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Things to do in Miami

From sun to salsa dancing, travelers will find plenty of things to do in Miami. Florida’s most colorful city has a tanned leg up when it comes to attractions and activities—beaches, design shops, throbbing nightclubs, and some of the country’s best Midcentury Modern architecture. Miami’s Caribbean and Latin flavors alone inspire serious exploration.

For the top insider ideas on what to do in Miami, browse our travel guide for ideas—art-design fairs beyond Art Basel, sexy sips at trendy open-air bars, world-class performance venues like Frank Gehry’s New World Center, and one-of-a-kind public spaces, such as the 37-acre Fruit and Spice Park. Travel + Leisure editors show you around the Miami Design District and Little Haiti neighborhoods, take you to under-the-radar sights, like Coconut Grove’s garden oasis, The Kampong, and introduce you to secret local hangouts beloved by Miamians and in-the-know jet-setters alike.

Whether you’re in search of hot spots for people-watching in South Beach or a design-focused walking tour led by local experts, let T+L guide you to the best things to do in Miami.

  • 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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