Things to do in Miami

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Our most recommended things to do in Miami

Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

1. Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

Discover the Everglades National Park, a diverse landscape providing crucial habitats for numerous rare and endangered species. Take an airboat ride, and view alligators, turtles, and even the elusive Florida panther.  After paying the park admission fee, immerse yourself in swampland often referred to as the River of Grass. The park known as such because of the endless prairies of sawgrass that rise three to ten feet above the surface of the water. Encounter lush vegetation of the Everglades which also includes mangroves, cypress, palms, pines, and hardwood hammocks (small islands). The sawgrass is often so dense that travel is only possible through natural water passages. Ride on an airboat, which is designed to operate well in shallow water and marshlands. Propelled by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine, have a fast and fun journey. Complete your visit with a wildlife and alligator show. Get up close with these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat.

Miami: City Cruise to Millionaire's Homes & Venetian Islands

2. Miami: City Cruise to Millionaire's Homes & Venetian Islands

Relax on a sightseeing cruise through Biscayne Bay in Miami. Sail by Hibiscus Island, take in the bustling activity at the Bayside Marketplace, and relax on the shaded top deck. Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami or select the option with hotel pickup to enjoy a comfortable ride to the ship. Relax in luxury on a bi-level boat with open windows and a shaded deck. From downtown, you will set sail towards Star Island, where many celebrities live in their stunning mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay. Next, head to Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more celebrity mansions along the way. Keep an eye out for the homes of Gloria Estefan, P. Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Matt Damon, and more. Your experienced tour guide will point out all the famous homes and landmarks.  Next, cruise down to South Beach and Bayside Marketplace to truly see all that Miami has to offer. At the end of the cruise, you will dock back in Downtown Miami. Choose to add more adventure to your day with the double-decker bus combo option, where you can hop on and hop off as you like as you encounter Miami from the land.

Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

3. Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

Set off on a guided trip from Miami to discover Florida’s wildlife. Enter Everglades Holiday Park to enjoy a 45-minute airboat ride and an educational wildlife show. Benefit from skip-the-ticket-line entry and receive a free photo of your group. Head to the airboat to begin your guided cruise through the Everglades. Keep watch for native wildlife as your experienced guide will point out alligators, soft-shelled turtles, and birds in their natural habitat.  Next, see a wildlife show and get up close with alligators. Learn how these reptiles — who were once nearly hunted to extinction — made a dramatic recovery in numbers. Even take a photo with a baby alligator at the end of the show.  Board the bus to return to Miami.

Miami: 1.5-Hour Evening Cruise on Biscayne Bay

4. Miami: 1.5-Hour Evening Cruise on Biscayne Bay

Enjoy the waters of Miami and the city lights from Biscayne Bay aboard a cruise boat. Watch the city come to life at night when the sun goes down and the city lights come on. Thousands of lights illuminate the incredible high-rise buildings and city skyline around the bay. During your tour, sip on your beverage of choice which is purchasable from the cash bar. Take in sights such as Millionaire's Row, Bayside, South Beach, and the Miami River. Finish your tour with a moon-watching activity and admire the moon's reflection on the water below you. Enhance your experience with an optional hour-long city tour on a double-decker bus before going on the cruise.

Miami Combo: Half-Day Big Bus Sightseeing Tour & Bay Cruise

5. Miami Combo: Half-Day Big Bus Sightseeing Tour & Bay Cruise

Soak up the sights and sounds of Miami on an open-top sightseeing bus. See its lively neighborhoods and districts before exploring the beautiful bay on a boat tour with commentary on board. First, visit Lincoln Road on South Beach, the famous pedestrian street lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Board the open-top bus, venture down Ocean Drive, and see the famous Espanola Way. Cruise throughout Miami Beach before crossing over Biscayne Bay and into Miami. Then, discover downtown Miami and the Brickell district, famous for its high-rise condos, and world-class restaurants, clubs, and shopping. Discover the contrasting artistic Wynwood neighborhood, which draws artists from around the globe to paint its famous walls and the Cuban heritage of lively Little Havana. Next, relax and enjoy a 90-minute boat tour with bilingual commentary (English and Spanish). Sit on the open-air deck or chill out in the air-conditioned interior. Take in the beauty of the Bay, and the sights of the lavish homes of the rich and famous.

Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

6. Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

Take a break from the bustle of Downtown Miami and watch the sunset from the water. Cruise across Biscayne Bay and admire incredible views of the city skyline. Select the option with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket to also explore Miami by bus. Relax on a luxury yacht with open windows and shaded deck, as you listen to commentary from your guide. Sail past famous islands, catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s mansion, and cruise down to South Beach. Enjoy refreshments along the way, available for purchase from the onboard bar. Head back to shore at the end of a beautiful evening.

Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

7. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

Get ready for fun in the sun on a day trip from Miami to Key West. Choose to take a glass bottom boat cruise through a maze of mangrove-canopied canals and streams, parasail on the coast, ride a conch train, or jump into the water for a snorkeling session above a coral reef with diverse marine life. Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace, stroll the artistic streets, or relax at outdoor cafes and restaurants. Upgrade your day trip by choosing an option that includes one of the following inclusions: - Hop-on Hop-off Conch Train All-Day Ticket. This 70-minute narrated tour around Key West is one of Florida’s Top attractions, covers over 100 points of interest, and includes 4 Hop-on Hop-off stops around town. - A 3-hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a state-of-the-art Catamaran, receive professional instruction, use top-of-the-line snorkel gear, and enjoy an open bar on the way back (including sodas beer, wine, champagne, margaritas, well-mixed drinks)  - A 2-hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat where you can witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. Fun for all the family, you also get great views of Key West from the sea. - A 12-15 minute parasail off the coast of Key West on a 1-hour parasailing adventure. Enjoy the tropical vibe of the Keys as you are helped into your parasail harness, before being slowly raised in the air, until you are flying high above Key West. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

Miami: Little Havana Walking Food Tour with Lunch

8. Miami: Little Havana Walking Food Tour with Lunch

Venture off-the-beaten-path on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Miami’s Little Havana, taking an edible route through one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional Cuban cuisine, eating your way along Calle Ocho as you stroll. Designed for locals and visitors alike, you will uncover the area’s rich history and culture, tasting Cuban recipes that have been handed down through generations. Meet local artists, watch cigar rollers, peek in at Domino Park. Taste a Cuban classic at a true Cuban institution. Learn about Mariquitas and Malanga Frita. Enjoy chicken and picadillo stuffed plantain cups. Step into old Cuba and try guarapo juice at a family run fruteria. And sip a café Cubano, crafted by the most talented barista in town. All food tastings are included in the price and will provide a lunch large enough for the hungriest of foodies.

Wynwood Art District 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy

9. Wynwood Art District 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy

Climb aboard a golf buggy and get close to murals in out-of-the way corners of the Wynwood Art District. See more than you would on a walking tour and keep cool from the breeze on your face! Benefit from the services of a driver/guide so that you can concentrate on taking photos. Pause at notable landmarks and avail of the chance to ask for specific stops for closer looks at the urban art. Discover stunning works by masters of the genre, such as Shepard Fairey, Retna, DFace and Interesni Kaski. Explore the underground graffiti world of local artists and get tips on secret restaurants, craft beers and which galleries are the best to visit.

Miami: 'Superblue Miami' Immersive Art Experience Ticket

10. Miami: 'Superblue Miami' Immersive Art Experience Ticket

Discover the ambitious artistic visions at the 'Superblue Miami' art museum with this entrance ticket. Walk through a world of experiential art that engages you in unique ways with the world's most pressing issues. Create new perspectives on the world h in this immersive space. Check in for your timed ticket and begin your venture into the world of modern art. Step into large-scale artistic visions and immersive art installations. Be a part of the 'Superblue Miami' project that seeks to push art boundaries and deliver powerful moments. Take a stroll through this venue which was transformed from a 50,000 square foot industrial building that features 30,000 square feet of flexible installation space. Enjoy a space that is large enough for you to become part of the art.  Have the opportunity to take part in the flexible programming and events space that has a robust year-round program of talks, performances, workshops, family programs. Peruse a shop featuring artist-inspired items or purchase a coffee at the outdoor café.

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What people are saying about Miami

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We had a truly wonderful and unique experience exploring Little Havana from our local guide Ari! Delicious cafecito to start followed by empanadas and a variety of sweet and savoury pastries. Do it! You’ll thank yourself for making a great decision!

I and my daughter had an amazing time there. the staff in the shop, the gentleman who drove our boat and the instructor at the end were perfect. We could not have had a better time. I truly could not express a better appreciation for everything.

The driver was EXCELLENT ! He text me upon arrival and met me at the baggage doors. His driving was safe and his choice in music Excellent. I highly recommend.

Awesome Experience! Unexpected visit, traveling with teens and to my surprise they enjoyed as much as the adults. Would recommend.

Fantastic boat trip and wildlife talk. Well organised and no waiting around.