Attractions

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 Museum in South Beach

Wolfsonian-FIU

Visit this excellent design museum early in your stay to put the aesthetics of Miami Beach into fascinating context. It’s one thing to see how wealth, leisure and the pursuit of beauty manifests in Miami Beach, it’s…
Top Choice Historic Building in Coconut Grove

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

They call Miami the Magic City, and if it is, this Italian villa, the housing equivalent of a Fabergé egg, is its most fairy-tale residence. In 1916, industrialist James Deering started a Miami tradition by making a…
Museum in Downtown Miami

HistoryMiami

South Florida – a land of escaped slaves, guerilla Native Americans, gangsters, land grabbers, pirates, tourists, drug dealers and alligators – has a special history, and it takes a special kind of museum to capture…
Gallery in Little Havana

Cuba Ocho

The jewel of the Little Havana Art District, Cuba Ocho functions as a community center, art gallery and research outpost for all things Cuban. The interior resembles an old Havana cigar bar, yet the walls are decked…
Museum in Downtown Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami

The Pérez can claim fine rotating exhibits that concentrate on post-WWII international art, but just as impressive are its location and exterior. This art institution inaugurated Museum Park, a patch of land that ov…
Top Choice Park in Little Havana

Máximo Gómez Park

Little Havana’s most evocative reminder of Old Cuba is Máximo Gómez Park, or ‘Domino Park,’ where the sound of elderly men trash-talking over games of chess is harmonized by the quick clack-clack of slapping dominoe…
Gardens in Miami

Fairchild Tropical Garden

If you need to escape Miami’s madness, consider a green day in the country’s largest tropical botanical garden. A butterfly grove, jungle biospheres, and gentle vistas of marsh and keys habitats, plus frequent art i…
Top Choice Public Art in Wynwood & the Design District

Wynwood Walls

In the midst of rusted warehouses and concrete blah, there's a pastel-and-graffiti explosion of urban art. Wynwood Walls is a collection of murals and paintings laid out over an open courtyard that invariably bowls …
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. Lots of office workers catch quick naps under the palms at a little beach that does you the …