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Top 10 things to do in Miami

With a relaxed beach life and Cuban-bred passion for partying, this Floridian metropolis is a pastel paradise for people watching. And animals too! Here are Miami's top 10 attractions.

Fisher Island

Home to superstars and the mega-rich, the most affluent corner of the US isn't open to just anyone, but you can get pretty close to Fisher Island on a boat tour of the bay.

Photo: LEONARDO DASILVA@ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Miami Seaquarium

"Flipper" was filmed at the US' oldest oceanarium on Virginia Key, but there are more creatures at the Miami Seaquarium than just performing marine animals – aquatic and otherwise!

Gator Park

Gator Park is the place to go if you want to see alligators, of course, but take an airboat tour of this Everglades attraction for snakes, turtles, and exotic birds too!

Miami Museum of Science

2015 sees the grand reopening of Miami's leading science museum, but this is Miami so there are animals here too. Check out the bird of prey center!

South Beach

Home to the famous Ocean Drive, the first part of Miami to be developed is arguably still the most... well, Miami-ish. South Beach remains one of the city's best beaches too.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Once known as Villa Vizcaya, this opulent estate is now open to the public to walk around and think about moving there upon winning the lottery.

Photo: Marc Averette @Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0)

Miami Children's Museum

With exhibits catered to the young (and young at heart), this is a great place to take the family, especially if your children are averse to regular museums!

Zoo Miami

Miami's climate makes it the ideal location for the only tropical zoo in the US. For a small fee you can even feed the giraffes!

Miami Beach Architectural District

This historic district of Miami Beach is sometimes referred to as the Art Deco District. No prizes for guessing which style of architecture dominates its postcard-perfect streets!

Photo: Phillip Pessar @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Bass Museum of Art

With art from the Renaissance to the present day, the city's leading gallery occupies Miami Beach's old public library building.

Planning Your Miami Visit

When to go?

The city's basketball team is called the Miami Heat for a reason. The tropical monsoon climate means it's always hot, although you can expect thunderstorms in summer and hurricane season runs for as long as June to November. Nevertheless, it's perfect for sunbathing in winter!

How many days?

Most of Miami Beach's best attractions can be covered in 3 or 4 days, but book at least a week if you want to see more of the city and/or go to the Everglades.

How safe is it?

Despite its depiction in movies, much of Miami is pretty safe. Like most cities though, it has parts tourists would be smart to avoid. High-crime areas include Biscayne Boulevard, Liberty City, Opa-Locka, and Overtown. Unlike the others, you might have reason to go to Miami's Downtown district, but stay alert, especially after dark.

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Air boat ride guide Robert was awesome as was the show!

We saw 3 alligators (UP CLOSE), lots of bird wildlife, turtles, and learned about the native flowers and grasses of the Everglades on our ride.. the show afterward was very entertaining. Would definitely pay to do it again!

Everglades National Park Airboat Tour Reviewed by Teri, 08/08/2018

Great ! Incredible ! Just choose this one.

Amongst a lot of companies this one is our favorite. We had a great Time and enjoyed. It was fabulous, we discovered a lot of things but we won’t tell because you have to do it on our own with Lorenzo. Thanks to all the staff for the welcoming. Finally it was really easy to find. Choisissez cette société, à taille humaine, ce n’est pas une machine à touristes : pas de photo payante, pas de boutique souvenir. Une véritable excursion avec un guide passionnant et agréable : Lorenzo, des bateaux vraiment privés (6 max), avec pour les assoiffés une glacière embarquée,

Amazing!!! We will be returning to do it AGAIN!!!

The whole experience was so cool!! Glad we did it, it was well worth it & we made memories I can wait to bring my sons back & do it again!!!

From Miami: Snorkeling Tour in Key West Reviewed by Raishard, 07/22/2018

It is the only way to see all the walls.

Going by golf cart is the only practical way to see and learn about all the art in the Wynwood District. Our guide, Diego, was knowledgeable and friendly and he was able to personalize the tour. It is a must for tourists and locals alike! Don't miss this real flavor of Miami!

One word : Everyone should try this awesome experience !!

It was just GREAT, from presenting our voucher at the office till the landing, every staff was kind and professional, me and my husband took so many pictures and videos with phone and Gopro from every angle.

Miami from Above: 1 Hour Private Air Tour Reviewed by Yunhee, 07/09/2018