Top Things To Do In Miami
In 1896, the city was incorporated and named “The City of Miami” with only 444 citizens and now it’s over 400.000. The city had much work involved such as draining canals, power, and water systems were beginning to come along. The city almost seemed to be built overnight. Of course with building and growing a city, it comes with a hefty price. But this brought more and more tourists and attracted the rich and famous to live in this lush city. Over the years, the percent of visitors each year increase and will keep rising.
If you find yourself bored on the beach, check out this list we have compiled for the curious and adventure-seeking individual.
What are the top things to do in Miami?
When you go on vacation, you typically think of the beach, but we have created a shortlist of our top 10 picks, non-beach things to do in Miami. Whether you are traveling with kids or not, these activities are great for everyone!
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
- Wynwood Walls
- Room Escape Miami (Fox in a Box)
- Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventure Tours
- Miami Zoo
- Monkey Jungle
- X-Treme Rock Climbing
- Oceans Flyboarding & Jet Ski Rental
- Oleta River State Park
1. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33129
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is one of Miami’s most popular attractions year-round. The beautiful 43 acres of lush landscaping, gardens, and house make this a worthwhile trip!
Read Heather K.‘s review of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on Yelp
2. Wynwood Walls
2520 NW 2nd Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Wynwood Walls is a really cool place to visit to appreciate some awesome street art. They switch up the art pieces yearly and have artists all around the globe come and show off their skills. Admission is free and is open year-round, so what are you waiting for? Check out this only outdoor art park for some inspiration and admiration.
Read Taylor J.‘s review of Wynwood Walls on Yelp
3. Room Escape Miami by Fox in a Box
28 SE 1st St. Miami, FL 33131
Escape rooms are becoming more popular nowadays. It is a physical adventure game, which is attracting many people by the day. There are clues and riddles to be solved within a window of time, and different themes you may choose such as escaping a prison cell. It is a fun way to learn and work as a team to beat the ticking clock. So you best put on your thinking cap!
Read Elizabeth T.‘s review of Room Escape Miami by Fox in a Box on Yelp
11850 NW 22nd St. Miami, FL 33172
Topgolf is a great way to unwind a busy day and enjoy some food and drink while playing golf. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play golf, this is fun for all skill levels!
Read Jenny M.‘s review of Topgolf on Yelp
5. Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventure Tours
401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventure Tours is adrenaline-rushing fun! Speed around the port of Miami and see different houses celebrities lived in! Expect to get wet and have a blast because this is one tour you won’t forget.
Read Suzy W.‘s review of Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventure Tours on Yelp
6. Miami Zoo
12400 SW 152nd St. Miami, FL 33177
Miami Zoo is a great activity for ages 0-100. Bring your protective wear from the sun because the beating sun is no joke in the summer. If you plan to visit, be prepared to walk a lot of rent a bicycle to get around much quicker.
Read Yasmina V.‘s review of Zoo Miami on Yelp
7. Monkey Jungle
14805 SW 216th St. Miami, FL 33170
If you haven’t had enough of the Miami Zoo animals, then make this your next stop because this will complete your animal fix. Upon walking in, you will feel like you are in a jungle. a bit pricey but worth every penny.
Read Marcie S.‘s review of Monkey Jungle on Yelp
8. X-treme Rock Climbing
13972 SW 139th Ct. Miami, FL 33186
Love rocking climbing and want to spend the day re-energizing in A/C? This is the place to enjoy 5 industrial units that have been reconstructed to fit the rock climber’s passion.
Read Stanley H.‘s review of X-treme Rock Climbing on Yelp
9. Oceans Flyboarding and Jet Ski Rental
1099 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
Ever wanted to feel like Iron Man for the day? Then this is the spot to feel like a superhero. Oceans Flyboarding and Jet Ski Rentals offer a fun and safe experience, so taste the salt life because you won’t regret it.
Read Corion L.‘s review of Oceans Flyboarding and Jet Ski Rental on Yelp
10. Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd St. North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Oleta River State Park offers many different activities for those who love adventure. Bikes, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards can be rented out, as well as overnight cabins if you want to spend the night. Come enjoy the peaceful nature of Miami, this will surely cause you to see the city in a different way.
Read Monica G.‘s review of Oleta River State Park on Yelp
Let us know what you think!
Did you pick out an activity to do? Let us know below where you went and how was your experience! If you plan to be outside, be sure to have sun protection and the appropriate gear needed to enjoy your activities. We recommend a hat to shield you from those powerful rays.
Don’t forget to have fun and let us know what you think of our list!