*Photo courtesy of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Miami is a rich tapestry of diverse cultures, art and music along with some of the world's most beautiful scenery, exciting nightlife and unique ecosystems found nowhere else. With world-famous weather and beaches, Miami offers endless possibilities for entertainment and exploration.
Miami Guides and Itineraries
Things to See and Do in Miami
- Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre U.S. National Park created to protect the fragile ecosystems in the southern section of the Lake Okeechobee watershed. The park offers a wide range of activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and camping.
Biscayne National Park is the largest marine park in the U.S. National Park System and is recognized for its abundance of underwater resources, including southern Biscayne Bay and its outer coral reefs. The park is ideal for visitors looking for a unique snorkeling or diving adventure. The park’s marine ecosystems can also be explored by kayak, canoe, or boat, all of which are available to rent at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
- The Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF) is an organization accredited by the Zoological Association of America, which serves as a zoo, preservation and conservation facility. ZWF Miami is dedicated to preserving and protecting animals as well as educating the public about rare and endangered animal species in captivity and in the wild.
The Art Deco Historic District has the nation’s largest concentration of Art Deco architecture which features over 900 historic buildings. The guided walking tours led by the Miami Design Preservation League take you through this area to provide interesting and historical architectural insight. Visit the Art Deco Museum to better understand the architectural and cultural heritage of Miami Beach.
*The Art Deco District is 5 miles away from the hotel
- Wynwood was an enclave for Caribbean immigrants and home to Miami’s Garment District throughout the mid-to-late 1900s. Today, Wynwood is an eclectic and unique neighborhood in Miami and is home to art galleries, retail stores, antique shops, eclectic bars, artisanal eateries, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world. Muralists from around the world showcase their talent on walls with larger-than-life masterpieces.
*Wynwood is 1.4 miles away from the hotel.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens modeled after grand European villas, was built in the 1910s as the private waterfront estate of millionaire industrialist James Deering. The Mediterranean Revival villa is filled with elaborate Renaissance tapestries, Rococo furniture, Chinese objets d'art, Roman sculptures and early 20th-century paintings. Rooms are styled after different Italian cities: Milan in the Music Room, Palermo at reception and Venice in various bedrooms. It’s a totally transporting experience!
*Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is 4 miles away from the hotel.
- The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College was constructed in 1925 as a home for The Miami News. It is modeled after the Giralda Cathedral Bell Tower in Seville, Spain. The Freedom Tower was operated by the U.S. government as a reception center for Cuban refugees from 1962 to 1974. It represents the important story of the Cuban exodus to America and resettlement during the Cold War and has been called the "Ellis Island of the South."
*The Freedom Tower is 1 mile away from the hotel.
Miccosukee Indian Village Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the Miccosukee tribe’s unique way of life. Miccosukee history and culture is preserved through historical documents, archival photographs and original artifacts. Alongside permanent exhibits showcasing the early life of the Tribe, the museum hosts rotating exhibits highlighting historical and contemporary Native American, First Nations and Aboriginal life.
Historic Hampton House is an iconic segregation-era motel and lounge located in Miami-Dade County’s Brownsville neighborhood. Throughout the 1950's, 60's, and early 70's, some of the most influential entertainers, athletes, and Civil Rights leaders visited, performed, and made history at the Hampton House, including Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Althea Gibson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and many more. Today, the newly restored building provides a forum for educational, cultural, and historic activities for residents and visitors to the Greater Miami area.
*The Historic Hampton House is 5 miles away from the hotel.
- The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of more than 250 years of Florida Jewish history, arts, and culture, with a growing collection of more than 100,000 items. It is located in the trendy SoFi area of South Beach. The Museum is housed in two restored historic buildings that were once synagogues for Miami Beach's first Jewish congregation.
*The Jewish Museum of Florida is approximately 4.5 miles away from the hotel.
- Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center, is a non for profit dance organization dedicated to identifying and promoting professional dance artists of Hispanic descent in Miami-Dade County. Dubbed "The White House of the Ballet" the center is the residence of three of the most recognized and prestigious cultural art institutions in Miami Dade County which includes The Miami Hispanic Ballet (MHB), the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami (CCBM),and Creation Art Center (CAC).
*The Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center is 3 miles away from the hotel.