Fairchild Botanical Gardens
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
+1 305 667 1651
Well worth the field trip south, the gardens are a true treasure of beautifully maintained flora and fauna that provide a natural playground for all ages. They also curate some great events year-round from night tours to mango festivals. With 83 acres of awesomeness to explore it’s easy and most certainly a pleasure to get lost in this tropical paradise.
Hoy Como Ayer
2212 SW 8th St, Miami
+1 305 541 2631
People always come to Miami looking for a true authentic experience that finds them drinking rum and dancing salsa like nobody is watching on a sweaty dance floor into the wee hours of the morning. If this sounds like you, then look no further. Voted Best Latin club and a cultural institution in Little Havana, you can be sure to find the best local and Cuban acts heating up a usually full house. The place is tiny and gets packed so it’s nice to reserve a table and get there a little early, which in Miami on a weekend means 10 as the bands usually start around 11pm.
Lincoln Road Antique & Flea Market
800-1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting on the right Sunday from October to May, then run don’t walk to this legendary market on Lincoln Road. Furniture, art, vintage sunglasses, collectibles, and a farmer’s market…they really do have it all. Located along an outdoor mall that is already packed with restaurants and shops it’s the perfect outing for a Sunday to shop, stroll, and do some of the best people watching in all the land.
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
+1 305 375 3000
In 2013, the Perez Art Museum Miami moved to its new and stunning venue in Downtown Miami. With its waterfront location, innovative gardens, and fascinating exhibitions it has become a must see for visitors and has truly upped the cultural ante in an already newly flourishing art city.
The Anderson Bar / Broken Shaker / Lost Boy / Las Rosas
If you’re looking to have a few drinks and see how the locals live, think of checking out some of the cooler watering holes off the beach and around town. The Anderson Bar offers both an indoor bar with raging weekend dance parties sans South Beach lines and a chill outdoor garden complete with reggae tunes and a rum shack. Located in up and coming Allapatta, Las Rosas has a dive bar vibe with great programming that runs the gamut from live Indie acts to special curated DJs and open mics. Recently opened in Downtown Lost Boy is that bar where everybody knows your name and if they don’t they’ll get to know it. A neighborhood haunt with fun design and a top selection of spirits, it’s the perfect place to kick off or end your night with a friendly bar keep and some great tunes.
Take to the Bay
The artist Christo once said that Biscayne Bay is Miami’s Central Park and he couldn’t be more on point. While many flock to our shores for the beaches, the bay provides a wonderful way to see the city from another perspective and get a full appreciation of why so many people choose to live where everyone else vacations. There are many ways to enjoy the bay from renting a waverunner or paddleboard, to chartering a boat (easier than ever with Boatsetter), or even hopping a water taxi. Whether you choose to spend a full day out on the water or a just a few hours touring around you will gain a whole new perspective of the city and see it in a truly unique way.