What to do and see in Miami, Florida (FL): The Best Sights & Landmarks

January 29, 2022 Moriah Teneyck

Miami is hot hot hot! And it’s not just the sultry weather. Here, the nightlife is scorching, thanks to a strong Latin influence and spicy salsa culture. Dance the noche away in a nightclub, or indulge in a fancy meal at one of the city’s celebrity-owned restaurants. By day, hit the beach of course, or have yourself a walkabout, taking in Miami’s colorful art deco architecture. Grab a Cuban sandwich in Little Havana, then ride the vintage carousel at Virginia Key Beach Park.
Restaurants in Miami

1. Jesse Williams Ranch

6155 SW 123rd Ave, Miami, FL 33183-1531 +1 305-270-5437 [email protected] http://jessewilliamsranch.com/
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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5.0 based on 75 reviews

Jesse Williams Ranch

The Jesse Williams Ranch is a family owned and operated five acre farm in the heart of Miami’s Horse Country. Our stables, horses and livestock serve as our unique classroom and teachers. Visitors are always supervised by professional instructors. Beginner riders and advanced equestrians participate in all facets of horsemanship activities. Included are programs for exceptional needs children. Bring your family to the farm for some refreshing outdoor fun. Horsemanship classes and riding lessons are scheduled by appointment. FAMILY TRIP TO THE RANCH: Join us with your family for a one hour guided personal “hands-on” visit on our ranch. We will expect you and your kids to GET INVOLVED! Participate and experience life on a working farm. Help brush and groom the horses. Pet and feed our barnyard friends. Have a peek at our collection of protected wildlife species. Complimentary “hand-held” horseback riding for all ages. Pony rides are included for small children. Introduction to horseback riding is available when requested in advance.

2. St Patrick Catholic Church

3716 Garden Ave, Miami Beach, , USA, Miami, FL 33140-3851 +1 305-531-1124 http://stpatrickmiamibeach.com/church/
Excellent
80%
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5.0 based on 10 reviews

St Patrick Catholic Church

Reviewed By GailGermany - Arlington, United States

Took the free trolley from South Beach to this lovely church. It was the first Catholic Church on Miami Beach. The full choir provided the music which made it very special. Although a tourist, I felt very welcomed. Afterwards there were refreshments.

3. Loop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve

Loop Road Inside Big Cypress National Preserve, Miami, FL 34141 +1 239-695-2000 https://www.nps.gov/bicy/learn/historyculture/loop-road.htm
Excellent
90%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
3%
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4%
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5.0 based on 31 reviews

Loop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve

Reviewed By eileenk94 - Urbana, United States

The day we visited we were fortunate to see numerous birds and alligators. We basically drove the loop and stopped many times along the way. We walked a couple of short hikes into the preserve, as well. The cypress trees with epiphytes were impressive. Bird varieties included snowy egrets, great egrets, great blue herons, and anhingas. How glorious to get away from civilization and enjoy nature.

4. American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132-1801 +1 786-777-1000 http://www.aaarena.com
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5,760 reviews

American Airlines Arena

A modern architectural marvel where the NBA's Miami Heat play.

Reviewed By Obi1234 - Pembroke Pines, United States

Still one of my favorite basketball venues. Maybe I just love the heat. But I always find parking within 10 mins walking distance for cheap and the amenities are great with both drinks and food available. The atmosphere is fun and definitely gets you in the mood for a great game or concert. Worth the trip even for poor seats.

5. Miami Design District

3841 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137-3606 +1 305-722-7100 [email protected] http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
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4.5 based on 1,404 reviews

Miami Design District

The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. The vision for a rejuvenated Design District was codified in an urban master plan developed by the award-winning master planners Duany Plater-Zyberk, with the additional participation of architects including Walter Chatham, Hariri and Hariri, Juan Lezcano, Terence Riley, and Alison Spear. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture, and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences.

Reviewed By highlandbeachflorida - Highland Beach, United States

The Miami Design District in Miami offers all the top designers in a very walkable area. Top shops include Louis Vuitton who showcased new collections when we were there, Dior and Hermes. A must for the fashion conscious afficionado.

6. Wynwood

50 NW 24th St Suite 104, Miami, FL 33127-4447 +1 786-615-8828 [email protected] http://wynwoodmiami.com/
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 2,107 reviews

Wynwood

The official Facebook page of Wynwood Miami, run by the Wynwood Business Improvement District. To preserve and further the neighborhood’s progress, the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 2013 as a municipal board of the City of Miami government. BID Property owners comprise its Board of Directors and represent hundreds of property owners throughout the 50-city block community. The BID works to enhance security and sanitation services in the neighborhood, raise awareness of advancements in the area, and plan for the future of Wynwood

Reviewed By yaf111 - Brussels, Belgium

Just go over there, absolutely worthwhile, beautiful district and the walls are so incredible, fully free tour, beautiful painting street art, just amazing and then walk around to see all great street art painting all around the Design District area, worthwhile to go over there.

7. Deering Estate

16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157-2500 +1 305-235-1668 [email protected] http://www.deeringestate.org/
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 370 reviews

Deering Estate

The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum and an environmental preserve listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. The Estate offers daily tours of our historic houses -the Stone House and Richmond Cottage, as well as seasonal tours of the lush natural areas where fossil bones have been found, dating back as far as 50,000 years. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. General admission is $15 for adults and $7 children (ages 4-14) between the hours of 10AM and 4PM. The last ticket is sold at 4PM and the Estate closes at 5PM. We are open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving. *Mangrove Boardwalk closed until further notice*

Reviewed By mommy057 - Washington DC, United States

This is a great stop - staff was very helpful (alerted us to possible manatee sighting in the tidal basin, which turned out to be true!). Unlike Vizcaya up the road (the estate of the other Deering brother), on a weekday we could wander here without any crowding. Do go upstairs in the house - the bedrooms and baths are very authentic to the time, and many items owned by the family are still onsite (or have been returned to the house). Gardens aren't as extensive as Vizcaya, and mangrove boardwalk was still broken when we visited. Do walk to the Chinese bridge about a mile from the house. All in all, a lovely stop with very nice and helpful people. One constructive suggestion - the explanatory postings on the art could be more helpful about dates and sources of the work.

8. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

464 NE 16th St Near the intersection of N Bayshore Drive & The Venetian Causeway, Miami, FL 33132-1222 +1 305-374-3372 [email protected] http://www.trinitymiami.org/
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

9. Marlins Park

501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125-1121 +1 305-480-1300 http://mlb.mlb.com/mia/ballpark/index.jsp
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,942 reviews

Marlins Park

Reviewed By PattyG76 - Miami, United States

I love baseball, and this stadium is wonderful, even if it rains, the roof will close us, come and enjoy this amazing park and game

10. Wynwood Walls

2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127-4306 +1 305-531-4411 [email protected] http://www.thewynwoodwalls.com
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 8,721 reviews

Wynwood Walls

Open to the public, free of charge the Wynwood Walls was established in 2009 by the legendary placemaker and visionary Tony Goldman as an outdoor museum of international street art. Since the first year's program - featuring Kenny Scharf, Futura, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, and other renowned innovators in street art, Wynwood Walls has become a phenomenon, spurring the creation of murals throughout the Wynwood district. It is now one of the best venues in the world to see the work of leading street artists. In 2010, the adjacent Wynwood Doors, with 176 feet of roll-up storefront gates was added and most recently the Wynwood Walls Garden, an open green space featuring five murals was included in the space. Each year, a selection of international artists - that range from old school graffiti artists to newer innovators- have created artwork for the Wynwood Walls. In 2012, Wynwood Walls celebrated Art Basel with a series of events dedicated to the vision of Tony Goldman who passed that September. Since that time, the project has been curated by Tony's daughter, Goldman Properties CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick. Miami's now world renowned open air "museum of the streets" continues to attract visitors from around the world and currently encompasses more than 40 dazzling, cutting-edge murals created by respected street artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Reviewed By MBlair1 - Arlington, United States

I had heard about Wynwood Walls but this blew away my expectations and I don't consider myself an art connoisseur by any means. It's free of charge and there are multiple city blocks covered with amazing works of art by so many different talented artists. Grab a bite before/after or get a coffee to walk through. It's well worth it. You can book an official tour as well or just mosey through and see the murals at your own pace (that's what we did). Great for the whole family! Set aside an 1-2 hours if you want to see them all and not be rushed.

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