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 Things To Do in Miami
  

 
Things to do in Miami
Top 10 To Do: 
  1. Bayside Marketplace: Large waterfront shopping, entertainment and dining area.
  2. Miami Parrot Jungle & Gardens: Is the home for 1,100 tropical birds, 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, and the best trained bird show in the world. It is a place where exotic birds "fly free" everyday.
  3. Florida Butterfly World: Here you walk through carefully controlled tropical rain forest with lush vegetation and loads of magnificent butterflies fluttering around you. There are over five thousand of butterflies roaming freely in this huge butterfly house – the largest butterfly house in the United States.
  4. Little Havana: The spirited Cuban neighborhood of Miami where the sights, sounds and smells are intoxicating. Be sure to sample a traditional Cuban meal or grab a quick sandwich Cubano and some empanadas at any of the walk up counters.
  5. Richard Petty Driving Experience: Offer guests the opportunity to ride or drive an authentic NASCAR Nextel Cup-style race car!
  6. Zero-G: Float through the air like an astronaut and experience true weightlessness. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  7. Oleta River State Park: Sandy beach on Biscayne Bay in a shady park offering many recreational activities. Popular spot for boating and kayaking along nearby Snake River. Sleepover cabins available.
  8. Doral Golf Resort and Spa: Nestled in tropical Miami, Doral features 5 championship golf courses (host to the PGA Tour since 1962) and five restaurants. The Spa at Doral offers a range of high-end spa luxuries and facilities. The Blue Lagoon water park includes Camp Doral, with a full program for children.
  9. Freedom Tower: Is a marvel not only for its rich history and structural beauty but also for what it symbolizes for so many in Miami today.
  10. Miami Beach-North: Head to this beach that has a palm-shaded grassy area and proximity to sidewalk cafes and fast-food restaurants. As well as lifeguard towers, food/drink concessions, beach chair/umbrella rentals, and shower facilities.
 
5 Things to Do With Kids:
  1. Miami Metrozoo: Sanctuary for endangered, rare and threatened animals including tigers, crocodiles and the infamous Komodo Dragon, plus special animal education programs geared for children of all ages.
  2. Miami Lion Country Safari: It is as close to a safari experience as you can get without traveling to Africa. Don’t get the impression it is just a zoo, Lion Country Safari is a series of parks and different types of environments suited to the different animal species.
  3. Miami Seaquarium: Offers a fun day for the whole family. It offers exciting shows, great exhibits and enjoyable, educational presentations. You can see dolphins, whales, manatees, crocodiles, seals, sea lions and many other sea creatures. In fact, you can even swim with the dolphins here!!
  4. Miami Children’s Museum: Is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning in them.  There is a place for kids of all ages.  As well as 2 floors to explore of interactive exhibits.
  5. Gameworks: Hours of fun for the whole family!
 
Best Time of Year to Visit:  The best time of year to visit Miami is in the Spring. The temperature is around 80 in the day and 72 at night....perfect!
 
Top 5 Things To See:
  1. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens.
  2. Miami Coral Castle: As the names suggests the Castle is made by coral. Built by a man on a lifelong quest to create a monument of great beauty to his lost love.
  3. Miami Art Museum: It has been a showcase of international and Western art, including photographs, paintings, sculpture and other mediums, from 1940 to the present.
  4. Biscayne National Park: Is the only living tropical reef within the continental U.S.
  5. Everglades National Park: Is an untamed ecosystem unlike any other on earth.
 
5 Great Evening Entertainment Options:
  1. Mansion: Recognized as one of the country’s hottest nightclubs by People Magazine. Having hosted some of the year’s most memorable parties such as The MTV Video Music Awards Island Def Jam after-party, Diddy’s 2005 Birthday Party, and Velvet Revolver’s Miami performance, the club’s design elements include sweeping staircases, ornate fireplaces, and towering keystone arches.
  2. Miami City Ballet: This world-acclaimed ballet accentuates a thriving community of top Miami dance companies showcasing classical and other diverse dance forms.
  3. Coconut Grove Playhouse: Recognized nationally for a tradition of innovative and original productions, the Playhouse presents world, national and regional premieres on the Mainstage and in the more intimate Encore Room Theatre.
  4. Miami Beach Cinematheque: The MBC, home to the not-for-profit Miami Beach Film Society, is an intimate screening room, gallery and bookstore dedicated to the alternatives to commercial cinema.
  5. The Fifth: This nightclub and specialized facility venue is beautiful and sophisticated, a lavish alternative for those with discerning taste.
5 Great Restaurants:
  1. Mango's Tropical Cafe: For their loyal patrons, they still deliver a beautiful, international staff of women and men, surrounded by the world’s largest Haitian mural, dancing to the hottest bands, exotic and refreshing drinks, and a world-class dining menu with outdoor dining!
  2. Cafe Barcelona: International cuisine featuring Spanish, Caribbean and Latin American favorites, as well as American Classics.
  3. Azul: It's diverse cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean flavors with Asian influences. At the focus of Azul, a magnificent white marble open kitchen and raw bar vie for your attention with the floor to ceiling windows that showcase the picturesque bay views.
  4. Versailles: Almost as famous as its palatial namesake in France, Versailles is an iconoclastic Cuban diner with wall-to-wall mirrors, a constant buzz of activity and a mammoth menu.
  5. Captain's Tavern: There are many fish in the sea, and most of them are on the Captain's five-page menu. All are pristinely fresh and come cooked in a veritable United Nations of styles.
See Also Links
  1. Wikipedia on Miami
  2. Miami Tourism
  3. Miami Attractions

 

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