1. South Beach
While some individual locations in South Beach also made our list of things to do in Miami, the Beach is such a unique location that it deserves its own spot. South Beach, also known as SoBe, is one of Miami Beach’s best known neighborhoods and home to some of the best that Miami has to offer in terms of art, culture and nightlife. It is home to the Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony Orchestra and host to Miami Fashion week in March and the White Party in the spring. There’s always a party going on at the strip, with a huge number of clubs and bars to choose from.
2. Jungle Island
3. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden
4. Bass Museum of Art
The Bass Museum of Art is widely regarded as one of Miami’s finest museums. It offers a wide selection of art from the Renaissance to the modern era and the collection is particularly strong in contemporary art, 19th century painting and Asian art. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is eight dollars for adults and children over the age of six, free for children five and under and six dollars for seniors and students. Admission includes a free museum tour, though you must schedule the tour in advance. This is definitely among affordable things to do in Miami!
5. The Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial
Dedicated in 1990, this well-known memorial of the holocaust is a sobering reminder of one of history’s darkest moments. A large sculpture garden, the memorial is dominated by a 42-foot-high bronze sculpture depicting a hundred figures of holocaust victims, from the midst of which rises a hand bearing one of the numbers tattooed on camp victims.
For more information on Miami Beach, check out the visitor’s section of the official website of the City of Miami Beach. Have you visited Miami Beach? What were your favorite things to do in Miami?
About the author
Courtney Lynn is a Costa Rica vacations expert. She works as a full-time writer and travel agent in San Jose, Costa Rica.