Miami is the hottest destination there is, and we aren’t talking about the weather. Whether it is South Beach nights or Miami Beach days, there is something for everyone. People are attracted to the beautiful weather, cordial people and palm-lined beaches. Our Top 10 List of things to do in Miami will help you find your way through beautiful South Florida.
The Top 10 List
- The Beach
- Sawgrass Mills
- News Café
- Jungle Island
- Las Olas
- Little Havana
- Seminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino
- Gulfstream Park
- Tobacco Road
First things first, visit the beach! All along the coastline South Florida has beautiful beaches.
Sawgrass Mills is of the country’s largest malls, full of popular stores and restaurants. Exploring this mall in suburban Sunrise can take all day.
A outdoor table at News Café is one of the best spots on South Beach for relaxing, people watching and, of course, getting a terrific meal.
This plaza gives off a true Miami vibe. A multilevel outdoor shopping center in Coconut Grove filled with a variety of bars and restaurants, CocoWalk is packed nightly with people looking to do something a little different.
Come visit this mini “jungle” to get catch a glimpse of local animals as well as some exotic creatures. The Jungle Theater features live shows with some of the wildlife as the main stars; now starring big cats! Take pictures with parrots on your shoulder for a fun keepsake.
Venture up a little ways to Fort Lauderdale to visit this famous street lined with galleries, shops and great restaurants, many of which offer al fresco dining. Stroll in and out of the stores, but don’t skip over Kilwins, the classy confectionary. If you stay for the night, check out Riverfront, Fort Lauderdale’s hub for nightlife.
Experience Miami’s Cuban culture. Light up a cigar and venture into the local botanica – a spiritual kind of drugstore selling everything from herbal preparations to candles. Every Friday go to 8th Street and 15th Avenue to join in the weekly block party.
This complex west of Fort Lauderdale truly is a one-stop destination for all dining and entertainment. It’s a mix of music and comedy venues, premier restaurants, bars and upscale shops in a happening outdoor setting, as well as a buzzing slots casino and poker room.
While you are still in the mood to gamble, make your way over to Gulfstream Park. The racing season there normally is December through April, but in 2014 live racing will continue on Saturdays and Sundays through June. But no matter when you visit, the top-notch poker room is open, as is the Gulfstream Village, a collection of fashionable restaurants, shops and galleries.
The oldest bar in Miami dating to 1912, Tobacco Road remains a relevant destination and reliably good night out whether you go there for dining or dancing to the nightly live music.