Some of the best art in Wynwood is concentrated in the Wynwood Walls, where guests can come and grab a snack or drink from the Wynwood Kitchen and then spend time admiring and taking photos of artwork by both local and international artists. Bright colors spill over all of the walls here, and there isn’t a single blank space.
Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 531 4411
For a taste of authentic Cuban culture, look no further than Versailles, which not only stands tall as Miami’s best place for a cafe con leche and a noche media sandwich (or late-night cortadito), but it also serves as the political and culture epicenter of Cuban life in Miami as well as the backdrop for political protests. Older men can be seen here talking about memories from living in Cuba or discussing politics, telling stories, and having some laughs.
Versailles, 3555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 444 0240
This beautiful lagoon in the heart of Coral Gables boasts bright, cool water for guests to swim in. Venetian Pool is the place to be during the spring and hot summer months, where guests can enjoy swimming beneath waterfalls and exploring caverns. This is a nice place to come and tan, have some snacks and cold drinks, and stay far away from the South Beach chaos.
Venetian Pool, 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL, USA, +1 305 460 5306
Bayside Marketplace is a great spot for spending a lazy afternoon with friends and loved ones. There’s so much to do in the area, that visitors will never run out of things to keep busy. Have lunch overlooking the water, take a boat ride, go shopping for trinkets, or head to a bar for a nice frozen cocktail. There’s always live music and dancing going on, too.
Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 577 3344
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is one of the most popular art museums in the city, and natives love to come by and see the interesting exhibits. All kinds of cool pieces are housed here—from video and multimedia projects, to sculptures, to traditional paintings. The PAMM is all about breaking the mold and champions artists that push their creative limits. Art lovers will not be disappointed.
PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 375 3000
Seeking designer fashion? Head to the Design District, spend the day shopping, and have lunch at a tasty restaurant. Whether looking for Tory Burch sandals or Italian furniture and home décor, this is the spot for window shopping. The area is especially nice on bright and sunny Miami days.
Miami Design District, 3841 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 722 7100
Big animal fans are going to love visiting Monkey Jungle to see different species of primates, from orangutans to spider monkeys. Try the Rainforest Adventure Tour to interact with these amazing creatures up close.
Monkey Jungle, 14805 SW 216th St, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 235 1611
Looking for some great little treasures? Fall in love with this outdoor mall filled with stores like Urban Outfitters, Zara, H&M, Forever 21, and Penguin. Stop and have lunch at one of the outdoor café-style restaurants, or sit for a drink with a friend and enjoy the warm Miami weather.