To experience little Havana is to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the Cuban district of Miami. Though most don't live there, this neighborhood is Miami Cuban's pride and joy. Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) is the main drag and reflects the life so many Cubans left behind after 1959 when Castro came to power.
Think of Lincoln Road as the Fifth Avenue of Miami. Browse art galleries, bookstores, and high-end boutiques at this street mall. Our Miami Beach Hotel is two blocks from all the action on Lincoln Road.
Ocean Drive, nicknamed The American Riviera is only four blocks from the Dorchester. It's in the heart of the Art Deco District/ This area in South Beach is the place to be for the best Miami has to offer in clubs, restaurants, and nightlife. It has a lively boardwalk and a cool, pristine park.
4. Key Biscayne
A stop in Key Biscayne is a must. The drive over the Rickenbacker Causeway is stunning, and the beaches are Miami's best. This sliver of land is between two major parks-Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
At Miami's Seaquarium, visitors will learn about Florida's fascinating resources. The Seaquarium's rescue and release program for sea animals will amaze you. You can even get in the water and get up close with the friendly dolphins.
6. Coconut Grove
Historic Coconut Grove with its Bahamian influences is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll or bike ride. The streets are shaded with giant oak trees, and plenty of bay front parks are available for relaxing.
7. Jungle Island
Formally Parrot Island, Jungle Island has grown to be much more than parrots. Now you can meet Hercules the liger (part lion, part tiger) and a "Crocosaurus" named Hank. Jungle Island is located on Watson Island in Biscayne Bay.
8. Coral Gables
Swanky hotels, boutique shopping, and lush parks abound at this old Florida neighborhood founded in 1925.Although it lacks in waterfront views, you will find an old aquifer pool here. Coral Gables is also popular for its nightlife.
If culturally diverse cuisine is your thing, don't miss a side trip to Surfside, the uptown beach town. It also has miles of beautiful beaches and is also known for its agenda of family-oriented activities.
10. Wynwood Walls
Art lovers won't want to miss the ever-changing display of large scale murals at Wynwood Walls. The walls are in an old warehouse district. The outdoor art work is spread among six buildings between NW 25th and 26th Streets.