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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.
Cruise Lines Departing from the Port of Miami
Whether you are seeking a simple 1-Day cruise to nowhere, a 7-Day cruise of the Caribbean, or a month-long cruise to Europe, you will find one departing year-round from 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.
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.
Historic Miami Attractions
These Miami attractions are great places to learn a bit of history while enjoying our beautiful city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Florida Everglades Birds of Prey
Birds of prey living in the Everglades include types of eagle, hawk, falcon, kite, osprey, vulture, caracara and harrier.
Fascinating Facts about Miami
Interested in learning more about Miami? Here are some fascinating facts, demographics and recreational activities in the Southern Florida city.
Florida Panther
The Florida Panther is a seriously endangered subspecies of cougar living in South Florida. There are only about 100 left.
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.
Lincoln Road Antique and Collectible Market
Shop for antique items, gifts and collectibles at this outdoor market held every other Saturday.
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.
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.
Free Gardens in Miami
Miami has a few beautiful gardens that offer free admission year-round.
Mardi Gras Casino
Features live greyhound racing, a casino with slot machines and poker, live shows, and several bars and restaurants.
Aventura Mall
Aventura Mall is a large and well-designed shopping mall located in Aventura.
Scooter Rentals in Miami Beach
Scooters are a popular and affordable mode of transportation for visitors to Miami Beach.
ZooMiami
One of the best zoos in the world, with over 1,200 animals living in free-range environments.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Locations in...
Find the perfect spot for your Miami wedding ceremony and reception - whether you want something tropical or traditional.
Coral Castle
This bizarre monument consists of coral sculptures built by a man out of an obsessed, unrequited love.
Ancient Spanish Monastery
Gorgeous gardens surround a reconstructed Spanish monastery, originally built in 1141.
Paragon Grove 13
This new theatre at Cocowalk features reserved seats, 3D screens, and in-movie dining.
Miami Seaquarium
A fun place for children to see their favorite ocean animals, or swim with dolphins.
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.
Bal Harbour Shops
This is a dream shopping spot for looking for the most exclusive designer brands.
Motorcycle Rentals in Miami
Motorcycles are the coolest way to get around in Miami.
Survival Spanish for Visiting Miami
When visiting Miami, it may come in handy to brush up on some basic Spanish.
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.
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.
Cauley Square Historic Village
This historic village and shopping spot offers a glimpse of Old South Florida.
Hot Air Balloon Rides in Miami
This is a fun and unique way to see the gorgeous tropical scenery of Miami.
Playground View at Crandon Park
Kids of all ages will find something fun to do at Crandon Park's playground. Page 5.
Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
Car lovers will enjoy this museum, a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920's. It features 22 Packard motor cars, plus much more.
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.
Farmers Markets in Miami
Shopping for food at an outdoor farmers' market is a lovely way the spend a couple of hours in Miami.
Everglades Alligator Farm
Take an airboat ride in this home of over 2,000 alligators.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
This premier research and education-based garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants.
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.
Swings at Crandon Park
The swings at Crandon Park are located not far from the beach. Page 6.
Pinecrest Gardens
Pinecrest Gardens is a delightful respite for many local families and visitors as well. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
Mayfair Antique Market
Monthly antique and collectible market held at the Promenade at Mayfair in Coconut Grove.
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.
Bal Harbour Hotels Guide
Find out where to stay in ritzy Bal Harbour.
Miami FC Strikers
The Miami FC is a professional soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale.
Magic City Casino
If you are in the mood for a little gambling, you don't have to leave Miami to enjoy casino fun.
Photos of Coconut Grove
These images accompany our Walking Tour of Coconut Grove Shops, Restaurants & Parks.
DecoBike Miami
A cheap and easy bike rental program offering 100 rental stations throughout Miami Beach.
Playground at Crandon Park
The playground at Crandon Park features swings, slides, and all of the usual park equipment kids love. Page 4.
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.
Wedding Cakes
Find a baker in South Florida to make your delicious wedding cake.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
This massive entertainment facility in Hollywood offers a hotel, casino, dining, shopping, music concerts, and nightlife.
Morton's of Chicago
This well-regarded national chain serves up prime cuts at several locations in Miami.
Cafe Sambal
One of two excellent restaurants located inside the Mandarin Oriental, it is more casual and affordable than its neighbor Azul.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Don't miss this quiet and lovely 4 1/2 acres in the heart of South Beach. Page 3.
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.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya is considered one of the biggest must-see attractions for visitors to Miami.
Skybar Miami Beach
Miami's hottest spot for nightlife, dancing, and celebrity sightings.
Biscayne National Park
While enjoying the natural parks in Miami, don't forget about the one located under water! Page 2.
Art of Storytelling International Festival
Visit the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza for storytelling, music, food, literary characters, puppet shows, dancing, arts and crafts, teen activities, face painting and more.
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.
Mandarin Oriental
A gorgeous 5-star luxury hotel located in Brickell Key.
Miami Attractions Month
During the month of October you can get discounts on admission to Miami’s top attractions.
Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
Ornithologist John James Audubon visited these gardens in 1832, and left with some of his most famous paintings showing the beauty of nature.
Field at Peacock Park
Peacock Park was once home to the first hotel in South Florida, the Bay View Inn, which was built in 1882. Later on, the park was the main gathering place for hippies who flocked to Coconut Grove during the 1960s. Page 14.
Turkey at Crandon Gardens
A wild turkey makes for a bizarre sight at Crandon Gardens. Page 13.
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.
Mad Hatter Arts Festival
Visit Coconut Grove for a variety of arts and entertainment. And don't forget to wear a mad hat!
Miami Beach Bicycle Center
Renting a bicycle is a cheap, convenient, and fun way to get around South Beach.
Hampton Inn Hotels in Miami
Hampton Inn hotels are a comfortable and affordable option when visiting Miami. Find out about their locations in the city.
Photos of Crandon Park & Beach
These photos accompany our Walking Tour of Crandon Park & Beach.
GIPA Oktoberfest
A day of German traditions, food, games, and entertainment for the whole family.
Hotel Review: Miami River Inn
Review of the Miami River Inn - Miami's Only Bed and Breakfast
Shady areas at Peacock Park
Peacock Park in Coconut Grove has many cool and shady areas, so you can escape the sun while still enjoying the outdoor scenery. Page 13.
Capital Grille
The Brickell location of this upscale steakhouse chain serves excellent steaks, as well as seafood dishes. Top off your meal with one of over 400 wine selections.
Barnacle Historic State Park
Located in Coconut Grove, this beautiful historic site gives you a glimpse into Miami's past. Page 4.
Carnival Miami
Carnival celebrates Caribbean culture with music, food, arts & crafts, and a colorful mardi gras-style parade.
Oleta River State Park
Florida's largest urban park has everything from swimming to kayaking to biking. Page 3.
Freedom Tower
Miami's Freedom Tower is a historic building that was once the headquarters of the Miami News & Metropolis newspaper. Page 16.
Downtown Miami Skyline
The residential and commercial skyscrapers that make up the Downtown Miami skyline. Page 5.
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.
CubaNostalgia
This annual event is a journey back in time for those who remember Cuba's glamorous times.
Crandon Gardens
Crandon Gardens in an amazing treasure hidden away in Key Biscayne's Crandon Park. Page 5.
Marlins Park
This state-of-the-art ballpark was completed in 2012, and is home to the Miami Marlins major league baseball team.
Shops along Commodore Plaza
A variety of delightful boutique shops are housed under colorful awnings along Commodore Plaza. Check out The Fashionista Consignment Boutique, where you can buy like-new designer clothing and accessories at a discount. Page 5.
Skatepark at Peacock Park
Grove Skatepark is located at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. It features 10,000 square feet of ramps and a skate course for beginners to advanced. Page 15.
Isle of Capri Casino & Racing
Year-round horse racing is underway at this track, which is considered the "Winter Capital of Harness
The Kampong Garden
The Kampong is a unique and little-known botanical garden located in Coconut Grove. Page 6.
Transmiami Limousines and Tours
Providing private transportation service in luxury sedans, SUVs, Hummers, Limos, Vans and Buses.
Free Internet Access at Miami Libraries
Miami's Public Libraries are a great place to browse local guide books, do some Internet research, and check your e-mail.
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.
Cristabelle's Quarter Restaurant
Cristabelle's Quarter Restaurant, located on Coconut Grove's Commodore Plaza, offers a little taste of New Orleans with their genuine Louisiana Creole and Cajun dishes. Page 3.
Submit Your Review of a Miami Attraction
Have you recently visited a Miami attraction? Please share your experience with our readers.
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
This impressive art museum is located on the main campus of Florida International University.
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.
A CocoWalk stand displaying colorful goods for...
A CocoWalk stand displays colorful goods for sale, including clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. Page 25.
Bayside Dock
Boats and yachts docked at Bayside Marina in Downtown Miami. Page 4.
Miami Spice
Special months when Miami's top restaurants offer special three-course meals for low prices.
A Lonely Stiltsville Home
Seven Stiltsville homes remain, but the law states that they cannot be inhabited or repaired. There will eventually be none left. Page 7.
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.
Johnny Rockets 1950s-Style Diner
Johnny Rockets, located on the corner of McFarlane Road and Grand Avenue, is a 1950s-style diner. They serve hamburgers, fries, coke floats, and milkshakes. Page 17.
Gardens Worth Visiting in Miami
Miami has not only beautiful beaches, but also several gorgeous gardens that are worth a visit.
Winter Party Festival
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force hosts this annual dance event in South Beach every February.
Sonesta Resort in Coconut Grove
The Sonesta Bayfront Hotel is a great choice if you want to stay right in the heart of the Grove. Page 16.
Outdoor Stands at The Streets of Mayfair
The outdoor stands at The Streets of Mayfair sells a variety of clothing and accessories. Page 19.
Florida Grand Opera
Enjoy performances produced by one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Florida.
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.
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.
Miami Hurricanes Football
The Miami Hurricanes are college football team from the University of Miami.
Reader Reviews of Sanctuary South Beach
Find out what out readers think about The Sanctuary South Beach.
Big Pink
A classic American diner enjoyed by everyone from families to late-night club-goers.
Art Deco Weekend
A wonderful celebration of all things Art Deco, sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League.
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.
Ultra Music Festival
The world's premiere electronic music festival takes place for 3 days in Downtown Miami.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Miami
Hilton hotels and resorts are known for luxury and style. Find out about their locations in Miami.
China Grill
A South Beach institution and celebrity favorite, China Grill serves up large portions of top-notch Pan-Asian cuisine.
Informational sign at The Barnacle State...
The Barnacle State Historic Site includes the former home, yard, and boat dock of Commodore Ralph Munroe. This spot offers a snapshot of Miami life during the late 1800s. Page 7.
Pizza Rustica
A Roman-style pizzeria serving huge slices - choose from classic pizzas or more gourmet creations.
Reader Reviews of Miami Tours Company
Find out what our readers think about the tours provided by Miami Tours.
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art
If you enjoy contemporary art, visit this attractive and well-designed museum, located in North Miami.
Stranahan House & Museum
Visit this historic home and museum, lived in by two of the founders of Fort Lauderdale. Some believe it is haunted.
The Maya Hatcha selling ethnic items
The Maya Hatcha, a unique store in Coconut Grove selling ethnic clothing and decorative items.
Asian Culture Festival
Visit Fruit & Spice Park and participate in Asian crafts, art, and exotic music and dance, and authentic Far Eastern cuisine.
Main house at The Barnacle State Historic Site
The main house at The Barnacle State Historic Site was completed in 1891. It is the oldest house in Miami-Dade County still situated in its original location. Page 8.
Beachcomber
A basic hotel, with sunny rooms and a friendly staff.
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.
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.
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.
History of Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for...
Learn about the history of this beautiful Downtown Miami theater, which started out at a silent movie palace in the 1920s and is still active and vibrant today.
Freedom Tower Monument
In the 1950s, the Freedom Tower was used to hold and process Cuban immigrants. Today it is a monument to Cuban refugees. Page 17.
Romeo's Cafe
This small restaurant has no menu – the chef prepares a personalized six-course meal for you based on your likes and dislikes.
Chef Allen’s
New World Cuisine, considered by many to be the best restaurant in Miami.
Heart of the Grove Art Gallery & Gifts
The Heart of the Grove Art Gallery & Gifts is located on Main Highway in Coconut Grove. It is a small art gallery where you can browse and buy gifts. Page 10.
You can touch nature at Biscayne Nature Center
This visitor handles a live spiny sea animal at Biscayne Nature Center. Page 24.
Hampton Inn Hotels in North Fort Lauderdale,...
Hampton Inn hotels are a comfortable and affordable option when visiting the greater Fort Lauderdale area. Find out about their locations in the northern part of the city.
GreenStreet Cafe
GreenStreet Cafe in Coconut Grove is one of the best places for breakfast in Miami. The tasty food and beautiful corner location make this a major hot spot, especially on weekends. Page 4.
Shops at Bayside Marketplace
Opened in 1987, Bayside Marketplace is a very popular spot for visitors and locals. Page 19.
Review of Sushi Siam
Sushi Siam serves tasty Japanese and Thai dishes in Key Biscayne, South Beach, Brickell and Aventura.
New Year's Eve at Bayfront Park
Annual New Year's Eve event featuring a concert performance and midnight fireworks display.
Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival
Visit Pinecrest Gardens for a juried art show, live music, food and fun.
Mashta Point
Mashta Point in Key Biscayne was once the site of a palacial guest and weekend getaway home built by William John Matheson. Page 11.

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