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Best things to do in Miami

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Public Art
“Unique outdoor destination featuring huge, colorful street murals by artists from around the globe. ”
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Museum
“Vizcaya has been described as “the finest private house ever built in America,” “a jewel among Miami’s skyscrapers and subdivisions,” and “some Noah’s Ark of decorative arts,” its exteriors offering the “manic tranquility of the great European folly gardens.” Most of us who know Vizcaya well embrace this place for both its serious significance and its eccentric charm.”
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Shopping Mall
“Shopping Frozen rum drinks and also Live music and dancing on the weekends. Free trolley ride to and from. ”
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Art Museum
“The Pérez Art Museum Miami is a contemporary art museum that relocated in 2013 to the Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida.”
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Basketball Stadium
“The American Airlines Arena is a sports and entertainment arena located in Downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay. It was constructed beginning in 1998 as a replacement for the Miami Arena and designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture”
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Restaurant
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“Wynwood is an absolute spectacle during the day and an exhilarating party scene at night. This is the mecca of street art in the entire world and has been a host for a variety of worldwide events such as Art Basel. You can not miss out on this.”
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Public Art
“DescriptionThe Design District is known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale interior design stores and art galleries. Luxury fashion and jewelry boutiques, cafes and celebrity-chef restaurants draw a well-heeled crowd. Public art dotting the area includes the Fly’s Eye Dome, a geodesic dome designed by inventor Buckminster Fuller. Opening in December, 2017, The Institute of Contemporary Art will show cutting-edge work.”
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Shopping Mall
“Brickell City Centre has everything for the avid shopper. Luxury stores, a Cinema and great places to dine!”
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Science Museum
“The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Located in Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park.”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Zesty tacos & tequila drinks headline the menu at this funky joint with a food truck parked on-site.”
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Shopping Mall
“Urban mall features big-box stores, trendy retail shops & restaurants, plus regular outdoor movies. A nice place to hang out with your friends, family or go shopping on your own! They have wonderful restaurants, shops, plenty of parking and a quiet atmosphere accented by nature. Everything you need is in one location. South beach is just minutes away.”
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Aquarium
“The Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States and is located near downtown Miami. Founded in 1955, it is one of the oldest oceanariums in the United States.”
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Neighborhood
“DescriptionLittle Havana is Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart, with Latin American art galleries and busy restaurants. Cafes with walk-up windows sell Cuban coffee to cigar-smoking patrons. On Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street), locals discuss politics over dominoes at Maximo Gomez Park, dubbed Domino Park by locals. The historic Tower Theater screens independent and revival films, while the area's clubs host live Latin music.”
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Zoo
“Newly relaunched eco-adventure park; animals and adventures. Jungle Island is a must go if you are on vacation in Miami. There is a water park that you can visit and swim in don't forget your bathing suit ;)”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Boisterous outdoor waterfront dive bar surrounding a swimming pool that overlooks the Miami Beach Marina and offers beautiful sunsets and an active happy hour with DJs, TV sports, a free parking lot and more.”
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Hotel
“The oldest neighborhood in Miami, Coconut Grove boasts breathtaking waterfront views of Biscayne Bay, lush tropical parks and its share of historic museums. It’s home to the The Barnacle – the oldest house in its original location in the city, dating back to 1891. Also worth visiting is the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a beautiful villa clad in European-style interiors and sprawling gardens once the home of famous business magnate James Deering. You can enjoy a stroll through Cocowalk to peruse quirky boutiques, art galleries and enjoy the bohemian lifestyle of “the village.””
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