What to do in Miami Beach and South Beach
Lucky for you, you don’t have to wander far from the hotel to enjoy a surprising variety of diversions in Miami Beach and South Beach. In fact, you don’t have to leave the island to enjoy some of our favorite spots, listed here:
Outdoor beauty galore…
- South Pointe Park (Southernmost point of Miami Beach) — Breathtaking photo opps, modern benches, wide sidewalk for jogging and the only off-leash dog park in Miami Beach.
- Lummus Park (Ocean Drive, from 5th to 15th Streets) — Runs along the famed Ocean Drive, with greenspace, beach workout equipment, volleyball nets and stellar water views.
- Miami Beach Botanical Garden (2000 Convention Center Drive) — Florida’s tropical fauna on display, along with cascading fountains and picnic lawns.
Eat, drink, shop…
- Lincoln Road (Between 16th and 17th Streets from Washington Avenue to Alton Road) — Pedestrian outdoor mall brimming with local boutiques, national brands, restaurants and sidewalk cafes perfect for people watching.
- Española Way (Between 14th and 15th Streets from Washington Avenue to Jefferson Avenue) — Mediterranean architecture and lush palm trees line this lovely street, featuring galleries, shops and romantic restaurants serving French, Spanish and Italian cuisine.
- Sunset Harbour (18th to 20th Streets along Purdy Avenue) — This neighborhood is the new hotspot for locals, jammed with luxury shops, local eateries, cafes, fitness centers and beautiful sunsets daily.
For the love of culture…
- Wynwood Arts District (located North of downtown Miami) — This former warehouse district teems with creativity, thanks to myriad galleries, museums, restaurants, nightlife and colorful outdoor murals.
- Wolfsonian Museum (1001 Washington Avenue) — Collections include American and European furniture, rare books, paintings and textiles created during the height of the Industrial Revolution.
- The Bass Museum of Art (2100 Collins Avenue) — Focusing on exhibits of international contemporary art in a wide range of media.
- New World Symphony (500 17th Street) — Stunning Frank Gehry-designed building features an intimate theater inside plus a 7,000-square-foot projection wall at the outdoor SoundScape Park.
- The Fillmore (1700 Washington Avenue) — Where Jackie Gleason filmed his TV show in the 1960s, this theater now showcases an array of concerts, comedians and other productions.