November 16, 2021

Exciting Things to Do in Miami for the First Time Visitors

What comes to your mind when you think of Miami? Probably pristine white-sand beaches and cocktails, right? However, there’s a lot more that this coastal metropolis has to offer. The global party paradise has the perfect warm climate, amazing cuisine, delicious Cuban coffee, exciting nightlife, and cultural diversity with Latin-American influences at its core.


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Just by scratching the surface, you will discover that there is so much to see and experience with various Miami tours, from visiting museums and art collections to enjoying a more active vacation and booking a kayaking trip. Here are the top four spots you can consider visiting for a truly memorable trip in Miami. 


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Enjoy the Oleta River State Park
Located in North Miami, Oleta River State has one of the largest concentrations of Casuarina trees. The park got its name by - you guessed it - the Oleta River. This river is a popular tourist attraction. You can rent kayaks, canoes, and mountain bikes. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie who likes bumpy roads or you prefer a calm scenic ride on flat trails, you won’t be disappointed. Just remember to bring your sunscreen, bug spray, and of course - a bathing suit.

Oleta River State Park is Florida’s largest urban park that’s open 365 days a year. To reach it, you’ll need a thirty-minute drive from downtown Miami.


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Dive Into the Biscayne National Park 
Biscayne National Park is mostly underwater (only around 5% of its surface is on land) and thus best experienced by snorkeling or paddling through its mangrove islands and series of mysterious shipwrecks. The park offers scuba tours where you can experience coral reefs from up close, swim with sharks, turtles, and dolphins, explore tropical fish, and learn about the century-old boats that make Biscayne so special. 

To get from Miami to the Biscayne National Park, you’ll need to drive for about an hour. However, the fascinating marine ecosystem and the rich cultural past will make it all worthwhile. Did you know there is evidence of 10,000 years of human history here? Amazing.


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Take Advantage of the City Tours and Visit Museums 
To ensure you don’t miss anything, you should check what locals have to offer. With countless and thrilling Miami tours, all the excitement of the magical city will be served on a plate. If you are a person who appreciates fine beer and food, you will surely enjoy visiting the best breweries and going on culinary tours. It’s a great opportunity to learn about Florida’s history and culture while enjoying tasty meals
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There are a lot of museums and walking tours available to you. Rubell Museum, known for its prestigious contemporary art exhibitions, is one of them. In fact, this institution is considered to be the home of the most significant collections of contemporary art in North America.

For a family-friendly visit, we recommend you check out the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. This museum also has a planetarium and aquarium where you can learn about the ways scientific discoveries influenced humanity.

If you’re looking to take stunning pictures, you will be able to do so on an Art Deco walking tour while also learning about the colorful buildings and the beauty they give to the neighborhood.  


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Shop and Dine In the Miami Design District
If you have a deeper pocket and a love for high fashion and designer tags, then you must visit the Miami Design District. What used to be a modest home to a variety of showrooms today boasts world-renowned brands such as Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., Versace Home, and more. The district has become an attraction itself for those who like to window shop and feast their eyes on expensive designer pieces.

Here you can find a lot of posh restaurants and bars with exquisite meals that will awaken all your senses. So, if you feel like spoiling yourself a bit, you know the Miami Design District is your perfect spot.

As you can see, Miami has an exciting offer for different types of travelers. Don’t let the general picture of this city in the media fool you: there’s a lot to see and experience! Get a tan, taste amazing coffee, meet vibrant people, discover beautiful nature… The list goes on.



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