Whether you’re from the United States and heading south to the islands in the Caribbeean or Central or South America or you are venturing out on a cruise, Miami is a common stop over point for a lot of travel routes. Luckily, this city has a lot to offer short term visitors.
From the beach to the city streets to its sports scene, Miami is a diverse city and can cater to visitors with any interest for a short stop. There are plenty of things to do, check out this list to plan ahead and maximize your visit.
Wynwood Arts District
This neighborhood is overflowing with street art and there are even tours of the murals that can keep you occupied for a couple hours. When hunger calls grab a seat at one of the farm to table spots or classic Latin inspired kitchens.
If you have a night to spare, this neighborhood offers a lot of cheaper Airbnb accommodations that can pair you with a local for an even more unique experience.
Hit up the museum
The Pérez Art Museum Miami offers visitors an extensive international art collection with both modern and contemporary art. The museum is perfectly placed in Biscayne Bay and lunch can be enjoyed at the museum overlooking the water on a beautiful day.
Take a tour
Miami is home to a slew of historic buildings and culture rich streets and there are a plethora of tours that cater to all of this history. Whether you choose a double decker bus tour of the downtown area or a tour of the art deco regions near South Beach, tour companies will take the leg work out of planning an activity for the day and may even offer airport transfer!
Head to the beach!
The beach is only a half hour or so away from the airport so escaping for a beach day isn’t out of the question. Plan your excursions for the early morning before morning rush hour or in off travel hours as traffic out to the beach can be a nightmare. On the same hand, make sure to leave plenty of time for transit either to the port or back to the airport. Many hotels will offer day passes to their pools for a small fee or with a purchase at their pool bar if the water is too rough for swimming.
In each neighborhood of the city, shopping areas are popping up. Near Midtown, the Design District is home to boutique shops or the Wynwood District is known for home made goods. Find an area that fits your style and go to town.