Get ready for the Sunshine State with our top things to do in Miami
Situated on the east coast of Florida, Miami truly has it all. Fabulous weather, beautiful beaches, fantastic shopping facilities and an electric range of entertainment. There is an endless list of things to do in Miami and with Aer Lingus running direct flights from Dublin to Miami, now is the time to start planning your holiday. Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure or a relaxing break away, Miami has enough diversity to satisfy everyone’s needs. Here are some top things to do in Miami from our travel expert Denise.
South Beach, nicknamed the American Riviera, is renowned for its white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. Feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a relaxing day along the shores. If you tire of the beach, fret not!
A holiday to Miami is home to some of the best hotels, boutiques, galleries and shops in the world. Let the day roll into the evening and dine in style – experience everything from gourmet to casual cuisine in one of the many chic restaurants along the coastline. Find out more about the best hotels in Miami.
Miami Botanical Gardens
Miami is not cheap, but it can be affordable. One of the most beautiful places to visit is free!
Enjoy leisurely strolls, beautiful aromas, magnificent colours and a picturesque backdrop at the Botanical Gardens.
There is more than just plant life in this tranquil oasis – why not take part in group yoga session or grab lunch at the farmer’s market?
Visit the Wynwood Art District and embrace Miami’s creative masterpieces that cover old urban structures and warehouses. Feel alive as you view the abstract art that covers the area from corner to corner, giving the town life and vibrancy.
If walking is not for you, why not take the Wynwood Mural Bike Tour. Cycle around to see some of the world’s best street art, visit hip cafes, antique shops, and sample signature cocktails at the latest hot spots.
The Patricia and Phillip Museum of Science
Miami has something for everyone and every age, with The Patricia and Phillip museum of science being the perfect example.
Stroll around the museum, discover reptiles and birds at the science centre or enjoy one of the daily shows at the planetarium.
Located in downtown Miami, the Museum of Science is both fun and educational and is great day out for the whole family.
Festivals – Things to do in Miami
Miami has a reputation for its vibrant festivals and entertainment. If you consider yourself a party goer and enjoy live music with an electric atmosphere, then a festival in Miami is a must!
One of the most popular festivals in Miami is the Ultra Music festival. Situated at Bayfront Park, this festival runs for three consecutive days with an unbeatable line-up of world famous DJs and music artists such as Madonna and Hardwell.
Everglades Safari Park
Do something that will get your blood flowing and with the ultimate alligator experience.
Feel the thrill of coming close to alligators as you glide through the tall grass of the everglades in a safari airboat.
There is no better way to observe alligators than in their own natural habitat.
Back on shore the experience continues as you come face to face with baby alligators.
This is definitely one for your Miami bucket-list.