Miami Trips: Your Destination Guide to the Magic City
Every year, plenty of people flock to Miami for its wonderful weather and beautiful beaches. Read on to find out the places you mustn't miss while in this city.
Every year, plenty of people flock to Miami for its wonderful weather and beautiful beaches. It’s one of the top tourist destinations in the United States and with all it has to offer, it’s not hard to see why. You can watch festivals such as the Calle Ocho Festival and Carnaval Miami, stroll and swim in Miami Beach, play with the animals in Zoo Miami, go shopping at Bayside Marketplace and much more. Read on to find out the different places you must not miss while in this city.
Miami Beach is often mentioned on television, movies, magazines, and other forms of media. The beach is actually an island and it is separated from the city. It is connected via bridges to give its visitors access. Aside from getting a nice, healthy tan, there are many restaurants, hotels, and shops to visit. The Art Deco District is located here as well. It is an area that features many buildings from the 1930s, complete with neon signs. They have been well maintained so that it looks like a blast to the past with its feel and authenticity.
Found along Miami’s waterfront is the Bayside Marketplace. It is a huge mall which adopts an open style architecture. Here you can find over 150 shops, stores, and restaurants to satisfy your shopping needs. Whether you’re looking for a one of a kind store or a well known chain, you can find it here. It’s a nice place to go to if you want to get a quick bite to eat, and buy some souvenirs. There’s a stage where there’s a live band who’s always playing music ranging from meringue, salsa, popular songs from the 70s-90s, and the latest radio music. If you get bored with the mall, you can head over to the bay and appreciate the beautiful view of the sea, boats, and docks. Keep walking and you’ll find yourself in Bayfront Park where there’s a giant fountain with plenty of chairs in-front of the bay. This is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike.
401 Biscayne Blvd., R106
Miami, FL 33132
Zoo Miami is spot on as one of the best zoos in the country. You can find more than 2,000 animals here and the best part? They’re not in cages. They are allowed to roam in their natural habitats, free and unrestricted from cages. You can interact with the animals from a safe distance and its almost like you’ve stepped into a safari with how natural everything is. Other than these beautiful creatures, there also different types of flora including orchids, and tropical trees. Perfect for picture taking! The park is 4 miles long and I recommend renting a Surrey (family bike) because in between all the exhibits is a lot of space and plenty of time could be wasted walking when there are so many things to see.
12400 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: (305) 251-0400
This is a great place for kids and adults alike. Everyday there are shows which feature dolphins, seals, killer whales, and other ocean creatures. Are you familiar with the movie Flipper? It was actually filmed here and some of his descendants currently reside in the aquarium. Manatees are currently listed as an endangered species and the Miami Seaquarium does their part in protecting and rehabilitating these animals. Get a once in a lifetime chance by participating in the ‘swim with the dolphins’ program which gives you a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these beautiful and intelligent creatures. There are so many fun and educational opportunities waiting for you here!
4400 Rickenbacker Cswy
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Phone: (305) 361-5705
Miami Science Museum
From Biology, Chemistry, to Physics, the Miami Science Museum has plenty of exhibits set up for many branches of science. It’s dull and boring to just learn within the confines of a classroom and this museum provides a more hands on experience. If you have kids or can still remember your summer breaks as one, then you’ll understand that one of the things that happen during summer is boredom. With so much time away from school, what’s a kid to do? Here, they have summer camps for kids to stimulate their minds and keep them engaged. The museum was established in 1950 and has since then, continued undergoing renovations and expansions to bring in new attractions and accommodate the increasing amount of people. Even now, it is under reconstruction and it will reopen its doors on the summer of 2016. It costs a whopping $300 Million and is guaranteed to be more modern and state of the art than ever before.
Address: 3280 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33133, United States
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