Miami attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Coral Gables

Fairchild Tropical Garden

If you need to escape Miami’s madness, consider a green day in one of the country’s largest tropical botanical gardens. A butterfly grove, tropical plant conservatory and gentle vistas of marsh and keys habitats, pl…
Top Choice Historic Building in Coconut Grove

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

If you want to see something that is 'very Miami', this is it – lush, big, over the top, a patchwork of all that a rich US businessman might want to show off to his friends. Which is essentially what industrialist J…
Top Choice Park in Downtown Miami

Bayfront Park

Few American parks can claim to front such a lovely stretch of turquoise (Biscayne Bay), but Miamians are lucky like that. Notable park features are two performance venues: the Klipsch Amphitheater, which boasts exc…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown Miami

HistoryMiami

South Florida – a land of escaped slaves, guerrilla Native Americans, gangsters, land grabbers, pirates, tourists, drug dealers and alligators – has a special history, and it takes a special kind of museum to captur…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami

One of Miami's most impressive spaces, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, integrates tropical foliage, glass, concrete and wood – a melding of tropical vitality and fresh modernism that fits perfec…
Top Choice State Park in Key Biscayne

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

If you don’t make it to the Florida Keys, come to this park for a taste of their unique island ecosystems. The 494-acre space is a tangled clot of tropical fauna and dark mangroves – look for the ‘snorkel’ roots tha…
Top Choice Historic Building in Coral Gables

Biltmore Hotel

In the most opulent neighborhood of one of the showiest cities in the world, the Biltmore is the greatest of the grand hotels of the American Jazz Age. If this joint were a fictional character from a novel, it’d be,…
Top Choice Museum in South Beach

Wolfsonian-FIU

Visit this excellent design museum early in your stay to put the aesthetics of Miami Beach into context. It’s one thing to see how wealth, leisure and the pursuit of beauty manifest in Miami Beach, but it’s another …
Top Choice Gallery in Wynwood & the Design District

Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

Encompassing 45,000 sq ft, this vast not-for-profit exhibition space houses one of the best art collections in Wynwood –Martin Margulies' awe-inspiring 4000-piece collection includes sculptures by Isamu Noguchi, Geo…
Top Choice Park in Little Havana

Máximo Gómez Park

Little Havana’s most evocative reminder of Cuba is Máximo Gómez Park (‘Domino Park’), where the sound of elderly men trash-talking over games of dominoes is harmonized with the quick clack-clack of slapping tiles – …