Miami is one of the main tourist destinations in the United States. It is a vibrant city, with great cultural diversity. One thing is for certain; you will not run out of things to do in Miami: from enjoying its beautiful beaches and nightlife to discovering the Everglades. Belo you’ll find 5 things to do in Miami so you can enjoy the city to the fullest.
This is a very important point when planning your trip. It’s a big and expensive city, so planning ahead is crucial, especially when it comes to transportation. The best options for families and groups is to rent a car in Miami. I’m sure the following tips will be good for you.
1. Bathing on the beach and seeing the atmosphere in Miami Beach
Miami Beach is a set of islands connected to Miami by several bridges. Actually they form a city other than Miami and have their own town hall. But in practice it’s as if they were the same city and Miami Beach is the best known part of Miami. There you will find the typical things that come to mind when thinking about Miami: party, luxury cars, beach, art deco buildings and lots of shops. The most crowded and lively area of Miami Beach is South Beach. There you’ll find one of the most famous beaches in the world, in addition to a party atmosphere throughout the day. Undoubtedly, Miami Beach is the first stop you have to make in Miami to know the soul of the city.
2. View the panorama from South Pointe Beach Pier
If you want to have a nice view of the whole beach you have to go to this viewpoint. The beach south of Miami Beach is called South Pointe and has a pier that goes into the water. From there you can see the whole beach full of people with some skyscrapers in the background. It is an ideal point to enjoy the sunset.
3. Enjoy the Art Deco District
Miami Beach has more than 800 buildings of Art Deco style built between 1923 and 1943. They are very characteristic for their facades of pastel colors, geometric shapes and abundant decoration. What is most striking are the neon signs that adorn them and give life to the area at night. Most of these retro-style buildings have been converted into hotels that are concentrated on Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue. Guided tours depart from the district visitor center every day at 10:30 a.m. They cost $ 25 per person.
4. Stay at Villa Casa Casuarina, where Gianni Versace lived
The famous Italian designer lived in this beautiful Miami Beach mansion since 1992. He had nothing more and nothing less than 4 living rooms, 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Versace also bought the hotel next door to make spectacular gardens. On July 15, 1997, a criminal who had already killed four other people and escaped killed Versace with a gunshot while leaving the house. Now it is a luxury hotel with only 10 rooms and an exclusive restaurant called Gianni’s. You can not enter to visit it if you do not have a reservation for the hotel or the restaurant. You can also go in for a drink, but a cocktail costs around $30.
5.Go in search of crocodiles in the Everglades
One of the most popular excursions to do in Miami is to visit the Everglades National Park. It is one of the largest in the United States and also among the most feared. And in the wetlands live a lot of crocodiles and, above all, alligators. To see these animals from close by you can tour the park by boat. We recommend booking a guided tour from Miami that includes transportation from your hotel, the ride in a hovercraft and a crocodile show. If not, you’ll have to ride there yourself which is another occasion where having your own rental car would come in handy.
Hopefully you can find all of these places and more unforgettable during your trip and decide to repeat the visit!