10 Top Things To See & Do On Miami's Upper East Side

Shyla Watson

Miami’s Upper East Side is an up-and-coming neighborhood located between Little Havana and Little Haiti. The area is not only surrounded by culture, but also has the added bonus of being closest to the water, excluding South Beach. Read our list to discover 10 amazing things to see and do on Miami’s Upper East Side.

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1. Morningside Park


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Located right along the coast, this Miami park is rich with greenery, as well as fun sports and activities to participate in. Take a walk around the park to get beautiful views of the adjacent water, palm trees, and bright blue skies. Go kayaking on the water, or try other water activities such as paddle boarding and sailing. Morningside also happens to be a fantastic place for tennis aficionados, as the park has tennis clinics, offering lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. Non-tennis sports available include basketball, and baseball. If sports aren’t your vibe, keep it simple by playing with the kids on the playground, or enjoy a hearty barbecue. Morningside is also home to a small community center.

Price: Budget

Opening Hours: 7:00am-9:00pm Monday-Friday, 11:30am-4:00pm Saturday & Sunday

Watch out for: special tennis center hours

2. Upper East Side Farmers' Market

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Located in Upper East Side’s Legion Park, the Urban Oasis Project puts on a weekly farmers’ market that strives to make healthy food accessible to everyone. Purchase fresh, seasonal produce grown locally by Miami gardeners. The market also offers farm products, including grass-fed beef, free-range organic eggs, cheeses, nuts, and more. Each booth accepts cash, credit, debit, SNAP, and EBT, so no matter your current income, you can have fresh, healthy, and organic fruits and vegetables. Be on the lookout for specialty products, such as jams, jellies, freshly baked breads and pastries, and candles, in addition to hot food that you can eat on site.

Price: Mid-Range

Opening Hours: 9:00am-2:00pm Saturdays

Watch out for: incentive program Veggie Bucks

3. The Baking Girl Café Shop


This sweet shop is what dreams are made of. The Baking Girl Café Shop is a quaint, feminine bakery with a 1950s-inspired décor of pastels and polka dots. There’s an array of baked goods on offer, including cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, full-sized cakes and more. The gourmet desserts are one of a kind, not only in flavor, but in design as well; everything in the shop is custom made. Need a cake for a wedding or birthday party? They’ve got you covered. You can also order custom cookies and gift them to friends and family during the holidays.

Price: Mid-Range

Opening Hours: 11:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Watch out for: appointment only

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