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One Day in Miami

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The best of Miami in a (coco)nutshell!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Miami Trolley

Tramways

Little Havana

Neighbourhoods

Versailles Restaurant

Restaurants

Miami Beach

Destinations

Art Deco Historic District

Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods

Lincoln Road

Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Shopping Malls

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Speciality Museums

Coconut Grove

Neighbourhoods

Chris O's City Tips

  • Many of the main attractions in Miami Beach are within walking distance of each other.


  • Cabs are plentiful in popular areas. 


  • The Metromover and Miami Trolley are free transportation options, and serve some of the most popular parts of town.
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    Miami Trolley
    Tramways
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    Chris O Says:

    The Trolley is a fun way to do your sightseeing in Miami and get your bearings – for free!



    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Most routes run Monday to Saturday from 6:30am to 7pm (or even 11pm). However, there's no Overtown service on Saturdays.
    • On Sundays, the only routes are the Biscayne and Brickell services. Both run 8am to 8pm.


    • Check the website and "track my trolley" app before heading out or while waiting.

    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 375 things to do in Miami
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Easy to use and Navigate 19/09/2018
    • Excellent way to travel 18/09/2018
    • Miami Trolley
    Phone:
    +1 305-673-7117
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:00 am - 12:00 am
    Mon - Sat
    6:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
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    Little Havana
    Neighbourhoods
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    Chris O Says:

    A little run down, perhaps, but Miami's Cuban community still welcomes visitors in search of great music, good cigars, and maybe a game or two of dominoes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Head to Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) to watch the heated competition at Domino Park or shop for a quality stogie.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 375 things to do in Miami
    • Excellent Cuban Food with a Twist 20/09/2018
    • Lunch and culture 17/09/2018
    • Little Havana
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    Versailles Restaurant
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban)
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    Chris O Says:

    This Little Havana institution is the world's most famous Cuban restaurant (at least according to the owners). It's probably the world's largest Cuban restaurant, too: Along with a bakery and takeout area, Versailles seats more than 350 people. Popular among local Cuban exiles and tourists alike for its connection to anti-Castro politics, Versailles is almost full most of the time, too. But it's not just the chance to dine like a local in a historic setting that draws 'em in – the food is excellent. Versailles' Cubano (traditional Cuban sandwich), as you might expect, is a classic. When in Rome...

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • To experience Versailles at its fullest, considered going on a Sunday afternoon, when the whole of Little Havana seems to be assembled for a feast with the family.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #73 of 2,927 restaurants in Miami
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hot spot for Cuban cuisine! 19/09/2018
    • Family visit.. 18/09/2018
    • Versailles Restaurant
    Address:
    3555 SW 8th St
    Miami, FL 33135-4196
    Phone:
    +1 305-444-0240
    Price range:
    USD 10 - USD 15
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 am - 1:00 am
    Mon - Thu
    8:00 am - 1:00 am
    Fri
    8:00 am - 2:30 am
    Sat
    8:00 am - 3:30 am
    Other:
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    Miami Beach
    Destinations
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    Chris O Says:

    Fabulous people sunning themselves at one of the world's most famous stretches of sand with an art deco background and some of the hottest nightlife in the world? Welcome to Miami Beach! 


    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • A good number of South Beach hotels have teamed up to offer a free airport shuttle service. Check to see if where you're staying is in the group.


    • If you can cope with a few minutes' extra walk to the beach, staying a couple of blocks back from the beach can save you money.


    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Miami Beach
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    Art Deco Historic District
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
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    Chris O Says:

    As lovely as the ocean views are, Miami Beach's iconic art deco architecture is just as eye candy wonderful. Don't forget your camera!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Consider taking a guided tour for expert insight on the history of Miami Beach's most beautiful and historic buildings.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 124 things to do in Miami Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cool 18/09/2018
    • Art Deco Inside and Out 17/09/2018
    • Art Deco Historic District
    Phone:
    +1 305-672-2014
    Other:
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    Lincoln Road
    Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Shopping Malls
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    Chris O Says:

    The place to see and been seen in Miami, this pedestrianized strip crosses the heart of Miami Beach and is lined with some of the Miami area's best restaurants, bars and shops – lots and lots of shops.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Heading to Lincoln Road? Search for its free app.


    • Lincoln Road hosts a farmer's market every Sunday.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 124 things to do in Miami Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A nice place to stroll 20/09/2018
    • Tourist trap 19/09/2018
    • Lincoln Road
    Address:
    Lincoln Road
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Phone:
    +1 305-600-0219
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Other:
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    Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
    Speciality Museums
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    Chris O Says:

    Set on the beautiful Bay of Biscayne, Vizcaya was the summer home of businessman James Deering during the early 20th century. Today the estate is open to the public as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Whether coming to experience the grandeur of the building and its lush grounds or to enjoy what many reckon is one of the best art and history museums in the United States, Vizcaya is a must-see!



    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Vast Vizcaya has many stairs and uneven floors and terrain throughout its Main House, gardens and grounds — wear appropriate shoes.
    • Vizcaya is open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 375 things to do in Miami
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great experience 19/09/2018
    • Beautiful Views and Gardens 16/09/2018
    • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
    Address:
    3251 S Miami Ave
    Miami, Florida 33129
    Miami, FL 33129-2831
    Phone:
    +1 305-250-9133
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Other:
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    Coconut Grove
    Neighbourhoods
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    Chris O Says:

    Coconut Grove offers a more village-y and relaxed take on what Miami's all about. Still, the restaurants are amazing, the street life vibrant and the reasons to visit plentiful
!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Local favorite Lulu in the Grove is an excellent restaurant and bar to keep in mind, whether for a quick bite or a long night out.


    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 375 things to do in Miami
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • bus tour 18/09/2018
    • Great for window shopping and dining 31/08/2018
    • Coconut Grove
    Address:
    Virginia Street
    Miami, FL 33133
    Phone:
    +1 305-461-5506
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 am - 5:00 am
    Other:
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