Fun Things to Do in Miami – The Ultimate Tourist Guide for Your Trip

Miami is more than just pristine beaches and weather that can’t be beat, it also has an active art scene, world-class museum culture, high-end shopping, lots of fun outdoor activities, and more.

Don’t miss a thing. Whether you’re traveling with kids-in-tow, planning a romantic getaway, meeting up with friends, or going solo, our travel guides have all the information you need to plan an unforgettable getaway to the city.

Things to do in Miami, in between beach days:

What are some popular attractions to visit?

  • Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Miami Tour – a must for first time visitors, you can see the top sights & discover the best things to do in Miami with a hop on hop off sightseeing tour.
  • Miami Seaquarium – 38 acres of tropical paradise, the Seaquarium is commitment to wildlife conservation and the rescue, rehab and release of distressed marine mammals.
  • Jungle Island – an interactive zoological park where you can meet some of nature’s most amazing creatures. Head on over to see for yourself!
  • Duck Tours South Beach –  enjoy a once in a lifetime journey touring landmarks +a splashdown into beautiful Biscayne Bay, for a close-up look at the many homes of the rich and famous on Star Island.
  • Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise – If you are hoping to get a look at Miami from a vantage point that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, a Miami Aqua Tours Sightseeing Cruise is a stellar idea.

These are just a few. Want more fun ideas for things to do in Miami and South Florida? Head over here for more Miami attractions to see during your trip.

How long are you visiting?

Whether you’re visiting Miami for 24-hours or a long weekend, we’ve put together sample itineraries with the most popular things to do in the city.

From top tours and attractions, to iconic landmarks around the city, these itineraries give you the best Miami experience based on the time you have in the city.

Who are you visiting with?

No matter who you’re traveling with, whether it’s a family vacation or romantic getaway, there are a ton of fun things to do in Miami.

We’ve put together a list of top attractions and activities geared towards young kids and teens to help you plan your trip.

What type of activities interest you?

Ya sea que esté planeando visitar los mejores museos o simplemente visitar las mejores playas, nuestros expertos en Miami han reunido algunas de las mejores listas para inspirarlo y ayudarlo a planificar el itinerario perfecto para Miami.

¿Qué partes de Miami estás visitando?

Explore Miami by neighborhood to maximize your time sightseeing. We’ve highlighted a handful of top attractions and places to see by neighborhood in the city so you can make the most of your time and check off everything on your list.

When are you visiting?

Miami es un destino de primer nivel durante todo el año y ofrece una experiencia diferente con cada estación y tipo de clima.

Check out our lists of things to do in the city throughout the year to make the most of you itinerary and experience unique, calendar-based events.

What’s the best way to get around?

Salidas con paradas y paradas: Un recorrido en autobús turístico con paradas libres, como Big Bus Miami, es una excelente manera de familiarizarse con la ciudad y visitar atracciones populares. Los recorridos siguen una ruta específica y un cronograma, así que planifique en consecuencia si tiene boletos o reservas programadas.

Car: renting a car is the most popular option for travelers. Avoid traffic during rush hour and give yourself extra time for frequent drawbridge openings.

Transporte público: Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) incluye Metrobus, Metrorail de tránsito rápido y el centro de Metromover.

Propina: obtén el gratis Moovit aplicación para planificación de viajes punto a punto y actualizaciones en tiempo real para las rutas de metro y autobús.

Taxis: taxis are typically available at most hotels and shared ride services such as Uber and Lyft are widely available and easy to use.

Looking for more info? Check out our post on getting around Miami for tourists.

Where should you stay?

There are plenty of great places to stay in the area. Below are a handful of hotel suggestions located near popular tourist attractions and fun things to do.

  • Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Beach South Beach
  • Hyatt Regency Miami
  • Courtyard by Marriott Miami Downtown
  • InterContinental Miami
  • Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach-South Beach

Where should you shop?

In between sightseeing, try and find time to pick up some souvenirs. Here are a few popular areas to get some shopping in.

  • Bloomingdales - Aventura y las cataratas
  • Bayside Marketplace
  • Macy
  • CocoWalk
  • Dolphin Mall

Make sure to check out all of the extra discounts and savings available on the Go Miami Card.

Where to Eat

Go on a tour of Miami’ foodie scene with our top picks for family-friendly places to eat in Miami.  We’ve included top picks for every appetite and attractions nearby so you can sightsee while you taste your way through Miami’s culinary destinations. No judgement.

Fun Info from a Local

  • El único ecosistema de Everglades en el mundo se encuentra en Miami (vale la pena un viaje SOLO para eso!).
  • Miami officially became a city in 1896 when Julia Tuttle encouraged railroad development in the area making Miami the only major US city to be founded by a woman.
  • Miami Beach es el hogar de la mayor concentración de arquitectura Art Deco del mundo.
  • El inventor de la loción bronceadora era un farmacéutico de Miami Beach llamado Benjamin Green. Su fórmula fue marcada como Coppertone.
  • Miami Beach es en gran medida artificial. Era un manglar antes de que el desarrollo comenzara en el 1920 s.

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