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Things to do in Miami-Dade County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Clothes Shop
“Chic 3-story mall features luxe designer shops, dining & a theater, plus an interactive playground. ”
  • 366 locals recommend
Museum
“The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, previously known as Villa Vizcaya, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami”
  • 284 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. bring your sunscreen and a towel (or rent chairs there) to enjoy the white sand. ”
  • 304 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Though the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has long been one of the city’s most popular modern art museums, it's become an even bigger player on the Miami art scene since its relocation to the Biscayne Bayfront in 2013. As if the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building weren’t impressive enough, inside the massive 200,000-square-foot museum is everything from kinetic sculptures to replica boats and an outdoor sculpture garden that has become a magnet for Instagrammers”
  • 273 locals recommend
Public Art
“Wynwood is my absolute favorite place to go. Amazing art everywhere. This is a happy place with such great atmosphere. I love it!”
  • 298 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Bayside Marketplace is a two-story open air shopping center located in the downtown Miami, Florida. The banks of Biscayne Bay wrap around the property with the City of Miami marina at its side. It is recognized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau as the number one most visited attraction in Miami”
  • 245 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lincoln Road is a world-famous shopping & dining promenade in the heart of South beach that features more than 200 national retailers, designer brands, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and sidewalk cafes. In South Beach, Lincoln Road is the place to be. Arguably Miami's most well-known shopping center, the Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach is full of stores, boutiques, art galleries, and museums. Nearly the entire area of this open-air mall is closed to automobile traffic, making it a great place to stroll and people watch. You'll find Urban Outfitters, Madewell, Steve Madden, Melissa Shoes, Scotch & Soda, Nike, Lacoste, Forever 21, Adidas by Stella McCartney, BCBG Max Azria, Anthropologie, Ted Baker, Zara, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle, Zadig & Voltaire, Lululemon Athletica, and more. There are over 50 eateries in this 10-block stretch, so it is a true diner's paradise. These restaurants include Sushi Samba, ​​Yard House, Mr. Bing, Pizza Rustica, Meat Market, Yuca, La Provence South Beach, Lokum Mediterranean Grill, Nexxt Café, and Rosa Mexicano. There are also a few breweries and hookah lounges like D’Vine Hookah Lounge, Hofbrau Beerhall, and The Abbey Brewing Co. Most stores are open daily from 10am – 11pm. Many restaurants, bars, and cafes on Lincoln Road remain open after the retail stores close.”
  • 253 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“Grab a friend and BYOBIKE for a one-hour tour of Wynwood’s mural and graffiti art every Sunday at 11am. ”
  • 306 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“The American Airlines Arena is directly served by the Miami Metrorail at Government Center station via free transfers to Metromover Omni Loop, providing direct service to Freedom Tower and Park West stations. The Arena is also within walking distance from the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail station. The American Airlines Arena has 2,105 club seats, 80 luxury suites, and 76 private boxes. The Waterfront Theater is Florida's largest theater which is housed within the arena, that can seat between 3,000 and 5,800. The theater can be configured for concerts, family events, musical theatre and other stage shows. American Airlines which has a hub at Miami International Airport maintains the American Airlines Arena Travel Center at the venue. ”
  • 259 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great place for shopping! Make sure to wear comfty shoes and an empty bag so you can take all your shopping! Easy to access with taxis or uber, great options to eat and great discounts!”
  • 149 locals recommend
Pier
“Great pier and walking are on the southernmost point of south beach. Fantastic views leading right into the ocean.”
  • 210 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Gulfstream is very close and has it all, shopping, nightlife, restaurants in a new and modern venue.”
  • 184 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lincoln Road is Miami's art deco open air shopping mall. Find all your favorite stores including the Apples Store, Nike, Zara, H&M, and a movie theater.”
  • 191 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“As seen on TV and heard in rap lyrics by everyone from Kanye West to Drake, LIV sets the standard for megaclubs worldwide. Nestled inside the lobby of the historic Fontainebleau hotel—itself a backdrop for major motion pictures including Goldfinger.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Design District is known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale interior design stores and art galleries. Luxury fashion and jewelry boutiques, cafes and celebrity-chef restaurants draw a well-heeled crowd. Public art dotting the area includes the Fly’s Eye Dome, a geodesic dome designed by inventor Buckminster Fuller. Opening in December, 2017, The Institute of Contemporary Art will show cutting-edge work.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Bal Harbour Shops is an open-air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, a suburb of Miami, Florida, known internationally for its retail. Bal Harbour Shops is owned by the Whitman family and is one of the few remaining family-owned malls in the nation”
  • 149 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Night Club
“The continuous live performances all night at Mango’s take you on a journey throughout the Caribbean. From Salsa to Bachata and Reggae to Pop, our live band and world-famous Mango’s Dancers, entertain over a million guests each year and have been televised on ABC, CBS, Travel Channel, and many others! You will be surrounded bygourmet cuisine, art, music, and dancing during an incredible night on Ocean Drive.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Hot spot on the beach offering seafood amid chic decor plus a DJ-fueled scene at night. Definitely book a table online before heading to this favorite local spot”
  • 124 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“When you first show up at Bodega, you could easily mistake it for a popular neighborhood taqueria. Between the Airstream trailer serving tacos and the picnic tables, it looks like a low-key spot. It is that, but as you see the Ubers full of models and clubgoers arriving and disappearing into the small taco joint, you get a sense there might be something more going on. Look around for a guy with an earpiece at the back of the room and tell him your friend sent you, and you might just get directed to a back door that looks like an entrance to a Porta Potti. Pass through here and you’ll enter a graffiti-filled men’s washroom. It’s only after passing through yet another door that you will enter one of South Beach’s hot hidden nightclubs. The mixologists have an extensive menu that relies heavily on “illegal” mezcal, and the DJ keeps the room pumping all through the night. It caters to a friendly, slightly older crowd and makes for a good introduction to the South Beach scene minus the cover charge and lineups that you’ll find at clubs closer to the beach.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program. Recognized for organizing solo museum exhibitions of international artists such as Erwin Wurm, Mika Rottenberg and Pascale Marthine Tayou, The Bass also presents major exhibitions by influential artists such as El Anatsui, Isaac Julien, Eve Sussman, and Piotr Uklański. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Back in 1913, joes was the only lunch counter on the beach. After he discovered a local species of edible crab, his haunt became famous and favored by the likes of al Capone. Make sure to also try the key lime pie”
  • 141 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Iconic nightclub from the 1930s-1950s reemerges as a live-music venue with Cuban-style food & drink. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great hang out place with beautiful view. Food is okay, but view is the best”
  • 102 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“$/ Late night classic in South Beach with a plethora of items on their menu. ”
  • 96 locals recommend

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