What to see in Miami

Miami Attractions

This lively city has more to it than Miami Vice or Horatio's crime scenes in CSI. With stunning white sand beaches, trendy shopping malls and a variety of both cultural and historic sites, Miami offers a wealth of things to see and do: travellers should save money and avoid queues with the Go Miami Card, available throughout the city.

Antique lovers should visit the Vizcaya Villa, built in the Italian Renaissance style in 1916. The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux is the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere, definitely a 'must see' for history buffs. A romantic, cultural attraction is Coral Castle, which was apparently hand-carved by a man experiencing unrequited love. Famous for its marine life, Miami's Seaquarium is the place to spend time indulging aquatic curiosity. Also worth exploring, Jungle Island has an exciting array of wildlife, from parrots and macaws to crocodiles and penguins.

At the Miami Science Museum, visitors could run into a few aliens, as well as collections of rare natural history specimens. Don't be put off by the exterior of Miami-Dade Cultural Center: it houses a plethora of interesting artistic and historic exhibits, and the Miami Art Museum. Another collection of art and design, depicting popular culture from 1885 to 1945, is on display at the Wolfsonian Museum.

Almost constant sightseeing is made possible by sunny skies and ample public transport, but avoid hurricane season (June to November) and the crowds of spring break in March.

Lincoln Road Mall

A pedestrian promenade lined with palm trees and colourful art deco buildings, Lincoln Road Mall is a great haunt for…

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Miami Beaches

The beaches in Miami are world-famous; some for their stunning settings and some for their stunning sunbathers. Crandon…

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Miami Science Museum

Nothing is staid or boring in Miami, least of all its museums. The Miami Science Museum, officially called The Patricia…

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Spanish Monastery

Miami boasts the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere - but there is a catch. Dating from 1141 the Monastery of…

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Vizcaya Villa

Lovers of antiques revel in visiting the magnificent 34-room Vizcaya bayfront villa, built in the Italian Renaissance…

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Wolfsonian Museum

A vivacious collection of art and design pieces depicting popular culture from 1885 to 1945, the Wolfsonian is the amalgamation…

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