There aren’t many cities where you can start the day jet skiing then explore iconic Art Deco architecture, salsa into the night, and top it off with a DJ’ed pool party under the night sky. But in Miami, you can enjoy all of these things and more, no matter why you’re visiting. From downtown Miami to South Beach, there is plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages.
Miami is home to a gorgeous skyline, beautiful beaches, and a bustling metropolitan area. Take a stroll through neighborhoods with names like Coconut Grove, explore the outdoor murals around the city and at Wynwood Walls, and hop over to Little Havana for a sweet café Cubano. The water-focused activities are some of the most popular, so consider renting a boat, going tubing, or stand-up paddle boarding. Biscayne Bay and Miamarina at Bayside offer plenty of options to enjoy the ocean.
The Art Deco architecture around town is considered by many to be quintessential Miami. The hurricane of 1926 required the city to rebuild, so reconstruction followed the trends of the time. Miami’s unique Art Deco designs are in the style of Streamline Moderne, featuring curves and sleek lines. In the Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District, you can find hundreds of Streamline Moderne buildings from the 1920s to the 1940s. Walk down Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue between 5th Street and 23rd Street to see a swath of restored hotels. You’ll see beautiful tropical- and cruise ship-inspired details including porthole windows, coral-colored accents, and aquamarine flourishes.
Take a walking tour of the city, drink a pitcher of a cool beverage on the beach, or find your new favorite cafecito. No matter what you do in Miami, you’ll want to return again and again!