Fun Things to do in Miami Florida

If you are visiting the city for the first time, one of the most popular fun things to do in Miami Florida is spending time at the beach.

Fun Things to do in Miami Florida

Miami Florida is home to some of the most beautiful and trendy beaches in the world where you can enjoy fun water activities such as jet-skiing and surfing, or simply a relaxing time on the sand soaking  the sun.

Also, Miami is one of the most popular beach Vacation Spots in Florida as it is only half an hour drive from Fort Lauderdale.

At night, Miami Florida is home to a lively and buzzing night scene where you can enjoy anything from nightclubs and bars to family orientated musicals such as the ones at the famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.

Fun Things to do in Miami Florida: Outdoor Activities

* The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, located between North Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, is a lovely two mile pedestrian trail where you can enjoy fantastic views of the ocean.

Apart from enjoying the lovely ocean views, Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is a perfect place to enjoy jogging, rollerblading, and cycling.

* Tropical Park is Miami’s largest and most popular city park and home to acres of grassland where you can enjoy a picnic, as well as sport facilities such as tennis and basketball courts.

Tropical Park, also boast a few lakes where you can enjoy swimming, fishing and paddle boating.

Fun Things to do in Miami Florida: Places of Interest

The Bacardi Building and Museum

The Bacardi Building, located in downtown Miami, is one of the most unique landmarks in the city, and features over 30,000 hand-painted murals.

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

The Vizcaya Museum is an old mansion open to the public where you can see lovely 19th century antiques. The mansion is also home to beautiful gardens where you can see coral stone walls and statues.

The Miami Children's Museum

The Miami Children's Museum is a popular place to visit among families and features fun interactive exhibits to engage the little ones.

The Venetian Islands

Exploring the luxury man-made islands of Miami Beach is also a popular thing to do in Miami. The Venetian Islands include San Marco Island, Biscayne Island, Di Lido Island, San Marino Island, Belle Island and Rivo Alto Island.

Fun Things to do in Miami Florida: Festivals & Events

Miami International Film Festival

The Miami International Film Festival, held in March, is a great place to catch independent domestic and foreign films.

The Calle Ocho Festival

The Calle Ocho Festival, held in March in Little Havana, is one of the most popular festivals in Miami where you can enjoy food, music and Latin culture.

Fete De La Musique

Fete De La Musique Festival, held in June in Coconut Grove, is a day long event that brings together artist from different music genres to play for the day.

Fun Things to do in Miami Florida: Nightlife & Entertainment

* If you like musicals and are traveling with the family, the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is home to the popular Hollywood Beach Theater which offers musical performances throughout the year.

For instance, Dancing in the Moonlight musical is one of the most popular performances among families.

* Bayside Marketplace is a much calmer and relaxed spot to hang out during the day and night for shopping and dining. In the evening, Marketplace is home to music bands that play for free.

* South Beach is another popular area to hang out if you are looking to enjoy some drinking and clubbing. In particular, Ocean Drive is home to the popular Clevelander club, which hosts a popular body painting contest.

Fun Things to do in Miami Florida: Eateries

The popular Ocean Drive Street, in South Beach, is one of the most popular places in Miami to find cheap eateries.

Fun Things to do in Miami Florida: Popular Beaches

Three of the most popular beaches in Miami include:

South Beach

South Beach, renown as a Spring Break destination, is also a great place to enjoy snorkeling. Also, South Beach is one of the few public beaches in Miami where people are allowed to be topless.

Hobie Beach

Hobie Beach Miami, located on Key Biscayne, is one of the best beaches to go if you intend on doing windsurfing as the bay front has great wind conditions.

Crandon Beach Park

Crandon Beach Park, also located on Key Biscayne, is a lovely beach that features a tropical rain forest park where you can enjoy some bird-spotting.

If you are traveling with kids, Crandon Beach Park also boasts a kid’s playground area and a carousel popular among the little ones.

Fun Things to do in Miami Florida: Shopping

* If you are taking a stroll on the famous Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, the Broadwalk is also home to charming shops where you can enjoy some souvenir shopping.

* Lincoln Road is another popular Miami shopping district where you can enjoy some retail shopping.

* If you are looking for upscale shopping, the districts of Collins and Washington Avenue are home to boutique shops where you can enjoy high-end shopping.

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