Miami Attractions and Activities on a Budget
State & National Parks in Miami
Miami's biggest and best parks are our state and national parks. These parks offer a variety of activities for visitors of all ages.
A Day at Crandon Park & Beach in Key Biscayne ($5)
This tour is your introduction to the Crandon Park Beach, playground, roller rink, carousel, the Biscayne Nature Center, and Crandon Park Gardens.
Ancient Spanish Monastery ($5)
Gorgeous gardens surround a reconstructed Spanish monastery, originally built in 1141.
Barnacle State Park ($1)
This Coconut Grove house is Miami-Dade CountyÂs oldest house still situated in its original location.
Barnacle Under Moonlight ($7)
Fun concerts on full moon nights at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove.
Crandon Park ($5)
Crandon Park is home to an amusement area for kids, and the pristine Crandon Beach, which has been ranked one of the Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.
Free Gardens in Miami
Miami has a few beautiful gardens that offer free admission year-round.
Free Museum Days in Miami
Find out when Miami's art, science, and cultural museums offer free admission.
Free Things to Do in Miami
There is plenty of fun to be had in Miami, unfortunately these things also tend to cost a lot. Find of what fun things you can do for little to no cost.
Free Things to Do in South Beach
South Beach is a wonderful place to just walk around and see the people, scenery, and buildings. Here are some fun ways to explore for free (or almost free).
Free Tours in Miami
Miami is a fascinating city, and a taking a tour is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of its beauty and history.
Fruit & Spice Park ($6)
The only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the U.S., this 35-acre park hosts over 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and plants.
Go Miami Card
If you plan to visit many attractions during your trip to Miami, the Go Miami Card would be a good purchase for you. It gives free or discounted admission to Miami attractions, tours, cruises, and museums.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum ($5)
A delight for train lovers both young and not-so-young.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida ($8)
Learn about South Florida and Caribbean history at this lovely museum in Downtown Miami.
Miami Beach Art Deco District Self-Guided Tours (Free)
Listen to a free self-guided Art Deco tour on your cell phone, while following a printable map.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden (Free)
A gorgeous collection of plants - plus performances, classes, a Japanese garden, walking tours and a conservatory.
Pinecrest Gardens (Free)
Located on the former site of Parrot Jungle, this park is a delightful respite for many local families and visitors as well.
Public Swimming Pools & Water Parks in Miami
Miami’s warm weather means that you can go swimming just about year-round.
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Top Beaches in Miami (Free or $5)
Find out which beaches in Miami are the best for families, scenery, people-watching, solitude, and nude sunbathing.
Viernes Culturales / Cultural Fridays
A monthly showcase of artists, sculptors, and musicians, plus walking tours of Little Havana.
Free Days at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
There are special days throughout the year when you can visit this amazing botanic garden for free.
Miami Attractions Month
During the month of October you can get discounts on admission to Miami’s top attractions.
Miami Explorer Pass
This discount card gives you free admission to several Miami attractions.
History and Mystery of the Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore Hotel in not only a beautiful and luxurious resort hotel, but also has a very rich history that is fascinating to discover.