Best things to do in Miami
Find out more about those top places in Miami
Situated between the Everglades and Biscayne Bay, Miami is one of America’s top cultural, financial and economic centers. Covering an area of 150 square kilometers, it is the United states of America’s sixth most populated city.
The city usually receives a large influx of tourists yearly because of its vibrant culture and lifestyle, which is why it is sometimes called the “Magic City”. With its amazing weather there are no shortages of activities to engage in Miami, from its exotic beaches to its fascinating modern architecture. A trip to Miami will show you its uniqueness when compared to other cities in America and around the World.
Established in 1948, the Miami Zoo is one of Miami’s most popular tourist attractions. Located at the Miami-Dade County, it is officially known as the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens and it features over 3,000 animals from 500 different species, covering an area of 750 acres. The zoo is divided into different parts each with animals representing different regions of the world such as Africa and Asia.
Miami’s beaches are well-known around the world but there is probably none as famous as South Beach. Considered a must visit for tourists, the South Beach nicknamed “SoBe” is located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Beach and it filled with different activities to keep you engaged throughout. In and around the beach there are restaurants, night clubs and boutiques to explore as well.
Built in 1925 by architect George A. Fuller, the freedom Tower is one of the most significant buildings in the city of Miami. The building which served as the head office of the Miami daily, is known for the role it played as an immigration processing center for thousands of Cuban refugees who fled to the United States of America. Now the home of the Cuban America Museum the Freedom Tower is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Regarded as Miami’s number one attraction, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens formerly known as Villa Vizcaya is the former villa and estate belonging to Business man James Deering. Built in 1923 the building was designed by architect Paul Chiffin, it covers an area of 50 acres and has several attractions. One of which is its museum that has over 70 rooms with distinct interior and decorated with different antiques and decorative works from the 16th to 19th century. Around the main building are other side attractions like the garden, a maze, fountains and pools.
The Miami Science Museum is an exceptional place; it consists of a science museum, an aquarium and a planetarium. Located at the Museum park the museum is officially named the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. The museum exhibitions cut across almost every field of science with it major attractions being a 31ft (9.45 m) aquarium which features different marine species such as sharks and rays and its 250 seats Planetarium.
Discover the Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is a diverse landscape providing crucial habitats for numerous rare and endangered species. It is considered the premier location to view a variety of reptiles, including the American alligator, birds, turtles, deer, wild boars, and even the elusive Florida panther.