Check out our top five list of things to do in Miami, Florida, where the heat really is on!
Miami has the best food thanks to the South American and Caribbean influences in the city. From traditional Columbian dishes and Cuban delights to less known Peruvian cuisine and everything in between. The food culture here is crazy and great food alone could draw you back to this magical city time and again. Among signature dishes you must try are Ceviche, Cuban sandwiches and of course, the Key Lime Pie. Yum!
Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean it’s not for you. Everyone goes to South Beach, and for good reason. The southernmost tip of Miami Beach is a 3 km long paradise where everyone seems to be in a good mood. Nicknamed “America’s Riviera” this is where you’ll find great food, famous Art Deco buildings, designer shops, the finest hotels and the best parties in all of Miami.
Miami is a young city and but that does not mean it lacks in culture. The reality is that this city oozes culture, be it the diverse background of its denizens, the music, the food the arts or the amazing Art Deco architecture. Miami is host to a number of festivals that celebrate the history and heritage of its people. Try a tour of Little Havana or Little Haiti or join in the festivities during Carnaval Miami, The Ultra electronic music festival or the Mad Decent Block Party.
When you think “Miami” we’re sure you get a picture of a pastel colored building in your mind, or maybe just the bold Miami Vice logo – chances are both of those are Art Deco, an architectural style Miami is well known for. There’s even an entire Art Deco District in the city with more than 800 buildings dating from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. They sure are a sight to behold and meandering around this beautiful district and simply enjoying the view is a day well spent. Miami also has a Design District with a growing number of galleries, showrooms and non-profit artist spaces. If you’re a lover of the arts, you should also head down to Wynwood Walls where converted warehouses and decaying structures have become canvases for Miami street artists who’ve created spectacular murals. The area is quite large so why not rent a bike and make a day of it?
This string of tropical islands begins about 24 km south of Miami and extends in a gentle arc about 200 km long, dividing the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico. The name “keys” is derived from the Spanish word “cayo”, meaning small islands. Connected by a long road and bridges and you can even drive to the southernmost point of the USA. The Florida Keys are extremely laid back and a famous destination for fishing, boating, snorkeling and scuba diving as well as great seafood and a diverse bar scene. This is a great place to take the whole family and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few days.