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Miami
Whether you're into sport, sunshine or salsa, Miami sizzles all year round with exciting entertainment venues and attractions, world-class hotels and restaurants, great beaches and a nightlife that never sleeps. While South Beach, with its hip nightclubs and pastel-hued buildings, gets all the press, other sections of Miami are just as hot and offer culture, recreation and more. Spend the day soaking in the sights and sounds of Little Havana or soaking up the rays at Haulover Beach Park. Explore the Art Deco District or take the children to the zoo. At the end of the day, chill out at one of the area's bars and nightclubs. In Miami at night, the day is just beginning.

All things to do » Things to do

Lock & Load Miami
Lock & Load Miami
Owner description: Shoot machine guns and feel the adrenaline rush in a safe and controlled environment.    Miami's premier machine gun experience will get your adrenaline pumping with an extensive... more Owner description: Shoot machine guns and feel the adrenaline rush in a safe and controlled environment.    Miami's premier machine gun experience will get your adrenaline pumping with an extensive collection of exotic firearms that you can shoot under the supervision of trained professionals. This state-of-the-art facility has been recognized by media outlets and reviewers around the world for it's comfort, sophistication, and one-on-one service.    Whether you're a first-time shooter, local or international tourist, rest assured that our friendly firearms specialists are here to guide you every step of the way. We'll explain what makes each firearm different, teach you about safety, and help you ease up to get the perfect shot.    Choose from one of the best firearm collections in Florida, ranging from classics to extremely rare machine guns that are exclusive to Lock & Load Miami. Don't know where to start? We offer themed packages, such as the 007 and Scarface package, which include firearms seen in Hollywood blockbusters.   We are conveniently located in Miami's Wynwood district, walking distance from Midtown shopping areas and just a short drive from Miami Beach. Lock & Load is an indoor air-conditioned shooting range with private parking. We accept priority bookings or walk-in guests and offer private rooms for VIP groups, corporate meetings, birthdays, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.  less
Attraction type: Shooting Ranges; Speciality Museums
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Zoological Wildlife Foundation
Zoological Wildlife Foundation
Owner description: ZWF Miami is the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters. We carry more than 20 of exotic species at our facility with many available for interactive activities... more Owner description: ZWF Miami is the only zoo in South Florida with as many animal encounters. We carry more than 20 of exotic species at our facility with many available for interactive activities involving our guests. The five acre zoo houses everything from domestic animals and primates to large predatory birds and mammals. Some of our popular selection of exotic zoo animals are Gibbon Apes, Sloths, Lemurs, owls, snakes, Anteater, Lions, Snow Leopards, and mischievous Capuchin monkeys - like those used in many movies. The Zoological Wildlife Foundation offers intimate tours and private encounters by appointment. Contact us to schedule a special tour with our exotic animals! It's an experience you will never forget. Tours must be prepaid and booked in advance in order to guarantee your desired date and time. DIRECTIONS: Please use these directions. The GPS sends travelers via a dirt road. COMING FROM THE NORTH: Take Turnpike Heading South Exit: Eureka Drive - 184 street Make a right turn heading west until Krome Avenue (177 ave) Make a right heading North to 160 street. Make a right heading East for half mile to 172 ave. Make a right. We are on the left side about a half block down. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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American Airlines Arena
American Airlines Arena
A modern architectural marvel where the NBA's Miami Heat play.
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Safari Edventure
Safari Edventure
Owner description: THE BEST DEAL ANYWHERE FOR INTERACTIVE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES! Hug a Kangaroo, Hold an Alligator, Play with Wolves, Pet a Sloth, and more! When you visit us, you will get a close... more Owner description: THE BEST DEAL ANYWHERE FOR INTERACTIVE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES! Hug a Kangaroo, Hold an Alligator, Play with Wolves, Pet a Sloth, and more! When you visit us, you will get a close up experience with over 100 species of wildlife from 5 continents including Kangaroos, Anteaters, Sloths, Arctic & Timber Wolves, 4 species of Fox, Lemurs, Monkeys, 2 species of Fruit Bats, Skunks, Armadillos, Alligators, Caiman, Tegus, Monitors, 2 species of Porcupines, Emus, large Tortoises, Snakes, Lizards, Tarantulas, Scorpions, Coati Mundis, Mata Matas, and much more. Join us for the Kangaroo & Wolf Encounters, and participate in one of our hands-on wildlife presentations offered several times each day. Experienced, knowledgeable, friendly staff on site & always available for questions, and to help you have an unforgettable experience. We guarantee you will not get a more hands-on experience anywhere. Our five beautiful acres are filled with over 100 mature native and exotic trees that provide lots of shade and interesting, interactive learning experiences. You will have the opportunity to visit the enchanting sunken rainforest garden, as well as our butterfly and hummingbird gardens. You can also explore our organic garden with herbs, spices and other intriguing plants in our candy, drinks, spices, vegetable, medicinal, and pizza sections. All of this is included in our regular admission price. We hope to see you soon. Few experiences touch the heart and mind like a personal encounter with one of nature's fascinating creatures. The resonance of a positive experience like this can last a lifetime. Snacks and hotdogs are available, or bring your own picnic lunch. (No juice boxes or juice pouches with the small straws on the outside of the package please.) less
Attraction type: Zoos
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Owner description: Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded... more Owner description: Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Godiva Chocolatier Miami
Godiva Chocolatier Miami
Ranked #1 of 3,740 Restaurants in Miami
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch
VERO Italian
VERO Italian
Ranked #2 of 3,740 Restaurants in Miami
Price: USD 7 - 22
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, After-hours, Reservations
Toro Toro Restaurant & Bar
Toro Toro Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 3,740 Restaurants in Miami
Price: USD 15 - 65
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Latin, Tapas
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, After-hours, Reservations
Zuma
Zuma
Ranked #4 of 3,740 Restaurants in Miami
Price:
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, After-hours, Reservations
El Mago de las Fritas
El Mago de las Fritas
Ranked #5 of 3,740 Restaurants in Miami
Price: USD 3 - 8
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cuban
Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Miami Airport / Blue Lagoon
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Miami Airport / Blue Lagoon
USD 117 - 223
Ranked #8 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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Homewood Suites Miami-Airport West
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites Miami-Airport West
USD 107 - 200
Ranked #9 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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Hampton Inn Miami-Coconut Grove/Coral Gables
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Miami-Coconut Grove/Coral Gables
USD 113 - 233
Ranked #12 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Miami/Brickell-Downtown
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Miami/Brickell-Downtown
USD 145 - 295
Ranked #1 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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JW Marriott Marquis Miami
5.0 of 5
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
USD 208 - 530
Ranked #2 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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InterContinental Miami
4.0 of 5
InterContinental Miami
USD 145 - 422
Ranked #6 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Beaux Arts Miami
5.0 of 5
Hotel Beaux Arts Miami
USD 250 - 591
Ranked #3 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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Mandarin Oriental, Miami
5.0 of 5
Mandarin Oriental, Miami
USD 240 - 616
Ranked #4 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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Four Seasons Hotel Miami
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
USD 251 - 697
Ranked #5 of 113 Hotels in Miami
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