There is a reason the movie industry is in love with Miami. With its gorgeous, pastel Art Deco architecture, a vibrant social scene, and stunning beaches, this Florida city has something to offer for everyone. You will find no shortage of sights to see and things to do while visiting.
A trip to Miami would feel incomplete without taking advantage of its nearby ocean shores. Miami Beach, though not technically in the city, attracts with over eighteen square miles of white sand and aqua waters. Spend a day at South Beach for a truly quintessential Miami experience.
Then, head to the Coconut Grove area and check out the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens along Biscayne Bay. The Italian-Renaissance-style villa features over seventy rooms with various art and furnishings from 15th-19th century Europe. More than that, you will love to stroll through its over fifty acres of gardens and native forest.
Art lovers will rejoice as well. The Design District is perfect for a mix of art, architecture, and fashion. Palm Court’s Opera Gallery is home to works from Picasso, Warhol, and more world-class artists. Many artists have turned the decaying buildings in the Wynwood Arts District into stunning murals and art pieces. Head to the Art Deco District to see hundreds of buildings from the 1920s and 1940s, repainted with pastel colors.
If you want to get out of the city, rent a car, and head to some of the calmer areas nearby. Even Ernest Hemingway called the calm beaches of the Key West home for nearly a decade. Homestead offers a farming contrast to Miami’s beach scene with gorgeous places, like Fruit & Spice Park, Robert is Here Fruit Stand, and Knaus Berry Farm.