Miami Activities

TripWhat's travel guide to Miami; our list of the best attractions, including American Airlines Arena, Jungle Island and Ultra Music Festival.
  • The best activities in Miami: American Airlines Arena

    American Airlines Arena

    601 Biscayne Blvd
    In addition to Miami Heat (an NBA team) games being played here, this arena has hosted several awards shows in its past such as the MTV Video Music Awards (twice). Several concerts are also held here. Call box office for ticket information.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Jungle Island

    Jungle Island

    1111 Parrot Jungle Trl
    Lush tropical garden that features animal shows and exhibits. Great outing for the family to enjoy.
    Islands eat nearby
  • Ultra Music Festival

    Ultra Music Festival

    Streets of downtown Miami
    People from around the world flock to Miami every March for its notorious Ultra Music Festival. It’s a three day and night festival that includes the most famous DJs in the music industry. Tickets usually range from $300-$600 from the three day festival and increase in price as it gets closer to the show in March. The show sells out almost every single year so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible if you plan on attending.
    restaurants nearby
  • Miami Seaquarium

    Miami Seaquarium

    4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
    This 38 acre tropical island paradise features marine shows and marine life exhibits. Expect to stay around two to three hours touring the large aquarium. Just ten minutes from downtown Miami and directly adjacent to Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.
    Islands food nearby
  • Sun Life Stadium

    Sun Life Stadium

    2269 Dan Marino Boulevard
    This football stadium has been renamed several times in its history. Some of its previous names include Dolphin Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Pro Player Stadium, and Land Shark Stadium. It is primarily known as the home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Ironically, FedEx Orange Bowl games are held here instead of the Orange Bowl on 11th Street, which has been torn down to make way for Marlins Park (see below). The Miami Hurricanes (college) moved from the Orange Bowl in 2008 to make way for its demolition and redevelopment. MLB's Florida Marlins (now Miami Marlins) played baseball here through the 2011 season, but moved to Marlins Park in 2012. For tours of Sun Life Stadium, contact rheard@dolphinstadium.com or call +1 305 623-6286. Tour prices are $3 for children under 14, $5 for those 14 and older and $4 for senior citizens. Check website for individual phone numbers for tickets to Miami Dolphins games and the Orange Bowl.
    Allapattah eat nearby
  • The newest stadium in Major League Baseball, Marlins Park opened in April 2012 at the former site of the Orange Bowl as the new home of the renamed Miami Marlins. The futuristic, retractable-roof park broke new ground in ballpark architecture; at the insistence of team owner Jeffrey Loria, it is designed to reflect the culture of 21st-century Miami. Check website or call the toll-free number for tickets to Marlins games.
    Flagami restaurants nearby
  • Port of Miami

    Port of Miami

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    Downtown food nearby
  • Matheson Hammock Marina

    Matheson Hammock Marina

    Grassy park with a man-made atoll pool, which is flushed naturally with the tidal action of nearby Biscayne Bay. The park has a full-service marina, snack bar and restaurant built into an historic coral rock building, picnic pavilions and nature trails.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Haulover Beach

    Haulover Beach

    10800 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL
    Open Sunrise to Sunset. Look at for storm and wildlife (Portuguese Man o' War) advisories.. Free. $2 to use the dog park.. Unlike the more world-famous South Beach, Haulover Beach does not experience heavy erosion and, therefore, has higher quality sand and shells. Also unlike other Florida beaches, Haulover Beach experiences some noticeable waves. The park is popular among local residents for its nudist area, fishing, and crabbing although it also offers golf, tennis, and nearby restaurants.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Miami Yacht Charters & Rentals

    Miami Yacht Charters & Rentals

    1250 S Miami Ave Suite 1408 Miami
    Yacht charters and boat rentals in Miami. Large selection of yachts to choose from between 35 and 150 feet. Half-day, full-day and multi-day charters. Great way to experience Miami. Call for yacht availability and charter quotes.
    Coral Way food nearby
  • King Mango Strut

    King Mango Strut

    Main Hwy
    Held after Christmas, this parade began as a parody of current events as well as the Orange Bowl Parade. The Orange Bowl Parade, unlike its famous Rose Bowl counterpart, is no longer held anymore, but the King Mango Strut is still having a good time making fun of the previous year’s follies.
    North Coconut Grove eat nearby
  • Folklife Friday's Festival

    NW 9th Street and NW 3rd Avenue
  • Venetian Pool

    2701 DeSoto Blvd
    com, additional phone number +1 305 460-5357) [24]. Open 11AM-5PM every day, but call to verify hours. In the 1920s Denman Dink transformed this limestone quarry into a pool with a waterfall, an area for kids and an area for adults. The water in this pool comes from a spring and is drained daily. In addition to the swimming facilities there is a snack bar (you cannot bring outside food into the Venetian Pool) and lockers. Swimming lessons are also offered here. The Venetian Pool is best known for having Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller (the silver screen’s first Tarzan) swim here. $6 people 13 years and older, $3 children under 13 $ (between November and March); $9 people 13 years and older, $5 under 13 (between April and October).
    food nearby
  • Calle Ocho Music Festival

    Calle Ocho Music Festival

    SW 8th St
    between 11th and 27th ave,. Calle Ocho is the largest Hispanic street festival in Miami. It’s a one day festival that consists of contests, concerts, food and much more. There is also a carnival that is located in a lot to the left of Florida International University’s main entrance. The carnival is on the same day as Calle Ocho. The festival is usually held in March and is located on. Calle Ocho is free except for parking if you bring your car.
    Coral Way eat nearby
  • Daysail and Sunset Sailing Trips

    555 NE 15th st #200
    Take a day or evening sailing trip around Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

    3395 Routes 5 & 20 East
    Established in 1938 and run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this refuge covers 7,068 acres (2,860 hectares). It is situated at the north end of Cayuga Lake in Seneca, Wayne, and Cayuga Counties.
    Wynwood food nearby
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    a South Florida landmark for more than 75 years and an acclaimed home for live theater since 1956
    Home to the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse, a South Florida landmark for more than 75 years and an acclaimed home for live theater since 1956. Coconut Grove offers a cosmopolitan village setting where you can indulge with a visit to distinguished art galleries, cutting edge bars and Miami nightclubs.
    Allapattah eat nearby
  • The Clevelander Marlins Park

    The Clevelander Marlins Park

    501 Marlins Way
    The newest stadium in Major League Baseball, Marlins Park opened in April 2012 at the former site of the Orange Bowl as the new home of the renamed Miami Marlins. The futuristic, retractable-roof park broke new ground in ballpark architecture; at the insistence of team owner Jeffrey Loria, it is designed to reflect the culture of 21st-century Miami. Check website or call the toll-free number for tickets to Marlins games.
    Flagami
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

    3251 S Miami Ave
    European-inspired estate. Includes a main house filled with art and furnishings and ten acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay. $12 adults, $9 Miami-Dade residents with ID, patrons using wheelchairs, seniors 62 years of age or older with ID and students with ID, $5 children 6-12. Admission is free for children 5 years of age or younger.
    Coral Way food nearby
  • The Standard Spa

    40 Island Avenue
  • Babcock Park

    651 E
    features swimming in the aquatic center, playing sports on the soccer, football or baseball field, and making crafts in the recreation center. Also inside is a fitness center, a gym and a food area.
    restaurants nearby
  • Enea Garden Lounge

    Enea Garden Lounge

    4040 NE 2nd Ave
    This little urban oasis is difficult to miss when walking along 40th Street. Look for a wooden screen wall with dark brown steps. Inside, you can lounge on the couches amidst bamboo thickets and water-filled planters. It's designed by Enzo Enea, a German landscape designer who has a branch office locally in Miami. It can be rented for events such as parties and weddings, but during the day visitors can walk through and rest while touring the rest of the district. Be sure to check this place out during the Gallery Walk (see below).
    Little Haiti food nearby
  • Lowe Art Museum

    1301 Stanford Dr
    With many antique art, ceramics, pottery and sculptures ranging from Greco-Roman times, Renaissance, Baroque, Art of Asia, Art of Latin America, and ancient potteries, the Lowe Art Museum offers a great range of art through the centuries.
    eat nearby
  • Grove Isle Hotel & Spa

    Grove Isle Hotel & Spa

    4 Grove Isle Dr
    The menu is eclectic and eccentric, with selections fresh from the sea, land and garden. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Coral Way
  • Biltmore Sunday Brunch

    Biltmore Sunday Brunch

    1200 Anastasia Ave
    The Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel is a luxury hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. It was designed by Schultze and Weaver and was built in 1926 by John McEntee Bowman and George Merrick as part of the Biltmore hotel chain.
  • Miami Senior High School

    Miami Senior High School

    2450 SW 1st St
    Coordinates: 25°47′55″N 80°08′01″W / 25.79850°N 80.13359°W / 25.79850; -80.13359
    Flagami eat nearby
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