Best things to do in Miami

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. AmericanAirlines Arena
601 Biscayne Boulevard
453local recommendations
Smart Rent
Smart Rent says “The American Airlines Arena is a sports and entertainment arena located in Downtown Miami, Florida a...”
2. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
483local recommendations
Bluewater Realty LLC
Bluewater Realty LLC says “Absolutely Breathtaking views and history! Highly recommend! Vizcaya was created as James Deering’s ...” ·
3. Wynwood Walls
2520 Northwest 2nd Avenue
405local recommendations
Minerva says “Attention all you art lovers out there! Take a walk on the Wynwood side! This awesome event takes pl...” ·
4. Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard
460local recommendations
Minerva says “Do you like your museums “modern” and with a “global flare?” Have we got the museum for you! Pérez A...” ·
5. Whole Foods Market
1020 Alton Road
561local recommendations
Aris says “My favorite grocery store on the beach. Lots of organic/non-gmo products. Much healthier options tha...” ·
6. Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Boulevard
303local recommendations
Bluewater Realty LLC
Bluewater Realty LLC says “Bayside Marketplace offers the full Miami experience: Latin food, local artists, hot music, and beau...” ·
7. Wynwood
355local recommendations
Smart Rent
Smart Rent says “Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida. Wynwood is best known for being a prominent entertainme...” ·
8. Regal Cinemas South Beach 18 & IMAX
1120 Lincoln Road
327local recommendations
Corporate says “Sit back and relax with the latest blockbuster movies. A great solo, couple or family activity.”
9. Publix Super Market at Fifth & Alton
1100 6th Street
369local recommendations
Jasper says “Publix is Florida's most popular super market. Do all of your food shopping here, and find everythin...” ·
10. The Shops at Mary Brickell Village
901 South Miami Avenue
221local recommendations
Michelle says “The Shops at Mary Brickell Village is a lifestyle center located in the Brickell neighborhood of Mia...” ·
11. The Shops at Midtown Miami
3401 North Miami Avenue
190local recommendations
Rachel says “Urban mall features big-box stores, trendy retail shops & restaurants, plus regular outdoor movies. ...” ·
12. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd
173local recommendations
Bluewater Realty LLC
Bluewater Realty LLC says “Located in Downtown Miami's Museum Park, Frost Science is a world-class science museum dedicated to ...” ·
13. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
1220 16th Street
223local recommendations
Aris says “Excellent Taco spot with a hidden bar in the back. Hint: You have to walk through the blue portable ...” ·
14. Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
184local recommendations
Rachel says “Home to nearly 3,000 animal, bird & plant species, this destination boasts a petting zoo & trails. L...” ·
15. Brickell City Centre
701 S Miami Ave
124local recommendations
Marcia says “Stunning new mall with lots of options. Great restaurants, including one that offers cooking classes...” ·
16. Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue
140local recommendations
Ah says “I love this mall what can I say . I love that is an open mall plan and that it most days is very rel...” ·
17. Ball & Chain
1513 Southwest 8th Street
146local recommendations
The William
The William says “Ball & Chain bar and lounge and the building it occupies offers a history as colorful and as fascina...” ·
18. Panther Coffee Wynwood
2390 Northwest 2nd Avenue
129local recommendations
Phil says “Free wifi (w/ coffee purchase), amazing coffee selection, outdoor seating area, power outlets for la...”
19. Lagniappe
3425 Northeast 2nd Avenue
126local recommendations
Junia says “Love this place! You can buy a bottle of wine at the front, and take it to their patio to drink. The...” ·
20. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1301 Biscayne Boulevard
139local recommendations
Bluewater Realty LLC
Bluewater Realty LLC says “Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienn...” ·
21. Segafredo L'Originale
1040 Lincoln Road
160local recommendations
Sandra says “This is a great outdoor place for drinks and small plate appetizers, 365 days a week. Great music an...”
22. Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
156local recommendations
Rachel says “Popular complex hosting shows, sea life displays & kids' playground, plus dolphin ride for extra fee...” ·
23. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
118local recommendations
Corporate says “An arts complex for beautiful live events. The center hosts the Florida Grand Opera & Miami City Ba...” ·
24. Venetian Pool
2701 De Soto Boulevard
128local recommendations
Kate says “Built in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, the pool is fed from spring water from an underground aquife...” ·