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Things to do in Miami

Miami’s dining, culture and attractions are all heavily indebted to the influence of Cuban and Latin American culture. When you’re looking for things to do in Miami, be sure to take in the city’s unique history by visiting Little Havana, which offers a little taste of Cuba – not to mention great prices on Cuban cigars. Calle Ocho and the surrounding streets still bear the imprints of the 1960s, when many Cuban immigrants fled to Miami and set up small shops like the ones they’d left behind. Stroll through the neighborhood to take in the Mediterranean-style architecture, the Latin American music drifting out of doorways, and the smell of strong Cuban cigar smoke. You’ll likewise be immersed in history at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a must-visit for nature and architecture-lovers. This European-style palace contains an immense collection of antiques from the 16th to 19th centuries, as well as an opulent garden that seems straight out of a fairy tale.

Miami is also a shopper’s paradise: Aside from Miami’s beaches, fine dining, and Latin American culture, dropping serious cash on designer duds may be one of the things to do in Miami that’s most synonymous with the city. From Aventura Mall to the Shops of Bal Harbor, fashionistas visiting Miami will find sparkling malls and upscale boutiques selling clothing and accessories from the likes of Burberry, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, Sonia Rykiel, and of course, Versace.

  • 11 11 Lincoln Road

    More than a parking lot, 11 11 Lincoln Road is an open-air raw-concrete structure with, depending on which floor you happen to be on, seven- to 34-... More
  • Adrienne Arsht Center

    Florida’s largest performing arts venue presents hot-ticket events including everything from opera and ballet to live comedy and theatre, even conc... More
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

    Second only to the Lincoln Center in its super-sized proportions is Miami's world-class performing arts complex with a half-billion-dollar price ta... More
  • Anhinga

    Home to many species of wildlife, this 0.8-mile trail through the Everglades begins at the Royal Palm Visitor Center. The path runs over the sawgra... More
  • Antique and Collectibles Market

    Every two weeks, the Antique Collectibles Market opens on Lincoln Road Mall near Alton Road. Shaded by dozens of palm trees, a forest of white tent... More
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  • Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club

    Sandoval—a trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie protégé, and first-rate jazz legend—runs a first-rate club, perfect for a downbeat evening. It's a welcome ad... More
  • Austin Burke of Florida

    Well-dressed gents of all net worths frequent this iconic South Florida men's clothier in business since 1945. Family run continuously for more tha... More
  • Bahía

    Located at teh top of downtown's Four Seasons, Bahia is the hotel's premier rooftop lounge. Guests come to enjoy a lazy day of sunbathing and sippi... More
  • Bakehouse Art Complex

    Located in the Wynwood Arts District, this offbeat warehouse complex is home to 70 resident artists, who occupy the 60+ working studios of the well... More
  • Bal Harbour Shops

    Opened in 1965, Miami's Bal Harbour Shops is a popular open-air mall built on what was once the site of a World War II barracks. It has two stories... More
  • Bar at The Setai

    Serving as the watering hole for one of SoBe's true Art Deco masterpieces, the evocative Setai Hotel, the Bar & Courtyard offers Asian-inspired coc... More
  • Base

    Base is one of the hippest—and most ecumenical—stores in Miami, where each selection is more refined than the next. The young staff models the merc... More
  • Bass Museum of Art

    Part of the Collins Park Cultural Center, the Bass Museum of Art houses more than 3,000 works from around the world. The museum is located inside a... More
  • Below Zero Nitro-Bar

    Drinks infused with liquid nitrogen are the main event at this avant-garde West Avenue cocktail lounge. Cryogenic fluid is colder than ice and prod... More

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