A Guide to Visting Miami  

Miami is one of the greatest tourist destinations in the United States, and welcomes people from all over the world. We love the multicultural atmosphere. There are people from everywhere, living and visiting Miami.


Miami and Miami Beach are different cities.  Miami is on the mainland and Miami Beach across the intra-coastal, which has beaches, water sports and many world famous nightclubs. The famous Brickell neighborhood, is in Miami, also where the city’s financial district is located.

What do to in Miami and Downtown area:

Check out Mary Brickell Village:

This is “a mini mall” where it’s packed with people, shopping, bars and clubs.

Visit Viscaya Museum & Gardens:

This is a beautiful mansion, which, was planned to be the home of the tycoon James Deering, who lived there from 1916 until his death in 1925. Nowadays is a museum, inside the grounds are several beautiful gardens, furniture, art and beautiful views of Biscayne Bay.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Key Biscayne:

This is a quiet, residential area, but has a few points of interest such as: the Miami Seaquarium and the Key Biscayne lighthouse.  Here you can rent stand up paddle boards, kayaks, small sail boats and do various water sports.

Miami Bayside:

This is a great place for shopping, eating lunch during the day, enjoying the Bay, and to enjoy some more nightlife.

Here in Downtown, is located the American Airlines Arena. If you have time, go to a basketball game.

Visit Wynwood:

This neighborhood, formerly abandoned, now is home to several art galleries, restaurants and walls painted by world renowned artists in graffiti.



Wynwood Walls

Walk around Little Havana:

This is the main Cuban neighboord  in Miami, with stores selling Cuban products, Cuban restaurants and the people are mostly Cubans.

Little Havana

What to do in Miami Beach:

Spend the day relaxing on the Beach.

Miami Beach


Rent a bike:

In Miami Beach, one of the best things to do is rent a bike.   Bicycles are spread around several rental points.  You take a bike out at one of the many terminals in the city, pay with a credit card and you can return it at any terminal.

Shopping in Miami Beach:

Check out Lincoln Road, an outdoor mall, full of shops bars and restaurants.

Lincoln Road outdoor mall

Watch the sunset at South Pointe Park:

This is a perfect place to spend the rest of the day.

Sunset in Miami Beach


Located at the Edition Hotel, this is one of coolest places in Miami Beach. Here you will find a nightclub, an ice-salting ring and a bowling alley.


Best places to enjoy the nightlife in Miami Beach:

Española Way:

This is a street surrounded by restaurants, bars and cool places to enjoy the beginning of the night.

Ocean Drive:

Our favorite places are: Mangos and Clevelander.  These places are always full of young and good looking people.


Best places to eat and party in Miami:

Juvia (American food)

Joe’s Stone Crab (Seafood)

Baoli (French-mediterranean)

Pura Vida (Healthy food)

Fado Irish Pub (American bar)

Seaspice (Seafood and sushi)

Zuma (Sushi)

Villa azur (French-mediterranean)

Italian Prime (Italian food)

Texas de Brazil (Brazilian food)

Fogo de Chão (Brazilian food)

Rio station (Brazilian food)

Segafredo (American food)

Sushi Samba (sushi)

Big Pink (breakfast)

Shake Shack (Delicious burgers)

Sugar Factory (Candy store)

Bocas House (Peruvian, plus creative deserts)

The Salt Donut ( delicious, and creative donuts)

Best clubs and Bars in Miami:

Blue Martini Lounge





Nikki Beach


Brazilian Caipirinhas

Best time to visit Miami:

Low season: Between may and october, when hotels usually offer better prices, the city does not have too many visitors, but can suffer from heavy rains.

Spring Break: From the end of february to the end of april, but mainly in march.

When you should avoid visiting Miami:

High season: Between the months of november and april. Although it may seem that the high season in Miami is during the summer, it gets busier and more crowded during the winter, when many people flee the rigorous winters of the North.

Hurricane season: From june to november.

Official Language: English and Spanish

Currency: U.S. Dollar



Author: Traveling the Continents

Traveling the Continents features adventures in travel, destination guides and travel tips from around the world.

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