco Architecture of the area for a historical feel.
An outdoor style mall, Bayside Marketplace is a treat for the shopaholics. With more than 150 specialty and tourists shops, it is known for unique and one-of-a-kind places. It’s located along the Miami Waterfront, making it an enchanting proposal for the visitors.
Little Havana and Calle Ocho:
The Cuban district of Miami, Little Havana, is known for its distinctive cultural flavor. Calle Ocho is a historical landmark associated with the time when Cubans fled to Miami right after Fidel Castro took power in his hands in 1959. Today, this landmark beam of restaurants and specialty shops and is one of the finest historical attractions in Miami.
Housing more than 2000 wild animals in a cageless environment, Zoo Miami is becoming one of the best Zoo’s in the nation. The exhibits breed in open space and a visitor can enjoy the wildlife at a safe but close range. Apart from animals, the Zoo also has various tropical plants and a large collection of Orchids.
Art Deco District
The Art Deco District situated at Miami Beach spells 1930s Art Deco architecture and historic essence. Spread over 800 buildings from the 1930’s and 40’s, take a stroll down this beautiful area to admire the architecture born in the golden era, soaking in its historical essence.
Vizcaya Museums and Gardens:
This Italian Renaissance-themed Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is one of the Miami’s greatest treasures. Built in the 20th century, the grandeur architecture, antiques and decorative works makes it a must visit. The garden has Italian and French fountains, pools, sculptures and is also an important landmark in history.
Everglades National Park:
Spread over 1.5 million acres of land, Everglades National Park is a home to crocodiles, alligators and a lot of birds. Located on the southern tip of Florida, it is the most unusual public parks in the United States. Within the park is an Informative Visitors Centre and walking trails for wildlife viewing. One of the most popular walking trails is the Anhinga Trail, where visitors are likely to see various animals on their way.
Located between downtown Miami and Key Biscayne, The Miami Seaquarium is a favourite family attraction on holidays. Here you’ll witness daily shows featuring dolphins, seals, killer whales and other sea inhabitants.