Top 7 Best Things in Miami According to Locals
Even with rising temperatures in the spring and summer, a travel destination manages to retain its charm – Miami, Florida.
The dynamic atmosphere of the city of Miami, the enchanting blue waters, the beautiful beaches, the Art Deco architecture and the host of the Super Bowl are some of the reasons that make this city an eternal escape from the hot weather.
Good weather is not the only incentive to head to Miami – most of the city’s top attractions have reopened after closing due to the Covid-19 pandemic for most of last year. With so much to explore, a trip to this urban oasis can be amazing. Hopefully the following list of the best places to visit, see and do in Miami according to the locals, will help you decide.
Miami must see: check out the Magic City neighborhoods
One of the best ways to experience the whole city is to show and offer is to book various Miami city attractions that will take you to the best destinations and events, from shopping trips to cultural and artistic events and unforgettable adventures in the water.
As you explore Miami, be sure to take a look at different neighborhoods to enjoy local food and beer. A neighborhood not to be missed is Wynwood, with some of the city’s best breweries. You can also see Miami murals inside Wynwood Brewing.
After warming up your spirits with a beer, take an art tour on foot so you can try some of the best fast food in the neighborhood – Asian cuisine, best local pizza slices and delicious tacos.
South Beach, Miami.
Away from Miami Beach
Enjoy a quieter beach away from Miami Beach
One of the advantages of slow reopening and less strict regulations is that you can enjoy your time on the beach with less crowds and noise. These are Bill Baggs and Crandon Park in Biscayne Bay. Even if you head north on 22nd Street along Miami Beach, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that you have the place almost for yourself!
Snorkeling on the keys
Snorkeling in the Keys, especially Key Largo, is another great way to enjoy your time in Miami. Just one hour from the city, Coral Reef State Park offers some of the best snorkeling in the world. And if you are just looking for a swim, this is the place – no reservations required, not even a driver or boat.
Lovely Key Largo
See the Everglades
Although “seeing” the Everglades is an extensive term given the vastness and abundance of things you can see and do, if you can appreciate the beauty of nature, a huge swamp cypress and sneaky birds traveling over the black water , winter is the best time to head out and explore this amazing place. The bugs are few, and you can spend an entire day hiking at almost zero altitude enjoying many of the park trails.
However, if you are not much of a hiker, book an Everglades plane tour that includes an exciting plane ride, alligator and jungle trail.
Wildlife abounds in the Everglades
Explore the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
One of the natural gems of South Florida, this 83-acre garden is a true tropical wonder: a lush rainforest with a stream, flowering trees and Cyclades, a huge vine pergola, sunken garden, dramatic views and an explored museum. It is an ideal place to enjoy nature with many shady corners that offer shelter from the heat.
Take a stroll through the magnificent Viscaya Museum and Gardens
Top of Miami’s list of attractions is a dreamy Italian Renaissance villa in the middle of a lush, quiet Coconut Grove. The whole area covers 43 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, a large terrace in front of the bay and the house itself in all its architectural glory with an unparalleled collection of European antiques and decorative works ranging from the 16th to the 19th century. As one of the most Instagrammable sites in Miami, Vizcaya also offers a full calendar of events with lots of free activities throughout the year.
Villa Vizcaya in Coconut Grove
Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum
Spread over a vast area of 250,000 square feet, the new Frost Science includes four buildings – the aquarium, the Frost Planetarium and the north and west wings. All offer exhibits all year round and it is a real curiosity for the weird minds of all ages. One of them is the “Power of Science”, which explores four scientific frontiers – the environment, the oceans, the human body and the universe.
Frost Science’s – the Aquarium
To most people, Miami is all about glamor and charm, but once you scratch beneath the surface and go a little deeper, you will find many hidden gems worth visiting!
Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger and regular summer contributor who loves unusual travel, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels, she enjoys reading poetry and prose and surfing the Internet. Her favorite author is Tracy Chevalier and she always brings one of her books in her travel bag. Her free time at home is spent walking in Max Labrador Retriever. She is a lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences.