Places to Visit in Miami

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

The Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is located on Miracle Mile. It is one of the regional theatres in the Miami area and presents critically acclaimed drama and musical theatre.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, commonly known as The Arsht Center, is located on Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami. Completed in 2006, The Arsht Center is the third largest performing arts center in the United States. With state-of-the-art performance facilities, the Adrienne Arsht Center offers South Florida audiences the best and most diverse theater, music, and dance—with a dedication to entertain, challenge, and educate all segments of the community.

Art Basel

Art Basel is the leading global platform connecting collectors, galleries, and artists. Art Basel's fairs in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach are a driving force in supporting galleries as they nurture the careers of artists. Our publications The Art Market and the Art Market Principles and Best Practices are a commitment to increasing the transparency and accountability of the art market. Art Basel's Initiatives strive to create unique artist-led experiences and strengthen local art scenes.

Art Deco Historic District

The buildings located in the Art Deco Historic District reflect the architecture of the 1930s. This area contains boutique, pastel-colored hotels that reflect the area’s restoration to its former beauty. This classic Miami Beach architecture is famous all over the world. The Art Deco Welcome Center is located at 1200 Ocean Drive. The Miami Design Preservation League offers several different tours to visitors who want to explore the Art Deco District.

Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace is a shopping mall located in Downtown with a variety of stores and dining options. Overlooking Biscayne Bay, Bayside Marketplace is adjacent to Bayfront Park and in walking distance to the America Airlines Arena. The mall offers onsite paid parking and metered street parking. It is also easily accessible via the Metromover from the Bayfront Park stop.

Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre is mixed-use development spanning nine acres and five blocks in Brickell. It houses high-end retail stores and restaurants, two 43-story luxury residential towers, two additional office towers, a 352-room hotel and a cinema. Brickell City Centre is located between 7th and 8th Streets on both sides of South Miami Avenue and east of South Miami Avenue on the north side of7th Street. It has paid parking and metered street parking. The Metromover has a designated stop at Brickell City Centre, conveniently dropping commuters off on the third level of the complex.

Coconut Grove

Because of its proximity to the Coral Gables campus, the Grove is a popular hang-out. The neighborhood has a large variety of bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and other types of entertainment, such as a movie theater and a comedy club, that appeal to a wide range of tastes.

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is the largest natural park in Miami. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and is home to several different rare and endangered species. Visitors can participate in different activities such as camping, boating, hiking, bike riding, and airboat rides. Guided tours are also available.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild, the largest botanical garden in the U.S., is an 83-acre botanical garden located in Coral Gables. Its mission is to save tropical plant diversity and the Garden is one of the premier conservations and education-based gardens in the world. It hosts such popular events as the International Orchid Festival in March, the International Mango Festival in July, the Holiday Music in the Garden in December, and Moonlight Musicales, which is scheduled in cooler months and allows
guests to spend a romantic evening in the Garden while listening to live music.

Key Biscayne

Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park are worth a visit. They offer great beaches and lots of space. The beach at Crandon Park is a two-mile, white sand, lagoon style beach. Also at Crandon Park is an amusement center and the Crandon Park Beach Gardens, which has tame lakes and lush tropical forests.

Mary Brickell Village

Mary Brickell Village is an outdoor shopping and dining area located on South Miami Avenue in the heart of Brickell. Mary Brickell Village is home to an eclectic mix of different types of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and businesses. Metered and valet parking are available. This area is also accessible via the Metrorail and the Metromover.

Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile is located in the heart of Coral Gables. It is the section of Coral Way between Le Jeune Road and Douglas Road. Miracle Mile is known for its wide variety of specialty boutiques, shops, and restaurants. It is a short driving distance from the Coral Gables campus and is pedestrian friendly.

Olympia Theater

The Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts was built in 1926 as a silent movie palace. It first achieved notoriety for being the first air-conditioned building in the south. The restored theater is home to films, live performances, social affairs, and community events.

rez Art Museum Miami

The Pérez Art Museum Miami is dedicated to showcasing modern and contemporary, international art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Formerly known as Miami Art Museum, the Pérez Art Museum opened a new building in 2013, which is now a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design. It is located in Downtown Miami, overlooking Biscayne Bay and adjacent to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, connected through the Museum Park. Refer to their website for information on days that offer free admission with valid ID. The Pérez Art Museum offers onsite paid parking and metered street parking. The Metromover has a designated stop at Museum Park.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a science museum, planetarium, and aquarium. The museum offers an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions to explore science, technology, engineering and math. It is located in Downtown Miami, overlooking Biscayne Bay and adjacent to the Pérez Art Museum, connected through the Museum Park. The museum offers onsite paid parking and metered street parking. The Metromover has a designated stop at Museum Park.

South Beach

South Beach is the southernmost part of Miami Beach. It is a popular destination as it is home to many different nightclubs, excellent restaurants, and shops.

The Shops at Sunset Place

The Shops at Sunset Place is located across from the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. This open-air mall houses several different stores and entertainment, such as a movie theater, a bowling alley, and several restaurants. The Shops at Sunset Place is located at the intersection of Red Road (SW 57th Avenue), a perimeter road of the University of Miami and US-1.

Venetian Pool

The Coral Gables Venetian Pool is one of Miami’s most unique attractions. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was created from a coral rock quarry in 1923 and is fed daily with cool spring water. The 820,000-gallon pool is surrounded by Venetian architecture. The grottos, island,coral caves and two waterfalls make this historic treasure worth visiting. Ask about discounts for Coral Gables residents if planning to live in the area.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya is a national historic landmark. Constructed by industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya is noteworthy for its adaptation of European traditions to Miami’s unique subtropical landscape. The estate is an estimated 50 acres, with 10 acres dedicated to the botanical gardens. The museum holds ancient artifacts, as well as furniture and art from the 15th- 19th centuries. Vizcaya is open year-round.

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami is the largest and oldest zoo in Florida and is located in southwest Miami-Dade. The climate allows the zoo to keep many animals from all over the world, including those from Africa and Asia. The zoo was one of the first free range zoos where exhibits are completely cage free. White tigers, Cuban crocodiles, komodo dragons, lions, bears, and elephants can all be seen at the Zoo Miami.