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Miami Travel: Most Popular Articles

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What to Pack for Your Trip to Miami
Find out what to pack when visiting tropical and trendy Miami.
Haulover Beach Is Great for Clothing-Free or...
The North end of Haulover Beach has Florida's only legal “clothing optional” stretch of beach – so if you truly want to avoid any tan lines then this is the place to go!
Dolphin Mall
One of Miami’s newest malls is very well-designed to give shoppers a pleasant experience.
Historic Miami Attractions
These Miami attractions are great places to learn a bit of history while enjoying our beautiful city.
Venetian Pool
This historic Coral Gables pool is a very unique place to go for a swim.
Best Shopping Spots in Miami
Miami is known for many things, including great shopping. Find out the best places to shop in Miami – whether you want to spend a lot or save a lot.
Swoop Miami
Just place a call, and this electric golf cart will take you where you need to go - anywhere in South Beach - for free.
Comedy Clubs in South Florida
If your idea of a fun night out involves laughing instead of dancing, check out one of these South Florida comedy clubs.
Dog Racing in South Florida
If you enjoy the sport of dog racing, you can bet on finding a few good tracks in South Florida.
Virginia Key Beach & Historic Virginia Key...
If you are going to the beach on a weekend but want some solitude and quiet, look no further than Virginia Key Beach in Key Biscayne.
History of Casa Casuarina
Learn about the storied history of this South Beach mansion, which is most famous as the former home and murder site of designer Gianni Versace.
Coral Castle
This bizarre monument consists of coral sculptures built by a man out of an obsessed, unrequited love.
Florida Everglades Birds of Prey
Birds of prey living in the Everglades include types of eagle, hawk, falcon, kite, osprey, vulture, caracara and harrier.
Restored Carousel at Crandon Park
The best part of Crandon Park's Amusement Center is the restored carousel, where children can ride one of many beautifully-painted horses. Page 8.
Miami Seaquarium
A fun place for children to see their favorite ocean animals, or swim with dolphins.
Picnic area at Crandon Park
Crandon Park is a great place for a family outing. Besides offering one of the ten best beaches in the country, it is also home to an array of activities that families will delight in exploring. Page 3.
Outdoor Activities in Miami
From our gorgeous beaches to our amazing national parks, visitors flock to Miami's wonders of nature. Our hospitable weather allows Miami to offer a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year.
Splash Fountain at Crandon Park
Crandon Park has a small splash fountain, where kids can cool off after playing in the hot sun. Page 7.
Turkey at Crandon Gardens
A wild turkey makes for a bizarre sight at Crandon Gardens. Page 13.
Aventura Mall
Aventura Mall is a large and well-designed shopping mall located in Aventura.
Welcome Sign at Crandon Gardens
A sign posted at the gate to Crandon Gardens warns visitors that crocodiles may be present in the area. Page 12.
Snack Bar at Crandon Park
A snack bar at Crandon Park sells hot dogs, pizza, arepas, chicken fingers, Cuban sandwiches, ice cream, chips, sodas and more. Page 11.
Playground View at Crandon Park
Kids of all ages will find something fun to do at Crandon Park's playground. Page 5.
Free Gardens in Miami
Miami has a few beautiful gardens that offer free admission year-round.
A happy rider on the Carousel
This carousel was built in 1949 as part of the Crandon Park Zoo. When the zoo moved away in 1981, the carousel and roller rink were locked down. Luckily, they were restored and re-opened in 1998, for children to continue enjoying today. Page 9.
Ocean Drive Hotels
Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is one of the world’s most famous streets. If you would like to stay in this hot spot, here are some wonderful hotel options for you.
Swings at Crandon Park
The swings at Crandon Park are located not far from the beach. Page 6.
Souvenir Shop at Crandon Park
The Souvenir Shop at Crandon Park sells an odd assortment of beach items as well as toy animals, as a reminder of it's past as the Crandon Zoo. Page 10.
Ibises at Crandon Gardens
Crandon Gardens is a gathering place for birds of many types, including these ibises. They are the mascot of the University of Miami Hurricanes, because they are the first birds to return to the area after a hurricane passes. Page 14.
Heron at Crandon Gardens
A large, long-legged Heron at Crandon Gardens. This is one of many graceful wading birds you will find here. Page 18.
A beautiful Swan at Crandon Gardens
A beautiful Swan at Crandon Gardens, what more could you ask for? Page 17.
Ibises by the lake at Crandon Gardens
This photo is evidence of one of many peaceful and beautiful scenes you can take in at Crandon Gardens. Page 16.
Bonsai Tree at Crandon Gardens
A Bonsai Tree at Crandon Gardens adds to the serenity of the place. Page 19.
Playground at Crandon Park
The playground at Crandon Park features swings, slides, and all of the usual park equipment kids love. Page 4.
Florida Panther
The Florida Panther is a seriously endangered subspecies of cougar living in South Florida. There are only about 100 left.
Lincoln Road Antique and Collectible Market
Shop for antique items, gifts and collectibles at this outdoor market held every other Saturday.
Lake with Fountain at Crandon Gardens
Several lakes with fountains have recently been restored at Crandon Gardens. This area grew wild after the zoo moved away, but has since been manicured and renovated to perfection. Page 15.
Roller Rink
The Crandon Park Amusement Center features an outdoor roller skating rink, where kids can go around and around on their tricycles or roller blades while parents watch from the benches surrounding the circular path. Page 2.
Old Crandon Zoo cage has been redecorated
Remnants of the old zoo are visible among the foliage, including several dilapidated stone cages, a few of which have been beautifully painted with a mural of animals. Page 22.
Scooter Rentals in Miami Beach
Scooters are a popular and affordable mode of transportation for visitors to Miami Beach.
Majestic birds at Crandon Gardens
The variety of birds living here is mind-boggling. You will see peacocks, geese, ibises, turkeys, herons, swans, and more that you may not even be able to name. Page 20.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Locations in...
Find the perfect spot for your Miami wedding ceremony and reception - whether you want something tropical or traditional.
Survival Spanish for Visiting Miami
When visiting Miami, it may come in handy to brush up on some basic Spanish.
You can touch nature at Biscayne Nature Center
This visitor handles a live spiny sea animal at Biscayne Nature Center. Page 24.
A swinging bench at Crandon Gardens
Crandon Gardens has some very pretty, swinging park benches, but they are few and far between so be prepared to do a lot of walking. Page 21.
ZooMiami
One of the best zoos in the world, with over 1,200 animals living in free-range environments.
Mardi Gras Casino
Features live greyhound racing, a casino with slot machines and poker, live shows, and several bars and restaurants.
Explorers at Biscayne Nature Center
Once located in a trailer, the Biscayne Nature Center has now settled into a spiffy new building that allows for many more activities and visitors. Check out the displays of shells, plants and sea animals, and aquariums full of coral reef fish. Page 23.
Motorcycle Rentals in Miami
Motorcycles are the coolest way to get around in Miami.
Ancient Spanish Monastery
Gorgeous gardens surround a reconstructed Spanish monastery, originally built in 1141.
Hot Air Balloon Rides in Miami
This is a fun and unique way to see the gorgeous tropical scenery of Miami.
Shops at The Streets of Mayfair
The Streets of Mayfair offers many shopping opportunities. In addition to the standard chains such as Bath & Body Works and The Limited, more exotic shops include Cuban Pete's Cigar Lounge and Jus D'Orange, which sells sexy Brazilian fashions. Page 18.
Bal Harbour Shops
This is a dream shopping spot for looking for the most exclusive designer brands.
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.
Fascinating Facts about Miami
Interested in learning more about Miami? Here are some fascinating facts, demographics and recreational activities in the Southern Florida city.
Magic City Casino
If you are in the mood for a little gambling, you don't have to leave Miami to enjoy casino fun.
Miami Beach Hostels
So, you want to stay in Miami Beach on the cheap? These hostels are the cheapest lodging you will find in Miami Beach.
Crandon Beach
Crandon Beach has consistently been ranked one of the Top 10 Beaches in the U.S. This is not surprising, given its brilliant blue water, and wide, clean beach dotted with healthy palm trees.
Outdoor Stands at The Streets of Mayfair
The outdoor stands at The Streets of Mayfair sells a variety of clothing and accessories. Page 19.
New Year's Eve at Bayfront Park
Annual New Year's Eve event featuring a concert performance and midnight fireworks display.
Photos of Coconut Grove
These images accompany our Walking Tour of Coconut Grove Shops, Restaurants & Parks.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
This massive entertainment facility in Hollywood offers a hotel, casino, dining, shopping, music concerts, and nightlife.
Photos of Crandon Park & Beach
These photos accompany our Walking Tour of Crandon Park & Beach.
Mandarin Oriental
A gorgeous 5-star luxury hotel located in Brickell Key.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Hotels in South Fort...
La Quinta Inn & Suites hotels are a popular (and pet-friendly) choice for a comfy yet affordable place to stay when visiting South Fort Lauderdale.
Miami Attractions Month
During the month of October you can get discounts on admission to Miami’s top attractions.
DecoBike Miami
A cheap and easy bike rental program offering 100 rental stations throughout Miami Beach.
A CocoWalk stand displaying colorful goods for...
A CocoWalk stand displays colorful goods for sale, including clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. Page 25.
Art Deco Weekend
A wonderful celebration of all things Art Deco, sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League.
Bill Baggs State Park
Tucked away on the Southern tip of Key Biscayne is this gorgeous park, where families and fishermen flock to each weekend. Page 5.
Biscayne National Park
While enjoying the natural parks in Miami, don't forget about the one located under water! Page 2.
Bal Harbour Hotels Guide
Find out where to stay in ritzy Bal Harbour.
Farmers Markets in Miami
Shopping for food at an outdoor farmers' market is a lovely way the spend a couple of hours in Miami.
The Cheesecake Factory at CocoWalk
One of many great restaurants at CocoWalk, The Cheesecake Factory serves lunch, dinner, and over 30 flavors of cheesecake. Page 24.
Improv Comedy Club at Mayfair
The Improv Comedy Club, located at The Streets of Mayfair, features shows by new comedians as well as some of the most popular comedians in the country. Page 21.
Out of Africa sells art and collectibles from...
Out of Africa, located at The Streets of Mayfair, is a warm and inviting shop featuring African art and collectibles. Page 20.
The CocoWalk Fountain
CocoWalk is the major centerpiece in Coconut Grove. It is filled with great places to shop, dine, or just people-watch. Page 22.
Everglades Alligator Farm
Take an airboat ride in this home of over 2,000 alligators.
Cafe Sambal
One of two excellent restaurants located inside the Mandarin Oriental, it is more casual and affordable than its neighbor Azul.
CocoWalk Main Stairs, Coco Gelato & AMC Theatres
Just under the CocoWalk Main Stairs is Coco Gelato - where you can enjoy a homemade Italian Ice. If you want to get the kids out of your hair for a while, AMC Theatres is located on the third floor. Page 23.
Sunny Isles Beach Hotels Guide
If you want a sophisticated beach experience without the bright lights and wild nights of South Beach, then give Sunny Isles a try.
Miami Duck Tours
Ride in an amphibious vehicle for a fun and wacky way to tour Miami.
Four Seasons Hotel in Miami
One of the most luxurious hotel brands in the world - located in the heart of the Miami financial center.
Submit Your Miami Nightlife Review
Have a strong opinion about a Miami nightlife spot? If so, please share it with our readers.
The Kampong Garden
The Kampong is a unique and little-known botanical garden located in Coconut Grove. Page 6.
Marlins Park
This state-of-the-art ballpark was completed in 2012, and is home to the Miami Marlins major league baseball team.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
This premier research and education-based garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants.
Review of Rosa Mexicano
Review of this upscale Mexican restaurant located at Mary Brickell Village.
National Hotel
This historic Art Deco hotel is a luxurious beachfront choice, with an amazing 205-foot long infinity pool.
Oleta River State Park
Florida's largest urban park has everything from swimming to kayaking to biking. Page 3.
City of Miami Beach New Year's Eve Celebration
Enjoy free fireworks at midnight on the beach as Miami Beach rings in the New Year.
Crandon Gardens
Crandon Gardens in an amazing treasure hidden away in Key Biscayne's Crandon Park. Page 5.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Don't miss this quiet and lovely 4 1/2 acres in the heart of South Beach. Page 3.
Miami Lakes Hotels Guide
Find out where to stay in Miami Lakes.
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
This impressive art museum is located on the main campus of Florida International University.
Gardens Worth Visiting in Miami
Miami has not only beautiful beaches, but also several gorgeous gardens that are worth a visit.
Emeril's Miami Beach
Get a taste of New Orleans right here in Miami, from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
Barnacle Historic State Park
Located in Coconut Grove, this beautiful historic site gives you a glimpse into Miami's past. Page 4.
GO Airport Shuttle and Executive Car Service
The official shuttle of Fort Lauderdale airport also offers Shared Ride, Private Car, Private Van and SUV Service in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Homestead Championship Rodeo
A variety of riding, roping, and racing events can be seen at this annual event in Homestead.
Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival
This annual jazz fest has become one of the most highly regarded music festivals in the country.
Front Porch Café
With one of the best breakfasts in Miami, this ocean-front cafe is an outstanding choice in South Beach.
South Florida International Auto Show
More than 1,000 of the industry's latest vehicles for the upcoming year are displayed by auto manufacturers.
Review of Sushi Siam
Sushi Siam serves tasty Japanese and Thai dishes in Key Biscayne, South Beach, Brickell and Aventura.
Transmiami Limousines and Tours
Providing private transportation service in luxury sedans, SUVs, Hummers, Limos, Vans and Buses.
Mackel Home
Juxtaposition of Key Biscayne's original Mackle Homes, built in the 1950s, and the monster mansions that have taken over. Page 10.
Peacock Park Welcome Sign
Peacock Park is located at 2820 McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove. It has a playground for kids, a new skatepark for teens, and a large grassy field that leads to the bridge and bay. Page 12.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
A world-class, state-of-the-art performing arts center located in Downtown Miami. They feature a vast array of music and theatre performances.
South Florida Dragon Boat Festival
Witness colorful dragon boats race in a 2,000-year-old tradition.
Key West Aquarium Visitor’s Guide
Learn about South Florida's beautiful, yet fragile, marine ecosystems at this historic aquarium, located in Key West.
Morton's of Chicago
This well-regarded national chain serves up prime cuts at several locations in Miami.
Wedding Photographers in South Florida
To really capture the beauty of the couple, as well as the South Florida location, you need to find a good photographer.
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art
If you enjoy contemporary art, visit this attractive and well-designed museum, located in North Miami.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya is considered one of the biggest must-see attractions for visitors to Miami.
Miami Book Fair International
This huge literary event and street fair in Miami is a must-see for book lovers of all ages.
International Ballet Festival of Miami
An annual ballet festival featuring performances by world-renowned dance companies from Europe and North, Central and South America.
Pinecrest Gardens
Pinecrest Gardens is a delightful respite for many local families and visitors as well. Page 4.
Miami Spice
Special months when Miami's top restaurants offer special three-course meals for low prices.
Miami Grand Prix
This major international regatta for racing sailboats can be viewed in the waters off Miami Beach.
Wedding Cakes
Find a baker in South Florida to make your delicious wedding cake.
Carnival Miami
Carnival celebrates Caribbean culture with music, food, arts & crafts, and a colorful mardi gras-style parade.

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