South Beach, Florida is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the sand and surf. But there’s more to Miami than its glitzy, famous beaches.
Looking for a great city tour? Want to find the best shopping destination? In the mood to drink and party at the beach or pool? Miami has everything you need to make your vacation one to remember.
Looking to have the time of your life in SoBe? Here are five of the best things you need to do before you leave this amazing city.
- Duck Tours of South Beach
This is a quirky, fun way to take in the views of South Beach. Riding on a unique amphibious bus, you’ll get to explore both the land and the water on this memorable tour. During the roughly 90-minute exploration of Miami, you’ll get a glimpse of the Art Deco district, Fisher Island, Millionaire’s Row, South Beach, and other attractions. It’s the perfect experience to take as many photos as possible.
- Miami Art Deco Walking Tour
If you prefer to walk, then you can embark on a Miami Art Deco Walking Tour. Tickets typically cost $30 and include admission to the Art Deco Museum and a free download of the Go Miami app. This 90-minute walking tour shows you the Art Deco Museum, Mediterranean Revival architecture, and other modern Miami sites. You’ll want to arrive at the Art Deco Gift Shop at least 20 to 25 minutes before the tour to present your pass.
- Miami Beach & Pool Parties
Miami is known for its epic beach and pool parties. Nikki Beach Miami is an award-winning restaurant that turns into a debauched beach party overnight. It’s filled with beautiful people, delicious drinks, and Tiki torches. Nikki Beach Miami is the perfect place for a wild night filled with music, dancing, and drinking.
The hotels in South Beach Miami are perfect for anyone who loves to party. Most of these hotels have incredible pool parties throughout the year. Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami has a swimming pool on the rooftop where you can drink and mingle with guests. It’s such a fun, unforgettable setting that can easily become a vacation fave. The Shelborne South Beach is another neighborhood hotel that brings pizazz and glamor to your vacation. Its gorgeous, palm tree-flanked pool could be the setting of many wild nights or lazy days.
- Hop On Hop Off Miami Tour
If you don’t mind a constant pace, then you’ll enjoy the Hop On Hop Off Miami Tour. This bus tour allows you to see all of the landmarks and neighborhoods in the Miami area. Or, you can spend time at an attraction that interests you. Attractions and other points of interests that are found on the tour, include the Art Deco District, Bass Museum, Lummus Park, Perez & Frost Museums, The Riviera, The Wolfsonian, and more.
The entire tour takes 90 minutes of your time, or three hours if you decide to ride both ways. After you have explored a certain area, you can hop back on the bus to enjoy the rest of the tour.
- Shopping at Bayside Marketplace
Entrance to Bayside Marketplace is free. This is one of the best shopping destinations in all of Miami. You can enjoy dinner and a show. Or, you can focus on window shopping and people-watching. This is also the perfect place to explore Miami culture and to purchase the perfect souvenirs for your loved ones.