Bring The Kids.
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Satisfy your curiosity at the Museum of Science – a family-friendly hub of science and technology. Exhibits and shows span the ancient history of dinosaurs to NASA’s latest discoveries about distant planets. Learn about environmental conservation at the Wildlife Center, where kids can encounter alligators, snakes, lizards and Florida birds of prey. Explore the human body and battle viruses with interactive games in Immersion Theatre, or push and pull your way to understanding the laws of physics in the Newton’s Notions exhibit. The surround-sound planetarium offers music-filled laser light shows (as well as programs for the hearing and visually impaired), and if the skies are clear, visitors can get a closer look at the real stars and planets through the observatory telescope. The organization owns more than 60,000 artifacts and, as a science affiliate of the Smithsonian, presents major traveling exhibitions. Past highlights include “Amazon Voyage,” “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” and “The Dinosaurs of China.” (more…)
Dining In Miami
Miami’s diverse cultural influences are perhaps reflected best in the incredible array of fine dining options throughout the city. Experience an international tour of cuisines ranging from Cuban, Peruvian, Colombian, Mexican, Italian, French, Haitian, Greek, Pan Asian, and American. Enjoy world-famous dining experiences at locations like Joe’s Stone Crab, Milos, Prime 112, Cavalli Miami, Bagatelle, Barton G, Il Muliano, and Yardbird.
Lincoln Road is also lined with many international restaurants including Meat Market, Balans, and Havana 1957, as well as many casual choices on Ocean Drive. Many of the finest dining in the city can be found in hotel restaurants such as Zuma in the Epic Hotel in Brickell, Cecconi’s at the Soho House, the Matador at the Edition, and Hakkasan and Scarpetta at the Fountainbleau. The Setai Restaurants and Nobu can also be found at the Shore Club. (more…)
Jewish Museum of Florida
Having expanded into Miami Beach’s first synagogue built in 1929, this cultural and historical museum occupies two historic Art Deco buildings decorated with chandeliers, sconces and more than 75 stained glass windows. Its core exhibit, MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida, includes a timeline wall, audio-visual presentations and more than 600 photos, documents and artifacts representing the past 250 years of Jewish history in Florida. In addition to permanent collections, the museum also hosts many traveling exhibits, including the art of Matatiaou. The museum store sells books, memorabilia and ceremonial items for Jewish holidays and events.
The large circular plaza in Miami Beach serves as a tribute to the six million Jewish victims of the Nazis during World War II. Black granite walls display a brief history of the war from 1933-1945, and bright Jerusalem stone passages lead to a towering 42-ft high bronze sculpture in the plaza’s center — a giant hand reaching out of the ground covered with almost 100 bronze human figures. The structure, which took four years to build, represents the pain, despair and anguish of the Holocaust experience. Surrounding the memorial are photographic murals and a reflection pool. For a fee, visitors can submit names of loved ones for inscription on the memorial wall. (more…)
Miami Has So Much to Offer
Outdoor Activities and Sports
With all the water surrounding Miami, water sports are a natural choice for staying active outdoors. Hop aboard a boat or rent equipment for water sports like water skiing or paddle board, also known as SUP, which has grown popular everywhere in Miami and has several places for lessons. Miami also offers speedboats or speed boat tours, luxury yachts, dining cruises, gaming cruises and sailboat charters, Snorkeling and Diving trips, Kayaking & Canoeing and Deep sea fishing as well as freshwater fishing – this much and more awaits you on the water of Greater Miami.
Miami Beach and Fisher Island Golf Courses.
If you are an avid and keen golfer then you will be very happy to know that Miami Beach and Fisher Island each feature their own spectacular golf courses. Take a break from the beach to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the lush and manicured green of either of these courses.. (more…)
Free Things To Do in Miami
There are many free things to do in Miami. Visit our glorious beaches, where locals and tourists alike go to socialize, attend beach yoga, sunbathe, surf, swim, see and be seen—or avoid all of that, and just relax.
Below, are a list of coastline sights in and around Miami.
South Pointe Park
South Pointe is at the most Southern point of Miami Beach. It has a 17-acre park with picnic areas, a playground, a fishing pier and you can enjoy people watching and have a sip of wine at Smith and Wollensky and watch the magnificent cruise ships go by. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Government Cut channel, it makes for a wonderful respite from the urban madness. Also enjoy a walk up South Pointe Park Pier, taking in the stunning skyline and surf of South Beach.
South Beach’s luxurious South of Fifth enclave plays host to a farmer’s market every Saturday. Organic produce and local wares can also be picked up at Lincoln Road’s weekly farmer’s market, also held each Saturday. (more…)
Getting Around Miami/Transport
Experience the South Beach Local. Ride for only a small amount per trip, the buses run every twelve to twenty minutes daily, stopping at interesting destinations throughout SoBe. The buses are air-conditioned and are bike and wheelchair accessible for your convenience. Climb aboard and leave the walking for a leisurely stroll down Lincoln Road or Española Way. Or take the South Beach Local down to South Pointe Park for a view of Fisher Island and downtown in the distance watch the magnificent cruise ships sailing out of the PortMiami, while you enjoy a walk along the boardwalk of South Beach. Hop on again and ride in comfort to any of your favorite places along Washington Avenue. The South Beach Local makes getting around SoBe a breeze. (more…)