Getting to know Miami (Florida)
As soon as you cross the bridge to Miami Beach, you’ll notice very quickly that there’s plenty to see and do.
To prevent you from getting overwhelmed, and to help plan your trip, we have put together a list of activities to do in Miami Beach.
Sip one of the city’s finest handcrafted cocktails at Radio Bar, a modern paradise of indie music, expensive bourbon and seasonal cocktails.
You enter through the back door, pass through a radio tower and enter a billiard room and comfortable chairs.
Along with its signature drinks, they also have a snack bar and a fantastic grilled cheese menu.
Take part in one of the weekly wine tastings and experience Pinot noirs and champagnes from around the world at WD 555.
This wine bar and restaurant have an elegant and industrial ambience that is perfect for sitting with a glass of your preference, or partying in your courtyard with a local DJ every Wednesday night.
South Beach Cabaret
Be served by bartenders and high-level waitresses who also work as singers, comediantes, dancers and musicians in the cosy French-style Cabaret South Beach.
In the true Cabaret style, you will have the chance to see and hear a little of everything from jazz to pop.
Even drinks receive names of famous songs and stars.
Take a stroll through the historic Art Déco district on foot or by bike and see more than 800 impressive architectural landmarks from the 1920 and beyond.
You can walk through history or take a “narrated” tour and listen to the interesting stories behind the first contemporary neighbourhood to be recognized by the National Registry of Historical Places.
New World Center
Join an outdoor audiovisual wallcast while listening to the New World Symphony at the New World Center.
Here, the classic sounds of a full orchestra are combined with cutting-edge audio/visual technologies in the New World Center’s SoundScape Park to provide a concert experience like no other.
The Wallcast concerts are totally free, so make sure you bring a chair to sit in the park so you can relax and enjoy the music.
Buy a unique print or sculpture or buy a bag, a plate or a brilliant design puzzle with the art of Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto.
Inspired by Matisse and Picasso, this cheerful artist uses vibrant colors that exhilarate happiness in reflection of his optimistic vision of the world.
Its main store can be found at Miami International Airport, but its art can be purchased at art stores throughout Miami Beach.
Mango’s Tropical Cafe
Pretend you are in the famous Brazilian carnival at Mango’s Tropical cafe.
Sit down for dinner and a show with reggae music, salsa and Caribbean-inspired cuisine.
On a special night, you can watch a belly dance or an ultramodern hip hop show.
If you want, they’ll teach you salsa.
Cafe Books & Books
Spend a quiet afternoon at Books & Books, an independent bookstore with everything from classic hardcover to poetry and specialty magazines.
Right on the bustling Lincoln Road, it’s the perfect place to stop, no matter what you’re doing in Miami Beach.
You can buy any number of books and magazines, written overseas or even in Miami, then read your purchases at the outdoor café.
Experience the sunset at the beautiful Holocaust Memorial.
The memorial is a large arm, extended to the sky with more than 100 smaller figures clated to him and the other.
In a city with one of the largest populations of Holocaust survivors, since 1990 this memorial has served as a reminder of the suffering that occurred in the Nazi concentration camps and houses a host of community and educational events.
Miami Beach Tour
If you are looking for a way to know all the sights of Miami Beach, climb aboard for a Miami Beach tour.
In a vehicle that will take you by land and sea, this tour offers several excursions that offer spectacular views of the local architecture, the houses of the wealthy and famous, and some city history lessons narrated by entertaining tour guides that have origins In comedy and performance.