10 Top Tourist Attractions in Miami

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

This botanic garden has over 9,000 plants, trees and flowers from the tropics and subtropics of the world. You will marvel at the bamboo grove, as well as various birdhouses, borders and many hanging plants. It is a great place to relax, get off your feet and enjoy the outdoors among exotic flora and fauna.

Bayfront Park

Crandon Park

One of the first mangroves in Florida; over 300 species of birds visit Crandon Park every year. Twenty-one trails allow you to watch the wildlife from all sides.The Park provides a great opportunity to observe alligators and an array of birds. At the park there is also a 5-mile drive for the enthusiasts of the nature in the form of the Florida nature trail. Taking a walk in Park you can see alligators, water turtles, colorful birds that bring us back to the past.

Crandon Municipal Nature Center

The Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium, located in Key Biscayne, is one of the important tourist attractions on the island. The park has one of the largest dolphin shows in the world, it still remains the largest dolphin exhibit of its kind ever constructed. The facility includes a 5-acre artificial beach and an aquarium.

The attraction of the Park is small world exhibition with 56 different countries.

The Park also has a number of educational programs in the form of the educational center. Moreover, there is an aviary, a penguin exhibit and an educational center for teachers and families.

Miami Seaquarium Educational Center

Jungle Island

Villa Vizcaya

Lummus Park Beach

Lummus Park is a 5-acre urban park near downtown in the heart of Miami, Florida, United States. The park is now open to the public, and volunteers from the Lummus Park Conservancy also make sure it is well maintained. The park includes both urban and natural areas: A picnic grove, softball fields, tennis courts, running/jogging trails and a dog park. The park is also the site of the popular Ocean Drive Sunset Concert Series.

Little Havana

Little Havana is the Cuban enclave in South Beach, just across the street from the famous Lincoln Road.

This is the first stop for many if you are visiting Miami. If you have never been to Little Havana, be prepared to get lost in between their beautiful houses, the smell of some of the best Cuban food you will ever smell, and the lively streets.

The neighborhood is home to many travel agencies, restaurants and beautiful houses. This tourist destination welcomes visitors from all over the world and offers so many incredible things to do.

Miami Beach Boardwalk

The Miami Beach Boardwalk is located within the heart of Miami Beach. It is an enjoyable place to visit with energy from the lively night life and live entertainment. The Miami Beach Boardwalk is the second oldest operating boardwalk in the United States. With wooden and concrete walkways, roller coasters, and food and retail shops, it is surely to be a part of any family’s vacation.

The Miami Beach Boardwalk is a beautiful walkway with wooden sidewalks and gentle breeze blowing the fragrant summer flowers from the passage. It’s a great way to get away from the traffic and traffic lights of the busy streets and enjoy a walk with your family.

The area is divided into three sections that are adjacent to each other. First, there is the Music Village, which has sea turtle conservation and human health care and Rehabilitation programs. The Googie section is the second designated area that provides live entertainment, including a roller coaster, bumper cars and Ferris wheel. The third section is called the Go! Boardwalk area, featured with Bumper Boats, Go-Carts, Human Dunking Tanks, The Steel Vengeance, and the Miami Beach Fish Bowl.

Wynwood Walls

The Wynwood Walls Mural Project is located in Wynwood, Miami and is the largest of its kind in the world. The walls were constructed in May 2009 and have since grown to 37 feet high and 8 feet wide. The project was created by Faile, a landscape design firm located in Wynwood and its creator, Alec Monopoly.

The art is meant to encourage the growth of Wynwood and showcase a new form of art thanks in part to supporting from local businesses like Creative Vistas. There are about 100 murals painted in Wynwood and most were done by professional artists who were selected through an application process.

How to Get There

Getting to the Wynwood Walls Mural Project is very easy. It’s a quick 10-minute drive from Miami International Airport. Once you come to the end of Biscayne Boulevard, you will need to turn towards the right. You will be on NW 36th Street. If you feel like walking, it’s about 3 miles. If you feel like a quicker way to get there, you can take the METRO rail. Before you go, you will need to know the address. It’s 514 NW 31 Street.

Art Deco District

(5 mi)

Art Deco style architecture defined Miami for decades of the 20th century, and even today, remains a constant reminder of Miami’s rich past. The movement was developed by the America Modern architecture movement of the 1920s, and brought European sensibilities to Miami’s landscape. Miami’s architectural style can be traced to townhouses that were built in 1926 following the International Style.

Miami’ most famous landmark, however, is often cited as Burdine’s (1931). This building was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, a title that historically-significant buildings often receive when they’re in danger of being demolished or otherwise falling into disrepair. Burdine’s was designed by John M. Ruth, Jr. to rival that of New York’s Tiffany’s. It is also located on the Art Deco Miami Historic District.

Art deco architecture in Miami is celebrated annually in the Art Deco Weekend, which takes visitors back to those bygone days when sun drenched beach vacations were a vacation. In addition to seeing the many buildings of the district, the festival includes musical festivities, art displays, and more.

Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive is Miami’s most famous celebrity haunt and its most favored tourist attractions on the annual Miami Beach 107.3 Top 10 Tourist Attractions list. Locals love it too.

The first Ocean Drive drive-in was built in 1947 during the post-war era. It was a drive-in movie theater that offered car parking for patrons. Driving along the sidewalk (actually the road’s edge) while watching the movie was much more comfortable than sitting all the way in the backseat.

It was a seasonal location with the crowds returning to the beach in the fall and spending winters at home in the north. Movie theater, restaurant and other theme park attractions were built to attract guests.

Today, Ocean Drive is the center of tourism in Miami Beach. It’s where the famous ‘Seven-mile Bridge’ to Little Havana starts, a bridge that makes you feel like you’re in a bridge slide.

The popular shops and boutiques line both sides of the street with outdoor cafes offering a great view on all sides. From there, you can visit the Museum of Art’s two stops to see large pictures by artists from all over the world.