The Best Things to Do in Miami

The Best Things to Do in Miami

On December 10, 2018

There are countless fun things to do in Miami, Florida, whether you’re a long-time resident or just arriving in the city for the weekend.

Here, you’ll find attractions that are great for the whole family to enjoy, some that are very affordable (or completely free) for those on a budget, and plenty of options strictly for adults, too.

What kind of Miami attractions interest you the most? The possibilities are almost endless, but, once you arrive at our stop in Miami, you might consider some of the following.

Must-See Things in Miami

There are a number of places that you just shouldn’t leave Miami without seeing at least once. Some of these famous attractions include:

Bayside Marketplace – This well-known shopping area near the waterfront has a little something for everyone. This is one of the most visited attractions in Miami because it offers more than just shopping. You’ll be able to find lots of family events, live music, restaurants, bars, and more. [More information.]

Miami Beaches – Catch some sun out on the best beaches in the world. Take some time to explore a couple different locations because Miami beaches are extremely diverse, from the famous South Beach to the smaller Surfside Beach or the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. [More information.]

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – This Renaissance villa resides in a beautiful area and has become one of THE places to see in Miami, Florida. There are 43 acres of amazing landscapes and architecture that you just have to see. There is even a wide range of free events that take place here. [More information.]

The Wharf – The Wharf is a newer addition to the Historic Miami River. This pop-up is an open-air special event space that features 8 food vendors, a few bars, and lounge seating along the 30,000 sq. ft. deck. Come to chill with family and friends or participate in the many events that take place. Right now, the Wharf is featuring “Free Pizza Thursdays” and “Arabian Nights” themed entertainment! [More information.]

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Affordable Things to Do in Miami

Your trip to Miami doesn’t have to cost a fortune to experience some of the city’s character. There are plenty of things to do in Miami, Florida for free. You simply have to know where to look. Just a few great options include:

Wynwood Art Walk – On the second Saturday of every month, the art galleries and shops in Wynwood stay open late, creating an open and inviting atmosphere where people can explore the amazing street art while experiencing the unique food and drinks in the area. [More information.]

Miami Design District – This has become a hub of modern Miami art, fashion, and architecture. While you’ll see plenty of high-end places filled with expensive things, there are plenty of free or cheap things to do here, including a free concert series every Friday in the fall, free galleries, and free museums. [More information.]

Wynwood Walls – This was originally a few murals that were commissioned to beautify the area, but it has now blossomed into an amazing outdoor street park. It’s open to the public all year long, and admission is free, though you can purchase an official guide that will help you get more out of the experience. [More information.]

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Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Miami

Miami, Florida has a wide range of attractions for the whole family. Whether it’s discovering something new and educational or just going out and having a ton of fun, you can create some amazing memories at these locations.

Miami Children’s Museum – This is a great, affordable place to take the kids for an afternoon. While some children may hesitate at first about doing something “educational,” it will only take a moment with the hundreds of interactive exhibits before they’ll be totally enthralled with all the possibilities. [More information.]

Jungle Island – This is the place to go for adventure and excitement. You’ll find everything from escape rooms to SkyWires (ziplines) and free-flight experiences. If you’re looking for an adrenalin boost, or just want to sit back and enjoy some food together, this is one of the best family-friendly things to do in Miami. [More information.]

Santa’s Enchanted Forest – Open from November 1st – January 6th, 2018, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is boasted as the world’s largest holiday theme park and free carnival. This theme park carnival has over 100 rides, shows, games, and attractions that are sure to keep you and the kids entertained for hours. Check out the fun rides and Christmas light show! [More information.]

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science – Featuring a Planetarium and Aquarium, the Frost Museum is perfect for kids and adults alike. This museum of science is dedicated to sparking wonder and investigation and offers interactive exhibitions and unique shows. Right now, take your family to see the “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence” and: Da Vinci – Inventions” exhibitions! [More information.]

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Things to Do in Miami for Adults

Of course, for those who are traveling without kids, there are plenty of great attractions in Miami, Florida for adults.

Unique Nightclubs – There are so many amazing and unique nightclubs it’s hard to recommend just one or two (well, LIV Miami and Club Space certainly come to mind). Whether you’re looking for dance clubs, music clubs, or just a great place to have a drink, you can find everything from the huge and flashy to the simple and elegant.

Beer Tasting at Wynwood Brewing Company – This is Miami’s first craft brewery, and while it is housed in a simple-but-welcoming warehouse with an understated taproom, there’s really nothing else like it in the state for sampling some great beer straight from the source.  [More information.]

Haulover Beach – This beach has miles of amazing sand and surf, which has made it a popular spot for people of every age. But if you want something a little more than that, between the two north-most parking lots there’s a very popular clothing-optional beach, too. [More information.]

Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana) – Offering a great deal of entertainment, restaurants, and specialty food shops, Little Havana is well recognized for its cultural flavor. Listen to Latin music as you discuss politics and play dominos with locals on Calle Ocho street and enjoy Cuban coffee in this vibrant neighborhood. [More information.]

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Book with RedCoach Today

The RedCoach experience includes oversized, custom-made reclining leather seats, power outlets, free Wi-Fi, and more. So when you’re heading to Miami to experience the countless attractions and unique things to do, you can enjoy the ride from start to finish.

You can reach Miami on one of our three routes, and even enjoy some time at one of our other stops along the way.

Check out the bus schedule and book your trip today and discover some of the amazing things in Miami.

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