There are tons of things to do while visiting Miami than just going to one of their beaches as always shown on movies. All the locals know that there is more to Miami than just laying on beaches and drinking Margaritas or Daiquiris. Not that laying on one of their beaches is not spectacular, they are.
From upscale Miami condo rentals all along or close by the beaches to different activities on or in the vicinity, there is no denying that their beaches are much to rave about. Nevertheless, even though their beaches are totally awesome, there are also a wonderful galore of Art Deco architecture, spectacular shopping and dining outlets, and an array of popular nightlife activities, just to name a few. Tourists, young and old, are so amazed with all that Miami have to offer that they are now regular visitors. Some even have rented a Miami condo rental for their constant vacationing in Miami. There are also great vacation rentals in Miami Beach.
Because there are so much to offer, one may wonder what are the best places to go and best things to do in Miami. Thus, the following have ranked to be the top 10 Miami tourist activities:
Known as the “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables has some of the most amazing boulevards, historical landmarks, ivy covered mansions, and a plethora of wonderful attractions, such as the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, and the Miracle Mile, where fine dining and delightful shopping are at hand. Coral Gables is also within reach from the Miami International Airport and the Miami beach where among other places. There are so many places to visit, see, and do there.
An everyday experience with this city is filled with rich, cultural offerings, such as Gallery Night that’s held monthly on every first Friday, and live theater and art cinema provided often throughout the year and different seasons. There are also some world famous and historical landmarks, such as the Venetian Pool and the Biltmore Hotel. The University of Miami is also based there. There are tons of things available, and the following are some of the other attractions to see, dine, shop, and more in Coral Gables:
- Peterbrooke Chocolatier – 227 Aragon Ave
- Jason’s Deli
- Foreign Currency Express
- MacFarlane Homestead Subdivision Historic District
- The Shops at Sunset Place
Downtown-Calle Ocho in Little Havana
When strolling down Calle Ocho in Little Havana, especially on SW 8th Street, tourists are surrounded with rich and traditional Cuban culture. A heavy flavor of the Miramar and the Vedado neighborhoods are enriched in Little Havana. Since hundreds of thousands of Cubans have relocated to Miami in 1959 when Fidel Castro took over, many of their grand traditions remain in which they and others can enjoy and be proud of. From the wafting of tobacco scents from cigar outlets to the record shops’ Latin music, this neighborhood is filled in an oasis of the Cuban vibe.
There are tons of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, and other places in the Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Even souvenirs can be taken home from visiting this spectacular area. One place that tourists are raving about is Club Havana. They love the atmosphere, bar service, music, and service. Another place is the La Tradicion Cubana. This is an amazing shop with authentic, tasty, and fresh cigars at great prices. And it’s really close to vacation rentals in Miami beach.
Other places that are offered in this area include the following:
- Salsa dancing at Ball & Chain
- La Isla- shopping
- Guayaba y Chocolate
- Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center
- Gray Line Miami Hop on Hop off Bus